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MOORE, Isaiah Aaron (Private, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Isaiah Aaron, born about 1846 in Jones County, Georgia, was a son of Chesley B. and Albinia Shaw Moore.  He enlisted in Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment for three years or “the war” on July 1, 1865 in Abbeville, Alabama by Captain Jonathan C. Burdett, and was the youngest of the Moore brothers to serve in this company.  As with his brothers, it is not known precisely when Isaiah joined the regiment.  He was paid by Captain Burwell on August 31, 1864 and is shown as being present for Company muster on October 30,1864. He signed (by mark) a clothing receipt on September 27, 1864 at the General Hospital in Charlottesville. His brother, Mathew, was also at this hospital on the same day. Isaiah signed another clothing receipt on September 27, 1864. Isaiah served with Company B through the remainder of the war. He was present at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 and surrendered along with the few remaining members of the regiment by General R.E. Lee. An automatic prisoner of war due to the surrender, he was paroled with the rest of the regiment on April 10, 1865.  It is not known when Isaiah returned to Henry County.  His brother, Mathew, a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Prison, was released in June 1865.  It is possible that Isaiah waited for Mathew’s release and they returned home together.  No records indicate that Isaiah migrated to Texas in 1827 with his father and brothers.  When he died and where he is buried is also unknown. Source: Craig Morin

MOORE, James M. (Private, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) According to Alan Pitts review of the records, there were two James M Moore’s who served in Company B of the 6th. The first one, enlisted for twelve months on May 11, 1861 in Abbeville, Alabama. Rolls for June 30, 1861 and August 31, 1861 show him present. He was killed at Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia on May 31, 1862. A descriptive roll lists him as having a dark complexion , black hair , hazel eyes, five feet eight inches tall. He was a farmer by profession. A death claim was submitted in Henry County on December 26, 1862 by Lucinda Traywick, mother of James M. Moore. He had died  without any other survivors or heirs. Lieutenant Henry Davis, of Fort Gaines, Georgia, was authorized as agent with power of attorney to act on Mrs. Traywick's behalf; Hiram Davis as witness, certified by Probate Judge E.W. Teague. The above claim was acknowledged on February 26, 1863, submitted to the Treasury Department on June 13, 1863 and returned from the Adjutant & Inspector General's Office on August 28, 1863. Payment was issued on August 25, 1864. I am not related to this James M. Moore.. Sources: Craig Morin

MOORE, James M. (Private, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) .James M. Moore was born in 1837 in Jones County Georgia to Chesley B and Albinia Shaw Moore. Chesley B was born September 11, 1811 in Wilkes County, Georgia and died in Texas sometime after 1880. Albinia was born in 1815 in Jones County Georgia. Her date of death and location of her burial is unknown. Chesley B and Albinia Shaw married on May 20, 1832 in Jones County, Georgia.  She did not migrate to Texas in 1872 along with Chesley and several of his sons. James M. married Frances Matilda Cannon at her father's (David Cannon) house in Henry County, Alabama on December 16, 1858, by David J. Melvin, J.P.  James and his brother, Mathew Tillmon Moore, both enlisted into Company B on August 28, 1862 in Abbeville, Alabama for three years or "the war” by Enrolling Officer A.B. Skipper. Based on the lack of records for his military service between his enlistment and his first receipt of clothing by the regiment in April of 1863, it is unclear whether James and his brother, Mathew T. or "Math,” actually joined the regiment in Virginia or elsewhere. Based on the diaries of other soldiers and officers in both the 6th and the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiments who made the same journey in 1862, it was possible to get from Montgomery to Richmond by train in approximately 3 days. It was certainly possible to reach the staging area of the Army of Northern Virginia at Leesburg, Virginia in another two days; therefore, it is certainly possible that both brothers reached their regiment before it began movement north in the Maryland campaign of September 1862. James signed (by mark) clothing receipts with the regiment on April 21, 1863; May 18, 1863; July 31, 1863; August 22, 1863; December 12,1863; March 31, 1864; and April 30, 1864. He received pay on December 31, 1863 and on June 1,1864. James was with the regiment at Fredericksburg (on the far right flank near Hamilton's Crossing), at Chancellorsville, where he, his brother Mathew T., and their regiment were in General Robert Rodes' first wave of General Jackson's famous flank attack on Union General O.O. Howard's XI Corps on May 2, 1863. The 6th Alabama, along with the other regiments of Rode's Alabama Brigade, were positioned just north of the Orange Turnpike with the brigade's right flank resting on the turnpike. James fought with the regiment at Gettysburg and returned to Virginia to participate in the Mine Run Campaign. In the spring of 1864, James and the regiment once again retuned to the Wilderness with General R.E. Lee to fight a new Union general, U.S. Grant. James and the 6th moved up the Orange Turnpike with Ewell's Corp from their winter camps in late April. In fierce fighting along the Orange Turnpike in front of Saunders Field on the afternoon of May 5, 1864, James received a gunshot wound to the right arm. He was sent to the rear and received initial treatment (probably at the hospital at Locust Grove where other members of the 6th and the 5th Alabama received treatment). James was transported by rail car to the Receiving and General Wayside Hospital or General Hospital # 9 in Richmond, arriving on May 9,1864. On May 10, James was transferred to Howard's Grove Hospital, First Division. Pre-war Richmond citizens had frequently used the hospital’s location, at a wooded location along the Mechanicsville Turnpike on the northeast outskirts of wartime Richmond, as a picnic ground. (Today, the location is located near downtown Richmond in a low-income housing project area.) On June 13, 1864, James received 60 days furlough and returned to Henry County. While at home, he was transferred, in absentia, on June 30, 1864, from Howard's Grove Hospital to the Convalescent Camp at Howard's Grove (CCHG). Regimental muster rolls show him as being absent on medical furlough at Abbeville on June 30, 1864. Muster rolls for September 1 through October 30, 1864, lists him as being absent from the regiment due to being " wounded May 5 at Wilderness, Va." The October 30,1864 muster roll lists him as being at Abbeville, Alabama. James received pay of $ 89.13 on December 7, 1864 at Eufaula, Alabama from L.F Johnston for his service from January 1, 1864 to July 31, 1864.

Following the end of the war, James, his wife Matilda and their four children migrated along with James’s father, Chesley B., and James's brothers Mathew T., Daniel Shaw and  Chesley Eugene Moore to Texas in 1872. James and Matilda settled on a farm near the settlement of Cunningham's Prairie, west of Winchester, Texas. The farm was located in both Fayette and Bastrop Counties; however, the deeds for the property were filed in Fayette County, Texas. James became a member of the Knights of Honor, a benevolent fraternal society that was associated with the insurance industry. In fact, when James died of yellow fever on November 10, 1880, the Knights of Honor listed the Death Notice in the La Grange, Texas newspaper. James left a pregnant wife, nine children and his father (Chesley B.) as well as a younger brother who was living with them at the time of James's death. Matilda died in childbirth in January 1881, less than three months after James. It is strongly believed that James and Matilda are buried in a small cemetery at Cunningham's Prairie in unmarked graves. Family efforts at locating their gravesites at cemeteries in the town of Winchester, several miles to the east, have been unsuccessful. The Cunningham's Prairie Cemetery is located within mile of the Moore farm. Source: Craig Morin

MOORE, Mathew Tillman (Private, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Mathew Tillman Moore, born 1843 in Jones County, Georgia, was a son of Chesley B and Albina Shaw Moore. Mathew T. or "Math" enlisted in Company B with his older brother, James M. Moore on August 28, 1862 in Abbeville, Alabama for three years or "the war." Though unsure when the two brothers reached the regiment; however, it is possible that they were with the regiment after the Second Battle of Manassas (August 27, 1862) and before the regiment started north for the Maryland Campaign. Mathew signed clothing receipts on February 5 and 14, 1863; April 21, 1863; July 31, 1683; August 5 and 23, 1863; September 1863; November 5,1863; December 12, 1863; October 15, 1863; November 1, 6 and 9, 1864. He was present on the muster roll for April 1, 1864. On June 30, 1864, he was absent with leave at Abbeville, Alabama. Math undoubtedly took his wounded brother, James M., home to Henry County as James was absent with leave to Abbeville at the same time as Mathew. James and Mathew’s younger brother, Isaiah enlisted in the regiment in Abbeville on July 1, 1864.  He most likely joined the regiment  when Mathew returned from leave . Mathew shows up on a muster roll at the General Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginai on September 26, 1864 where he is admitted with "debility.” Younger brother Isaiah signed a clothing receipt at the same hospital on the 27th of September, the same day Mathew was discharged transferred to Lynchburg.  He was likely with the regiment in Jubal Early's Valley Campaign against Union General Sheridan. Much of the 5th and 6th regiments were captured at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, Mathew T. among them He was taken to City Point, Virginia (modern day Hopewell, Virginia) where he and other prisoners were transported, via steamship to the Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. Mathew remained a prisoner here until June 29, 1865 when he signed the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. A parole sheet to accompany the signed (by mark) oath described him as having a dark complexion, brown hair, gray eyes, 5' 7 " tall and being as resident of Henry County, Alabama. It is unknown who he returned to Henry County or when he arrived. The diaries of other Alabama soldiers released from Point Lookout indicate that some were lucky enough to catch a ride on steamships to Mobile; some walked the entire way and some were able to catch train rides along some segments of the trip. Mathew served with the regiment from their participation in the Maryland Campaign in 1862 through to his capture at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, less than a week before General Lee surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

In 1865 Mathew T. married Penelope.  Along with his father, Chesley B., James M. and his family, and brothers, Chesley Eugene and Daniel S., Matthew and Penelope migrated to Texas.  At some point following their arrival there, Mathew lived in Lee County, Texas. Based on probate records for the estate of James and Matilda Moore, Mathew was living in Bell County, Texas in 1882. Mathew subsequently file his papers to collect a Confederate Pension . He died in January of 1926 in Seth Ward, Texas (Hale County). He is buried in the old cemetery in Plainview, Texas.  Source- GGrandson Robert E.Moore, Craig Morin



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