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Samuel J. C. Moore letters

Samuel J. C. Moore letters, 1859-1861
Samuel J. C. Moore letters
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Letters, 1859-1861, of Samuel J. C. Moore (1826-1908) and his wife Ellen Kownslar Moore (1837-1888) of Clarke County, Virginia, consisting of letters, 19 and 20 May 1859, from Moore describing his trip to and stay in Norfolk, Virginia; letters, 27 June and 5 July 1860, from Moore in Clarke County to his wife in Jefferson County, (West) Virginia, stating that he misses her and their children and providing social news; and a letter, undated, from Ellen Moore to Samuel J. C. Moore concerning events in Clarke County during the early days of the Civil War, a coat and Moore's laundry, a flag she is making for him, and news about break-ins of meat houses
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Samuel J. C. Moore was born 26 June 1826 in Jefferson County, (West) Virginia. He became a lawyer and in 1857 relocated to Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. Moore was very successful in his practice in Clarke County. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in Company I, 2nd Virginia Infantry as a lieutenant on 18 April 1861. He was elected as captain 19 November 1861. Moore was wounded at the battle of Second Manassas. He was appointed judge advocate of the Army of Northern Virginia, and later as assistant inspector of the 2nd Corps. Moore served as adjutant general to General Jubal Early during the Valley campaign of 1864 and he surrendered at Appomattox along with the Army of Northern Virginia. Moore returned to Clarke County and resumed his successful legal career. In 1872, he became president of the Bank of Berryville. Moore married first Eleanor Scollay (ca. 1830-1854) and they had one son. He married second Ellen Kownslar (1837-1888) and they had six children. Moore died on 19 December 1908 in Clarke County and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Clarke County.
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Samuel J. C. Moore letters
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