Creator

Date Original

1948 October 14

Description

This letter was written by William Moore, brother-in-law of Nancy Jordan Moore Yell, second wife of Archibald Yell, to his wife, Betsey Lawson Moore. Moore writes about settling Yell's estate. Yell perished leading a charge in the Battle of Buena Vista during the U.S. Mexican War. Moore describes Yell's uniform, "so badly cut in pieces that it barely hangs together--14 holes and splits by the lances of the Mexicans."

Biographical/Historical Note

William Moore was the brother-in-law of Nancy Jordan Moore, the second wife of Archibald Yell. William Moore married Betsey Lawson Moore, the sister of Ann "Nancy" Jordan Moore on June 20, 1820.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.045.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Moore letter (photocopy), SMC.045.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Moore letter (photocopy), Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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