Creator

Date Original

1862

Description

This letter written by David W. Moore describes conditions faced as a soldier during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

David W. Moore was born October 2, 1839, at Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Benjamin L. Moore and MaryWalker Moore. Benjamin Moore was a native of Virginia and settled in Crawford County early in itshistory. He was a merchant in Van Buren. After Benjamin's death, David went to live with Judge DavidWalker, his mother's brother, for about ten years. He received an education at Arkansas College atFayetteville.In May 1861, David enlisted in the Van Buren Frontier Guards for three months. He was then appointedsergeant-major of Colonel Gratiot's Regiment, Company G, Third Arkansas Infantry.Moore married Emma T. Johnson on May 27, 1875, and had four children. He later became the directorof the Crawford County Bank.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.015a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

David W. Moore letter, SMC.005.015a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

David W. Moore letter, 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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