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[249] served in Florida against the Seminole Indians, 1849 and 1850; on frontier duty at Sante Fe, N. M., 1852 and 1853; at Fort Union, in the same territory, from 1853 to 1854, and then at Baton Rouge, La. After a year's leave of absence, he resigned and settled down in his native State as a schoolteacher. A short time before the beginning of the war he moved to Texas. He went into the Confederate army from that State, and was commissioned colonel of the Second Texas infantry, September 2, 1861. At the head of this regiment he participated in the battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862. Gen. Jones M. Withers, in his report of the battle, speaking of the time when the enemy was driven from his first position, alluded to the ‘great gallantry’ of Colonel Moore. His regiment formed part of the force that enveloped and captured the splendid division of Prentiss. During the operations around Corinth, Colonel Moore was promoted to brigadier-general, being commissioned on the 26th of May, 1862. In the assault on Corinth his brigade went further than any other, according to General Maury, and at the Hatchie river it did heroic deeds. In the Vicksburg campaign Moore led his brigade in the marching and fighting that preceded the siege, and shared the hardships and dangers and final disaster of the surrender. After the troops were paroled, they were gathered into camp at Demopolis, Ala., and as fast as they were exchanged were sent where most needed. Moore, with the Alabama regiments of his old command, was sent to Bragg in time to participate in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, in Cheatham's division of Hardee's corps. Afterward General Moore was sent with his brigade to report to Gen. Dabney H. Maury at Mobile, Ala. On February 3, 1864, he resigned his commission in the Confederate army.


Brigadier-General Allison Nelson

Brigadier-General Allison Nelson, of Texas, entering, in 1861, with all his heart into preparations for the

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