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Moore, John 1826- Military surgeon; born in Indiana, Aug. 16, 1826; entered the army as assistant surgeon in June, 1853; served in the Cincinnati Marine Hospital in 1861-62; promoted surgeon and appointed medical director of the Central Grand Division of the Army of the Potomac in June, 1862; and became medical director of the Department and Army of the Tennessee in 1863. He was with Sherman in the Atlanta campaign. In 1883-86 he was assistant medical purveyor, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel; in 1886-90 was surgeon-general of the army with the rank of brigadier-general; and in the latter year was retired.
Ross, Robert 1814- Military officer; born in Ross Trevor, Devonshire, England; served as an officer of foot in Holland and in Egypt; was in the campaign in Spain under Sir John Moore, and commanded a brigade in the battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees. He commanded the troops sent against Washington in August, 1814, and was successful; but attempting to cooperate with the British fleet in an attack on Baltimore, in September, he was slain near North Point, Md., Sept. 12, 1814, while riding towards that city, chatting gayly with an aide-de-camp. See Baltimore.
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