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 County: Jersey County, IL
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elvira D. Moore, July 7, 1850]

Date: July 7, 1850
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore discussing his recent trip to Jerseyville, the Fourth of July celebrations there and the progress that community had made, farming, seeing King Lear at the theatre, building engines, and news of family and friends. There is an envelope addressed to Elvira D. Moore, Unionville P O, Bedford County, Tennessee. It is postmarked Nashville, and July 7, 1850 is written in pencil at the top.
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[Letter from Charles Moore, March 1, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore, March 1, 1864]

Date: March 1, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to an unidentified person discussing family matters and news. He also writes about the exemptions a person could have to get out of compulsory military service in the south: owning 600 cattle, owning 20 slaves, or being in the ministry. He mentions a Unionist friend who escaped service via the latter. He states that 42 men have been hanged for their Union sympathies.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore and family, March 6, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore and family, March 6, 1864]

Date: March 6, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore and family, discussing local and family news. There has been a rash of horse thieving in the area. A Union deserter, Captain Mortimer Scott, is among the twelve men captured.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, February 29, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, February 29, 1864]

Date: February 29, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore discussing both family news and news of the Civil War. Questions over who is a Confederate or Union sympathizer are raised. Sam Houston's death is mentioned. In addition, there is news of a small colony of Union sympathizers has formed around Pilot Grove that asks to be left alone.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, July 12, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, July 12, 1864]

Date: July 24, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore about local news and discussing politics. Charles discusses the war, the fall of Atlanta, and the death of Union General James McPherson. Portions of the letter have been omitted due to damage.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, March 13, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, March 13, 1864]

Date: March 13, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, in which Charles has copied and forwarded a message from Captain C. C. Allen regarding the pervasive thievery in Izard County, Arkansas, and that Moore would do well not to return. He also discusses some local news, including further arrests of a gang of horse thieves.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, May 25, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, May 25, 1864]

Date: May 25, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, relating local and family news, as well as news about the continuing war. Charles gives a brief account of his conscription into the Confederate army and expresses a desire to never be caught by Confederates again. He gives some news on the various troop movements and battles.
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Liza Moore, September 19, 1864]

[Letter from Charles Moore to Liza Moore, September 19, 1864]

Date: September 19, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Liza Moore, wherein Charles talks about troubles coming from the war and hoping for peace to come soon. He copies a letter from his Uncle H. C. "Bill" Moore regarding the sacking of Atlanta.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

Date: December 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, J. C. & Barr, Mary A.
Description: Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Letter from J. C. Barr  to C. B. Moore, March 24, 1882]

[Letter from J. C. Barr to C. B. Moore, March 24, 1882]

Date: March 24, 1882
Creator: Barr, J. C.
Description: He says that they haven't heard from them in a while and were happy to hear that they were doing well. Mary was expecting $100 from her uncle Same Wallace's estate. He is sorry that the estate is going to the courts to be settled. He has had a cold for the past three weeks and hopes he is almost over it. He mentions that all of the relatives are well and there have been five deaths in the city. He mentions that the roads aren't good and they have started plowing oats. J. Knox Smith has consumption. He says the wheat looks well considering the problems they had in the fall. They have had hay, corn, oats, and bran delivered to the county for home demands. He has irish potatoes from Ireland and Scotland on sale. He asks that they write soon and sends his regards.
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