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536 Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865.
County, Tex., as private in Company C, Waul's Texas Legion, Trans.
Mississippi Department. My first Captain was D. Bradley, and I belonged
to the second battalion.
After having been taken prisoner I could not get to my command,
and joined the Seventh Texas. Was wounded in the right eye at Chattanooga,
Tenn. Was taken prisoner in 1864 and sent to Alton, Ill. Was
in the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Dalton, Vicksburg, New
Hope Church, Tallahachie, Miss. I cannot give you a full history of my
war life, but you can see from the battles in which I took part that I was
ROBERT SAUNDERS MOORE, Throckmorton, Texas-Born Dec.
20, 1834, near Old White Hall, Ala. Enlisted in the Confederate Army
in October, 1861, in Tarrant County, Tex., as private in Company G,
Ninth Infantry, Maxey's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Hardee's Corps,
Army of Tennessee. J. A. Moore, first Captain, Sam Bell Maxey, first Colo.
nel. Was not changed to any other department, but was sent frequently
to other battes in Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi and elsewhere.
Was wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro. I remained in the hos,
pital for quite awhile, and was then put on detached service. Was made
commissary of Col. Weaver's Battalion.
Was in the battles of Perryville, Ky.; New Hope Church, Ga.; Mumfordsville,
Ky.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; siege of Vicksburg. Big Black, Baker's
Creek, Jackson, Miss.; Pearl River, Rome, Ga.; Twin Mountains,
Marietta and many skirmishes.
We went into camp at Iuka, Miss.
THOMAS O. MOORE, Comanche, Texas.-Born April 11, 1842, near
Oxford, Ala. Enlisted in the Confederate Army June, 1861, at Tyler, Tex.,
as private in Company F, Seventh Texas Volunteer Infantry, Granbury's
Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. Wmi
Smith, first Captain, and John B. Gregg, first Colonel.
Our regiment was captured Feb. 20, 1862. I made my escape and was
attached to Company H, Twenty-Second Infantry. Rejoined my regiment
at Port Hudson, in the winter of 1862; was west of the Mississippi River
during the time the regiment was in prison.
Was not wounded during the war. The company numbered near 100
men, and at this writing only one comrade and myself are living. My Second
Captain was killed by my side at the battle of Lovejoy Station, Ga.;
was offered the position of Lieutenant, but owing to bad health declined.
Was in the battles of Port Hudson, Shiloh; Atlanta, Ga.; Lovejoy, Ga.;
Jonesboro, and number of small engagements.
W. E. MOORE, Blossom, Texas.-Born Jan. 9, 1836, in Leon County,
Fla. Enlisted in the Confederate Army at Shreveport, La., as a member
of the Confederate Grays, organized in 1861 with about seventy charter
members. James H. Beard was elected Captain and George L. Williams,
First Lieutenant; Leon D. Marks, Second Lieutenant, and I was
elected Fourth Corporal. The company was armed by the State, and
was well drilled. We offered our services to Gov. Moore of Louisiana,
which were accepted, with orders to proceed to New Orleans, where we
were mustered into the Confederate service for one year. Were then sent
to Pensacola, Fla, where we remained about two weeks, drilling and
building sandbank fortifications. Four other companies of the State Guard
phd preceded ours-two from New Orleans and one from Ctahoula
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