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[Envelope from Liza Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 1861]

Description: Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. There is a note written in blue ink that says "A friendly letter written to Henry from Liza Moore at Flatwood, Ark." According to the dates written at the top, the letter was written on March 8, 1861 and March 10, 1861. The note at the bottom left corner says that it was received on March 27, 1861. A portion of the envelope has been torn away, including most of the postmark.
Date: March 1861
Creator: Moore, Liza
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope from Ziza Moore and Family to Charles B. Moore, October 1, 1861]

Description: Envelope addressed to C. B. Moore, Rocky Bayou, Izzard County, Arkansas. According to the written note at the bottom left corner, it is from Ziza Moore and family and was received on October 15, 1861. It is postmarked Unionville, Tennessee, October 3rd, but the date October 1, 1861 is written in blue ink. the back of the envelope has been torn off.
Date: October 1, 1861
Creator: Moore, Ziza
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Journal of Josephus C. Moore, May 20, 1861 to September 2, 1862]

Description: A journal written by Josephus Moore describing his enlistment into the army in Tennessee at the outbreak of the Civil War, his experience in battle, imprisonment at Fort Donelson, and swearing an oath to gain his freedom.
Date: 1861/1862
Creator: Moore, Josephus C.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother, January 4, 1861]

Description: Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother discussing his mother staying with Mr. Fanthorp. He mentions that his wife and children have been visiting in Houston. The crop failures are causing him financial difficulty and his legal work goes well, but people can't pay because of the crop failure. He shows his support for secession, he expresses wishes for the return of the "Lone Star Republic," and he discusses his unhappiness with a "Black Republican President."
Date: January 4, 1861
Creator: Kennard, A. D.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

Description: Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, local elections, farming, and the weather. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, the letter was received on September 12, 1861.
Date: September 1, 1861
Creator: Wilson, Addison
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore, 1861]

Description: Letter from Bettie Wallace to Elvira Moore and a male relative. Included is local and family news, including marriages, deaths, and Uncle Add buying a slave for $1,000.
Date: 1861
Creator: Wallace, Bettie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Josephus C. Moore, May 14, 1861]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to Josephus C. Moore discussing his recent arrival at Batesville, taking the oath of allegiance to the United States, voting against secession in Texas, the likelihood that the war will not last long, and his wish that Josephus could get some time to go home and check on the family. He also writes that Henry was pressed into service in Texas.
Date: May 14, 1861
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker, July 28, 1861]

Description: Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker discussing her recent visit to a military camp, the latest news of regiments preparing for war, and Josephus's recovery from a recent illness. There is an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Rocky Bayou, Arkansas. Part of the envelope has been torn away.
Date: July 28, 1861
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Josephus Moore, December 1861]

Description: Letter from Elvira Moore to Josephus Moore discussing news of family and friends and the war, and she offers to send him clothes and have a pair of boots made for him. The letter was started on December 1, 1861 and finished on December 3rd.
Date: December 1861
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from George A. Wilson to Charles B. Moore, 1861]

Description: Letter from George A. Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news and farming, as well as the war and the hardships it has caused. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore at Rocky Bayou, Izard County, Arkansas. Part of the envelope has been torn away. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, it was received on December 9, 1861.
Date: 1861
Creator: Wilson, George A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. and Elvira Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker, July 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. and Elvira Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker. Most of the letter is from Henry, who discusses his recent arrival in Trammel from the a military camp, his visit with Aunt Nancy and Elvira, military regiments, and the fact that Kentucky has not seceded from the Union yet. There is a short note from Elvira written on July 29, stating that Palmer's regiment may have left that morning.
Date: July 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S. & Moore, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 20, 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, Charles's property in Texas, and the military. Henry writes that he joined the Cavalry company from Collin County under Jim Throckmorton and discusses their preparations for war. There is an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Rocky Bayou, Izard County, Arkansas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas, July 27. According to the handwritten note in the top left corner, the letter was received on August 6, 1861. The envelope has been torn in several places.
Date: July 20, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing his initiation into the Confederate Army under the command of Captain Throckmorton, his company's plans to go to Missouri, and other war-related news.
Date: September 16, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Ziza Moore, March 29, 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Ziza Moore, addressed as "Papa." He discusses the secession of Texas from the Union, slavery, crops, and a recent turkey hunting trip. The letter is torn in several places so that not all of it can be read. All that is visible of the sender's name is S. Moore.
Date: March 29, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. S. Nimmo to Charles B. Moore, March 31, 1861]

Description: Letter from J. S. Nimmo to Charles B. Moore. Much of the letter is written as a poem discussing recent news, secession, and slavery, and there is a drawing in pencil of a bearded man on the last page. There is a note written in ink on the first page from Henry S. Moore to Charles. He says that he is mailing this letter along with another from J. B. Harris to him. The note is dated June 11, 1861 in Paris.
Date: March 31, 1861
Creator: Nimmo, J. S. & Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections