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[Letter from Charles Moore, March 1, 1864]

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.
Date: March 1, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore, October 21, 1871]

Description: Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles Moore discussing his trip to Sherman, Texas, with Henry Moore to have wheat processed into flour, an account of the health of family and friends, and the transport of a man named Parker to Sherman, Texas in order to stand trial for the murder of a person named Peacock. Portions of the document have been destroyed and are illegible.
Date: October 21, 1871
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, June 18, 1863]

Description: Letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, discussing the nearly total failure of fruit crops in the hilly part of Bedford and that there has been steady rain after a dry season that is threatening the other crops. There has been no groundwater due to the local creek overflowing, so they've had to make do with buttermilk. He also mentions that illness has been unusually common lately. Other local news is discussed.
Date: June 18, 1863
Creator: Tarpley, E. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: March 13, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: May 25, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, in which Charles copies and forwards a letter by E. D. Rushing. Rushing wrote about the whereabouts of Charles' brother and sister, Henry and Sabina, and of the violence in Izard County, Arkansas. Rushing reports that his two eldest daughters and their husbands are dead. He then describes how Union sympathizers are seeking a new constitution in Arkansas. Rushing concludes with his ideas about the Civil War being a race war and that non-white races must be forced out of the country. Charles Moore then adds a conclusion, lamenting the state of things. A small portion of the top of each page is missing.
Date: March 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, March 24, 1862]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, relating his visit with relatives in Monroe County, Iowa. He also tells the story of a man who was waylaid by [Brigadier General John Sappington] Marmaduke, and wonders if Vicksburg has fallen to the Union. In addition, he discusses civil unrest in Texas and expresses his desire to return.
Date: March 24, 1863
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, Sabina Rucker, and Maria, March 9, 1862]

Description: Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore and family. After mentioning an outbreak of illness in the area, Elvira talks about the fall of Fort Donalson and relates information about the captured, the escapees, the wounded, and the dead. She goes on to mention troop movements in the area.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace, March 9, 1862]

Description: Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace wherein L. J. discusses the excitement and unease being felt in the area due to the presence of both Union and Confederate forces. Weather and health are discussed, and it is mentioned that a few Confederate soldiers were hunting some African Americans.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Wallace, L. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections