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[Charles Moore Letter Book]

Description: A ledger containing records of Charles Moore's mail. Includes dates sent and received, whether or not a letter was read, where it was read, where it was mailed and to whom.
Date: January 1865
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[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

[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

[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.

[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.

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

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.
Date: February 29, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, July 10, 1864]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore containing local and family news, including mention of a drought. Charles also writes about the tension between Union sympathizers and Confederates in Texas, as well as several rebel deserters he has met.
Date: July 10, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

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

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.
Date: July 24, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B., 1822-1901

[Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, June 15, 1864]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus Moore, wherein Charles copies and forwards a letter from Jim Wilson to be sent to Wilson's family. Jim Wilson is writing from Rock Island Prison in Illinois, thanking Charles for his offer of money and offering some news.
Date: June 15, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[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.

[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.

[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.

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

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.
Date: September 19, 1864
Creator: Moore, Charles B.

[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.