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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Moore (William E.) Papers, 1807, 1841, 1860-1875, 1935-1944



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, William E., 1836-1916Moore, PercyNeal, Sarah Elizabeth
Creator: Moore family
Title: William E. Moore Papers
Dates: 1807, 1841, 1860-1875, 1935-1944
Abstract: Consisting of letters, a dairy, and a biography, the William E. Moore Papers, 1807, 1841, 1860-1875, 1935-1944, primarily document Moore’s life as a soldier in the “”Shreveport Greys” during the Civil War.
Accession No.:
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Leon County, Florida, William Ebenezer Moore (1836-1916), the son of John and Penelope Johnson Moore, moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. He joined the “Shreveport Greys”, a Company in the Confederate 1st Louisiana Regiment in 1861. He became colonel of the regiment shortly before it was disbanded due to heavy casualties at the Battle of Antietam in 1862. Moore was reassigned to the rank of quartermaster in Mt. Pleasant, Texas where he served for the remainder of the war. In 1865, Moore married Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Neal and had a daughter, Percy Moore. In 1874, he served as a Democratic State Senator during the Fourteenth Legislature.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of letters, a dairy, and a biography, the William E. Moore Papers, 1807, 1841, 1860-1875, 1935-1944, primarily document Moore’s life as a soldier in the “”Shreveport Greys” during the Civil War. The 1861 diary chronicles both Moore’s entrance into military life and the national events that led to war. The 1865 letters between Moore and his wife Lizzie discuss the end of the war and the uncertainty of the future. In later 1874 correspondence, written while Moore was State Senator, he detailed to his wife the tensions of the Coke-Davis controversy. The collection also includes his father’s 1807 marriage license, his father’s 1841 will, his wife’s 1863 autograph book, and a biography and drawing of William Moore by his daughter, Percy. Additionally, newspaper clippings (1935-1944) recount the life of William Moore and the “Shreveport Greys” during the Civil War.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moore, William E., 1836-1916 -- Archives
Moore, Percy -- Archives
Neal, Sarah Elizabeth -- Archives
Moore family -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry, 1st
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life -- Sources.
Subjects
Secession -- Southern States.
Places
Shreveport (La.)--History--19th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Moore Papers, 1807, 1841, 1860-1875, 1935-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F58 Letters, will, marriage license, drawings, 1864-1875
Clippings, 1935-1944
Civil War diary with biography, 1861

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