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Hugh Moore

Hugh Moore

Rank: Private, Co. F, 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry

Descendant: Joseph W & Janice C

Hugh Moore was the youngest of six children born of Burt and Mary Glenn Moore. He was born in Pendleton District (present day Pickens County), South Carolina 6 January 1822. When he was 14 years old his Father, a Revolutionary War patriot who fought at battle of Kings Mountain, died leaving him their farm. On 5 January 1850, Hugh sold his farm and moved to Union County, Georgia.

On 3 July 1861 Hugh Moore joined Co. F {Mrs. Joe Brown’s Boys) 11th Regt., GA Infantry. The Regiment was initially sent to Virginia and wintered at Center Hill, VA. He survived the bitter winter, rampant sickness. In early 81862 the regiment was engaged in the Peninsular Campaign (Kings landing), battles around Richmond, 2nd Battle of Manassas, the Shenandoah Valley, and finally Fredericksburg.

Hugh was granted a leave from 9 Feb. to 10 Mar 1863, apparently to travel home where he would have seen his youngest daughter for the first time. Upon his return to the 11th, they were engaged in actions East and South of Richmond after which they were ordered to Chancellorsville, arriving a day after the major fighting. After wintering, early in 1863 they marched toward Gettysburg as a part of Anderson’s Brigade, Hood’s Division participating in that action. After retreating the 11th was engaged in the Shenandoah Valley and Tennessee.

In the Fall of 1863 Longstreet’s Corps was ordered south, eventually to South Carolina. Their next action took place near Knoxville where several lesser skirmishes were fought. They wintered at Morristown and remained in Tennessee through the end of April 1864.

Longstreet’s Corps was then ordered to Virginia to join General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. They were late to initially join Lee at the Wilderness on May 5th and joi ned the CSA forces on the right. The next day they were marching on the Plank Road from where they moved to the right of General Hill’s Corp. The 11th was on the right and participated in a flanking action against Hancock’s Corp. Longstreet was injured by his own troops during that action.

Hugh was on Picket Duty following the Corps’ fallback where he was fatally injured and was buried in the battlefield.

His remains were exhumed later and moved to the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburg. In 2012, his grave was enhanced with a new headstone, placed there by the Civil War Roundtable of Fredericksburg.

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