John Augustus Moore papers, 1840-1910

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore, John Augustus, 1831-1920.
Title: John Augustus Moore papers, 1840-1910
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 217
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of postmaster and Confederate soldier John Augustus Moore of Gillisonville, South Carolina, who served in the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Includes correspondence, clippings, financial papers, certificates, military records, and a diary, from 1840 to 1910.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Biographical Note

John Augustus Moore, Gillisonville, South Carolina postmaster, was born on May 16, 1831 and died on December 31, 1920. He served in South Carolina's Beaufort District Troop (2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Company B) during the Civil War and was a postmaster most of his adult life.

Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of papers of John Augustus Moore from 1840-1910. The papers include correspondence, clippings, financial papers, certificates, military records, and a diary (December 1861-January 1862). The correspondence includes one letter from Moore to Secretary of State William Seward regarding Moore's oath of allegiance to the Union and a letter from Moore's brother George, concerning the Civil War's effects. The military records include a military pass and Moore's oath of allegiance.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Certificates, pardon
1 2 Clippings
1 3 Correspondence, 1865-1903
1 4 Diary, December 1861-January 1862, accounts, 1861-1865, and Roll of Company C, 3rd South Carolina Cavalry (July 1863)
1 5 Financial - receipts, etc.
1 6 Financial - Account book, 1866
1 7 Military records