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Name Moore, Patrick Theodore
Born 9/22/1821
Birthplace Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Notes He was born in Galway, Ireland on September 22, 1821; his family came to Canada in 1835 and later to Boston, Massachusetts. Moore moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1850 and became a merchant. He was a Capt. of the "Montgomery Guard," a state militia unit from 1850 through 1860. After the war started, Moore was commissioned as Col. of the 1st Virginia Infantry on April 24, 1861 in Longstreet's Brigade. He received a severe head wound during the First Battle of Manassas and was no longer able to lead an outfit. Moore then served as Volunteer Aide-de-Camp on Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Staff until Johnston was wounded at Seven Pines on May 31, 1862. For the duration of the Seven Days Battle, Moore served as VADC to Gen. James Longstreet. Afterwards, Moore performed court-martial duty in Virginia. During summer and fall 1864, he assisted Maj. Gen. Kemper organize Virginia's reserve troops. Moore was promoted to Brig. Gen. to rank from September 20, 1864 and placed in command of the First Brigade, Virginia Reserve Forces under Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell. Moore was paroled on April 30, 1865 at Manchester, Virginia. After the war, he started and ran an insurance business in Richmond until he died on February 19, 1883. Moore was buried in Shockoe Cemetery.

Associated Records

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BUGLE -

The bugle is made of brass and has steel weld mends. The configuration is one large oval with two smaller circles contained within. The mouthpiece is detached and is also brass with some corrosion present. An inscription reads: "Presented to John Cavanaugh by Col. P.T. Moore of the 1st Virginia [Infty] CSA 1861. This bugle passed through the late war and finished up in prison camp, Harts Island, NY.. But after the war sounded many a call to preach the gospel of Christ by its owner North and South."

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SWORD -

Presentation Grade Non-regulation Militia Staff Officer's Sword: straight double-edged blade with single fuller etched with floral sprays, military trophies and American eagle; gilded brass cruciform hilt, arms cast with military trophies, obverse shield-shaped langet cast with Virginia state seal and motto, reverse langet engraved with American eagle over Harp of Erin; double chain knuckle bow; closed helmet pommel; silver grip engraved with floral sprays and eagle. Gilded brass scabbard (.776a) with three suspension rings, upper mount cast with shield and floral spray, center mount cast with wreath and floral spray, drag cast with spray of oak leaves; obverse scabbard engraved between upper

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Scabbard, Sword -

Gilded brass scabbard (.776a) with three suspension rings, upper mount cast with shield and floral spray, center mount cast with wreath and floral spray, drag cast with spray of oak leaves; obverse scabbard engraved between upper and center mount: "Montgomery Guard of Richmond / to their Honored, and Gallant / Captain P. T. Moore / March 17th, 1859"; reverse near throat engraved "Made by / Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass.". For sword (.776) with presentation case (.776b).

Case, Sword -

Wooden presentation case with padded maroon velvet lining. For sword (.776) with scabbard (.776a).