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Civil War (Confederate) 1
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Confederate Army 1
Rank:
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Age: 15 1
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Private 2
Service Start Date:
15 Jul 1861 2
Enlistment Date:
1861 1
Military Unit:
Twenty-sixth Infantry 1
State:
North Carolina 1

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James Daniel Moore, Private in Company F ( Of 26th North Carolina Regiment), was the 85th man of his company shot on the first days fight (At Gettysburg, July 1st 1863 at McPherson's Ridge).  A ball passed through his leg.  When taken to the field hospital the surgeon said he had been fighting Cavalry, as the wound was made by a Carbine 44 calibre, and not by an Enfield rifle, 56 calibre.  After the war Moore went to live in Indiana at a place called Winnamac.  He there met a man named Hayes who was a member of the 24th Michigan regiment and in the battle of Gettysburg.  Hayes had lost his Enfield rifle on the forced march of the night before, and his regiment was going into action on the morning of 1 July, he picked up a Carbine dropped by on of Buford's Cavalry, and used it during the fight.  It was the only Carbine in the 24th regiment and just before he retreated, when the colors of the regiment charging him was fifteen or twenty paces distant, he fired in their direction.  Moore at the time was alongside the flag and received Hayes' shot.  They became good friends and Hayes was of material assisstance to Moore so long as the latter lived in his town.

James Daniel Moore:

Born on January 5th, 1846 in Globe, Caldwell County NC, the son of Carroll and Sarah Moore.

At the age of 15, in July of 1861, joined the 26th regiment of North Carolina, Company F under Sgnt. John Tuttle.  With them he fought at the Seven Days battle and at Gettysburg and would be wounded.

He returned to the war very soon, joining the 1st Cavalry of North Carolina, Company D.  With them he fought at the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864, and end at the Battle of Appomatox and surrender under General Lee.

Moore would become The Youngest Confederate Soldier to Serve Troughout the entire war.

After returning, he went to school in Dallas, NC, where he met Martha Lewis.  They would be married on September 25, 1870, and would have Eight children.

 

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