Moses later became an officer in the Union Army. He is notable involved in allegations of desertion
Desertion charges were first alleged at the fort at Willet's Point (now Ft. Totten) during the early days of the war. Charges were dismissed following coroner's inquest, where it was found that Crasto was "much abused," and there was no arrest in the death of a fellow soldier. Investigation was turned over to the military. There the trace stops.