Friday, July 10, 2009

Letter from J.B. Moore to Uncle Gilbert
dated 6 Feb 1865

by David Jeffreys - July, 2009 ©

Like all families, the War Between The States impacted the Moore Family. Members of our family have researched and written stories about this devastating civil war.

In my possession, passed down from my great-great grandfather, Gilbert Moore, is a letter from his nephew, J. B. Moore in Tennessee, who discusses is some detail the war's impact. Gilbert was Robert's son, and his brother, Yancey, had moved to Tennessee.

In the letter, J. B. apologizes for not visiting his NC relatives and says General Sherman got in the way. Later in the letter, he says, "Uncle, you don't know how glad I was to get home and find things in as good condition as they wer. The Yankees have raided & plunderd this country a great deal but father has escaped finely so fare very well."

Here is the letter itself which is now quite fragile, but I have scanned it for you. It is written on both sides of faintly ruled paper, which is 7.5" x 12." Transcribing the letter seems unnecessary since J. B.'s handwriting is so legible and beautiful. Clicking on the images themselves will enable much easier reading of the document.

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