Horace W. Moore discharge, Scarborough, 1882

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This discharge document, dated October 1882 states that Horace W. Moore served in the Civil War as a private in Co. C of the 12th Maine Infantry. He enlisted in 1864 and was honorably discharged at Albany, New York, in 1866.

Moore was born in Biddeford, on October 17, 1844 to Jeremiah and Mary Ann Brown Moore. At the time of enlistment, he was 5-feet, 11 inches tall with blue eyes and dark hair and worked as a shoemaker.

He enlisted for the first time on November 15, 1861 in the 12th Maine Infantry at Cape Elizabeth. Both family history and government records indicate that Horace deserted and reenlisted under several different names during the war. On October 22, 1868, he enlisted in the 3rd Artillery, Co. M, at Fort Preble in Portland. He served until being mustered out on October 22, 1871 while in Fort Jefferson, Florida.

Moore married Annie M. Davis on April 17, 1901. He died in Scarborough on March 19, 1909 of pulmonary tuberculosis and is buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Togus.

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  • Title: Horace W. Moore discharge, Scarborough, 1882
  • Creator: Adjutant General's Office, State of Maine
  • Creation Date: 1882-10-27
  • Subject Date: 1882-10-27
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156

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