Moore

William Henry Harrison Moore

William Henry Harrison Moore was born in 1841 in Michigan.

William stood 5’5” with blue eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion and was a 21-year-old laborer possibly living in Ionia County when he enlisted in Company E on March 29, 1862, at Saranac, Ionia County for 3 years, and was mustered on April 12, 1862. He was reported absent sick or wounded in a general hospital from August through January of 1863. In fact, William was discharged for “spinal irritation” at West’s building hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 22, 1863.

William eventually returned to Michigan and apparently died in Detroit. He was reportedly buried in Elmwood cemetery in Detroit.

No pension seems to be available.

Wesley Moore

Wesley Moore was born in 1840 in Chateaugay County, New York, the son of James.

Wesley left New York and moved west, eventually settling in western Michigan by the time war had broken out.

He stood 5’7” with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was a 21-year-old wagon-maker probably living in Polkton, Ottawa County when he enlisted in Company I on May 13, 1861. (Company I was made up largely of men from Ottawa County, particularly from the eastern side of the County.) He was shot in the left thigh on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and, according to one observer, by mid-July was in Chesapeake hospital at Fortress Monroe, having been “wounded in thigh, has had fever since, [is] thin and feeble, [and he] spoke earnestly, almost wildly of home.” However, Wesley remained hospitalized until he was discharged on March 25. 1863, at Washington, DC, as a result of his wound which rendered him “permanently lame.”

In 1865 he applied for and received a pension (no. 86438).

It is not known if Wesley returned to Michigan after his discharge from the army.

In 1898 (?) one Nellie M. Whitney was living in Pennsylvania and listed as either the guardian of or a minor child of Wesley’s (pension application no. 677142).

And in 1890 Wesley’s father was residing in Kansas when he applied for a pension (application no. 480981). (There is one Wesley Moore who served in Company M of the Fifth Michigan Cavalry and who is buried in Forest Lawn cemetery, in Saginaw, Michigan.)

Alonzo E. Moore

Alonzo E. Moore was born in 1842.

(He may have been born in New York and possibly related to William A. and Lucy Moore of keene, Ionia County, Michigan.)

Alonzo was 19 years old and possibly living in Ionia County when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861. (Company D was composed in large part of men who came from western Ionia County and Eaton County.) He allegedly deserted on July 5, 1862, at Washington, DC. On August 11 Alonzo was reported as having arrived in Detroit Barracks, and he returned to the Regiment on September 8 at Fairfax Seminary, Virginia. He was subsequently employed as a water carrier. He deserted a second time at Leesburg, Virginia while the Regiment was on the march, either on October 7 or November 2, 1862.

There is no further record.

(He was probably not one of the three civil war veterans living in Michigan named Alonzo L. Moore and Alonzo S. Moore, living in Quincy, Branch County and Marengo, Calhoun County, respectively, and Alonzo Moore, living in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, in 1890.)