2nd Lt. William Anderson Moore Civil War Records

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60th Virginia Infantry, Co. F. Records

This page contains the 60th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Co. F records for William Anderson Moore with images. The images are presented below in chronological order.

This unit fought in four major battles of the Civil War; William fought in [1] on 30 Jun 1864. He was a Lieutenant/2nd Lieutenant and one of two men injured. [2]


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Enlistment 17 Jul 1862

William enlisted at Gauley Bridge on 17 July 1861 as a Private.

Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1862

Dated 28 Feb 1862 for the January - 1862, Private William A. Moore was present -

Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1862

Dated 18 Jul 1862, William was present and elected from the ranks
on 27 Apr 1862 as 2nd Lieutenant'. He is listed in the Company F. Commander List. [2]

Notable Battle: Glendale 30 June 1862

Perhaps no Civil War battle has so many different names. Virtually every Confederate who fought there called it the Battle of Frayser’s Farm, but Union soldiers knew it as Glendale, Nelson’s Farm, Riddle’s Shop, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Crossroads, or White Oak Swamp.
In the company facts, Company F, 60th Virginia Regiment fought its first major battle on June 30th, 1862 near Frazier's Farm, Virginia, the company had 2 wounded and one dead.[2] Further records below show that William was one of those wounded, and as 2nd Lieutenant most likely commanded the troops in that battle.

Muster Roll Apr-Sep 1862

William was present at the 1 Sep 1862 role call for the Sep-Dec 1862 term.

Regimental Return Oct 1862

Wm. A. Moore, 2nd Lieutenant, Co F is absent on furlough. Not stated, but most likely due to his battle wounds.

Muster Roll Sep-Dec 1862

Dated 31 Dec 1862, the recapitulation states William was absent due to sickness, and state he was wounded at Frazier's Farm.

Regimental Return Dec 1862

W. A. Moore is absent. States he was wounded at Richmond June 30, 1862 (the day of the Glendale Battle). The card indicates (over) that something is written on the back, but no image follows.

Muster Roll Jan & Feb 1863

Dated 28 Feb 1863, 2nd Lt. Moore is absent. While the handwritting is difficult to decipher, it appears to state:

Recapitulation shows 2nd Lient. absent on date about services.

Muster Roll Mar & Apr 1863

Notation that W. A. Moore resigned 26 Apr 1863 on Surgeon's certificate of disability.

Voucher & Receipt

Wm. A. Moore was paid $489.86 by Voucher No. 33 on 22 Apr 1863 after his resignation for his service pay as a Private 1 Mar - 27 Apr 1862, and as 2nd Lt. (effective 27 Apr 1862) through his resignation due to disability on 22 Apr 1863. The record is very detailed showing the number of days and documentation:

Surgeon's Certificate, Affidavit & Transmittal

The Surgeon's Certificate states that upon examination, Lt. Moore has ankylosis of the left wrist joint (stiffness or, more often, fusion of a joint) and the top of his left little finger with little use of the other three fingers resulting from a gun shot received at the Battle of Richmond at Frazier's Farm, signed 22 Mar 1863 by I. M. Estill, Surgeon C.S.A.
On the same page in his own handwriting is the affidavit of Wm. A. Moore dated 25 Mar 1863 tendering his resignation.

This document was transmitted to 60th VA Reg Headquarters at "Camp Princeton" on 8 Apr 1863, and received on 13 Apr 1863:

Resignation Approvals

This page shows the "chain of custody" of approvals of the delivered affidavit on the dates shown and approved by officers through the ranking levels:

Roster Jan 1865

At Jan 1865, the roster card shows the official dates of William's elected rank on 16 Apr 1862, and resignation on 2 May 1863.

Register of Commissioned Officers

Wm. A. Moore is listed in the Roster of Commissioned Officers in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. He was elected on 27 April 1862 and resigned 22 Apr 1863.


  1. Glendale
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Co. F. 60th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA



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