Patrick Theodore Moore

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Patrick Theodore Moore, a native of Ireland, was born at Galway on September 22, 1821. The family came to Canada in 1835. Soon after, his father was appointed British consul at Boston. The younger Moore removed to Richmond in 1850, and became a merchant there, and was for some time a captain of militia. He offered his services to the Confederacy at the outbreak of war, and was commissioned colonel of the 1st Virginia Infantry, which he led at First Manassas in the brigade of Longstreet. He here sustained a severe wound in the head, which incapacitated him for further duty at the head of his regiment. However, he acted as volunteer aide on J. E. Johnston's staff until the latter was wounded at Seven Pines, and on Longstreet's staff during the Seven Days battles. Thereafter he performed court martial duty, and in 1864 was temporarily assigned to organize, under General Kemper, the reserve forces of Virginia. He was promoted brigadier general to rank from September 20, 1864. At the close of the war he commanded a brigade in General Ewell's Richmond local defense troops, but he apparently did not accompany them on the retreat from the capital, since no record exists of his capture at Sayler's Creek. He was paroled at Manchester, Virginia, April 30, 1865. General Moore's former business had been swept away by the war, and he opened an insurance agency in Richmond. He died there on February 19, 1883, and was buried in Shockoe Cemetery.

Ref: Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders by Ezra J. Warner.  Printed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London.

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