August Moor

AUGUST MOOR was born March 27,1814 in Leipzig, Germany. He came to the United States as a young man and settled for a while in Pennsylvania. In 1837, at age twenty-three, he took part in the Seminole Indian war as a first lieutenant in the First Pennsylvania Volunteers. Later he moved to Cincinnati and served as a captain of Ohio troops in the Mexican War from May to October 1846. At the beginning of the Civil War he was appointed colonel of the 28th Ohio Volunteers, a regiment composed of Cincinnati Germans. His regiment suffered many defeats in campaigns in western Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. He was captured at the battle of South Mountain in September 1862 and was placed in a Confederate prison camp, then later was exchanged. He was honorably mustered out of the service on July 23,1864, and was named a brevet brigadier general of volunteers. General Moor spent the remainder of his life in Cincinnati where he died October 11,1883, at age sixty-nine.

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