Frederick William Moore

FREDERICK WILLIAM MOORE was born in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, on February 11,1840. He was a student at the Cincinnati Law School when the Civil War broke out, but soon volunteered in the 5th Ohio Volunteers. Commissioned a first lieutenant, he participated in the battle of Port Republic in the Shenandoah Valley, then was recalled to Ohio and appointed colonel of the 83rd Ohio Volunteers. He was only twenty-two years old at the time of his appointment, the youngest colonel in the volunteer army at that time. He led his regiment in the Vicksburg campaign and in 1865 was in command of the Third Brigade of the Second Division of the 13th Army Corps in the campaign of Mobile. Later in the year he was named brevet brigadier general. At the end of the Civil War he was given a commission in the regular army, where he served for two years before resigning his commission on April 1,1867, to return to Cincinnati to complete his law studies. He became a practicing attorney and served as judge of the Common Pleas Court from 1860 to 1877. He then became a Superior Court judge, serving from 1889 until 1897, when he resumed his law practice. General Moore, then living in retirement at Winton Place, was planning a trip to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to take part in ceremonies dedicating a monument to the service of his regiment when he died suddenly on May 6,1905, at age sixty-five.

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