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Captain A. Emil L. Moores, U.S.V.

Captain A. Emil L. Moores, the subject of this sketch, was at the outbreak of the Rebellion engaged in the drug business. He also held the position of comptroller of the city of East Saginaw, Michigan, and was a member of Company A, Light Artillery, Michigan State Troops. He resigned both these positions to enter the United States service as first lieutenant Company H, Second Michigan Infantry, April 25, 1861. He was appointed adjutant of the regiment October 25, 1861, and promoted captain Company A, March 6, 1862.

Captain Moores participated in the various campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, and was engaged at Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, June 18, 1861; Bull Run, June 21, 1861; siege of Yorktown, Virginia, from April 4 to May 4, 1862; battles of Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5, 1862; Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; near Richmond, June 18, 1862; Glendale, June 30, 1862; Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; Second Bull Run, August 28-30, 1862; Chantilly, September 1, 1862; and Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12-14, 1862.

He was then transferred to the Army of the West, and participated in various campaigns, being engaged in the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 22 to July 4, 1863; battles of Jackson, Mississippi, July 11 to 18, 1863; Blue Springs, Tennessee, October 10, 1863; Loudon, Tennessee, November 14, 1863; Lenoir Station, Tennessee, November 15, 1863; Campbell Station, Tennessee, November 16, 1863; siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, November 17 to December 5, 1863; battles of Knoxville, November 24, 1863; Fort Saunders, November 29, 1863; Thurley Ford, Tennessee, December 15, 1863; Strawberry Plains, January 22, 1864; and near Knoxville, Tennessee, January 24, 1864.

Captain Moores resigned his commission in the volunteer service April 26, 1864, and, returning to Saginaw, engaged in the flouring business.

After twenty-seven years of successful operations he retired from further business August 1, 1892. He is a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion.

Source: Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War, published by L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1893, 419 pgs.

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