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    Archive Pertaining to Andersonville POW Brothers from New York. Cornelius V. Moore and Edward C. Moore served together in Co. "B", 100th New York Infantry from their September, 1863 enlistment until being captured at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on May 16, 1864. Cornelius had the good fortune to be paroled from Andersonville and survive the war, leaving the service a 1st Sergeant. Brother Edward, however, died of disease at Milan, Georgia on October 29, 1864. This grouping includes the following mementos of the pair:

    Quarter plate tintype behind brass mat placed in scrolled thermoplastic frame. This remarkable image has a horizontal orientation and shows four soldiers staging a camp scene in the photographer's studio. They wear heavy winter overcoats tinted a light blue. The man on the left facing the camera is likely Cornelius Moore, with Edward possibly being the fellow stretched out by the bottle. Exceptional content and preservation.

    Carte de visite with R. A. Lord, New York backmark depicting Cornelius Moore at the end of his military career, 1865. He wears a frock coat displaying sergeant's chevrons, holds a musket affixed with bayonet, has an eagle breastplate on his cross belt and wears a waist belt secured by what might be a Model 1851 sword belt plate. The image is tinted with light blue and yellow. Identified "Cornelius" on verso above a tax stamp. Very good condition.

    Partially-printed discharge certificate for Cornelius Moore, one page, 8.5" x 11", Richmond, Virginia, August 28, 1865. The blanks on this sheet are filled in with beautiful calligraphy by Moore, who gives his occupation as "Artist". Even browning, splits along folds. Good condition.

    Seven letters, variously pen and pencil, to another brother, Henry Moore of New York City, 25 pages total, 5" x 8", November 1863 to April 1865, South Carolina and Virginia locations. The earlier correspondence is from Morris Island, South Carolina and details life besieging Charleston. Three of these letters are illustrated by the author. One shows "Ed cooking apple fritters" in their quarters, a second one has "Ed on guard front of Wagner" with blockading vessels steaming past Fort Sumter in the background, while a third letter has a fused ball flying over Fort Moultrie. Late war letters are from the Richmond, Virginia area. One dated April 21, 1865 states that "...the soldiers all feel sorry about the death of Lincoln." Below this sentiment is a facing self-portrait of Cornelius Moore wearing a kepi sporting a XXIV Corps badge with "100" across it. An undated letter encloses "a Rebel 1 Dollar Bill", which is included here. Two letters are complete with their postal covers, one of which is addressed in elaborately drawn lettering. Overall the letters are in fine condition, although the Confederate note is in tatters.

    Autograph Letter Signed "C. V. Moore", two pages, 5" x 7", Richmond, Virginia, July 1865, to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Washington, D.C. It reads: "I have the honor to ask your consideration of my application for discharge from the Volunteer service of the United States from the state of New York. I entered the service when the government needed the services of loyal citizens, to maintain its integrity, suppress secession and ensure its permanency. On the 16th day of May I was taken prisoner and suffered all the horrors of Andersonville Ga. Prison until Nov 20th 1864 when I was paroled at Savannah, and transferred to Camp Parole, Annapolis, January, 1865. My brother Edward C. Moore was also taken prisoner at the same time and died from exhaustion and starvation at Millen, Ga. Prison in October, 1864. Returning to duty in February, I was with my regiment up to the occupation of Richmond, and have won promotion for soldierly behavior in discharge of duty. Having faithfully discharged my duty & my health being impaired by suffering and fatigue incident to my imprisonment, and the treatment I received, I most respectfully request the Secretary to grant me an honorable discharge from the service which, owing to its inactivity, has become onerous to me. Your favorable consideration and reply will be gratefully received and remembered." No doubt this is a copy of a letter sent. Light aging, very fine condition.

    Unused invoice imprinted by "C. V. Moore", a sign-painting firm in New York City, 1870s. Cornelius Moore apparently applied his talents in a practical manner after the war. Excellent condition.


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