Our Confederate Ancestors

Compatriot Ronald E. Jones, Sons of Confederate Veterans




(from The Georgia Genealogist Magazine issues 6 & 7. Sent to Anne Booth by Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Georgia 5 March 1998.)

 Page 8 Our People Lives and Legends]


The following diary Of Sergeant I. V. Moore of Madison County, Georgia, who served in the Army of the Tennessee, is included to show the wealth of information which can be obtained from diaries of soldiers during wartime. At the conclusion of his diary we have printed the abstracts of the few surviving muster rolls which are available on microfilm at the Georgia Department of Archives, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 and printed in their ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS publication.

 As you would suspect, many of the pay rolls for most Confederate units are missing. A few have been located in the hands of descendants of the commanders or clerk of these units, but except for copies which were captured by Union troops, and later microfilmed as part of the National Archives WAR OF THE REBELLION RECORDS, researchers find it difficult to prove from military records the presence or absence of an ancestor. In fact, as you will see, many men fell in various battles, whose demise was not noted in the surviving military records. For this reason, if you should search for details on a Confederate soldier's military service, and life during the conflict, one prime source of information would be in the diaries, and letters which were compiled by his comrades THE UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS organization, which was active in the 1880-1910 years published a magazine filled with such diaries and letters, as well as survivors' reminiscences. Copies of the UCV. magazines are on file at many of the larger libraries, and the Georgia Archives.

 "Camps" of the United Confederate Veterans were established in many southern cities and towns, and minutes of their meetings have in some cases survived. The local newspapers generally carried reports of happenings at UCV meetings, encampments, and celebrations of Confederate Memorial Day. Their reunions were times of sharing the joys and hardships of military life under the Stars and Bars.

 In Georgia each county established a Confederate Roster Commission in 1901-2 and compiled a roster of known Confederate soldiers who were  then, or had been residents of the county. One copy of the roster was retained by the Ordinary of the county, and a second copy was sent to the Confederate Roster Commission of the state of Georgia, later part of the Confederate Pension Commission. The surviving state copies of Rosters are housed in the Georgia Archives, together with Pension Commission records, Some counties have preserved their copies of the Confederate Roster books.

Here is the bitter sweet history of the Army of the Tennessee.

 This unpublished diary of Sergeant Isaiah V. Moore is in the possession of Mrs. Jesse Brown, granddaughter of Mr. Moore, of Carlton, Ga. On December 9, 1915 Mrs. J. A. Sayer, daughter of Mr. Moore, and Mrs.Maggie Moon Cheney, granddaughter of I. V. Moore, went over the original diary with Mr. Moore, who was living at that time. Permission was giventhe Historian of Laura Rutherford Chapter, U.D.C., Athens, to make a copy.



 I enlisted May 9th, 1862 in Company E, 37th Georgia Regiment. There were 6 Companies in the 37th Georgia Regiment. They were from Madison, Elbert, Hart, Wilkes, Franklin and Muscogee Counties of Georgia.

We were in camp first in and around Knoxville, Tenn.. Some time the last of May, 1862, Jesse Power relapsed with Measles, and Died in Knoxville,Tenn. {he went out one Morning and got his feet wet, and relapsed) S. P Power and I bought his Coffin and shroud, sent him home, I waited on him while he was sick.

 June 1862, We marched to Clinton and then reached Taswell, stayed in camp at Taswell.

 June 17th 1862 At dark we were drawn in line of battle.  

June 18th 1862 We left on a March at 11 O 'Clock and crossed the Clinch River and camped, went in bathing.

June 19th 1862 We marched and crossed Clinch Mt. We were 2 be going over, Camped at Bean     Station on the Kentucky Road. There is a large hotel here, no town, it is a large summer resort.

June 20th 1862 We marched down the valley past Rutledge and camped on the creek.

June 21st 1862 marched in 19 miles of Knoxville and camped

 June 22nd 1862 marched back over Ky.. road to within 2 miles of Rutledge, stayed here till the 4th of July.

 July 5th 1862 Moved and camped at Sulphur Springs till 27th of July.

July 27th 1862 Moved to Lee's Springs, and camped. I was taken sick about the 11th of July with      yellow jaundice, the Dr. gave me a pass to go out into the country to get a suitable diet for this disease. Ed Eberhardt went with me. We stayed at the home of good lady whose name(Maiden name) was Lowe. She was very kind to us

August 3rd 1862 We left Lee's Springs. Sent 30.00 home.

August 4th 1862 marched to Clinch River.

August 6th 1862 This was the day that the fight was at Taswell: it commenced about eleven o'clock with heavy firing, continued until about one o'clock with small arms but the enemy shelled us until about six o'clock Our side loss is about 45 killed and wounded. The enemy's loss is about 160 killed and wounded We also took about 75 prisoners, we gained the victory the enemy is all fled to Comberland Gap. We fell back about one mile and to camp.

 August 7th 1862 This day I was out on a scout the most of the day hunting up the enemies that were Cut off in the fight.

 August 9th 1862 We moved in to Taswell and camped around the Courthouse. Roasting ears were plentiful here.

 August 10th Remained at this camp, I was on picket.

 August 11th On duty today.

 August 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th On duty.

 August 16th Left Taswell at eight o 'clock in the night and marched all night towards Cumberland Cap, got to Powell River at 7 o'clock on Aug 17th

 August 17th Firing commence from the enemy at half past seven o'clock and continued all day with cannon not gaining.

 August 18th 1862 Firing going on all day with pickets.

 August 19th Firing still going on with pickets and some cannonading all day

  August 20th 1862 Some cannonading and Firing with the pickets all day and a good portion of the night.

 August 21st 1 am on duty in sight of the enemy's tents and can view the Cumberland Mountains Gap. Some firing with the pickets up to nineo'clock in the morning, firing continued over and after all day, but at  long distance.

August 22nd 1862 Friday Pickets commence early in the morning and by evening there was three or four Regiments engaged for two or three hours but not much damage done, some shelling from the enemy, at night all was quiet.

August 23, 1862 Today {Saturday) everything appears to be quiet. We move  nearer to the Virginia line.

August 24th 1862 Sunday, some firing with the pickets up to 2 o 'clock. I am on guard today.   Everything quiet all through the night.

August 25th Monday There was some firing with the pickets today but not very much.

August 26th 1862 There was firing with the pickets today, and also cannonading from the enemy. Tonight all is quiet.

August 27th Wednesday There has been some firing with the pickets today.

August 28, 29, 30 All quiet.

August 31st 1862 There was considerable shelling from the enemy today about ten o 'clock but no damage was done.

September 1, 2, 3, & 4th All quiet.

September 5th Friday This was the day the dispatch came. Everything  quiet.

September 6th Through Tuesday the 16th All quiet.

September 17th 1862 Wednesday This is the day the enemy vacated Cumberland Gap.

September 18th Today we marched into Cumbertond Gap and took possession of that place. The enemy destroyed arid left a large number of things there.

September 19th 1862 Friday Today we marched over the mountain into Kentucky and camped right at the foot of the mountain right close to a creek.

 September 20th 1862 Saturday We commenced our march in Kentucky. We marched to Cumberland River Ford and walked through the water 3 or 4 feet deep and camped.

 September 21st Sunday We continued our march today for about 23 miles to Goose Creek.

 September 22nd Monday We marched 12 miles and struck camp at 1 o'clock night.

 September 23rd Tuesday We continued the March past London Town, 50 odd miles from Cumberland Gap and struck camp at the forks of creek.

 September 24th Wednesday We continued our march fording the Rock Castle River. The men would ride in and examine the Water before crossing.

 September 25, 26, & 27th March each day, passed London Town.

September 28th 1862 marched and struck camp near Danville

 September 29th 1862 marched through Danville 130 miles from Cumberland Gap, also passed Harrisburg I saw the largest Rat here at this place that I ever saw. It was a wharf rat as large as a possum

 September 30th, October 1st 1862 Wednesday We marched past Salvisa also Lawrenceburg.

 October 2nd Thursday We marched past Rough and Ready Town and camped near Frankfort at the stone bridge built by nature 20 or 30 feet long and wide enough for a wagon to cross.

 October 3rd Friday We stayed today in camp.

 October 4th 1862 Saturday We stayed in camp till very near night when orders came to March through Frankfort, the capital of the state. We marched very nearly all night to this place called Versailles, 13 miles from Frankfort, the Capitol. We burned bridges here to keep the yankees from following us.

 October 5th Sunday Stayed at Versailles today, it is a beautiful level country.

 October 6th Monday I am on picket duty today.

  October 7th Tuesday Remained at camp today.

 October 8th Wednesday We marched toward Lawrenceburg and formed in line of battle.

 October 9th 1862 We left at 2 o'clock and marched to Lawrenceburg, some fighting going on today near this place, we marched through Salvise to Salt River and camped

 October 10th Friday marched to Harrisburg and formed line of battle. We stayed all night west of             Harrisburg. A cold rain fell all night.

October 11th Saturday We marched back through Harrisburg, eastward tonear Brintsville and camped.

October 12th 1862 Remained in camp. Also on Oct. 13, till dark then marched through Brintsville to Lancaster.

October 14th 1862 Tuesday We remained near Lancaster all day and past off the time in line of battle. There was some fighting with the  cavalry today. We marched all night to Gum Springs, leaving the enemy behind us.

October 15th 1862 Wednesday We marched on about five miles from Gum Springs and camped in a nice grove near a school house.

 October 16th 1862 Thursday We marched today to the foot of a big hill and camped.

 October 17th 1862 Friday We marched from big hill to Rock Castle River and camped.

 October 18th Saturday We marched about 25 miles to the left of the State  road.

 October 19th Sunday Continued to March.

 October 20th Monday 1862 We marched on and came to the same road that we went up. We camped at Flatlick.

 October 21st 1862 Tuesday We marched about 2 miles to the Cumberland River and camped.

 October 22nd Wednesday We crossed the Cumberland River and camped.

October 23rd 1862 Continued our March and crossed over Cumberland Gap. We were in Kentucky from the 20th of Sept. to the 23rd of Oct. We marched to the Cumberland River and camped.

October 24th 1862 Friday We past Taswell, marched to Clinch River and camped after crossing the river.

October 25th 1862 Saturday We marched across the Elk River and camped near Rutledge, Tenn.

October 26th 1862 Sunday At Rutledge today.

October 27th Monday Stayed here today, considerable snow fell yesterday.

October 29 & 30th 1862 Continued our March through,Knoxville, Tenn..

November 1st 1862 Saturday Reach our camp here near Lancer Station 22 miles from Knoxville.

November 2nd Stayed at this camp from Sunday through Thursday, the 13th All at ease, no trouble at all

November 14th 1862 and 15th Left camp and left Kingston and crossed theClinch and Emery Rivers just below the Fork.

November 16th Stayed in camp today.

November 17th 1862 Monday This is my Birthday. I am 32, years old. We marched past Post Oak a noted place.

November 18th 1862 Tuesday Company marched today. I rode on 2 wagons.

November 19th Wednesday We left Walden's Valley and crossed Walden's Ridge

November 20th 1862 Continued our march and came to Skotcha Valley.

November 21, 22, & 23, 1862 Friday & Saturday We marched past Jasper and camped. Sunday we stayed in camp which is 11 miles from Lanoas Station.

November 24th Monday 1862 We marched to Cumberland Mountain and camped there.

November 25th We marched over Cumberland Mountain to Elk River and camped

November 26th to December 5th We marched to Manchester and camped and stayed here for some time.

December 5th 1862 I received cloths from home today, the first that l have got since leaving home.

December 6th 1862 I sent $100 home.

December 7 & 8 We marched to camp at Readesville.

December 9th through 17th 1862 Was stationed at Readesville.

December 18th 1862 The Georgia Batallion was transferred from Barton's Brigade to Raines Brigade and one mile.

December 25th Christmas Day 1862.

December 26th and 27th 1862 We marched 12 miles to Murfreesboro, Tenn..

December 28th, 1862, Saturday We formed a line of battle along a fence  here today.

December 29th Monday We moved across Stone River and formed a line of battle in a large field.  There was some firing with pickets

December 30th 1862 Tuesday There was considerable battle today near us.

December 31st Today was the day of the great battle of Murfreesboro. We killed wounded and imprisoned about 16,000 men, so it is said. Our loss was 5000. General Raines was killed, one was killed out of Bates Battalion, ten wounded.

 January 1st 1863 and 2nd There was some shelling and some fighting yesterday and today.

 January 3rd 1863 We retired from the battlefield at midnight yesterday. Heavy cannonading today.

 January 4th 1863 Sunday. marched to Shelbyville 25 miles and camped

 January 5th through the 10th Stayed in camp at Shelbyville.

 January 11th 1863 Moved one mile to better place.

 January 12th I received a bottle of peach brandy from Father today. It was made by old man Charles Moon and daughter Cush

 January 13th through 27th 1863. Continued to camp near Shelbyville. Considerable snow fell on the 14th

 January 29th Preacher J. P. Rowe visited our camp today. He came from home.

 January 31st 1863 through February 8th Still in camp here, sent $50.00 home Feb 3d

 February 9 through 12th 1863 Fair and warm rain on the 12th

 February 13th 1863 through March 7th Remain in camp at Shelbyville, warm  rain.

  March 8th 1863 Drew two months pay today. Also had inspection of Arms.

  March 9th and 10th 1863 In camp at Shelbyville, but we moved from this place at midnight and marched 8 miles north of Shelbyville and camped at a creek.

  March 12 and 13 Fair weather, still in camp.

 March 14th and 15th It was reported that the Yankees were advancing but it was a mistake, on the 15th we resumed to our camp at Shelbyville.

 March 17th 1863 Sent $75.00 home today.

 March 18th through March 28th We were in camp here for some time. Sam Fowler and myself made and baked apple pies (rights and lefts) and sold them to the Soldiers at $1.00 a piece, some of the Soldiers were simply too lazy to cook for themselves, if they had any money to buy anything with  

March 29th 1863 Snow today.

April 1st to 4th Very cold. April 5th big frost.

April 11th through 20th Fair weather, big drill, still at Shelbyville.

April 21st 1863 Moved to a new camp at Flat Creek

May 6th 1863 The 9th and 3rd Batallion consolidated into Regiment

May 9th 1863 Sent $30.00 home to Wife.

May 23rd Moved down creek about 2 miles

May 28th Near Shelbyville.

May 29th 1863 Moved 14 miles north east of Shelbyville to Fairfield

May 30th Moved 2 miles towards Hoovers Gap and camped near Fairfield

 June 3rd and 4th Made long march through Hoovers Gap and returned tocamp.

 June 6th Moved I mile toward Fairfield

June 14th 1863 Had a visit from Charles Witcher, (the Charles Witcher that killed Cal Edwards between Carlton and Broad River near Bridge)  

June 16th Moved to new camp 1/2 mile up the creek.

 June 23rd 1863 Drew two months wages $34.00.

June 24th through 28th The fight commenced at Fairfield on the 24th.Several were killed and wounded on our side. Some skirmishing on the 25th and 26th and 27th, we fell back to Tullahoma and camped.  

June 29th Went out in line of battle and remained there the next day

July 1st 1863 We vacated Tullahoma, left there at one o'clock in the morning and marched to Elk River.

July 2nd We marched to the top of Cumberland Mountain and camped.

July 3rd marched down the mountain to Marion Valley.

July 4th marched to Jasper and camped

July 5th marched to the Tennessee River and camped.

July 6th Crossed the river on a Pontoon bridge and camped 6 miles below Chattanooga, Tenn..

July 7th At Lookout Station.

July 11th 1863 We took the R R Cars (railroad cars) today and passed Chattanooga and camped 10 miles above on the Knoxville Road at Tyners Station.

July 12th through August 22nd While at Tyners Station everything wasquiet. I sent $40.00 home             by George Eberhardt. (Lamar's father)

August 23rd Moved camp from Tyners to Chiccamauga River at the Bridge.

August 25th We moved up-the Tennessee River 4 miles of Harrison at Big Spring. It ran a mill below.

 August 28th through August 30th Moved and took R R cars to Louden. Tenn..

August 31st We took cars back to Charleston.

September 1, 2. & 3rd We camped here on the Railroad at Charleston.

September 4th Left Charleston and marched 6 miles to Big Springs.

September 6th 1363 Sunday We marched to Oltewah Station 6 miles above Tyner.

September 8 1863 We marched past Tyner and past Chiccamauga to Graysville Station, Georgia.

September 9th We marched through Catoosa County, Georgia into Walker and camped at a Church.

September 10th marched west 6 miles and camped on creek

September 11th We had a little fight today in the valley.

September 12th marched to Lafayette and camped.

September 13th marched 5 miles up the Valley and back We were dodging the enemy.

September 14, 15, and 16th. Rested in camp at Lafayette

September 17th 1363 We left Lafayette and marched up Chattanooga road 8 miles and camped at a Church

September 18th We marched to Chiccamauga Creek. Heavy firing commence, the enemy shelled us heavy.

September 19th 1863 This is the day of the great battle. Our Brigade got into the battle about 3 o'clock, killed and wounded in our Regiment about 140, three in Company E. They were Lieut. Power, Corporal Morris and R. T. Power, 93 wounded. Myself wounded in the right side. Ball struck cap box, did not go through. W. A. J. Brown (Jesse Brown 's grandfather) carried me off the battle ground. (He had a sick certificate) and he followed us and carried me behind a log to protect  us from bullets.

September 20th 1863 Still fighting.

September 21st I came to the railroad at Dalton on my way to Hospital

September 22nd and 23rd Got to Atlanta on 22nd,26th and left for home night of 23rd and got on  the 24th 1863. Stayed at home till October 27th, 1863.

October 27th Left home and got to Atlanta.

October 28 and 29th Got to Chiccamauga on the 28th, and rejoined my company near the point of Lookout ,Mountain.

October 31st and November 1 through 10th Was on picket duty.

November 11th Sent $30.00 home by Corporal Allen.

November 16th We moved to the right.

November 17th 1863 This is my Birthday, 33 years old today.

November 18th 1863 The enemy shelled us a good bit today.

November 23rd 1863 Considerable fighting with pickets.

November 24th 1863 Considerable fighting on Lookout Mountain. It was  taken by enemy. We left the Valley.

November 25th 1863 We came to the top of Missionary Ridge and had a bigfight. We vacated the Ridge and fought one mile from it. M. David was  killed. We lost several pieces of cannon, the enemy shot our own cannon. We marched towards Cleveland, past Chiccamauga, and camped 3 miles of Craysvdle.

November 26th 1863 We lay in line of battle most all day at Cross Roads.  We then marched past Ringgold to Catoosa Spring and camped

November 27th 1863 We marched to Dalton, Georgia and camped at the new Hospital where they put our wounded and sick Soldiers.

November 28th We remained in camp in Dalton tin February 23, 1864. We  built little Shantys and took up winter quarters here, the weather is very cold here.

December I7th 1863 I sent $30.00 home to Wife by Sargt. J. A. Gloor.

December 23rd 1863 Drew $169.00 Sent $100. home by J. B. Eberhardt

December 25th Christmas Day and December. I sent $70.00 home by Capt. D.L. (Dabney) Gholston.

January 2nd and January 5th Warm and pleasant. Visit by J. G. Power.

February 6, 1864 Wife started with J. G. Power to visit me came as far as Union Point, but had news that the enemy as advancing and went backhome.

  February 10th 1864 J. G. Power went home. On Feb. 13th was beautiful weather.

 February 18th 1864 Very cold weather with heavy snow.

February 23rd 1864 We left our camp and moved 2 miles toward Tunnell Hill and camped

February 23rd & 25th We had considerable fighting on our right and heavy fighting in this Gap at the Railroad

February 26th 1864 Fighting is not so heavy today. The enemy retreated  toward Chattanooga during the night.

February 27th 1864 Returned to our old camp. Rainy weather.

March 5th Sent $5.00 home to Wife by S. P. Power.

March 16th through April 3rd Cold with some snow

April 6th through April 26th 1864 Pleasant weather, all quiet on front, but expecting a move soon.

April 29th 1864 Orders to be ready to move at any time.

April 31st Went to the Gap today, some skirmishing.

May 7th 1864 Moved to the front. Cavalry with infantry at Mill Creek Gap on Rockyface Ridge.

May 8th and 9th 1864 There was considerable skirmishing and cannonading  for the two days with little effect.

May 10th 1864 Heavy skirmishing and cannonading most all day. There were heavy cannonading in the evening With a storm of rain and wind.

May 11th There was heavy skirmishing and cannonading in the evening on the north side of the Gap. We had a big rain and very hard wind last night.

May 12th 1864 There has been skirmishing going on today. We are very closely confined in the    ditches The general opinion is that the Yankees are moving to our left. Their line is in full view. At eight o'clock in the night we left the Gap going toward Resaca moving very near all night.

May 13th 1864 We reached Resaca, Forming line of battle west of that place and built breastworks.

May 14th 1864 A very heavy fight commence at one o 'clock it kept up till dark Our loss was light, the enemy was heavy. Our Brigade was held in reserve but was under heavy fire all the time and several of our men were wounded. J. W. Patton was wounded in the leg and it killed him

May 15th Fighting commence again early today, heavy fighting all day with small arms and artillery. Our loss in killed is very light. As the enemy is flanking us on the left, we took up a line of March at 10 o'clock in the night, marching southward along the Railroad to Calhoun.

May 16th 1864 Considerable fighting with the enemy today. We left the place at one o 'clock in the night and marched the balance of the night.

May 1 7th 1864 We reached Adairsville, rested the most of the day, late in the day we had some heavy fighting, made breastworks. Then marched all night and reached Kingston at day.

May 18th We stopped at Kingston three hours for rest and then marched three miles toward Cassville and stopped for rest, staying all night.

May l9th 1864 We were marching and forming line of battle all day. Had some very heavy fighting near Cassville We stayed at Cass Station this night.

May 20th We were up soon and marched through Cartersville to EtowahRiver, crossed over going about 2 mires and stopped for rest.

May 21st 1864 We are stationed at Etowah, these days between Dalton andAtlanta.  Sherman's Army fought and flanked us so that they could surround Johnson's Army. Johnson tried to save his men, and some blamed him for not going on ahead but he did the best.

May 23rd 1864 We marched toward Dallas and stopped. May 24th Had a little skirmish fight at this place.

May 25th 1864 We marched 2 miles east of Dallas and formed line of battle.

May 26 & 27th Built fortification, and fighting started. There was heavy skirmishing all day and night on our right. Company out on picket.

May 28th 1864 Very heavy skirmishing today. Bates' Division made a charge in the evening  killing and wounding and taking several prisoners. Sargt. Griffeth was killed. Ned, A. Spurlock was killed, William Wood, and I. Dudley were wounded and died from their wounds.

May 29th Heavy skirmishing all day and heavy all night. We moved mile to the left.

May 30th 1864 Skirmishing all night. David Seagraves was wounded, several wounded today,  and 2 were killed in the Regiment. Lieut. Sheppard was killed

May 31st Skirmishing is not so heavy as usual today. The enemy is falling back beyond Dallas. I             was taken severely sick today, reported to Dr. Galloway.

June 1st 1864 Very little fighting today, the enemy is falling back I

June 2nd 1864 I was sent to Marietta and from there to Atlanta

June 3rd From Atlanta l was sent to Macon. W. H. (Billy) Smith is with me. We are in the City Hall Hospital.

June 4th through 12th Was in City Hall Hospital at Macon

June 13th 1864 I was transferred to Eufaula, Ala. Been raining for 10 days

June 28th Went back to Macon.

June 29th Went to Atlanta and on to Marietta, Ga.

June 30th 1864 We were in battle near Marietta.

July 1 & 2nd Heavy skirmishing, we fell back 8 miles, giving up Marietta.

July 3rd and 4th Built breastworks anti heavy skirmishing, fell back 3 miles

July 5th through 8th Was on picket duty. Heavy skirmishing.

July 9th Moved in facing Atlanta, gave up the Chattahoochee River.

July 10th 1864 Resting today.

July 12th and 13th We are in 4 miles of Atlanta, on the Railroad.

July 14th 1864 We moved 4 miles north of Atlanta to Peachtree Creek, Johnson was relieved and Hood was put in command.

July I5th through 18th Still at this place, with little picket fighting

July 20th We fell back to our breastworks and made a charge.

July 21st We moved to the right at night to the east of Atlanta

July 22nd We made a charge and lost several men. J. W. Griffith was killed, and four others were wounded This was called the Blackberry Charge.

July 23rd through 26th. Moved back to the west of Atlanta, worked on breastworks all day the 24th.

July 27th I was put on provost duty.

July 29th A fight on our left.

August 1st 1864 We moved to the left on the Sandtown Road.

August 2nd and 3rd Moved to the right one mile and back to the Sandtown Road. Heavy fighting today.

August 6th Our division was in a considerable fight today, killing, wounding and taking prisoners a good many, our Losses was light. W. M Perry was killed and D. R. Mosely better known as Dick was wounded

August 7th 1864 Very heavy picket fighting today.

August 10th General Bates was wounded today in the leg by riding in too far.

August 11th through 13th Heavy skirmish fighting, very quiet on 16th

August 23rd Little skirmish fighting today.

August 26th and 27th 1864 The enemy moved from the right still farther.

August 28th 1864 Our Division moved to the left and past East Point, going to Rough and Ready.

August 29th Stayed at this place tonight, then marched to Mount Gilead Church

August 30th 1864 We stayed there all day and at night we marched to Jonesboro.

August 31st 1864 Today there was considerable fighting. A great many were killed and wounded Capt. Gholston was killed; Lieut. J. B. Eberhardt was wounded, other wounded were Lieut. Young Daniel, Dan Flynn, A. Flynn, D. Patton, E. Dudley, W. A. J. Brown J. C Nichols was killed He did not hear the report of a gun for he was killed by a stray

September 1st 1864 There was considerable fighting today. The Yankees made a charge on our   line and the loss on both sides was heavy. We gave up a part of our line at Jonesboro and made a new line at Lovejoy Station. Hood vacated Atlanta.

September 2nd 1864 Stayed at Lovejoy.

September 3rd and 4th Moved to Bear Creek Station and stayed 2 days, the Yankees fell back from Lovejoy.

September 5th Moved one and half miles up the Railroad

September 6th Stayed here over night and returned to Lovejoy and Bear  Creek

September 8th Returned to Jonesboro, stayed till the 19th Drew three months wages $34.00.

September l 9th We marched from Jonesboro west 20 miles to the West Point Railroad

September 20th 1864 through September 28th We built breastworks near Palmetto Station. Stationed here till the 29th Received letter from home. Cloudy and rainy, wrote letter home on 23rd.

September 29th 1864 We marched from Palmetto to the Chattahoochee River, crossed and camped

September 30th Marched up the River to the Villa Rica road and camped.

October 1st 1864 Marched up the Villa Rica Road in sight of Kennesaw Mountain and camped there.

October 2nd We marched 4 miles past Dark Oak Post Office and camped.  

October 3rd Marched 8 miles today, camped.

October 4th 1864 Built breastworks 4 miles east of Dallas

October 6th Marched about 8 miles today, camped

October 7th Marched 17 miles today, camped.

October 8th, 1864 Marched to Cedartown and camped. The enemy met at Cedartown

October 9th Marched to Cave Springs, camped. Frost this morning

October 10th Marched across Coosa River.

October 11th 1864 marched over Omucha [Armuchee] Creek, north of Rome.

October 12th and 13th Marched 18 miles to Sugar Valley, then on to Dalton. Took Dalton, also Mill Creek Gap and captured 700 prisoners, tearing up the Railroad at the Tunnel.

October 14th 1864 marched on the Lafayette Road 8 miles

October 15th 1864 Marched 10 miles, crossed Taylor's Ridge and camped.

October 16th Marched past Lafayette on the Rome road 4 miles, camped.

October 17th Marched down Broomtown Valley to Alpine 17 miles and camped

October 18th Marched in Alabama 15 miles on the Jackson road.'

October 19th 1864 Marched west 15 miles to cross roads and camped.

October 20th Marched 18 miles to Gadsden, camped.

October 21st Rested at Gadsden today.

October 23rd Marched on top of Sand Mountain.

October 23rd 1864 Marched past Lickskillet to Brookville.

October 24th .Marched 14 miles northeast.

October 25th 1864 Went to the top of mountain near Summerville.

October 26th marched near Decatur. Rainy today.

October 27th 1864 and 28th Surrounded Decatur, Alabama and stayed here the next day.

October 29th Marched 8 miles toward Courtland

October 30th and 31st Passed Courtland 20 miles to Tuscumbia and camped.

November 1st to the 3th Stayed at this place; rainy.

November 7th 1864 Got word of the Death of my Son I. D. Moore.

November 8th Very rainy and cold.

November 9th Clearing and cold. Moved

November 10th 1864 Moved near the River.

November 13th We Crossed the Tennessee River to Florence, 5 miles  Tuscumbia.

November 14th through the 20th Stayed at Florence.

November 17th Birthday today, 34 years

November 21st Marched north 10 miles. Cold, snow.

November 22nd We marched 16 miles to Tennessee line. Very cold and snow.

November 23rd Marched to Warrenton in Waynes County,

November 24th Marched into Lawrence County and camped.

November 25th 1864 Marched past Henryville.

November 26th We marched past Mount Pleasant in Murry County to Columbia.

November 27th 1864 We surrounded Columbia.

November 28th The Yankees slipped out and left Columbia.

November 29th We marched across Duck River to Spring Hill.

 November 30th We marched to Franklin in William. County, where a great battle was fought. It commenced at 5 in the evening and lasted all night. The Yankees gave up and left after the turn of the night. It was a bad time, our loss 423 killed. The Yankees lost was 313 killed on the field

 December 1st 1864 We buried the dead today. We buried the Yankees in their own ditches.

 December 2nd I went with the Guard and Lieut. to Columbia with prisoners, and it took most all night to get there.

 December 3rd 1864 Returned to Spring Hill

 December 4th marched near Nashville.

 December 5th Battle at creek near Murfreesboro.

 December 6th We built breastworks on the old battlefield.

 December 7th Moved to the right. A considerable battle on the old battle field. Sargt. Griffeth and       B. A. Moon were killed and left in the hands of the enemy. We marched back to the Nashville Pike road

 December 8th 1864 Destroyed the Railroad.

 December 9th Marched to the spring.

 December 10 and 11th  Marched above Lebanon near Nashville.

 December 12th 1864 Marched to the line of battle.

 December 13th Some skirmishing today.

 December 14th Heavy fighting today on the left. We moved to the left.

 December 16th Heavy fighting today, and we retreated to Franklin, from Nashville. W. F. Strickland was killed here. This is the roughest time we have had.

 December 17th, 18th, 19th Moved to Spring Hill, then to the creek and to Columbia.

 December 20th Marched to Linville, then on to Pulaski, then reached Tennessee River on 25th.

 December 26, 27, and 28th Crossed the Tennessee River, marched to near Tuscumbia, Ala., remained here through the 28th.

 December 29th 1864 We marched to Cherokee Station.

 December 30th We marched to Inka.

 December 31st marched 12 miles.

 January 1st 1865 marched to Corinth, Mississippi, camped.

 January 2nd 1865 through the 9th Station here at Corinth, Miss.

 January 10th Marched to Brooksville.

 January 11th marched to Cow Town.

 January 12th through January 23rd In camp at Tupelo, Miss.

 January 24th Moved in near town.

 January 26th Marched to Artesian Well, stayed here till January 31st.

 January 31st Marched to Meridian, Miss.

 February 1st 1865 marched to Demopolis [Alabama]

 February 2nd Went to Selma.

 February 3rd and 4th Went to Montgomery on steam boat on Alabama River.

 February 5th 1865 We marched to Columbus [Georgia] and at night went to Macon, Ga.

 February 6th Went to Milledgeville, Ga.

 February 7th and 8th Went to Mayfield, Ga.

 February 9th to 17th Came home, left home, and went back to camp.

 February 18th to 22nd 1865 In Augusta.

 February 23rd Moved to South Carolina.

 February 24th Stationed in S.C till March 18th.

 March 24th 1865 Marched to Lawrence S.C.[ Laurens ?]

 March 26th Marched to Glenn, S. C

 March 27th to 29th Marching.

 March 30th Marched to Chester, and took train at Chester and passed through Charlotte to Salisbury, N.C

 April 1st 1865 Saturday Arrived Salisbury and took train to Lexington, N.C

 April 2nd Went from Lexington to Greensboro. Were at Greensboro through 4th.

 April 5th through 13th In Danville, Virginia.

 April 14th Left Danville, Marched 5 miles

 April 15th and 16th Marched 25 miles on the 15th and on to Greensboro.

 April 21st and 22nd Moved south to the Brigade..

 April 26th 1865 Moved to within 6 miles of High Point, N.C

 April 27th 1865 Surrendered and stacked arms in the Public Square in High Point, N.C. Johnson was back in Command before the Surrender.

 May 3rd 1865 We were ordered to Lexington, N.C

 May 4th and 5th 1865 Marched 20 miles on to Salisbury, N. C

 May 6th to May 13th Marched from Salisbury to Chester on to Newberry then past Oak Station, S.C

 May 14th 1865 We crossed the Savannah River and camped near Ruckersville in Georgia.

 May 15th 1865 Monday We reached home at 3 o'clock.



I. V. Moore.....G. A. Gloer.....[Stephen P.] Morris.....Dave Wynn.....[Walton H.] Gffffeth


I Thomas1 Allen.....[Martin H.] Pittman.....[OliverP.] Griffeth.....[ William G.] David


W. M Allen.....J. S. Allen.....A. S. Allen.....T. B. Anthony.....G. W. Bray....[ W. S.] Bulloch .....W. A. J. Brown.........[James F.] Barnett........J. W. Collins........B. T. Carithers........O. C Cleghorn.....C B. Duncan.....A. H. Downs......L. Dudley.........E. Dudley..........Josiah Drake.......J. W. Faulkner........J. W. Griffith......J. Griffeth.........J. Z. Gunnels.......G. P. Gentry.....H. H. Hampton......[Thomas] Lawrence.....J. M. Landers.....J. E. Massey.... Mark Mize.....B. A. Moon.....D. R. Moseley.......J. C Nickols......J. W. Patten....H. D. Patten ......S. P. Power .......T. B. Power ........W. R. Perry .......J. M. Pearce ........F. M Pearce.... ....J. M Pulliam .....M. M. Pulliam .....W. J. Russell ......John Russell ......J. E. M Russell ...J. W. Rhodes...R. B. Seagraves ....J. G. Seagraves ....W. T. Seagraves .......J. C Seagraves  ......W. F. Strickland ........Steve Smith ...........J. Jasper Smith ..........D. T. Simmons ....... W. J. Simmons .......J. D. Simmons....A. G. Spurlock.......C. A. Stevens M. Scarborough R. B. Thompson.....T. Booth .....H.Wynn ......Dan Z. Wynn W...... J. Wood......S. R.T. White  

[end of I. V. Moore diaryl


  The following names of members of Captain Dabney L. Gholston's Company, was taken from the surviving pay rolls, and has been printed in Volume 4 ROSTER OF THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA 1861-1865, by Henderson. Military records of these Confederate soldiers can be obtained from the Confederate Records Section, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Ga. 30334.


Allen, Henry J.....Allen, Joel S....Allen, Matthew S. ....Allen, Thomas...... Allen, William M.... Allen W. Thomas...Anthony, Thomas B.....Barnett, James F...Barnett, Leonard C (died 1862)... .....Barnett, William B......Battle, W. J. (died 11-15-1862).......Baxter, W. Henry.....Bennett, C W. (died 10-11-1863 in prison)............Bray, George W..........Brown, John S. Brown, W. A. J........ Bruce, John M........Bullock, W. S......Burroughs, James H. (died 10-29 1863)...........Carithers, Berry T.........Cheek, O. P...........Cleghom, O. C........Colbert, James F.........Collins, Charles V. (died 12-15-1864 in prison)....Collins, James Willis ..........Collins, John E. (died before 2-11-1863)......Collins, L. W............Cooper, Thomas C (died before 12-1862)..........Crawford, Charles Gresham (died 1863)........ ....Crawford, E. S......Crawford, James Benjamin..........Culbertson, George W. ............ ..Daniel, YoungA.......David, Francis M. (died 1-9-1863)....David, Morrassett (died at Missionary Ridge, Tenn.)...........David, Peter......David, William S.. .............Deadwyler, Martin V..............Deadwyler, Thomas J. (died 10-15-1863 ) ........... Downs, Anderson H.....Drake, Josiah.....Dudley, E. J...........Dudley, Henry (died 6-24-1863.) ......Dudley, Lawson.....Dudley, Lemuel..........Dudley, Willis J., Jr...Duncan, Charles B. (died 'in prison 4-6-1865)......Eberhardt, Edward P.......Eberhardt, Isaac H. ....Eberhardt, Jacob B......Faulkner, George W................Faulkner, James V.................. Floyd, J. P. (died 11-5-1862)........Floyd, William A....................Floyd, William P.......... Freeman, James L. (died 12-15-1862)..............Gentry, Grandison P. (died 3-31-1864).........Gholston, Dabney L. (died 8-31-1864).......Glenn, John W............Gloer, Joseph A.............Graham, Charles C (died 5-25-1863)...Griffeth, Walton H.......Griffeth, James (died 7-22-1864).....Griffeth, Jesse W..........Griffeth, Oliver P.........Gunnels, Junius Z......Hall, James P..... Hall, Jeremiah (died 1864)......Hall, J. S.........Hampton, H. H.........Hemphill, Oliver W......Hicks, Nathaniel.......Higginbotham, Woodson.............Kellum, John W......Kirk, John C....Landers, John M. (died 7-6-1864)..................Landers, Russell R. (died 4-29-1862).............Lawrence, James M. (died 2-5-1865 in prison)................Lawrence, Thomas..................... Lively, S. J. (died 9-20-1862)......Martin, A. M. (died 7-13-1862).......Massey, James E........ Mathews, F. J.........McElroy, Francis C (died 9-1 7-1862)..........Mead, M M (died 1-12-1864)............Meadows, Isaac J..........Messer, Jacob (died 8-1-1862).............Muse, Marcus D. L......Mitchell, Thomas C............Moon, Bird A. (d 12-24-1864)........MOORE, ISAIAH V...... Morris, George A. (died 2-16-1863)...Morris, Stephen P....Morris, William A....Moseley, D. R  Nichols J. C.........Osburn Nelson C.......Owens, E. P.....Patterson, James R. (died 5-26-1862) . Patterson, John R. (died 6-8-1862).........Patton, Hezekiah D.........Perry M. P.......Pierce, Franklin M..........Pierce, James A...........Pierce, Jesse M..........Pierce, John M....... Pittman, Martin H........Porter William H. H.....Porterfield, Ephraim....Porterfield, James W..... Porterfield, King W.......Porterfield, Robert L. T....Porterfeld, William J...... Power A. G. ...... Power, Francis (died -19-1863)....................Power, Jesse G. (died 5-29-1862) ............ Power, Joseph B. (died 11-23-1862) ..Power, JosiahW., ......Sr. Power, .......S. P. Power .....Thomas B. Pullin,.........James M. Pullin, Major M. (died 7-10-1864) Russell, John......Russell, J. E M    Russell, J. J. (died  6-6-1862)..........Russell, J. T. .......Russell, Rec. T.............Russell, W. J. ........Sailors, A. J. .....Sailors, Crawford C... .Sailors, W. C. (died 8-9-1862) ........Scarborough, S. M. Scrogins, George W......... Seagraves, James C..........Seagraves, John G. ........Seagraves R B. (died 9-13-1864) Segar, J. A. ......Segar, S. D. ......Shinn, G. W. .......Simmons, DavidT. ......Simmons, J. D. ......Simmons, Wiley J. Smith, Jasper J. .....Smith, Stephen ...........Smith, William H. .......Spurlock, Augustus .......Standifer, Luke R (died 12-1-1863) ......Stephens, Caleb M ........Strickland, Kinchen M .........Strickland, Milton J.......Strickland, Samuel G. Strickland, Wilson B. (died 74-1863) .......Strickland, W.F............Thompson, Joel B......... Thweatt, Thomas C..........Tolbert, William A. ..........Tucker, James R. P. (died3-25-1864 in prison) .........White, James W. ............White, StephenR. T. ............Whitworth, Turley S. ........Whitworth, Winston......Wilhite, Thomas M ....Williams, J. J. Wilson, James W. (died 11-29-1862) .....Wilson, Samuel B.....Wilson, Thomas (died 11-30-1864) ...Wood, John P.     Wood, William J. ....Lynn, David Z. ..................Lynn,. Hezekiah S.


The following information on the ancestry of Sgt. Moore was given by his daughters.

WILLIAM MOORE and his wife came from Virginia to Georgia in company with NATHANIEL BOOTH, FAULKNER, and PASS family and others. William had one son THOMAS MOORE who m. Nathaniel Booth's daughter, name not known (Judith by Ron Jones). Thomas Moore had three sons: JOHN, JOEL, and WILLIAM MOORE.

  JOHN MOORE, son of William, m. I ANN GLOER and had the following children: (this info is incorrect, all John N. children were by his first wife Martha E. Vaughn by Ron Jones)

William - m. UZIAH DAVID (Keziah H.)

Thomas - m. BETSY TUCKER



Ann, died in childhood

John Moore m. 2 MATTIE ALMOND and had one dau.: Lula.

ISAAC V. MOORE and ELIZABETH SIMMONS had the following children:

John m. MARY STAMPS, and had David, Addle, Roxie, and Nettie

Frank m. FRANCES MARTIN, and had Allen, Starks, James, Frank Jr.,

Lavonia, Mattie, and Mary Pope.

Melvin m. LELLIE SORROW and had lone, Agnes, Martha, and Arlene

Martha G. m. ALEX BROWN, and had Isaac, Henry, Elizabeth, Lou Rena, Mary

and Bessie.

Mary Lou m. JOHN L. MOON, and had Toomer, Turner, Loy, Maggie, Lizzie,

Pearl, and Ruby.

Ester Ann m. WILLIAM JOHNSON, and had Lonnie and David.

Elizabeth (Bessie) m. WILLIS NELMS and had son Allie

Ellen m. JAMES CARROUTH, and had son Isaac V.

Ida m. JOSEPH SAYER, and had Joseph Claud, and Ina Elizabeth

Sue m. TINSLEY HULME and had sons I.V., Pope, Frances, and Joseph.

Isaac D. died in childhood [see diary]