Horace W. Moore

Horace W. Moore, Scarborough, 1863

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Horace W. Moore, Scarborough, 1863

Horace W. Moore, 1863

Horace Moore was born in Biddeford, on October 17, 1844 to Jeremiah and Mary Ann Brown Moore. At the time of his enlistment to serve in the Civil War, he was five foot eleven inches tall with blue eyes and dark hair and worked as a shoemaker.

Moore originally enlisted on November 15, 1861 in the 12th Maine Infantry, Company C, at Cape Elizabeth. Both family and government records indicate that Moore deserted and reenlisted under several names during the Civil War. On October 22, 1868, he enlisted once more in the 3rd Artillery, Company M, at Fort Preble in Portland. He served until being mustered out on October 22, 1871 while stationed in Fort Jefferson, Florida.

Moore married Annie M. Davis on April 17, 1901. He died in Scarborough on March 19, 1909, age 64, of pulmonary tuberculosis, and is buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Togus.

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