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Archibald D. Moore, Civil War


154th Illinois Infantry, Company E, (Private)

Pension #353916

Archibald D. Moore was born in July of 1843 in Lawrence County to William and Anna Moore. The 1850 census has him listed as Archy, living with his parents and siblings: Tilford, Amy, Catharine, Elizabeth, Edward, Mary, Sarah, and Melissa. The 1860 shows the family living in the Olive area of Lukin Township and having added two more daughters, Amanda and Barbary.

February 15, 1865 must have been a big day in the Olive neighborhood as Archibald D., his brother Tilford, and three other Moores, Benjamin, Archibald P., and Jonathon all enlisted in Company E of the 154th Illinois Infantry. Archibald D. was 6’ tall with dark hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. He was listed as a 22 year old resident of Sumner and a farmer. The men of the 154th Illinois Infantry were mustered out on September 18, 1865 at Nashville, TN.

Archibald D. returned home after the war where he married Nancy Peters on September 14, 1867. The 1870 census records “Arch” and Nancy living in Lukin Township with their four- month- old son Oliver. By 1880, the couple had added another son Isaac V. By 1900 Archibald and Nancy were still living in Lukin Township. Living with them were their son Oliver, age 29, daughter-in-law Ida, age 25, and two grandsons, Arthur, age 3, and Ray, age 7. Archibald D. Moore died at the age of 67 in Lukin Township on February 24, 1902. He was buried at Bell Cemetery. The gravestone which marks his grave was obtained by Walter Padgett of St. Francisville on September 20, 1940.

This veteran's tombstone at Bell Cemetery ws dirty and leaning backwards. It has now been cleaned and reset to honor this brave soldier. Please help us restore our veterans' final resting places by sending donations to the Lawrence County Historical Society P.O.Box 425 Lawrenceville, Illinois 62439

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