John O. Moore

BirthMarch 10, 1844
DeathDec. 11, 1936
CemeteryPalmyra (Palmyra)
PostMansfield (Palmyra)
Unit125th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F

Private John O. Moore

Company F, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Moore was born in New Grenada (Fulton Company), Pennsylvania on March 10, 1844. He was residing in Huntington County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 12, 1862. Moore served about 9 months. He was mustered out on May 18, 1863 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 125th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Harrisburg in August, 1862. The regiment fought at the Battle of Antietam (MD) (September 16-17, 1862) and the Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863). The Battle of Antietam was very costly to the regiment. Thirty (30) soldiers were killed, 121 were wounded, and 4 were reported missing.

Moore died on December 11, 1936 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Rosewood Cemetery in Palmyra (Otoe County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Mansfield Post (#54) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Palmyra. In addition, he was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln. During 1926, he was Commander of the Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.