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Moore, John (1826-1907) to Mollie [Kelly]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04195.45 Author/Creator: Moore, John (1826-1907) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 May 1867 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.7 x 24.9 cm.

Summary of Content: He describes his past experience in Vicksburg, where he and Grant lived with a local family. Because he did not steal silver, as they "supposed all 'Yanks' were in the habit of doing, they have always felt very grateful" for the protection and whiskey he provided them, and they agreed to act as benefactors for Mollie, Moore's niece, in her musical study. Written from Gramercy Park House.

Background Information: Following the Civil war Moore served two years at Fort Wadsworth and Fort Columbus in New York Harbor then practiced as a surgeon in the New York City area. After ...short stints in Europe, Virginia, Texas, Washington, and California, he was named Surgeon General in 1886. He retired in 1890 and continued living an active life in Washington, D.C. until his death in 1907.

Kelly is Moore's niece, the daughter of Mary Moore Kelly.
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People: Moore, John, 1826-1907
Kelly, Mollie, fl. 1867-1903

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesReconstructionMusicWomen's HistoryCrimeMorality and EthicsAlcohol

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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