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MOVING FINGER OF JASPER
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Copyright ©2001, GRACE Fox PERRY, her heirs and assigns, all rights reserved.

SALUTE TO MEN OF HISTORY
JAMES W. MOORE.
Born at Coosawhatchie in 1837, James W. Moore attended school at the Gillisonville Academy. He became a graduate of the University of Georgia, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. At the outbreak of War he entered the Beaufort District Cavalry Troop as first sergeant; the next year he was elected lieutenant.
He participated in battles on the Potomac; around Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Richmond, Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg; and in the Shenandoah engagements. He was wounded at the battle of Brandy Station. Later in the War, Lieutenant Moore was stationed at James Island on the South Carolina coast. In North Carolina, he took part in the defense of Fort Fisher and of Town Creek.
After the War, he was elected to the legislature from Beaufort District. He moved his family to Hampton when it became a county seat, and was elected to the Senate, holding the post for 16 years. He was also chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee. Later, he was appointed Major General of the state militia.
For many years, General Moore's law office remained standing in Gillisonville. His remains rest in the family plot of the Baptist church cemetery. His wife was Cornelia Elizabeth Tillinghast, herself a daughter of a distinguished Coosawhatchie lawyer and state senator.