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Sydenham MOORE

(1817-1862)

MOORE, Sydenham, a Representative from Alabama; born in Rutherford County, Tenn., May 25, 1817; pursued classical studies; attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 1833-1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Greensboro, Ala.; judge of Greene County court 1840-1846 and 1848-1850; judge of the circuit court in 1857; served in the war with Mexico as captain in Colonel Coffey’s regiment of Alabama Infantry from June 1846 to June 1847; elected brigadier general of Alabama Militia; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, until January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; during the Civil War served as colonel of the Eleventh Alabama Regiment in the Confederate Army; died in Richmond, Va., from wounds received in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, May 31, 1862; interment in the City Cemetery, Greensboro, Hale County, Ala.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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