Boatswain’s Mate, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions on board the U.S.S. Benton.
December 27, 1862
Born in Boston, MA, May 18, 1837, Moore died in Austin, TX, February 16, 1918.
Citation: Serving as boatswain’s mate on board the USS Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862. Wounded during the hour-and-a-half engagement in which the enemy had the dead range of the vessel and was punishing her with heavy fire, Moore served courageously in carrying lines to the shore until the Benton was ordered to withdraw.