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Edom T. Moon papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS802f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a series of 24 handwritten narratives by Edom T. Moon, which document the exploits of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. These narratives, which Moon titles "letters," were written sometime between the war's end in 1865 and his death in 1908. Of note is the description of the Battle of Gettysburg in letter 13; the narration of the death and burial of Stonewall Jackson in letter 11; and a copy of the lyrics to the song, "Stonewall Jackson's Way," at the end of letter eight. This collection also contains a photocopy of images of some of the members of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, including Moon.

Dates

  • 1865-1908, 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Edom T. Moon (1845-1908) was born in Walton County, Georgia, to Joseph Moon (1796-1892) and Martha Patsy Jones (1812-1871). In 1861, he joined the Confederate Army as a member of the Walton Sharpshooters in Company G of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment. During the Civil War, he fought in the battles at Seven Pines, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, and was wounded in 1862. He was promoted to 4th Corporal in the Army in 1864. After the war, he married Elizabeth Webb (1846-1892) in 1866. The pair had nine children: Troy Lee (1868-1961), Martha (1870-1941), Ivennor Lieu (1872-1934), Anna Aura (1876-1960), Mary Gertrude (1881-1973), Mack D. (1883-1910), Jane Maude (1885-1966), Tillie (1887-1939), and Nancy Ziporah (1879-1972). In 1886, after serving as the Justice of Peace, Moon was admitted to the Georgia Bar.

Extent

1 folder