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Finding Aid to the Benjamin D. Moore Papers MS.645
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Description
Benjamin Davies Moore (1810-1846) was a soldier in the United States army who died in the Battle of San Pasqual, California. This collection includes a letter from Benjamin, dated 1846, and a leather-bound notebook shared by Benjamin and his brother Matt Moore. Entries in the journal are dated 1829-1839 and include remarks on board the U.S. Ship Erie, as well as lists of naval statistics, poems, and notes from friends.
Background
Benjamin Davies Moore (1810-1846) was a soldier in the United States army who died December 6, 1846 in the Battle of San Pasqual, California. Previous to that, Moore was a midshipman from 1829-1833, a 1st Lieutenant in the Mounted Rangers in 1832, 1st Lieutenant with the 1st Dragoons in 1833, and was made a Captain in 1837.The Battle of San Pasqual, also spelled San Pascual, was a military encounter that occurred during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San Pasqual Valley community of the city of San Diego, California. On December 6 and December 7, 1846, General Stephen W. Kearny's US Army column, along with a smaller force of Marines, engaged a small contingent of Californios and their Presidial Lancers, led by Capt. Leonardo Cota; eventually joined by Major Andrés Pico. After US reinforcements arrived, Kearny's troops were able to reach San Diego.
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
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