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.
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.
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