During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the First Battle of Manassas (also known as the First Battle of Bull Run); though his regiment did not arrive in time to participate...
In the letter he discusses a recent false alarm of a Union invasion in Tuscaloosa; military responsibilities of the cadets at the university ("If all the reports as to the whereabouts of the enemy are true, this Corps will not remain here idle, but...
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