February 19, 1863
DEATH OF CAPT. WILSON D. MOORE, CO. “E” 45th
REGIMENT, N. C.
Captain Wilson D. Moore
died in camp near Goldsboro’
N. C. on the 5th inst., from the effects of vaccination after a
confinement of 19 days. The best medical
skill was brought to bear on his case but his sufferings were so great and the
symptoms of disease so unchangeable that the administering of medicine was of
no effect. He was conscious of his
condition, bore his sufferings with patience, expressed a willingness to die,
and informed his friends that death was inevitable, and that he must go, and
called all that were present to his bed side and bade them farewell. His remains accompanied by his wife and brother
were carried to his home for interment.
The deceased, a native
of Rockingham county, N. C., was in the 26th year of his age, the
prime of manhood and was snatched by the hand of death just as his life began
to bloom. He entered service of his
country as 1st Lieut. of the company in which he volunteered, having
served in this capacity for nearly eleven months, when he was promoted to the
position of Captain. He was a good
officer, a pleasant associate, and had won for himself the esteem and
confidence of every member of his company, and in his death they have sustained
the loss of a warm hearted, generous, gallant friend.
Alas, that one so useful
both at home and in service should be stricken down so early in life, but death
delights in a shining star, and had taken him as one of more than ordinary
brilliancy. His habits of life were
admired by all who knew him, and it would be well for all his friends to select
his example as the pathway of life. He
has passed from the din of war and confusion, and it is believed by his friends
who attended his sick bed that his spirit has soared to realms above.
He leaves a wife and two
little children with many warm and devoted friends to mourn his untimely
death. He is no more, and it can be
truthfully said of him, “Lost to sight, to memory dear.”
S. H. B.
by Sharon Strout]