|Harper's Weekly, February 9, 1861, (detail), Collection of U.S.
House of Representatives
MOORE, Sydenham, a Representative from Alabama; born in Rutherford County, Tenn., May
25, 1817; pursued classical studies; attended the University of Alabama at
Tuscaloosa 1833-1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced
practice in Greensboro, Ala.; judge of Greene County court 1840-1846 and
1848-1850; judge of the circuit court in 1857; served in the war with Mexico as
captain in Colonel Coffeys regiment of Alabama Infantry from June 1846 to June
1847; elected brigadier general of Alabama Militia; elected as a Democrat to
the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857,
until January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; during the Civil War served as
colonel of the Eleventh Alabama Regiment in the Confederate Army; died in
Richmond, Va., from wounds received in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, May
31, 1862; interment in the City Cemetery, Greensboro, Hale County, Ala.