Brigadier General Timothy C. Moore (1824-1913)

Timothy Cummings Moore, 2nd great-grandfather of companion Harry Vaiden, was mustered into federal service as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company F, 4th New Jersey Militia on April 27, 1861 and served in the defense of Washington, DC during the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign before being mustered out on July 31, 1861. He was then commissioned as a Captain in the 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment as commander of Company C on September 9, 1861 and served until he resigned due to disability on January 14, 1863. New Jersey raised Independent Militia companies due to the invasion of by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Timothy Moore accepted the second in command of one of these units, serving as a 1st Lieutenant from June 17, 1863 to July 17, 1863. A few weeks later he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel of the 34th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment (September 24, 1863), and served in that position through the end of the war. While the regiment was assigned to post-war occupation duty in the South, he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the regiment on November 8, 1865. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on November 11, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services". His Union Army service finally came to an end on April 30, 1866 when he and his regiment were mustered out of service - the last from the state of New Jersey.