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Collection Reference Number GLC05020
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Andrew Barry Moore to Mattie Moore discussing the Civil War
Date 15 April 1861
Author Moore, Andrew Barry (1807-1873)  
Recipient Moore, Mattie  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Moore, Governor of Alabama, discusses the Civil War with his daughter following the Battle of Fort Sumter. Expresses pride in Alabama's soldiers. Consoles Mattie in her husband's absence, stating "you must not be uneasy about your husband--rather glory in his ... order, & determination to do his whole duty to his country ... I assure you your patriotism would never have induced you to say to him stay ..." Predicts that Virginia will likely secede from the Union the same day he writes, with other border states soon following. Plans to travel to Pensacola, Alabama. Accompanied by a paper border, possibly for use in display.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate General or Leader  Confederate States of America  Women's History  Children and Family  Battle  Fort Sumter  Battle of Fort Sumter  Patriotism  Marriage  Secession  
People Moore, Andrew Barry (1807-1873)  Moore, Mattie (fl. 1861)  
Place written Montgomery, Alabama
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information The Battle of Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, which took place 12-13 April 1861, was the first engagement of the Civil War.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater