John Vinro Moore (1833 - 1862)
Moore was from Pendleton of Anderson County, SC and the editor of the
True Carolinian and was an Attorney before the war. He enlisted with the rank of Captain in Co. F. In May 1862 he
was promoted to Colonel of the 2nd Reg't Rifles SC Vols and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Second Manassas in
August 1862. Becuase of his service with the regiment it's name is a tribute to his service and death, Moore's Rifles.
Col. Moore is buried in Haymarket, Va.
We had advanced (advanced) in line of battle nearly a mile, most of the
way at double quick. Just before the enemy fired at us, Capt. Seabrook, who was Gen. Jenkins, Assistant Adjutant General,
came riding up the line from the left. He spoke to Col. Moore, who was behind our company, said, “You are almost exhausted,
aren’t you, Colonel?” Col. Moore caught a long breath and said, “Yes, I am.” That was all Capt. Seabrook
said. He turned and rode back to the left, had ridden only seventy or a hundred yards when the enemy’s line of infantry
fired a volley and Capt. Seabrook went down to rise no more. I suppose what he said to Col. Moore was the last words he ever
spoke. Col. Moore was mortally wounded at the same time. We were then only twenty or thirty steps from the Yankees and both
lines were firing as fast as they could.
Source: Letters of Lt. Augustus Dean on the 2nd Battle of Manasses,
VA; August 30th, 1862