Colonel Roger Moore and Confederate States of America Flag
Studio portrait of Colonel Roger Moore and the Confederate "Stars and Bars."
Roger Moore (1839-1900) was a well-known Confederate officer in Wilmington, NC. He was a descendent of James Moore, colonial governor of South Carolina, and "King" Roger Moore, founder of Orton Plantation. He married Susan Eugenia Beery, daughter of Captain Benjamin Beery of Wilmington.
In 1862, he enlisted as a member of Laurence's Partisan Rangers, assigned to the Third North Carolina Calvary. Moore eventually made lieutenant colonel in 1864.
After the war, Moore returned to Wilmington where he opened a building supply firm called Roger Moore and Sons Company. He served as alderman of Wilmington and chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. He introduced young Charlie Soong to the Methodist faith at Grace Street Methodist Church. After his return to China, Charlie Soong was very influential in the spread of Christianity.
In the race riot of 1898, Moore was called on to be charge d'affairs until the military could arrive and held off an angry mob determined on lynching the prisoners in the city jail. He died at age 62 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Flags--Confederate States of America
Alice Borden Moore Sisson Papers, 1838-2004, Sp. Coll. #1266
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