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First Name: Horace

Last Name: Moore

Birthplace: Mantua, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Other Engagements

Middle Name: Ladd

Date of Birth: 25 February 1837

Date of Death: 01 May 1914


Years Served:
Horace Ladd Moore

•  American Civil War (1861 - 1865)


Horace Ladd Moore
Colonel, Kansas Cavalry

Horace Ladd Moore was born on 25 February 1837 in Mantua, OH. Moore attended the common schools and the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute in Hiram, OH. He moved to Lawrence, KS, in 1858.

Moore studied law and one month after his admission to the bar, enlisted in the Union Army in the Second Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, on 14 May 1861 and served continuously until 30 June 1865, when he was mustered out of the service as Lieutenant Colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry. As Major of the Eighteenth and Colonel of the Nineteenth Regiments of Kansas Cavalry, he served against the Indians on the Plains in 1867 and 1868.

He again engaged in the practice of law and later, from 1886-92, engaged in the wholesale grocery business in Trinidad, CO. He was the Treasurer of Douglas County, KS, in 1886-87. As a Democrat, he successfully contested the election of Edward H. Funston to the Fifty-third Congress and served from 2 August 1894, until 3 March 1895. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He served as Vice President of a National Bank in Lawrence, KS, until his death.

Death and Burial

Colonel Horace Ladd Moore died on 1 May 1914. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.

Honoree ID: 2875   Created by: MHOH




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