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Edwards Moseley Pegues

Obituary of Elijah Bucklie Moseley, Dallas County, Alabama

Dr. Elijah Bucklie Moseley was born in Dallas County, Ala., May 25, 1835, and died in the same county June 12, 1916. His early education was received at Orrville Academy, which a generation ago sent out a large number of men who filled places of trust in Church and State. When the call of the Confederacy was sounded, his brave young spirit responded promptly. He enlisted as a private in the volunteer company organized by Capt. C. C. Pegues at Cahaba, Ala., in April, 1861; but before the expiration of the year his soldierly qualities were recognized and on January 7, 1862, he was elected second lieutenant. On the reorganization of the company in April, 1862, he was elected captain of Company G, 5th Alabama Infantry, known as the "Cahaba Rifles," a company which rendered conspicuous service; only four members now survive. Dr. Moseley served with great bravery and distinction in the Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded in the battle of Malvern Hill July 1, 1862, and also at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. He graduated from Tulane Medical College in 1868, returned to Dallas County, and there practiced for half a century. His first wife was Miss Anna H. Edwards. His second marriage was to Miss Ann P. Howell. Two daughters and a son, children of the two marriages, survive him. After the religious services of his burial at Orrville, the members of Camp Jones, U. C. V., of Selma, Ala., conducted the funeral by the Camp ritual.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1916.

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