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Moffett Ross

Obituary of W. J. F. Ross, Foard City, Texas.

Capt. W. J. F. Ross, member of Winnie Davis Camp, No. 108, U. C. V., also a member of Waxahachie Lodge, No. 80, I. O. O. F., and Stonewall Lodge, No. 13, K. of P., died February 14, 1915, in Foard City, Tex. Captain Ross was born in or near Macon, Ga., September 22, 1833. He entered the Confederate service April 19, 1861, in Company C, 2d Georgia Battalion; was promoted to the rank of sergeant major in 1864, to second lieutenant July 15, 1862, and to the rank of captain June 22, 1863. He took part in the battles of Seven Pines, Seven Days around Richmond, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Gaines's Mill, Gettysburg, and Appomattox. He was wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, and again at Petersburg June 22, 1864. He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg July 5, 1863, and released August 15, 1863, at Baltimore, Md. In 1863 he was detailed as acting adjutant general by order of Brigadier General Wright when Captain Evans resigned. He was detailed in 1863 as sergeant major by Maj. Jack Moffett. His service expired on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915

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