Julian Godwin Moore – Captain, Confederate States of America Army

Julian Godwin Moore was born on 2 October 1840 at Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina.  He married Emily Bland Southall on 12 October 1865 at Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina.

Captain Julian Godwin Moore 2 Oct  1840 – 1929
Emily Bland Southall 1843 – 1878
Married 1882 May [Mary E] Powell 1850 – 1883
Maried 1890 Julia West Smoot [Jones] 1841 – 1922  
of Mulberry Grove and Washington, D.C.


Hertford Light Infantry–in the spring of 1861 in Winton several score Hertford County men mustered into the county’s first volunteer company for the Confederate Army.

They were well equipped with uniforms and guns purchased by a county bond issue. Their officers were local gentry. Thomas H Sharp was elected captain, William B Wise, Jesse Perry, and Julian Moore were elected lieutenants. R T Barnes was First Sergeant of the unit and under him more than 100 Hertford men. There was even a musician, one W C Weed.

They marched to Raleigh where they became Company C of the 17th North Carolina Regiment. They were assigned to the incomplete Confederate defenses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. In August, a giant federal naval task force landed a powerful striking unit which quickly overran the southern defenders of Fort Hatteras on the Banks. In the sand-walled fort were the men of Company C. After a brief exchange with the huge landing party, the tiny garrison of untrained Confederates laid down their arms. They remained in Union prisoner-of-war stockades until in the spring of 1862 the men were paroled.

Artillery for Third NC Battalion–in the spring of 1862, Major John W Moore organized an artillery battalion. Captain Julian G. Moore was commander of the Hertford company. The battalion went to Virginia without guns and served with Lee’s army for several months between battles before it was equipped. Then in the winter of 1862 the unit went back to North Carolina for service. Still without guns for all but two of its batteries it remained near Wilmington. In March 1863 it finally was equipped and spent the entire year in positions near Wilmington.

It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death of the wife of Captain J. G. Moore, which took place at St. Johns on Tuesday last.
“The Albemarle Enquirer”, E. L. C. Ward, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C.
Thursday, November 28, 1878 


A beautiful and chastened spirit has pa[s]sed from this world and its troubles. Like the closing in of a gentle evening, amid the noiseless fall of the faded leaves, sank Emily Bland Moore to everlasting rest. This sad, but not unexpected, death occurred on November 26th, 1878, at the residence of her heart-broken husband, Captain Julian G. Moore, in the county of Hertford. This rare and saintly spirit was the second daughter of James H. Southall and his wife Sarah Clifton, and was born in Columbus, Mississippi, on the 19th of June, 1843. Her stricken mate and little Clifton are not alone in this mournful bereavement. The gentle wife and mother has left her beautiful image on every heart blessed with knowledge of her shining virtues. Fair and fragile as a flower in her physical development, she was yet the embodiment of resolute strength in all her spiritual aspects. A lofty and antique devotion to God was the most eloquent of her many means of testifying the beauty of holiness. The stealthy steps of death were heard by her afar off, and amid all the terrors of its approach there was neither alarm to her soul or repining at her fate. So good, beautiful and true –where shall we find her like again?  J. W. M.

After his mother’s death Uncle Jule moved to Washington, D C and became a guard at the U. .S Treasury. He and Uncle Tom were very active in the CSA. He had no other children by his wives; but he did have two natural sons, one named Joe Vann born ca 1873 whose mother was Clarkie Vann, the cook at Mulberry Grove. They lived in the office in the front yard. The other was Joe Moore who was killed by lightning at Maple Lawn 24 June, 1914.

Captain Julian G. Moore
North Carolina
Confederate Section


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