I am writing from the Bates County Missouri Historical Society and am seeking any insight into what kind of service he would have experienced during the War. Judge Moulton moved to Bates County Missouri (western border of our state - about a 1 hour drive south of Kansas City) in 1882 and upon his death in 1904 was buried in the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. We are working to establish his military biography and to learn as much about him during the War years as is possible.
Anyone help you folks in Alabama can offer will be greatly appreciated. Our county was also home to one of Missouri's most beloved Confederate Generals, Gen. JO Shelby, "The Rebel Who Never Surrendered," who lived close to the Adrian area as well. Shelby and his men went to Mexico at the close of the War but returned to Missouri after two years. Gen. Shelby was appointed US Marshal of Western Missouri in 1893 by President Grover Cleveland, and we have learned that Judge Moulton's wife was a first cousin of President Cleveland. That will be another connection we will be exploring. We're proud of our heritage here and want to preserve the memories of these, and other, outstanding citizens. Please share any thoughts, comments, or information.
Thank you kindly.
Bates County Museum