There are quite a few accounts in Union regimental histories concerning Gov. Moore's plantation, describing the place both before and after it was looted. One account even compares the two situations, by a Union soldier who was there a few weeks apart and tells about how the place had changed over that period of time. The Yankees freely admitted that they were the ones who destroyed the place, some of them bragging on the fact that they had done it and that Gov. Moore had "brought it upon himself." By all accounts, it was a beautiful place, with a nice library, lots of outbuildings, etc, but by the time the Yankees left it was in ruins.
One of Gov. Moore's descendants, the late Ed Coco of Mansura, told stories of some old documents concerning the Governor (I think it may have been the papers restoring his citizenship) that he had seen in his childhood that had disappeared over the years. He always regretted their loss, and hoped that one day they would return to the family. You wouldn't know if anyone on your side of the family would have them, would you?