This fine grouping has come to us as a consignment from the direct descendants of Moores. It includes his Imported Foot officers Sword, a beautifull hand-painted soldiers memorial, silver-plated water pitcher-goblet and tray (embossed with the name "MOORES" across the face), a fine CDV of Moores in uniform and numerous documents to include an original obituary and notarized letter of provenance. Moores was born in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1841 and worked the river boats as a young man. At the age of 20 he enlisted in the 44th Ohio which later became the 8th Ohio Cavalry. Although we have no muster sheets, newspaper clippings and family info tell us that Moores served throughout the war, being wounded at least twice and captured at Beverly while serving with Sheridan in the valley. He was confined at Libby Prison for a short period and paroled in March of '65 later mustering out with his unit in July. In later life Moores went into the general merchandise business and later travelled to Nebraska where he worked as a railroad executive. He eventually became involved in politics and was elected mayor of Omaha, Nebraska in 1897. He enjoyed great popularity in that office and died during his 3rd term of service in 1906. All items are generally in very good condition save for 2 breaks in the scabbard that can easily be repaired. Call for more details on this grouping. At this price, this grouping is a bargain! Priced to sell by the family.