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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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June 17, 2012

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

A quiet week and one in which we use to work on projects that need attention in our archive room. Wednesday we worked on packaging our paintings in archival wrap that will protect them in storage. We also audited their numbers against our records to ensure that we had our records correct. If you haven't visited the museum to see what all is involved in accessioning an item into our collection, please do so. It will give you a whole new view of museums.

I will be traveling to Levelland this week to a Texas Plains Trail Meeting on our Strategic Plan. This is an annual meeting to discuss and develop our goals and projects for the region. We will also have the annual roundup in Big Spring on August 9-10. It is our annual meeting for all museums, chambers, city and county officials to meet and learn about Heritage preservation, tourism,etc. It is always a great meeting. You can go to www.texasplainstrail.com to learn more.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

As you are probably aware, we have the exhibit developed by Doug Ricketts based on the papers and photographs kept by May Moore. We knew her father, A.B. Moore served in the civil war but did not know any details. Arlene Walker who inherited the Moore house has learned how to use the internet and Ancestry.com and has found A.B. Moore's whole history. We now know the A. B. was born in around 1843 in Pennsylvania. In the 1850 census, he is registered in Columbus, Warren, Pennsylvania, age 7. He was one of six children born to a farmer and family 1052. In the 1860 census, he is 17. In Oct, 1862 , He enlisted in the Union army as a Corporal, promoted to full Sergeant on June, 1865 and mustered out on 11 Aug, 1865 at Richmond, VA.

He served in 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, 161st Volunteers from November, 1862 to August, 1865 participating in 45 battles. The regiment suffered 5 officers killed, 3 officers died of disease or accident, 100 enlisted killed and 191 died of disease or accident.

In 1890, A.B. is listed on the Lipscomb County census, having journeyed to Texas after the civil war like so many veterans. In 1910 census Abel B Moore is now married to Harriet Moore and has two children, Frederick and May. The rest of the story is found in the chronicle, May kept and is preserved for us to enjoy in the Art from the Ruins exhibit. In this 100th anniversary year of the civil war, it is interesting and fitting that we learn about our own civil war veterans. If you know of others, please let us know.

Have a good week.


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