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LT. Louis Worthington Moseley

Posted by John S. on Thursday, 6 July 2017, at 2:48 p.m., in response to Re: Early 50-70 Trapdoors, posted by John S. on Wednesday, 5 July 2017, at 8:05 p.m.

Found some more stuff about him. Son of a career Army surgeon from Philadelphia noted in some places as a Brig. Gen. but I cannot confirm that rank. The father certainly served during the trapdoor era, and at a number of western posts, so Louis probably grew up around them.

Louis Worthington Moseley was in school in Philadelphia (not sure which one) according to the 1900 U.S. Census.

He is not a graduate or former student at USMA West Point, so he was commissioned via some other source.

He was married at Ft. Logan in January 1906, to the daughter of a prominent Arkansas family. There is a lengthy description of the details of his wedding in the Army & Navy Register, January 27, 1906. Google that and Moseley and you should find it, or post an email address here and I will send it and other stuff to you.

A week after the wedding the unit deployed to the Philippines for two years. I found nothing to indicate he had been involved in the Boxer Rebellion in any way.

If anyone has trapdoors or Krags with history, I like those....


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