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John Moore

Portrait of John Moore
TitleLieutenant Colonel
Date of Birth - Death? - c. 1783

There is very little information available concerning Lt. Col. John Moore, John Boyd’s second in command. In fact, some sources suggest his name may have been Patrick. There is a possibility he was wounded or captured at Kettle Creek, which would explain why Maj. William Spurgeon assumed command after Boyd was killed. In any event, he eventually returned to British service, leading Tory forces to disaster at the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill. It seems that he was eventually captured by the Patriots and hanged in 1783.