PVT Moses Albert Waldron

Son of Joshua Waldron and Frances Settle

Moses A. Waldron resided at 914 Chestnut, Carthage, Missouri with his wife Fanny. He had worked as a policeman and at 83 years he of age passed away from chronic heart disease and high blood pressure.
Burial in Park Cemetery under the direction of Knell Mortuary.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

MARRIAGE: to Mildred Frances Clingenpeel
26 Sep 1865 – Bedford, Virginia




End Comes Unexpectedly to Confederate Veteran at Home on West Chestnut

The ranks of that rapidly thinning army of men who fought for the causes of the north and south in 1861 to 1864 lost another good soldier last night when M. A. Waldron, Confederate veteran, who served with Pickett division at Gettysburg, and for nearly 25 years a resident of Carthage, passed away suddenly at his home, 914 West Chestnut street. Mr. Waldron would have been 84 years old next March 4.
Mr. Waldron until failing health and particularly the failing health of his wife caused his retirement a year ago, served this city as merchant’s policeman 16 years and in that capacity came to be familiarly known and universally liked by citizens of Carthage. To the public he generally was known as “Dad” Waldron and everyone had a cheerful word for him.

End Comes Without Warning
For several days past Mr. Waldron had not been well, and members of the family entertained fears that he was near death. Yesterday, however, he appeared stronger and was up and around, stepping out onto the porch last night to bid goodbye to members of his family who had been visiting him.
Shortly at 11:50 last night he arose to wait upon Mrs. Waldron and a few moments later returned to his bed. Lying back he placed his hands across his breast, putting them together seemingly, and then was still.
When he did not answer Mrs. Waldron investigated and discovered he was dead.

Native of Virginia
Moses A. Waldron was a native of Virginia, having been born near Roanoke, March 4, 1841. He was reared in that state and when the Civil War broke out enlisted in Company D. 128th Virginia Infantry which was organized at what was then his home, Stewardsville.
The company was mustered in May 20, 1864. He served with Lee’s army until the surrender at Appomattox, participating in all of the battles in which that army took part, including those at Bull Run and Gettysburg. Although in the thick of the fighting, Mr. Waldron went through the war unscathed although he had many close calls.
At the close of the war Mr. Waldron went into Pennsylvania to get work, returning to Virginia in September, 1865, to marry his sweetheart, Miss Fannie Frances Clingenpell. Seven years later they moved to Indiana and then to Missouri, coming to Carthage from Appleton City in 1904. He had engaged in farming at Appleton City. After coming to Carthage he worked as a night-watch, taking up the work of merchant policeman in 1911.

Wife and 5 Children Survive
Mrs. Waldron and five of their nine children survive. The surviving children are Mrs. A. E. Stewart and Mrs. F. A. George of Carthage, Mrs. W. E. Booker, Kansas City, MO.; Mrs. S. E. Hicks, Los Angeles, CA., and Mrs. Glen West, Kansas City, KS.
Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive as follows: Grandchildren-Mrs. Lottie Lohrier, Chicago; Carl Booker, Ruth, Nevada; Charles George, Carthage; Mrs. A. C. Van Hook, Carthage; Mrs. Lena Garretson, Walnut, CA.; Mrs. Carl Covington, Alhambra, CA.


Pvt. Moses A. Waldron
Regiment Name 28 Virginia Infantry
Side Confederate
Company D

28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry

28th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Lynchburg, Virginia, in June, 1861. Its members were raised in the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Bedford, Campbell, and Roanoke. After fighting at First Manassas the unit was assigned to General Pickett’s, Garnett’s, and Hunton’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Gettysburg except when it served with Longstreet at Suffolk. The 28th moved to North Carolina, then was on detached duty at Richmond. It fought at Cold Harbor, endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and was engaged in various conflicts around Appomattox. The regiment totalled 600 men in April, 1862, and reported 40 casualties at Williamsburg at 47 at Seven Pines. It lost 12 killed and 52 wounded at Second Manassas, had 8 killed and 54 wounded during the Maryland Campaign, and, of the 333 engaged at Gettysburg, half were disabled. Many were captured at Sayler’s Creek, and 3 officers and 51 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Robert C. Allen, Robert T. Preston, and William Watts; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel B. Paul and William L. Wingfield; and Majors Michael P. Spesard and Nathaniel C. Wilson.