Col. Orlando Hurley Moore, 25th Mich. - I10134
Not on the 4th of July!
On July 4, 1863, C.S. Gen. John Hunt Morgan as part of his Indiana and Ohio Raid, demanded Moore surrender his position protecting a bridge that was part of a vital supply line.
Moore’s 174 men armed with 1853 Enfield rifled muskets were outnumbered, outgunned, and facing their first battle. Moore declined.
At the Battle of Tebb’s Bend, Ky., Moore had fortified a strong natural position. The Confederates dropped fast during repeated charges.
Moore serving as his own bugler, sounded an advance and the false cry of reinforcements was shouted along the Federal line.
In less than 30 minutes of total combat, Morgan sent a flag of truce to attend to the wounded and dead.