Howard Moore

Date

1919 circa

Title

Howard Moore

Date

1919 circa

Description

account of C.O. Howard Moore

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Coverage

United States

Creator

unknown

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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Format

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Language

English

Type

text

Transcription

Howard Moore.

Was sent to Camp Upton from his home in New York State July, 1918. Board of Inquiry declared him sincere July 20, 1918. Declined Furlough if under conscription. Transfered [sic] to D.B. Ft. Leavenworth in October 1918.

In Nov. 1918 Moore with 19 other Conscientious Objectors refused to work and were put in solitary confinement in the “Hole” on bread and water. This was done by Moore as a protest against inhuman treatment given certain Russian Christians who were already in solitary confinement.

On November 8, 1918, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded Howard Moore a hero medal and $500 for the gallant rescue of Miss Hanney off Belle Island Conn. When the award was made he was manacled to the door of his cell.

On March 12, 1918, the following report was made in a personal letter after a visit by the writer at the Disciplinary Barracks. “Howard Moore has consumption. He has not said so and does not complain but after all the exposure and misstreatment [sic] he has undergone, consumption which the boys say is in the Moore family has taken its hold on Howard Moore.”

Citation

unknown, “Howard Moore,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed October 19, 2020, https://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1728.

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