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Royce, Moses Strong


Age: 36, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 4th TN CAV
Service: CAPT, Starnes' Escort, 4th TN CAV CSA, pow, Nashville, TN, escaped, 2/29/64, m/o at end of war [College: UVM 44]

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Birth: 07/18/1825, Rutland, VT
Death: 06/19/1873

Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 11800673


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 44
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown


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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN

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(Confederate Veteran)


"In 1852, Rev. Moses Strong Royce, A. M., graduate of the University of Vermont, class of 1844, was appointed professor of Ancient and Modern History and Belles-Lettres, which position he resigned in August, 1853."

William Arba Ellis, Norwich University 1818-1911, Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, (Capital City Press, Montpelier, 1911), i:106

Class of 1844

Moses Strong Royce, b Rutland 1825; d Nashville, Tenn, 19 June 1873; f St Albans; fr Rutland; P E clerg ord dea 50; p Greenville, Tenn, 47; Nashville 50; Norwich, Vt, 52; prof belles lettres and math NorwU 52-53; Franklin, Tenn, 52-; in Nashville 65--d

General Catalogue of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont 1791--1900. (Free Press Assocation, Burlington, 1901), p. 77

Reverend Moses Strong Royce was born in the North. His family lived in Rutland, Vermont, where Moses' father died when the boy was just eleven years old. A serious scholar, Moses graduated from the University of Vermont at eighteen. He seemed predisposed to poor health, and his mother thought it best for him to seek the more moderate climate of the South. He moved to Greenville, Tennessee, where he took a job as a principal of a boys' school while he studied to prepare for the Episcopal ministry.

Judith Riker Damon, A Genteel Spy; The Inspiring Odyssey of Martha Broyles Royce and her family During the Civil War, Two Peas Publishing, Rockvale, TN, 2010), xxix

Betsey Matilda Strong m. April 26, 1824, Rodney Casear Royce, in Berkshire, Vt. Moses Strong Royce b. July 13, 1825, grad. at Vt. University in 1844, studied Theology at Columbia, Tenn., an Episcopal clergyman at Franklin, Tenn. He m. July 16, 1850, Martha Ann Broyles.

Benjamin W. Dwight. The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass., (Joel Munsell, Albany, NY, 1871), ii:1032.


Leroy P. Graf and Ralph W. Haskins, editors, "The Papers of Andrew Johnson, Volume 6, 1862-1864," (Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Press, 1983), p. 407.

Additional Reading: "The Southern Odyssey of a Rutland Son's Family" and "Review of 'A Genteel Spy'" (by Carolynn Ranftle) in the Rutland Historical Society Quarterly, 2011, Vo. 41, No. 2, starting on page 17, and the biographical article in Confederate Veteran magazine, Volume 16, starting on page 622.

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