Hartley Moon

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Colonel Hartley A. Moon (February 1877[1] – after 1934[2]) was adjutant general of Alabama[3] from 1919 to 1927.[4]

Moon was born in Goodwater, Alabama. At the rank of major, Moon commanded the US Infantry 167th 2nd Battalion[5][6] during World War I; they arrived in France in late 1917[5] and saw action in the Lorraine region in early 1918.[7] Moon was wounded in action.[8]

After the war, he helped World War I flying ace James Meissner in the transformation of the Birmingham Flying Club into the 135th Observation Squadron, which was assigned to the state of Alabama in 1922.[3]

In the late 1920s, he had a house built in the Cloverdale-Idlewild neighborhood of Montgomery, a house which was later inhabited by Wayne Greenhaw. In the 1930s he served as colonel in the Alabama National Guard.[2]

He died in Montgomery, Alabama.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hartley A Moon (1877 - )". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Troops to Guard Vote Inquiry". The New York Times. 12 November 1934. 
  3. ^ a b Scales, Matt. "James Armand Meissner" (PDF). 117th Air Refueling Wing. Air National Guard. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Owen, Mary Bankhead (1930). Alabama Historical Quarterly. 1.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b Screws, William P. (1919). Alabama's Own in France. New York: Eaton & Gettinger. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Harold Stanley (1917). Roster of the Rainbow division (forty-second) Major General Wm. A. Mann commanding. Eaton & Gettinger. p. 370. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Frazer, Nimrod T. (5 September 2010). "Remembering F Company". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Captain Thompson Must Suffer Some More". The Huntsville Daily Times. 30 September 1919. p. 5. Retrieved 29 December 2011.