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Hartley Allen Moon

Submitted by: Rick Erisman {Grandson}

Hartley Allen Moon

Hartley Allen Moon born around 1877. Hartley Moon served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1916 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service


Colonel Hartley Allen Moon served in France during World War I. He served in the U.S. Army from 1916-1919. He was appointed Adjutant General by Governor Kilby and served as Acting Adjutant General until 1919. He also served on the General Staff of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.

Colonel Moon was a First Lieutenant of Infantry in the Alabama National Guard from 1909-1912. He served as Captain of Infantry Volunteer Reserves in 1908. He was Captain of Field Artillery, Alabama National Guard from 1912-1916. He was a Major in the Fourth Alabama Infantry and later in the One Hundred and Sixty Seventh U.S. Infantry, the Rainbow Division.

Hartley A. Moon held the rank of Colonel in the Adjutant General's Department in the Alabama National Guard, and as Adjutant General of Alabama in 1931 under Governor Miller.

Colonel Moon was severely wounded on June 9, 1918 in the Baccarat Defensive Sector, in Alsace, France. As a result, he lost the use of his left arm but participated in medical research to rehabilitate it without success.

From the beginning of and following the World War, Colonel Moon was actively engaged as Major of Infantry being continuously on the battlefields, where his outstanding service was rewarded with numerous medals.

Colonel Moon was appointed Alabama's Adjutant General. By 1925 he had attained the rank of Brigadier General in the Alabama Army National Guard.

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 Hartley Allen Moon