I am interested in any information concerning the village at Moscow, what stores and where they were, who was a part of the community, and the living then. I am a former resident of that community and am writing a book on that period of time and the time of the battle there.
It seems that several years ago I came across some information on Moscow when doing some research on little known Civil War battles/skirmishes in SW Arkansas. I know there are some short references in the Official Records. You may also want to do a search on the Southwest Ark. Regional Archives website www.southwestarchives.com/. They are a wealth of information for the area. I also saw a pretty good early map at the Ark. History Comm. in Little Rock several years back with building sites of Moscow. I hope this was of some help. When you finish your work, it would be nice if you share it with this site so others may benefit from your research. Thanks. Shane Westmoreland
Mr. Edwards: This my second reply to your inquiry on the Moscow community. My only connection to Moscow is from my great grandfather, Rev. Matthew Hunter Fielding who was a minister at Moscow Methodist Church (still standing) at various times from 1870 until his death in 1888. Both he and his wife Elizabeth are buried in the old Moscow Church cemetery. Much information concerning attendance records and family histories are located at the museum at Old Washington State Park near Hope, AR. A wonderful place !! The Fielding family lived in the Harmony community not too far away. Regretfully, none of those relatives are still living, so I am at a loss to any additional information. I appreciate your input on anything you may find on Moscow community.
My great grandfather. Rev. Matthew Hunter Fielding, was a circuit riding methodist minister. Althoughhe did not live in the Moscow community, he did preach at the Moscow Methodist Church (still standing) many times. He and his wife and one son are also buried in the church cemetery there. The Depot Museum located in old Washington park near Hope contains many old records of that old church, including names of attendees at each church meeting . However, you must ask for those records (from 1870 on) to view them, as those fragile records are not available on display to the general public. Hope this is helpful in some way to you. please contact me if I can help further.
Mr. Edwards: Thank you very much for your reply to my comment on the Moscow community. However, I did not receive your message. Could you please respond once again directly to my e-mail: email@example.com. I would appreciate it very much, and I guarantee a speedy response. Thanks, "Bill" Fielding
Follow Up by Andrew Shane Westmoreland (firstname.lastname@example.org bounced) on 2007-10-02 12:50 a.m.
Check out the following link. http://www.southwestarchives.com/research/place/Default.aspx In the title box type "moscow". There are two pieces of info. You'll need to either go to the archives to view this material or you can request a copy of it. Some of the items cannot be copied because of condition, but it's worth a shot. Looks like it could be some good info for you. Shane