He attended Yale University.
The couple had three children. Mary Louise, Frances, and Thomas. Moore served as a state judge in the Common Pleas Court and as a prosecuting attorney in Sioux City, Iowa.
Moore served during the Civil War under George McClellan in Virginia and under Sherman.
He was at Rich Mountain, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Jonesboro and Missionary Ridge. He rose to the rank of breveted major general on March 13, 1865.
Moore was Governor of Washington Territory from 1867 to 1869. Moore was a delegate to the United States Congress from Washington Territory in 1868.
He also was an attorney in New Orleans.
Moore died in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, on February 26, 1870. He is interred at Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington.