Moses F. Monroe was born in 1825 in Ontario County, New York.
Moses left New York and eventually settled in Michigan. He was married and had at least one child.
Moses stood 5’6” with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion and was a 39-year-old farmer possibly living in Holland, Ottawa County or in Grand Rapids when he enlisted in Company E on January 4, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Grand Rapids’ Fifth Ward, and was mustered on January 6. He joined the Regiment on February 10 and was sick in a hospital from April 4 through May of 1864.
He was still absent in the hospital when he was transferred to Company E, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864, and he remained absent sick through January of 1865. He eventually returned to duty and was probably wounded on April 6, 1865, at Sayler’s Creek, Virginia.
Moses was either killed in action on April 6, 1865, or he died of wounds on April 28, and was presumably buried on or near the battlefield.
In 1865 his widow applied for and received a pension (no. 53600), and the following year a pension application was filed on behalf of and approved for a minor child (no. 104032).