Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 16, 1861
HIS NAME- The Shreveport Gazette says that an officer from that place took a
servant, named Abram, with him to the war.
On arriving in New Orleans Abram began to look around for Gov. Moore, to
get him to change his name; but not finding the Governor, he took the
responsibility himself, and changed his name to “Pete” saying he weren’t “gwine
to be named like old Abe Linkum.”