4th Sgt. Abda Oglesby

Oglesby, Abda - 4th Sgt 10/15/1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. 5/12/1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. and sent to Aiken’s Landing, Va. for exchange 9//18/1864. Received at Varina, Va. 9/22/1864. Admitted to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Va., with abscess on arm, 9/22/1864, and furloughed for 30 days 9/26/1864. Enlisted as a Pvt. in Co. H, 2d Battn. Ga. Militia Cavalry 10/1/1864. Appointed 1st Lt. and Acting Adj. Surrendered at Macon, Ga. 4/ 22/1865. (Born in Elbert Co., Ga.

Born 6/9/1836, died 2/4/1907, buried at Elmhurst City Cemetery, Elberton, Ga., married Mary L. Eberhardt on 23 Jan, 1858, and was father of 7 children. Widow filed a CSA pension application in August, 1907 in Elbert Co., Ga. She was born in Madison Co. Ga., May 10th, 1843, and died 2/27/1919 at the age of 76.

Elberton Star Newspaper
Thursday Feb 7, 1907

Monday morning, February 4th, Judge Abda Oblesby, more affectionately known as Uncle Abb, yielded to the grim destroyer and calmly passed away. He was one of the best known men in the city and by his upright walk and many deeds of kindness had won the esteem of all. For many years he had held, without opposition, the office of Justice of the Peace for this district and while called upon to decide many disputed and difficult questions, he has done so in a manner to reflect credit upon his office and has rarely been reversed. As one of the leading members of the Baptist faith, his loss will be keenly felt by his church and Sunday School. He was cherished and fondly loved by a devoted wife and children.

Obituary courtesy of Mr. Jeff Taylor

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