Pvt. William M. Oglesby

William M. Oglesby "Shuck" - Pvt. 10/15/1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. 12/13/1862. Roll dated 11/6/1864, last on file, shows him "Absent with leave, on special service in Lee's Battn. in Ga., since 12/13/1862." No later record.

Born Jul. 22, 1827. Filed a CSA pension application in Elbert Co. in 1896. Stated he was a resident of Ga. since 1827. Shot in the right breast and shoulder at the battle of Fredericksburg. Stated he was with a wagon train from Augusta to Macon when the 38th Ga. surrendered at Appomattox.

Died 4 Mar 1917, buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Elbert Co., GA, tombstone reads William M. Oglesby, CO H 38 GA INF CSA.

Elberton Star Tuesday March 6, 1917

Mr. William Oglesby died at the home of his son, Mr. Dock Oglesby, at Dewy Rose, Sunday afternoon. His remains were buried in Antioch Church Monday afternoon. He was 91 years old, a Confederate veteran, and a member of a prominent Elbert family. His death resulted from an attack of pneumonia from which he suffered for more than a month. He is survied by the following children: Messrs Dub, Ed, Adkins, Till, J E, and Dock Oglesby and Mesdames A E Roberts, Minnie Bond, Brewer Jones and Clara Winn.

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