Lt. John Oglesby - Co H

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The Elberton Star, March 30, 1889; Elberton, GA


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History of Co. H. 38th Ga. Reg.,

Gordon's Brigade.
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Third Lieutenant John Oglesby was a brave soldier, and was always at his post. He fought through many battles in and around Richmond, Fredricksburg, and through the Shenandoah Valley; also through Maryland and into Pennsylvania. On the first day of July, '63, while in command of his gallant company, in charging the enemy, he was shot through the body, killing him instantly. He was buried in a few steps of where he was killed. He married Miss Margaret Eberhart, an excellent lady, who survived him only a few years. They leave one child - George - who lives near Antioch church, and is a good farmer.

1860 US Federal Census:

Name: John Oglesbey
[John Oglesby]
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1860: Elberton, Elbert, Georgia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Elberton

Household Members:
Name Age
John Oglesbey 29
M Oglesby 29
Geo C Oglesbey 6
R S Oglesbey 2

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