ILLINOIS in the CIVIL WAR

Famous Illinoisians with Civil War Ties


Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899)

Soldier - Governor of Illinois - US Senator

1861-4
Colonel of 8th Illinois Infantry Regiment (Civil War)
Major General of Troops from State of Illinois
1865-9
Governor of Illinois
1873
Governor of Illinois
served January 13-23, resigned to become US Senator
1873-9
US Senator from Illinois
1885-9
Governor of Illinois
Oglesby is buried on Elkhart Hill in Logan County, Illinois

References:

  1. Report of the Adjutant General of State of Illinois for the years 1861-6, 1900. Vol. 1.
  2. Illinois Blue Book, 1989-90, Illinois Secretary of State, Jim Edgar
  3. Illinois' Historic Lincoln-Logan County, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, Illinois.
See also:
  1. The Political Graveyard
  2. Biographical Directory of the US Congress

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