Friday, September 03, 2004

Oglesby, Richard (james)

Oglesby was born into a farming family, and his father was a member of the Kentucky legislature. Orphaned in 1833, he was taken to Decatur, Ill., by an uncle. In 1845 Oglesby was admitted to the bar; he practiced law until the Mexican War (April 1846 - February 1848) broke out, at which time he served with the 4th Illinois

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