Name OGLESBY, Richard James "Uncle Dick"
Born July 25 1824, Oldham Cty KY
Died April 24 1899, Elkhart IL
Pre-War Profession Farmhand, carpenter, lawyer, Mexican war, gold prospector, politician.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 8th Illinois, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at Fts Henry and Donelson, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn at the battle of Corinth (w), November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division in west Tennessee and north Mississippi, resigned May 1864.
Post War Career Governor of Illinois, lawyer, US senator.
Johns, Jane Martin Personal recollections of early Decatur, Abraham Lincoln, Richard J. Oglesby and the Civil War. Microform Ed. by Howard C. Schaub Decatur IL, Decatur Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution, 1912
Name OLIVER, John Morrison
Born September 6 1828, Penn Yan NY
Died March 30 1872, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Pharmacist, court recorder.
War Service June 1861 Lt. in 4th Michigan, Capt., March 1862 Col. of 15th Michigan, Shiloh, commanded a brigade in battle of Corinth, Vicksburg campaign, commanded 3rd then 1st Bde/4th Divn/XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XV Corps in March to the Sea, January 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, internal revenue assessor, postal service official.
Name OPDYKE, (Samuel) Emerson
Born January 7 1830, Trumbull Cty OH
Died April 25 1884, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Merchant.
War Service August 1861 1st Lt. in 41st Ohio, Capt., Shiloh, recruited 125th Ohio - Lt. Col., January 1863 Col., Chickamauga, commanded a half-brigade at Missionary Ridge, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Resaca (w), Kennesaw Mountain, Spring Hill, Franklin, July 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. November 30 1864.
Post War Career Businessman.
Notes A fine civilian soldier, his brigade defended fiercely at Franklin.
Name ORD, Edward Otho Cresap
Born October 18 1818, Cumberland MD
Died July 22 1883, Havana, Cuba
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, Seminole war, served in California during the Mexican war, participated in the capture of John Brown.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 3rd US Artillery, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Washington, Dranesville, May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/Dist. of Jackson at Corinth, Hatchie (w), commanded XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, served in the Dist. of the Gulf, commanded XVIII Corps at Ft Harrison, commanded the Army of the James and Dept of North Carolina after Butler left.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service commanding various departments, retired 1881.
On the Internet 117th New York Volunteer Infantry - General Officers: Ord
Cresap, Bernarr Appomattox commander: the story of General E.O.C. Ord South Brunswick NJ, A.S. Barnes, 1981
Name ORME, William Ward
Born February 17 1832, District of Columbia
Died September 13 1866, Bloomington IL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service August 1862 Col. of 94th Illinois, Prairie Grove, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Herron's Divn in Vicksburg campaign, inspector of prison camps, resigned April 1864.
Post War Career Special agent of US Treasury.
Notes He died of tuberculosis contracted in the Vicksburg campaign.
Name OSBORN, Thomas Ogden
Born August 11 1832, Jersey OH
Died March 27 1904, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 recruited 39th Illinois - Lt. Col., January 1862 Col., Ft Wagner (w), commanded 2nd Divn/XVIII Corps at Morris Is., Drewry's Bluff (w), commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XXIV Corps at Ft Gregg, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 10 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 2 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, county treasurer, US minister to Argentina, businessman in South America.
Name OSTERHAUS, Peter Joseph
Born January 4 1823, Coblenz, Prussia
Died January 2 1917, Duisburg, Germany
Pre-War Profession Served in Prussian army, emigrated to US 1849, businessman.
War Service April 1861 Maj. in Missouri Bn, Wilson's Creek, December 1861 Col. of 12th Missouri, commanded 2nd Bde at Pea Ridge, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 9th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Big Black River (w), commanded 1st Divn/XIV Corps at Missionary Ridge, July 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded XV Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, served in Divn. of West Mississippi.
Post War Career Army service, US consul to France, factory owner and exporter, US deputy consul at Mannheim, Germany.
Name OWEN, Joshua Thomas "Paddy"
Born March 29 1821, Caermarthen, Wales
Died November 7 1887, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, served in state militia.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 24th Pennsylvania, August 1861 Col. of 69th Pennsylvania, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired March 1863, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, March 1863 reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Chancellorsville, arrested on the march to Pennsylvania, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, mustered out July 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, editor of a law journal.
Notes He was accused of failing to support a neighboring brigade at Cold Harbor.
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