Thaddeus Kosciusko Oglesby letter
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Thaddeus Kosciusko Oglesby letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Oglesby, Thaddeus K., 1848-1920.
Title: Thaddeus Kosciusko Oglesby letter
Dates: 1909
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0594
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thaddeus K. Oglesby (1848-1920) was born in Missouri but spent most of his life in Georgia. His father was the Superintendent of Schools in Fort Gaines, Georgia. Oglesby enlisted in Company A, Cobb's Guard, of the Georgia Infantry in August, 1864, served with the 24th Georgia Regiment of Artillery, and was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina in April 1865. He was the news editor of the Augusta Chronicle, editor of the Athens Banner, and worked for the New Orleans Time-Democrat. Oglesby lived in Atlanta before moving to Savannah. He published several books and pamphlets and contributed to newspapers and encyclopedias.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from S.J. Harrison to Thaddeus Kosciusko Oglesby, October 27, 1909, regarding a monument erected in Palmyra to the "Ten Martyrs." Harrison requests a copy of Oglesby's book containing the story of the manacling of Jefferson Davis on his capture; the book to which Harrison refers is Oglesby's Some Truths of History... (1903). Burton N. Harrison, Jefferson Davis' secretary, was S.J. Harrison's first cousin.

Index Terms

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Oglesby, Thaddeus K., 1848-1920.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thaddeus Kosciusko Oglesby letter, MS 594, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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