MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD J. OGLESBY - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 11/28/1866 - HFSID 86942
GOVERNOR RICHARD J. OGLESBY He signed this document appointing the Coroner of Menard County, Illinois during his second year as Governor of Illinois in 1866. Civil Appointment Signed: "Richard J Oglesby" as Governor of Illinois and by the Illinois Secretary of State.
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GOVERNOR RICHARD J. OGLESBY
He signed this document appointing the Coroner of Menard County, Illinois during his second year as Governor of Illinois in 1866.
Civil Appointment Signed: "Richard J Oglesby" as Governor of Illinois and by the Illinois Secretary of State. 1 page, 8½x13¾ , with 2-inch embossed Seal of the State of Illinois near bottom left corner, docketed on verso. Springfield, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1866. Oglesby signed this document to appoint Abraham L. Clary as Coroner of the Menard County, Illinois. Oglesby (1824-1899) was a Republican governor of Illinois (1865-1869, 1873, 1885-1889) and U. S. Senator from Illinois (1873-1879). He fought in the Mexican-American War with the 4th Illinois Volunteers. He also fought in the Civil War, where he was commissioned a colonel commanding the 8th Illinois Volunteers and rose to major general. Oglesby was badly wounded in his chest during the Second Battle of Corinth (Oct. 4 to Oct. 4, 1862). Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Ink transference, which does not touch signature. Lightly torn at left edge and nicked at right edge. Lightly discolored at right edge and along folds. Folded thrice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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