South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Allan Ogborn, 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Allan Ogborn, Company B, 19th Indiana

Above is a photo of Allan Ogborn from the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Born in March 1840 Ogborn enlisted as a private in Company B, the "Richmond City Greys", in Wayne County, Indiana in July 1861. He is pictured here as corporal in late 1861. He would fight with the 19th in the battles of the late summer and fall of 1862, including South Mountain where the 19th Indiana assailed the right of Alfred Colquitt's confederate brigade. He would survive the fighting on the mountain. He would be promoted to sergeant and serve in this capacity until Gettysburg. At Gettysburg, he would receive a mortal wound on July 1st during the Iron Brigade's epic stand on McPherson's Ridge. He would be transported from the battlefield to a hospital in Philadelphia where he would pass away on July 18, 1863. His body was returned home to Wayne County where he is buried at the Sugar Grove Cemetery.  

Sources:

1. Corporal Allan Ogborn, Indiana History

2. 7thwisconsin.org: 19th Indiana, Co. B roster

2 comments:

  1. Hello Tim
    My great grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Crull, a member of Co B, 19th Indiana Volunters. My wife and I will be in Williamsburg in late May 2012 and I would like to visit battlegrounds where he would have fought. How do I start?
    Thank you,
    Thomas Pratt (My grandmother was a Crull)

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  2. Mr Pratt,

    A good way to find where your ancestor would have fought would be to look at any information that may be available about the 19th Indiana's battle record. A few big battles that he would have participated in would be Brawner's Farm, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam,and Gettysburg just to name a few. Here is a website with some more information: http://www.19thindianaironbrigade.com/

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