The Ogburn Brothers
L to R: John W., Marcellus H., Charles J., and Sihon A. Ogburn
These four brothers, all raised on a tobacco farm in Forsyth County, were prominent in the development ofthe tobacco industry in Winston-Salem.
Three of them--Sihon A., Charles J., and John W. Ogburn-- served in Company D of the 57th North Carolina Infantry. In that regiment's first fight at Fredericksburg, a shell badly wounded Sihon and killed the captain and two privates of the company.
He recovered and became a sergeant, then served with the commissary at Greensboro. Charles was shot at Chancellorsville, and after his right foot was amputated, joined Sihon at Greensboro. John was captured at Rappahannock Bridge in November 1863 and again at Hatcher's Run in February 1865; he remained at Point Lookout until June. Marcellus served in Co. D, 1st NC Cavalry.
Charles J. Ogburn died in 1927 at the age of 85. John W. received a pension and died in 1933 at age 89. Marcellus H. died in 1921 at age 83 and Sihon A. was 87 when he died in 1927.
Daughters of the Confederacy.....
Ella (Ogburn) McCreary joined on Jan. 26, 1899 on the record of her father Sihon Alexander Ogburn, 57th NC Reg’t, Co. D.
Anna Ogburn joined on Sept. 23, 1913 on the record of her father C.J. Ogburn, Co. D., 57th Reg’t, Co. D.
Mary (Tise) Ogburn joined on Feb. 16, 1899 on the record of her husband Sihon Alexander Ogburn, 57th Reg’t Co. D.
Miss Mary Efird joined on Sept. 15, 1941 on the record of her grandfather Sihon Alexander Ogburn, 57th NC Reg’t, Co. D.
Carrie L. (Ogburn) Granthan joined on May 3, 1921 on the record of her father Sihon Alexander Ogburn, 57th NC Reg’t, Co. D.
(Source: Portraits of Conflict; A Photographic History of North Carolina in the Civil War, by Richard B. McCaslin.)
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