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34727
Abstract:
Captain Levi Tolson Oglesby, a Carteret County native, served as the county legislator for the state between 1854 and 1856. During his tenure, the government worked to establish free education for freed people in the state and suffrage for non-property owners. Oglesby supported both these endeavors, and championed increased infrastructure such as a rail line connecting Beaufort Harbor to the rest of the county. During the Civil War, Oglesby served as captain of the Carteret County militia.
Source:
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2007, p3-9, il, por