Biography of Sheridan Wait, Trusted Friend to Governor Oglesby.
Unknown to most people in Decatur or Illinois, the name “Richard J. Oglesby” was heard once again 44 years after the governor’s death. It wasn’t used in connection to a Civil War book or a statue, but his name was remembered in a very special way.
Enjoy a virtual video tour of the mansion!
Enjoy the video below depicting President Ulysses S. Grant's visit to Oglesby Mansion.