Oscar Redmond Coghlan was my great-great grandfather. I have a nice picture of him if you would like me to send it to you via the internet. Oscar was born January 22, 1847 in Bellevill, Illinois and Died October 28, 1903 in Suison-Fairfield-Solano California.
Oscar and his wife had a child-Rapier Redmond Coglan who was my great grandfather. Oscar was a Private in the 29th Regiment of the Missouri Volunteers in the US Civil War. Was only 14 when he ran away and joined the Union army, because he adored his cousin Capt. Richard Rapier-Hews
Oscar and his wife had three other children, Mary Reeves, John and Julia.
AS you Probably know, Oscar's wife was Margaret Ophelia Redman bron December 19, 1854 and died May 11, 1928 in Berkley, California. I also have a could pictures of her.
So there were two Corenlius Coghlans? This is where my information gets a little fuzzy. Oscar Coghlan's granddaughter is still alive and living in California. She's my great aunt. She is the family historian