James Bogle

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BOGLE, Col. James COL. JAMES GOLDEN BOGLE Colonel James Golden Bogle, U.S. Army Retired, died on August 15, 2010, in Atlanta. Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the City of Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, GA, with the Rev. Dr. Steve Huntley officiating. The family will receive friends at the A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Colonel Bogle was born on September 21, 1915, in Colesburg, Tennessee. He attended Murray State University in Kentucky, and Georgia State University in Atlanta. He was the son of the late Garland McCroskey Bogle and Cora Lucille Hearn Bogle of Bruceton, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Clark Bogle of Atlanta, brothers Garland McCroskey Bogle, Jr. and Robert Eugene Bogle of Tennessee, sisters Mary Lucille Bogle Love of Ohio, and Ellen Elizabeth Bogle White of Tennessee, and sister-in-law Mrs. James J. Clark, Jr. of Atlanta. Colonel Bogle was a member of Druid Hills Golf Club, the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, the Symposium, the Atlanta Historical Society, the DeKalb Historical Society, and several other historical societies in Georgia and Tennessee. He was an Honorary Member of Bruceton Lodge No. 731, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Tennessee. Colonel Bogle was a recognized railroad historian in the history of Atlanta, and the foremost authority about the Andrews Raid of 1862, made famous in the motion picture The Great Locomotive Chase, and whose participants were awarded the first Congressional Medals of Honor. He lectured and wrote extensively on that topic, including "The General and the Texas" co-authored with Stan Cohen, and supervised the restoration of the locomotive Texas at Grant Park. He was personally responsible for the erection of numerous historical markers relating to the Raid. He was a charter member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and a life member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. Colonel Bogle served for 31 years in the Army and was a veteran of the South Pacific during World War II where he took part in the Northern Solomons Campaign. He later served two tours in the Republic of Korea. He was a graduate of the first Infantry Officer Candidate School class at Fort Benning in 1941, the Army Transportation School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit. Surviving are his son James G. Bogle, Jr. and daughter-in-law Carolyn Lee Coffey Bogle, of Columbia, SC, daughter Alice Clark Bogle Lyons and son-in-law Steven Henry Lyons, of Atlanta, grandson John Robert Lyons, of Atlanta, grandson Michael James Bogle and his wife, Kristin Elizabeth Bogle, of Greenville, SC, his great-granddaughter, Lily Grace Bogle, a brother, Louis Hearn Bogle and sister-in-law Jean Fry Bogle of Bruceton, Tennessee, brother-in-law John Washington White, of Nashville, cousin Reese Bogle of Pennsylvania, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 17, 2010.
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Colonel Bogle and my father, Robert Jones of Chattanooga, traveled togother on several occasions and Colonel Bogle shared his wealth of historical knowledge. He was a true southern gentleman and will be missed by so many people. I had not been in contact with him in recent years, and that is truly my loss. He was a very fine, outstanding man. My deepest condolences to his dear family during this time.
Carol Jones Brown
August 30, 2010
Col. Bogle was a dear and wonderful gentleman in the truest sense. He always took the time to ask about you and your family. I will miss having him as my neighbor and our visits at the mailbox. My thoughts and prayers are with Alice and Jim and their families.
Janet Beaulieu
August 18, 2010
Col. Bogle was a brilliant and fascinating man with a warm and caring way about him that made others feel special. Alice, thank you for the opportunity, as your friend, to have gotten to know your Dad.

I will always remember his sweet "thank you notes" (that I keep), his warm smile, sparkling blue eyes, and wonderful Hello and Goodbye “hugs”. The last hug we shared was at church a couple weeks ago. Before he left I asked him for a “second” hug goodbye…and from his wheelchair he smiled and gave me the “strongest” hug ever! I'll always remember that.

Alice, Steve, John and family, may you be comforted in knowing that he had a full and wonderful life; that you loved him, and he you, fully; and that he is now happily reunited and dancing with his lovely wife, Mary Alice. Joyful memories will always live on in your hearts.

I will remember your Dad/Pop fondly.
Love and blessings,
Debra McClanan
August 18, 2010
james Bogle, Jr, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of bereavement. The Gators, Teri, Doty, Ann, George, Tom and Thomas.
Thomas E. Holliday, Sr
August 18, 2010
Col. Bogle was a wonderful friend and tremendous help to all of us with
the old L&N railroad and its successor, CSX Transportation.

Jim's knowledge of railroad history spanned many decades, including
(and especially) the Civil War years. That's when his beloved engine
"General" came to fame, and a century later, as the L&N began restoration of the old engine, it was Jim who generously gave of his
time and talents to help both our p.r. and operating departments to
achieve a dignified "rerun" of the Andrews Raid and send the engine
out on a series of Civil War Centennial commemorative trips.

We'll miss his wonderful friendship and helpfulness. My personal
condolences go out to his son, daughter and their children and
grandchildren. Charles B. Castner, retired public relations
manager, the former L&N Railroad (CSX Transportation),
Louisville, KY., 8/17/'10
Charles Castner
August 17, 2010
I can remember riding the bus from downtown(the pre-MARTA Medlock Limited)and having lively conversations with Col.Bogle about the Army and our usual driver (known as the Red Baron). I was a TC officer recently returned from Vietnam and being a Lieutenant, I was impressed that a full Col. would spend the time with me. Even more impressed since I was a "boat guy" and he was a rail "guy". My family and I send our condolences.
John Humphrey
August 17, 2010
I worked with Col. Bogle at the old Georgia Historical Commision, and we had kept up over the years, having lunch from time to time. William R. Mitchell, Jr.
William Mitchell
August 17, 2010
Sincere sympathy in the death of your love one. Many friends of the family share in the loss of someone so dear. May our prayers comfort you. May God's Word draw you close and strengthen you.
Clay Family
August 17, 2010
May you be comforted the the loving support of family and friends at this time. Remember you are not alone because the God of all comfort is guarding your heart and bringing his peace that passes all understanding. Agape
Hazel Campbell
August 17, 2010
Col. Bogle was a fabulous historian, preservationist, friend, gentle and kind man. He will be missed.
Sallie Loy
August 17, 2010
He was a great guy and will be sorely missed.
john w. white
August 17, 2010
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