Aragorn Storm Miller

RAGSDALE, DANIEL HENRY (1836–1863). Daniel Henry Ragsdale, Confederate officer, was born in North Carolina in 1836 to Daniel W. and Nancy Hayes (Greer) Ragsdale. Sometime prior to 1860, Daniel H. moved to Frio County, Texas, where he worked as a stock raiser. On September 3, 1861, he was commissioned as a captain in command of Company D—comprising men from DeWitt, Victoria, Karnes, and Gonzales counties—of the Fifth Texas Cavalry. Later, he was promoted to major. Ragsdale was killed at Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on June 28, 1863. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.


Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, National Archives and Records Service, Washington. Bill Manley, researcher, Confederate Units Formed and their Commanding Officers (http://www.currensnet.com/Muster%20Rolls/units.HTM), accessed May 1, 2006.

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