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Aragorn Storm Miller
Title: Henry Wynkoop Raguet (photo)  Source: Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library Henry Wynkoop Raguet (1824–1862)
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs,
DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries,
Southern Methodist University

RAGUET, HENRY WYNKOOP (1824–1862). Henry Wynkoop Raguet, merchant and Confederate officer, was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, on June 29, 1824, to Henry and Marcia Anne (Towers) Raguet. The elder Henry Raguet, a veteran of the War of 1812, traveled to New Orleans in 1832 following the collapse of his mercantile business. There he met Sam Houston, who encouraged him to settle in the Nacogdoches area of East Texas. In 1833 he returned to Ohio and brought his family to Nacogdoches the following year. Along with a brother, the younger Henry Raguet assumed control of his father's mercantile business in 1852. The family company was highly profitable, as Henry was listed as having $120,000 in his personal estate and $40,000 in real estate by 1860. On December 18, 1860, Raguet married Pamela O. Starr in Nacogdoches. They had no children.

When the Civil War began, Raguet enlisted as a private in Gen. Tom Green's Brigade. Later, Raguet served as lieutenant and captain in Company H of the Fourth Texas Cavalry Regiment and received a promotion to major on August 23, 1861. Raguet saw extensive action with this unit during the Sibley campaign into New Mexico and was wounded in the leg at the battle of Valverde, on February 20, 1862. Raguet was mortally wounded during the battle of Glorieta on March 28, 1862. Following his death, his remains were taken by his brother to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they were buried with full military honors at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. A memorial marker was placed in his honor at Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas.


Carolyn Reeves Ericson, People of Nacogdoches County in the Civil War (Lufkin, Texas: Pineywood,1980). Nacogdoches County Genealogical Society, Nacogdoches County Families (Dallas: Curtis, 1985).

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Handbook of Texas Online, Aragorn Storm Miller, "RAGUET, HENRY WYNKOOP," accessed July 03, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fra87.

Uploaded on April 8, 2011. Modified on January 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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