Captain of Company K
80th Indiana Volunteer
An American Civil War Regiment
As retouched by Deep Vee Productions
As provided to the 80th website
Jacob Ragle was born September
22, 1833 in Orange County, Indiana, to Peter and Margaret Wadsworth
Ragle. Jacob was a resident of Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana, when he
was commissioned as a Captain by Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton on August 3,
1862. The unit Jacob helped raise became Company K ("The
White River Rangers") of
the 80th Indiana. Jacob's brothers, 2nd Sergeant
Alonzo O. Ragle
and Private Nathan Ragle, also served in Co. K.
Captain Ragle was honorably discharged from the Army on October 27, 1864, due to
Jacob was married to Samantha Keck and they had 8
children. Jacob and Samantha died of tuberculosis (TB); she on January 19, 1873, and
he on February 17, 1877. They are buried in the Raglesville Cemetery.
original image is believed to have been taken sometime after the end of the American
Civil War (1861-1865). However, the copy on the right was found pasted to a post-war poster of Co.
K. The poster belongs to Capt. Ragle's Great Great Grandson
Richard Logan Ragle
and was provided by 2nd Sergt. Ragle's Great Grandson John Ragle.
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All Rights Reserved. Created November 26, 2002. Last updated December 1,
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