Samuel Ragle. Taken in 1864 by N. B. McDonald, Photographer, North Side Square, Troy, Kansas. From the year, the garb and apparent age of the subject, this is probably Samuel Martin Ragle. Photo from Golda Edrington.

The 1880 US Census of Clinton County, KY shows a Samuel Ragle, age 46, e.g. born in 1835. A different Samuel Ragle is listed as a head of household in the 1840 US Census in Clinton County, KY. The second of these is likely to be the Samuel Ragle who hiked up from Hawkins, TN to join the Union Army at the age of 42, and whose muster card is in my possession. This Samuel Ragle was born June 2, 1824, son of George Henry Ragle and Margaret Miller. He died January 6, 1865 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison during Military Training, Indianapolis, IN.