Alonzo O. Ragle was the 6th child of Peter
Ragle and Margaret Wadsworth. He was born on June 16, 1837 in
Raglesville, IN. Prior to the Civil War, Alonzo farmed a 160-acre
area on the border between Daviess and Martin Counties. He was
active in local affairs both before and after the war, and during
the Civil War he served in Co. K, 80th Reg. Indiana Volunteers, the
"White River Rangers" as Second Sergeant. As a green
recruit he fought in the Battle of Perryville, KY. He was discharged Jan
28, 1863 for medical reasons...see Biographical Material on Alonzo
Ragle. Alonzo's middle name is not known, but 'Olbert' is a possible
one. This occurs in several other Tennessee Ragles, and may have
a bearing on the legend that the family is linked to the 'Albert'
family of Saxe-Coberg.