10 January 2011

Military Monday - The Two Deaths of Ralph Regan

Below are two images, the top one is a company muster roll showing the death of Ralph Regan on 13 JUL 1863, The second a document called Confederate Roll of Honor shows Ralph dying the 6th of JUL 1863.  Wonder which one will turn out to be correct? 

Ralph had enlisted 27 MAY 1861 at Lumberton, North Carolina.  He was wounded on 27 MAY 1862 and had been away from his unit for some time recuperating. With his muster roll showing him absent from the time he was wounded until late October 1862. 

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Ralph Regan was one of seven known children of Ralph Regan (1796-1861) and his wife, Elizabeth Musselwhite.  Ralph was the only son of the couple. No evidence of his being married has been found.  His enlistment roll shows him to be a 20 year old farmer, 5 ft 11  1/2 inches tall.  It is not clear to the compiler at this point if there is a relationship to our past President by a simular last name. 

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