I am one of a group working on an official history of the Wisconsin 23rd Regiment . One of our men is John M. Ragan . b. 1843 in Ireland. He enlisted 14 Aug 1862 at Madison, Dane Co. WI & was M. O. 4 Jul 1865.He m. Josephine ? ^ their children were Jesse, Harrison, Frederick, Reuben Alvin, Sarah R. James M., Hutvgua???. Melvin (d. age 1m. - his tombstone is the oldest marked tombsgtonedated 1875 at Greenwood Cemetery, Hansen's Community, Adams Co., NE.
John was a farmer at Denver, Adams Co., NE in 1880. He was a member of GAR Post # 13 - Nebraska.
He d. 4 Jun 1923 age 78 Those dates don't jive with his birth date but are as copied.
This is all the information we have. If you can help us fill in any of our blanks we would be grateful.
The format we are using is as follows: (We have his service record)
Date/place of birth: Son of (Names of both parents, their dates/place of birth & death & burial: marriage date and place(s) of residence. Siblings:(Include spouses but not birth/death dates or their children) Pre-war experience Date/place of enlistment Regiment/Co: Rank War record: Mustered out: Date/place of marriage (duplicate for multiple marriages) To Daughter of: (Names of both parents, their dates/place of birth & death & burial: marriage date and place(s) of residence. Siblings:(Include spouses but not birth/death dates or their children) Residence and occupation: Post-war achievements: Include membership in organizations, offices held, church affiliation, etc. Pension record: Date/place of death Burial
We are also including letters and photo, If you have any you would be willing to share that would be wonderful.
Thank you for your help. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org