Jeremiah O. Ragan


July 25, 1836---October 12, 1865)


Norfolk-Jeremiah and Bridget Reagan of the Reagan Road, Norfolk, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Private Jeremiah O. Ragan has died in Newberry, South Carolina. It was reported that he died of Typhoid fever while serving in the Union Army.

Mr. Ragan was born in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland on July 25, 1836 and came to the United States in 1838 with his parents. He is survived by his parents and three brothers, Daniel, Michael and Dennis; and a sister Bridget. He was predeceased by a sister Mary.

Mr. Ragan had worked on the family farm for many years and then worked as a sailor on the Great Lakes. He enlisted into the Union Army in Norwalk, Ohio on February 23, 1864. He was mustered into service in Cleveland, Ohio and assigned as a Private to Company B, 25th Infantry Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers on February 27. He had participated in many battles in South Carolina. Mr. Ragan was buried in Beaufort, South Carolina.

(This obituary provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)