Red River Volunteer Units
Red River Dragons

Organization of the "Red River Dragons" the second company of Red River County volunteers seeking service in the Southern Cause, was perfected on June 15, 1861, eight days after organization of "The Prairie Blues," a company of thirty seven men, with Charles S. Reece,, Captain, on Saturday, June 8, 1862. Early day records fail to give the exact location of the meeting, which resulted in organization of the "Red River Dragons," but familiarity of names indicates that the meeting was held in Clarksville

Following is the official report of the organization of the second company to serve in the Civil War from Red River County:

"Master Roll of the "Red River Dragons", a company under command of Brig. Gen. W. H. Wooten of the Cavalry Service, commanded by Smith Ragsdale, Captain:


Smith Ragsdale, Captain
John C. Carter, First Lieutenant
James H. Clark, Second Lieutenant
John N. Hughes, Second Lieutenant
W. P. Cornelius, Orderly Sergeant
S. C. Demorse, Second Orderly Sergeant
J. D. Kennedy, Third Orderly Sergeant P. C. Ware, Fourth Orderly Sergeant
J. D. Henderson, First Corporal
Jno. L. Jamison, Second Corporal
W. H. Sivley, Third Corporal
J. W. Kennedy, Fourth Corporal
F. M. Sims, Color Sergeant
J. H. Berry, M. D., Surgeon


J. W. Anderson
J. A. Bagby
J. W. Brem
J. H. Barry
L. C. Bohannan
Jacob Brown
R. H. Black
John L. Carroll
G. B. Calhoun
C. L. Calloway
T. C. Cox
W. W. Clark
G. B. Chambers
J. J. Cherneal
J. H. Darnall
I. W. Dickson
Wm. Dinwiddie
C. D. Fountain
J. S. Gordon
S. Grant
W. C. Gaines
A. B. Garmit
J. C. Gentry
W. H. T. Hart
J. D. George
J. E. Hopkins, Jr.
J. C. Hart, Jr.
Thas. Lynch
Amos McCullouch
J. T. McKenzie
J. Y. Montgomery
Henry Owens
Miles Read
W. M. Harrison
G. W. Ragsdale
Carroll Rose
W. B. Sims
Robt. Smith
Chas. Spilker
J. DeShawn
John C. West
J. D. Weaver
W. G. Welborn
W. Wallace
P. D. Walls
W. E. Wooten
J. N. Donoho
J. K. P. Jamison
Sam Jamison

"I, Smith Ragsdale, Captain, commanding the Red River Dragons, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a complete and true copy of the Master Roll of said company, which contains the names of all the members thereof. I further certify that the said company was organized on the 15th day of June 1861, and it belongs to the Cavalry Service
June 17 1861
Smith Ragsdale
Captain Red River Dragons

Subscribed and sworn to before me the 19th day of June, A. D. 1861
Filed June the 10th, 1861
J. W. Bivins, Clerk
Recorded June the 17th, A. D. 1861.
John W. Bivins, Clerk

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