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Nathaniel Ragsdale ColemanRoster ID 1282
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Nathaniel Ragsdale Coleman, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- July 19, 1843 in Halifax Co. Va. Father- Ethelbert Algerman Coleman; Mother- Martha Frances Ragsdale. Pat. Grandfather- Henry Embrey Coleman; Pat. Grandmother- Anne Jordan. Pat. Gr. Grandfather- John Coleman; Pat. Gr. Grandmother- Sarah Embrey. Mat. Grandfather- Nathaniel Ragsdale; Mat. Grandmother- Anne Bowell. Married- Anne Nelson Page, daughter of Frederick E. Page and Anne Meriwether of Riverside, Halifax Co. Va. Children- 1- Nathalie Page Coleman Brydon, who married Rev. George MacLaren Brydon. 2- another daughter, name unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 28, 1859; Resigned ca. June 1861 to join C.S.A; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Civil War Record- Served as Drill Master while at VMI when the Corps of Cadets was stationed in Richmond in Spring of 1861; Joined the 12th NC Regiment (2nd NC Volunteers) as Drill Master June, 1861; Appointed Drill Master for the 24th NC Aug. - Sept. 1861; Resigned Oct 28, 1861, though an unofficial source claims he remained with the Regiment until Jan. 1863; Attended the University of Va. in 1863; Re-Enlisted Jan. 4, 1864 as Private in Col. J.S. Mosby's Regiment of the Va. Cavalry (43rd Battalion Va. Cavalry); Captured Feb. 18, 1864 in Fauquier Co. Va.; Held at Old Capitol Prison, D.C. and Ft. Delaware, De. until released on oath May 31, 1865. Careers: Farmer, School Trustee. Died- Dec. 30, 1917.|