|Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):||American Front †|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Date of Birth:||Late 19th century|
|Date of Death:||1915|
|Cause of Death:||Great War|
|Military Branch:||Confederate States Army (Great War)|
At the outbreak of the war in 1914, Ramsay's unit, led by Captain Hiram Lincoln, was posted to Sequoyah. His first taste of combat against the United States was a raid into Kansas. His company successfully demolished a U.S. rail line near Kingman, but lost a third of its strength to a single armored car in the process.
During the slow retreat through northern Sequoyah in 1915, Ramsay's unit fell back into Okmulgee, the capital of the Creek Nation. Creek political leader Charlie Fixico persuaded Captain Hiram Lincoln to stand and fight. The Confederate Cavalry and local Creek warriors, such as Moty Tiger, defeated the U.S.'s poorly-prepared attack. This modest success led to Ramsay's placement as a captain in the Creek Nation Army.
With this success under their belts, the Creek was no longer content with holding off the under-resourced U.S. as they had throughout most of 1915. They decided that they wanted all their pre-war territory back, and ordered the Creek Army to retake US positions. While they were able to retake Nuyaka, the Confederate troops, Ramsay included, expressed misgivings about the plan to retake Beggs. The substantial political clout the Creek had in Richmond overruled the Confederates. The resulting offensive saw Ramsay and most of his men killed by machine-gun fire.
- American Front, pgs. 49-53, HC.