Document: 12th Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.
Roster Entry: Ratliff William MO 12th Cav. Co.K
This regiment was nicknamed the "Jackson's County Cavalry" since a majority of its men came from the Jackson county area of western Missouri. First commanded by Col. Upton Hays, and later by Colonels Beal G. Jeans and David Shanks. It was also commonly called "Shank's Missouri Cavalry".
Note DMR: The only William Ratliff on the known rosters for Missouri, both web and library search.