Mon Jul 16 13:49:04 2001
I don't know if there were any numbered dragoon units, but I do know that some units existed early in the war which were equipped as dragoons.
However, what makes this piece even more questionable is the date...1863. Seems pretty late in the war to be calling any unit, however equipped or numbered, a "Dragoon" unit.
The only thing that makes me think twice on this is that there are a number of these pieces out there, from various CSA units. I've found no one that knows the source of these, but all but two of the designs that I know of are indeed based on real/known pieces. Which, makes me wonder if this one is not based on a real piece. The other questionable one is related to Vicksburg, and I think that has been discussed on this board before, too.