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Civil War Soldiers - Naglee

Naglee, Henry M., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 15, 1815. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1835, but resigned on Dec. 31, of that year, and engaged in civil engineering until 1846. At the beginning of the Mexican war he was commissioned captain in the 1st N. Y. volunteers, and he served throughout the war, in California, afterwards engaging in banking in San Francisco until 1861. He was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 16th U. S. infantry, May 14, 1861, but did not join his regiment; resigned his command, Jan. 10, 1862, and was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, Feb. 4. He served in the defenses of Washington, and in the Virginia campaign of 1862, commanding a brigade at Williamsburg, at Fair Oaks, where he was wounded, and in the Seven Days' battles about Richmond, June 26- July 2, 1862. He then commanded a division in the Department of North and South Carolina, in 1863 ; was in command of the 7th army corps, July and Aug., 1863, at Harper's Ferry; and from Aug. to Sept., 1863, commanded the District of Virginia. He was on waiting orders from Nov., 1863, to April 4, 1864, when he was mustered out of the service. He subsequently resumed his banking business in San Francisco, became interested in grape culture and engaged in distilling brandy. He died in San Francisco, Cal., March 5, 1886.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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