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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