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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Henry M. Naglee

(Ap'd Pa.)


Henry Morris Naglee: Born Jan. 14, 1815, Philadelphia, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

After his graduation leave of absence, served on Recruiting service till he

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1835.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1835‑46.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, Aug. 15, 1846,

(Captain, 1st New York Volunteers, Aug. 15, 1846)

to Oct. 26, 1848, in California, being engaged in several skirmishes against the hostile Indians, and against the Mexicans, at the Skirmish at Todos Santos, L. Cal., Mar. 30, 1848.

Disbanded, Oct. 26, 1848.

Civil History. — Banker, San Francisco, Cal., 1849‑61.

 p610  Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Lieut.‑Colonel, 16th Infantry, May 14, 1861,

but did not join his regiment before he

Resigned, Jan. 10, 1862.

Re-appointed in the U. S. Volunteer service with the rank of

Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 4, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑64: in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar.‑July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5-May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — Reconnoissances and Skirmishes from Bottom's Bridge to Fair Oaks, May 20‑28, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, where he was wounded, — and Operations before Richmond, June 26-July 2, 1862; on leave of absence, July 5 to Sep. 28, 1862; in the defenses of Yorktown, Va., Sep.‑Oct., 1862; in command of a division in the Department of North Carolina, Jan., 1863, — and in the Department of the South, at St. Helena Island, S. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1863; in command of Beaufort District, N. C., Mar.‑June, 1863, being engaged in the relief of Washington, N. C., Apr. 15, 1863, — of Harper's Ferry, Va., July, 1863, — of 7th Army Corps, July 25 to Aug. 12, 1863, — and of District of Virginia, Aug. 12 to Sep. 23, 1863; and in waiting orders​b at Cincinnati, O., for duty in the Department of the Tennessee, Nov. 6, 1863, to Apr. 4, 1864.

Mustered out of Service, Apr. 4, 1864.

Civil History. — Banker, San Francisco, Cal., 1864, and engaged in Grape Culture at San José, California, 1864‑86.

Died, Mar. 5, 1886, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 72.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Naglee's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, and his birthplace is from his AOG obituary, "as nearly as can be ascertained"; his birthdate is from his tombstone,  q.v.: in his AOG obituary we read "about the year 1815".

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b The reason for his "waiting orders" is given in the informative biographical summary at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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