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J. Nagle

J. Nagle

Confederate (CSV)


James Nagle

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, he mustered as Private in Company L, First Texas Infantry on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2

His picture from a group photograph taken in camp at Dumphries, VA in the winter of 1861-62, probably by fellow Company L Private "Tom" Blessing. James appears to be washing clothing. A copy print is in the Lawrence T. Jones III collection at SMU. Colonel Simpson identified the men in the picture as (l-r) Pvt Charles McCarty, Pvt. Joseph Nagle, Sgt. James W. Southwick (kia Gettysburg), and Pvt. James Nagle; all Company L, 1st Texas.


c. 1840


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1577]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pp. 82, 487 (photo)  [AotW citation 20898]