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Nagle, James 1822-1866

Military officer; born in Reading, Pa., April 5, 1822; distinguished himself in the Mexican War with the Washington Artillery; was appointed colonel of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment in 1861; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 10, 1862, and greatly distinguished himself at the battle of Antietam. Owing to ill-health he was forced to resign, May 9, 1863; but when the Confederates invaded Pennsylvania in June of that year he organized the 39th Pennsylvania Regiment and served as its colonel. In the following year he recruited the 149th Pennsylvania Regiment for a service of 100 days; and was commissioned its colonel. He died in Pottsville, Pa., Aug. 22, 1866.

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