Name NAGLE, James
Born April 5 1822, Reading PA
Died August 22 1866, Pottsville PA
Pre-War Profession House painter, militia officer, Mexican war.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 6th Pennsylvania Volunteers, served in the Shenandoah under Patterson, recruited 48th Pennsylvania - October 1861 Col., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps at Groveton, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - expired March 1863, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, March 1863 reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kentucky, resigned due to ill health May 1863, organised militia during Gettysburg campaign and Early's raid, November 1864 mustered out.
Post War Career
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Name NAGLEE, Henry Morris
Born January 15 1815, Philadelphia PA
Died March 5 1886, San Francisco CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1835, resigned 1835, civil engineer, Mexican war, banker.
War Service May 1861 appointed Lt. Col. of 16th US Infantry, January 1862 resigned, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defences, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, served in North Carolina and South Carolina, commanded Dist of Virginia, September 1863 relieved of command, went to Cincinnati to await orders, April 1864 mustered out.
Post War Career Banker, grape grower.
Notes His departure from Virginia was as a result of his disagreement with the extreme measures of the Governor of the Restored Government of Virginia.

Name NEGLEY, James Scott
Born December 22 1826, nr Pittsburgh PA
Died August 7 1901, Plainfield NJ
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, gardener, militia officer.
War Service 1861 organised volunteers in Pittsburgh, Brig. Gen. of Pennsylvania Volunteers under Patterson in the Shenandoah, October 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kentucky, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, Chickamauga, relieved of command but cleared in a court martial, served on boards, resigned January 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, railroad president.
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Name NEILL, Thomas Hewson
Born April 9 1826, Philadelphia PA
Died March 12 1885, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, frontier duty, instructor at West Point, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th US Infantry, February 1862 Col. of 23rd Pennsylvania, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, commanded 2nd Divn/VI Corps at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, acting inspector general to Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in infantry and cavalry, commandant at West Point, retired 1883.
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Name NELSON, William "Bull"
Born September 27 1824, Maysville KY
Died September 29 1862, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Midshipman, naval service, Mexican war.
War Service 1861 organised Union troops in Kentucky, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 4th Divn at Shiloh, advance on Corinth, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Richmond KY (w), organised defences of Louisville, killed by Gen. J C Davis.
Notes Davis shot Nelson after being relieved from command.

Name NEWTON, John
Born August 25 1822, Norfolk VA
Died May 1 1895, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, engineering duty, instructor at West Point, Utah expedition.
War Service August 1861 Maj., September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Washington, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps in Seven Days, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded 1st Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, March 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, appointment revoked April 1864, reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded Dist. of West Florida.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, chief of engineers, retired 1886, commissioner of public works, railroad president.
Notes He was one of those officers who criticised Burnside over his performance at Fredericksburg.
On the Internet Catholic Encyclopedia: Newton, John

Name NICKERSON, Franklin Stillman
Born August 27 1826, Swanville ME
Died January 23 1917, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Customs official.
War Service June 1861 Maj. in 4th Maine, First Bull Run, Lt. Col., November 1861 Col. of 14th Maine, Baton Rouge, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIX Corps in Red River campaign, relieved of duty July 1864, resigned May 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer.
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