Private James Nagle is the man at the far right in this photograph who appears to be washing clothing. He enlisted as a Private in Company L of the First Texas Infantry in August 1861 and was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and at Chickamauga, GA almost exactly one year later.

This group photograph was taken in camp at Dumphries, VA in the winter of 1861-62, probably by Company L Private “Tom” Blessing. 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. A copy is in the Lawrence T. Jones III collection at SMU.

Photographer Blessing is seen below, in a self portrait in his studio in Houston, TX in about 1870. It’s online from The Photography of Solomon Thomas Blessing.

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