Short Bios | Charles Nagel

Captain Charles Nagel, 32nd Indiana
By Michael A. Peake

Captain Jacob Glass enrolled the 21-year old Charles Nagel into Company “B” in August 1861, as sergeant. Rising through the ranks, he was commissioned captain of Company “C” in September 1863, just before Chickamauga and served in that position for the remainder of his service. On July 25, 1864, Nagel received a gunshot wound to the left arm from sniper fire along the entrenched line in front of Atlanta. He was able to return to full duty by August 6. Soon after, the regiment left the line, and the three-year men returned to Indianapolis to muster out.

Portrait by T. M. Schleier’s Photograph Gallery, Corner Cherry & Union Streets, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Captain Charles Nagel
Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-129171