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May 28, 2013 > Milpitas Historical Society Meeting

Milpitas Historical Society Meeting

Submitted By Catherine Pelizzari

Brigadier General Naglee may not have been notable as a Union soldier of the Civil War, but his activities as a member of San Jose society were of high interest, especially when his former lover Mary Schell published a collection of private love letters he sent to her when serving in the armed forces. Naglee led a varied and interesting life both within and outside the military including careers in civil engineering, banking and the wine industry. A fascinating look at Naglee's life in the mid-1900s is the topic of the next meeting of the Milpitas Historical Society.

The next meeting of the Milpitas Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and feature a presentation including some surprising details of Naglee's life by distinguished San Jose writer and historian April Halberstadt. Naglee, whose statue is located in San Jose's St. James Park, was a multi-faceting character. There's a lot more to his story than you might imagine, so come and hear all the colorful details.

Meetings are held in the Community Room (Auditorium) of the Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street; free; all are welcome.

Milpitas Historical Society
Wednesday, June 12
7 p.m.
Learn about Henry M. Naglee
Milpitas Library
160 N. Main St., Milpitas

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