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Henry Bohlen

  • Birth 22 Oct 1810 Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Death 22 Aug 1862 Virginia, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section Y, Lot 34
  • Memorial ID 21662

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Fought in the Mexican War. Recruited a regiment in Philadelphia made up of mostly German emigrants at the out break of the Civil War. The regiment was designated the 75th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and he was named its Colonel and commander on September 30, 1861. Served in General Louis Blenker's division. Appointed Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 28, 1862. Commanded the 3rd Brigade of Carl Schurz's Division in the Shenandoah Valley operations against Stonewall Jackson. His brigade covered the retreat of the Union forces at the Battle of Cross Keys, and participated in the Battle of Cedar Mountain. While conducting reconnaissance on the Rappahannock River during the initial stages of the Second Bull Run Campaign, he was killed when his force was attempting to recross the river.

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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21662
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bohlen (22 Oct 1810–22 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21662, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .