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Civil War Soldiers - Bohlen
|Bohlen, Henry, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born
in Bremen, Germany, Oct. 22, 1810. Coming to the United States while a
boy, he settled in Philadelphia and there acquired a fortune in the
liquor business. In 1861 he became colonel of the 75th Penn. (German)
volunteers and was attached to Gen. Blenker's command. On April 28,
1862, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers and served in
western Virginia under Gen. Fremont, distinguishing himself especially
at the battle of Cross Keys, on June 8, 1862. He was also commended
for his services under Gen. Sigel in the Shenandoah valley. While
covering the retreat of the army of Virginia across the Rappahannock
he led his brigade across the river to attack a detachment of
Longstreet's division, but was assailed by superior numbers and lost
his life while retreating back across the river, on Aug. 22, 1862.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908