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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

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