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Civil War Soldiers - Von Steinwehr
|Von Steinwehr, Adolph,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Germany, but in early life
migrated to America and at the opening of the Civil war was living in
the state of New York. On June 6, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of
the 29th N. Y. infantry, known as the "Astor Rifles," which was
recruited in New York city and there mustered into the U. S. service
for a two years' term. On June 21 Col. Von Steinwehr left the state
with his regiment for Washington, where he occupied Camp Dorsheimer,
and moved to Arlington Heights on July 9. He was assigned to Blenker's
brigade and was present in the reserve at Bull Run, returning after
the battle to Washington. From July 26 to Oct. 13 he was stationed at
Roach's mills. On Oct. 12, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier-general
of volunteers and served in that capacity until July 3, 1865, when he
resigned from the military service and resumed the pursuits of civil
life. Gen. Von Steinwehr died Feb. 25, 1877.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908