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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

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