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Civil War (Union) 1
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Army 1
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25 Sep 1822 2
Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany 2
Death:
25 Feb 1877 2
Buffalo NY 2
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Full Name:
Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich Von Steinwehr 2
Full Name:
Adolph Von Steinwehr 1
Birth:
25 Sep 1822 2
Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany 2
Male 2
Death:
25 Feb 1877 2
Buffalo NY 2
Burial:
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York 2
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Army 1
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F&S 1
Discharge Rank:
Col 1
Enlistment Rank:
Col 1
Military Unit:
29th Infantry 1
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New York 1

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Officers of 29th NY. Officer in center is Col. Adolph Von Steinwehr. Seated at the right of image is Major William P. Wainwright, Officer to left is unknown

The Cincinnati Enquirer, 26 Feb 1877, Mon, Page 4

GEN. BARON VON STEINWEHR.

 


Gen. A. Von Steinwehr, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died suddenly at the Tott House, Buffalo, yesterday afternoon. He was on his way to this City, where his son resides. Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich Baron Von Steinwehr was born at Blankensburg, in the Duchy of Brunswick, Sept. 22, 1822. He was educated at the Military Academy of the City of Brunswick, and entered the Army of the Duchy as Lieutenant in 1841. In 1847 he resigned and came to the United States for the purpose of offering his services to the Government in the Mex- ican war, but, failing to obtain a commission in the Regular Army, he returned to Germany, after marrying a lady of Mobile. In 1854 he returned to this country and purchased a farm near Wal- lingford, Conn. At the commencement of the civil war he raised a regiment, the Twenty-ninth New-York Volunteers, which he commanded at the first battle of Bull Run, forming part of the re- serve under Gen. Miles. On Oct. 12, 1861, he was commissioned a Brigadier General and ap- pointed to the command of the Second Brigade of Blenker's Division, which in May, 1862, was attached to the Mountain Department, under Gen. Fremont. When Sigel assumed command of the corps, after the organization of Pope's campaign, Gen. Steinwehr was promoted to the head of the Second Division, and participated in the campaign on the Rapidan and Rappahannock. He was one of the officers especially mentioned by Gen. Lee in the note to Gen. Halleck threatening retailiation for certain orders issued by Gen. Pope and certain acts committed by some of his subordinates. At the battle of Chancellorsville he commanded a division in Gen. Howard's Eleventh Corps. Gen. Von Stein- wehr served with distinction till the close of the war.

 

 

The Daily Commonwealth, 14 Aug 1875, Sat, Page 4

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