24 July 2017

Military Monday : Colonel Adolph von Steinwehr

The following information was culled from the web site Fold3. For more information on Adolph von Steinwehr, see Frederick Phisterer's 1912 work, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865.

Colonel Adolph von Steinwehr
Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich Von Steinwehr was born 25 September 1822 in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany. Immigrated to the United States in the 1850s. Enlisted in the Union Army as Colonel of the Twenty-ninth New York Volunteers; also known as the Astor Rifles: First German Infantry. Engagements include First Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Chancellorsville, and Battle of Gettysburg. Died in Buffalo, New York on 25 February 1877. Buried in Albany Rural Cemetery.

von Steinwehr monument at Albany Rural Cemetery

Monument Relief

Monument Plaque

Monument Committee