General Henry Bohlen, circa 1862.
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Full length portrait in uniform

Credit: Library of Congress

Born in Germany, Henry Bollen was a successful businessman in Philadelphia when he recruited and then led a regiment of mostly German volunteers, the 75th Pennsylvania, after the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Bollen was killed in action at Freeman's Ford, Virginia, on August 22, 1862.

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