Standing like pillars of adamant: the 61st Ohio at Freeman's Ford
|Major General Carl Schurz|
|Colonel Newton Schleich, 61st OVI|
|Colonel (later Brigadier General) Alexander Schimmelpfennig, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battle of Freeman's Ford|
|Brigadier General Henry Bohlen died along the|
banks of the Rappahannock amidst the retreating
61st Ohio. "Boys, I am dead, but go on and fight!" he
reportedly said before he died. The Confederates
retrieved the body, misidentifying him as a colonel.
|Corps commander Franz Sigel met General Schurz |
and his staff after they retreated safely across the
Rappahannock. His first words to Schurz were
"Where is your hat?"
|Lieutenant Colonel Stephen J. McGroarty led the 61st Ohio at Freeman's Ford after Colonel Schleich went "unaccountably absent." He would lead the regiment for the rest of the war.|
|Letter from a member of Co. B, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry published in the September 9, 1862 issue of the Pittsburgher Volksblatt describing the fight at Freeman's Ford. |