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Peter J. Osterhaus
Date of Birth: January 4, 1823
Hometown: Coblenz, Germany
Final Wartime Rank: Major General
Final Peacetime Rank: Brigadier General
Date of Death: January 2, 1917
Place of Death: Duinsburg, Germany
Major Battles: Wilson's Creek,
Chattanooga Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, March
to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign
Interesting Fact(s): During the revolutions, that swept
Europe, during the 1840's, Osterhaus immigrated to the United States.
He settled in a German community in Illinois, Belleville, near St Louis,
Missouri. He would enter the Civil War, while living in Missouri, and
would command the 12th Missouri Infantry. Osterhaus was a brave
soldier and would provide great leadership at the
Battle of Pea Ridge.
After the war, Osterhaus lived in France, and St. Louis.