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Peter J. Osterhaus

Date of Birth:      January 4, 1823
Hometown:         Coblenz, Germany
Education:           N/A
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Brigadier General

Date of Death:     January 2, 1917
Place of Death:    Duinsburg, Germany
Buried At:           Coblenz, Germany

Major Battles:        Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, Vicksburg Campaign, 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.

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