Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus CDV
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General Peter Osterhaus was one of the most distinquished foriegn-born generals in our CIvil War.† Osterhaus grew up in Germany and came to the Unitd States in 1849.† Heentered the CIvil War in 1861 as a major of a Missouri battalion mustered into Federal service.† He fought at Wison's Creek and was made COlonel of the 12th Missouri Infnatry.† His next important encounter was at the battle of Elkhorn Tavern, or Pea Ridge, Arkansas.† In June 1862 he was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers rank.† At the Vicksburg campaign he served under Grant and Sherman and was wounded at the battle of the Big Black River.† At Chattanooga, Osterhaus served under General Hooker and wa skey in the Union victory at Missionary Ridge.† He was made Major general during the Atlanta campaign.† He was involved in SHerman's March to the Sea and the Carolina campaign.†

A nice bust shot of General Osterhaus witha E.&H.T. Anthony backmark.

Item #: vm179

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