: Carte de visite photograph of General Peter Joseph Osterhaus, from the William T. Sherman Photograph Album, ca. 1865-1880.
Peter Osterhaus was born in Prussia on January 4, 1823. He attended Berlin Military Academy and later emigrated to the United States, settling in St Louis.
He served in the Union Army in the American Civil War, where he advanced to the rank of Major General. After he was mustered out on January 15, 1866, he was appointed United States Counsel in Lyons, France. Later he made his home in Duisburg, Germany.
He died in Duisburg on January 2, 1917, and was buried in Koblenz, Prussia.
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: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Generals--United States Places
: St. Louis (Missouri)