Washington, DC Book event
Come Hear "Yankee Warhorse" Author Mary Bobbitt Townsend Talk About Civil War General Peter Joseph Osterhaus at the German-American Heritage Museum

From 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010

Peter Joseph Osterhaus was one of the most accomplished of the wave of "'48ers" -- Germans who participated in the 1848-49 Rebellion, then fled their native land -- to re-settle in the United States. He was a Major General for the Union Army in the Civil War, military governor of Mississippi during the early days of Reconstruction, and later U.S. consul general in Lyon. Now, for the first time, he is subject of a biography, Mary Bobbitt Townsend's Yankee Warhorse: A Biography of Major General Peter J. Osterhaus, published by the University of Missouri Press.

Townsend, who is Osterhaus' great-great-granddaughter, uses fresh scholarship and never-before-published source material to describe Osterhaus' important battlefield roles in Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. As the historian Earl J. Hess writes in the forward, Osterhaus' career "was, in many ways the best example of disinterested ethnic patriotism" in the Civil War. Yankee Warhorse, Hess says, is a key contributor to the "new wave of interest in the history of German American involvement in the conflict."


What: Reception and discussion for Mary Bobbitt Townsend's Yankee Warhorse.

Where: German-American Heritage Museum, 719 6th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

When: Friday, May 28, 6-8 p.m.

Why: Learn about an important and undercovered Civil War general, visit a great new museum, and enjoy dr> Biographical Sketch

Appointments and Commands

Osterhaus's Engagements

Lookout Mountain Battlefield

Port Gibson Battle

Pea Ridge Battle

Vicksburg Assaults  new!

Vicksburg Scenes   new!

Wilson's Creek Battle

Descendants

About the Author

All content and graphics © 2009-2019 Mary B. Townsend unless otherwise specified.

 
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Come Hear "Yankee Warhorse" Author Mary Bobbitt Townsend Talk About Civil War General Peter Joseph Osterhaus at the German-American Heritage Museum

From 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010

Peter Joseph Osterhaus was one of the most accomplished of the wave of "'48ers" -- Germans who participated in the 1848-49 Rebellion, then fled their native land -- to re-settle in the United States. He was a Major General for the Union Army in the Civil War, military governor of Mississippi during the early days of Reconstruction, and later U.S. consul general in Lyon. Now, for the first time, he is subject of a biography, Mary Bobbitt Townsend's Yankee Warhorse: A Biography of Major General Peter J. Osterhaus, published by the University of Missouri Press.

Townsend, who is Osterhaus' great-great-granddaughter, uses fresh scholarship and never-before-published source material to describe Osterhaus' important battlefield roles in Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. As the historian Earl J. Hess writes in the forward, Osterhaus' career "was, in many ways the best example of disinterested ethnic patriotism" in the Civil War. Yankee Warhorse, Hess says, is a key contributor to the "new wave of interest in the history of German American involvement in the conflict."


What: Reception and discussion for Mary Bobbitt Townsend's Yankee Warhorse.

Where: German-American Heritage Museum, 719 6th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

When: Friday, May 28, 6-8 p.m.

Why: Learn about an important and undercovered Civil War general, visit a great new museum, and enjoy delicious snacks and drinks!

 
2009-2019 Mary B. Townsend unless otherwise specified.

 
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