12th Missouri Volunteer Infantry

12th Missouri Volunteer Infantry

The 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was organized by Colonel Peter J. Osterhaus, a veteran of the respected 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry (3 months, 1861). The majority of the soldiers in the 12th were ethnic Germans. This intermixed German-American unit also saw a large portion of its ranks filled by volunteers from Illinois.

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