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Nicknames galore

Which Brigadier General of the Union Army, later in the war becoming a Major General, was nicknamed Old Hell Smell; and how (or why) did he receive this monicker?

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Hoosier born, raised and educated, I left home to study Law at Harvard, then practiced law in Ohio. At the outbreak of the war, I volunteered and was commissioned a Major; later I was promoted to Colonel. I was among the first U. S. troops to enter Knoxville, Tennessee in September 1863. After the war, I returned home; practiced law and entered politics. I was rewarded with a long career as a diplomat.I'm not that well known today, but my two better-known grandsons also reached high levels in government service.
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At Vicksburg, Major-General Peter Osterhaus, frustrated by rebel artillery fire, ordered a twelve-pounder howitzer brought forward and shouted to the Southerners in his heavy accent, “‘You shoost stay there and I give you hellsmell." He sighted the gun and hit the rebel gun, overturning it, and yelled, "Didn’t I told you I make you hell smell?’” That earned the general a dubious new nickname, “Old Hell Smell.”


Bonus: Colonel John W. Foster was the grandfather of CIA director Allen Dulles and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
 

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Nicknames galore

Which Brigadier General of the Union Army, later in the war becoming a Major General, was nicknamed Old Hell Smell; and how (or why) did he receive this monicker?

credit: @GELongstreet
Peter Osterhaus (1823-1917), a former Prussian Army officer. Finding his men pinned down by a rebel gun during an assault May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Osterhaus ordered a twelve-pound howitzer brought up. He angrily shouted at the rebels, "You shoost stay there and I give you hell smell!" He sighted the howitzer himself, fired and destroyed the rebel gun. Celebrating, he shouted, "Didn't I told you I make you hell smell?"
<Mary B. Townsend, Yankee Warhorse: A Biography of Major General Peter Osterhaus. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2010), p. 110.>
 
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He was Peter Joseph Osterhaus. He ordered a 12 pound Canon forward. He said " you shoost stay there and I give you hell smell. He sighted the Canon and hit a confederate Canon knocking it upside down. He went on to say Didn't I told you that I make you hell smell. And thus the nickname stuck.

https://books.google.com/books?id=G...ge&q=general osterhaus old hell smell&f=false


Bonus.

He was John Watson Foster.

His grandsons were John Foster Dulles and Allen W. Dulles. John was US. Secretary of State in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration and Allen W. Dulles was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

https://www.accuracyproject.org/cbe-Foster,JohnW.html
 
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You Are: Brigadier General Peter Osterhaus
You Received the Moniker - During the siege at Vicksburg - you were ordered to bombard and attack, Osterhaus saw Lindsay’s men pinned down and ordered a 12 pound howitzer up to aim at the Confederate gun - He shouted he’d give them “hell to smell” - as he sighted the gun and destroyed it. Then he reportedly yelled “Didn’t I tell you I’d give you hell to smell” - and thus the name was born.
Yankee Warhorse: A Biography of Major General Peter Osterhaus, by Mary Bobbitt Townsend, page 110.

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You Are: John Watson Foster (1836 –1917)
Your Grandsons Are: John Foster Dulles (US Secretary of State under Eisenhower & has an airport named after him) & Allen Welsh Dulles (Director of CIA)
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Major General Peter Osterhaus recieved this nickname when his men were pinned down by Confederate artillery. He ordered a 12 pound Howitzer brought up and yelled “'You shoost stay there and I give you hell smell " at the rebels before letting the cannon fire.

Bonus: John W. Foster, whose grandchildren were John Foster Dulles (who became a U.S. Secretary of State) and Allen Welsh Dulles (CIA Director)
 

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That was Peter Joseph Osterhaus. He received it because he shouted at the Confederates in the Vicksburg campaign, "You shoost stay there and I give you hell smell." And after hitting their gun, he excitedly said: "Didn't I told you I make you hell smell?"

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The above is from p. 110.
 
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Regular question

1) You are "Union Warhorse" Peter Osterhaus

2) You earned your nickname because you threatened the enemy that if they continued to shoot their guns at your men, you would give them "hell smell". Then, when a shot from your own 12 pound howitzer hit a rebel gun and turned it bottom side up, you said "Didn't I told you I make you hell smell"
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Bonus:
You are John Watson Foster (March 2, 1836 – November 15, 1917).
Your grandsons are John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State during the Eisenhower Administration, and Allen Welsh Dulles, the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and its longest-serving director to date.

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General Peter Joseph Osterhaus
During the Vicksburg Campaign, "Osterhaus, frustrated, ordered a twelve-pounder howitzer brought forward
and shouted to the Southerners, ‘You shoost stay there and I give you hell
smell.’ He sighted the gun and hit it [a rebel gun], turning it bottom side up,
and excitedly said: ‘Didn’t I told you I make you hell smell?’” That earned
the general a dubious new nickname, “Old Hell Smell”...

Source: YANKEE WARHORSE: A BIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR GENERAL PETER J. OSTERHAUS (SHADES OF BLUE AND GRAY)

Bonus:
Col John W Foster
John Foster Dulles and Allen Welsh Dulles

wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Foster
 
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Peter J. Osterhaus was nicknamed Old Hell Smell. Per the biography entitled, "Yankee Warhorse A Biography of Major General Peter Osterhaus" by Mary Bobbitt Townsend, "The attack point Osterhaus had picked turned out to be a bad choice in a situation in which there were no good choices, so he ordered Lindsey to hold his position. Any further advance was out of the question. The men were pinned down, showers of bullets and canister “throwing up sprays of dirt not unlike a furious hailstorm on a dusty road” and pelting the unfortunate soldiers who were most exposed.120 Osterhaus, frustrated, ordered a twelve-pounder howitzer brought forward and shouted to the Southerners, “‘You shoost stay there and I give you hell smell.’ He sighted the gun and hit it [a rebel gun], turning it bottom side up, and excitedly said: ‘Didn’t I told you I make you hell smell?’” That earned the general a dubious new nickname, “Old Hell Smell,” that his veterans still remembered fifty years later."

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