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Civil War Soldiers - De Russy

De Russy, Gustavus A., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1818. He was a cadet at the U. S. military academy, 1835-38, and in March, 1847, was appointed 2nd lieutenant, 4th U. S. artillery. He served throughout the war and received the brevets of 1st lieutenant for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco, and captain for like service at Chapultepec. He was quartermaster of the 4th U. S. artillery from 1849 to 1857, and was promoted captain in Aug., 1857. He was brevetted major, June 25, 1862, for bravery in action at Fair Oaks, lieutenant-colonel for gallantry at Malvern hill, colonel and brigadier-general U. S. A. March 13, 1865, for services during the war. He entered the volunteer service as colonel of the 4th N. Y. artillery, March 17, 1863, was promoted May 29, 1863, and was mustered out of the service, Jan. 15, 1866. He was made major of the 3d U. S. artillery, July 26, 1866; lieutenant-colonel, Aug. 25, 1879, and colonel of the 4th U. S. artillery, June 30, 1882. He was superintendent of practical instruction and tactical recitations at West Point from 1871 till 1874. Gen. De Russy was retired by operation of law, Nov. 3, 1882, and died in Detroit, Mich., May 29, 1891.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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