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Civil War Soldiers - Dennis
|Dennis, Elias S., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in New York, and at the time of the outbreak of
the Civil war was a resident of Carlyle, Ill. On Aug. 28, 1861, he
became lieutenant-colonel of the 30th Ill. infantry, and when Col.
Philip B. Fouke resigned, April 22, 1862, he was promoted colonel, May
1, to succeed him. His services won him promotion to
brigadier-general, Nov. 29, 1862, and on April 13, 1865, he was
promoted brevet major-general of volunteers for gallant and
meritorious services in the operations before Mobile, Ala. Gen. Dennis
was honorably mustered out of the service, Aug. 24, 1865. He died Dec.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908