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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. 16, 1894.

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

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