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Sanders Dewees Bruce
Birth: Aug. 18, 1825
Death: Jan. 31, 1902

Civil War Union Army Officer. A pre-War officer in the Kentucky State Militia, he served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 20th Kentucky (Union) Volunteer Infantry, which he helped recruit in the Lexington, Ketuncky environs. In February he was made the commander the 22nd Brigade of the 4th Division of the Army of the Ohio, which he led during the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh. In that battle the brigade held the center of his division's position, where it fought all day in the Peach Orchard area (even enacting a charge), and was one of the few Federal unit's to not be moved out of it's position. He then led the brigade through the October 1862 Corinth Campaign, then was named first as the military commander of the Bowling Green, Kentucky area, then as Provost Martial of Lexington, Kentucky. He continued to serve in the Union Army until ill health from his field servce forced his resignation on June 24, 1864. After the warhe became a prominant breeder of race horses, and wrote extensively on the subject. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary H Bruce (1833 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Frank T Bruce (1851 - 1886)*
 
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Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 07, 2005
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Sanders Dewees Bruce
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Sanders Dewees Bruce
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Sanders Dewees Bruce
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The Deweese Clan: Cousin Sanders D.B. / Descendants of Adriaen Hendricksz DeWees '#25678159' was born in Beverwijk, circa 1595. He was first a shoemaker, and later one of the first brokers in art, registered 1 Oct 1639. in Amsterdam, He married Hillegon...(Read more)
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