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Gen Elias Smith Dennis
Birth: Dec. 4, 1812
Newburgh
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1894
Carlyle
Clinton County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. From 1842 to 1844, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives and was a State Senator, 1846 to 1848. In 1857, he was appointed US Marshal of Kansas by President Buchanan and remained in office until the outbreak of the Civil War. He mustered into the Army in 1861, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the 30th Illinois Infantry and participated in the capture of Fort Donelson, Tennessee. He was promoted Colonel in May 1862 and to Brigadier General in November 1862. In April 1863, he fought in the Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi and in May 1863, at the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi. Later in May 1863, he was placed in command of the District of Northeast Louisiana when guerillas were causing problems on the leased plantations there. He served as the Louisiana Union Milita commanding officer until the end of the war and was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in 1865. After the war he split his time between Illinois and Louisiana where served as a County Sheriff. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis (1799 - 1873)*
 
 Children:
  Elias Smith Dennis (1840 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carlyle Cemetery
Carlyle
Clinton County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Gen Elias Smith Dennis
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Gen Elias Smith Dennis
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Gen Elias Smith Dennis
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