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Rene Edward DeRussy
Birth: Feb. 22, 1792, At Sea
Death: Nov. 23, 1865
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. The inventor of the Barbette Depressing Gun Carriage, he was born at sea near Hayti, West Indies and was appointed the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, graduating with the Class of 1812. During the War of 1812 he was brevetted to Captain, Corps of Engineers. From 1833 to 1838, he was the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, and from 1861 to 1865, he was in charge of the defense of San Francisco, California. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "long and faithful services to his country". His son, Gustuvus A. DeRussy, rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Brigadier General Henry J. Hunt and Brevet Major General William A. Nichols were his sons-in-law. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Harriet Elizabeth Taylor DeRussy (1805 - 1834)*
  Helen Augusta Maxwell DeRussy (1832 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy (1818 - 1891)*
  John Allen DeRussy (1826 - 1850)*
  Clara Louise Derussey Nichols (1829 - 1900)*
  Emily Caroline DeRussy Hunt (1831 - 1857)*
  Isaac Denniston DeRussy (1840 - 1923)*
  Laura DeRussy Berry (1853 - 1923)*
  Helen Maxwell DeRussy Clark (1856 - 1901)*
  Fanny DeRussy Hoyle (1857 - 1925)*
  Sara Wetmore DeRussy Murray (1860 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 34, Row F, Grave 255
 
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Record added: Nov 11, 2001
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St. Augustine..Soldiers Passing Through March 6, 1849Colonels R. E. DeRussy, J. K F. Mansfield and R. E. Lee, and Major R. Delafield, arrived here on the 6 inthe U. S. Schooner Phoenix. They sailed shortly after for St. Marys.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 27, 2016
Thank you General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 22, 2016

- kitten
 Added: Aug. 18, 2015
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