GUSTAVUS A. DE RUSSY. Gen. Gustavus A. De Russy died at his resi- dence in Detroit, Mich, which city he had made his home, with his wife and daughter, who survive him, since his retirement from active service in the army under the op- eration of the law of Nov. 3, 1882. Gen. De Russy was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 3, 1818. He was appointed a cadet in the United States Military Academy at West Point from Virginia, and, graduating with honors, was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the Fourth Artillery March 8, 1847. In the war with Mexico he attained military distinction, being brevetted First Lieutenant for gallant and meritorious conduct in the bat- tles of Contreras and Churubusco and Captain for gallant conduct at Chapultepec. He attained to the rank of full Captain Aug. 17, 1857, entered the war of the rebellion in that grade, and was brevetted Major for gallant and meritorious conduct at Fair Oaks. He rose by successive promotions to the rank of general officer, being honorably mustered out of the service as Briga- dier General of Volunteers Jan. 15, 1866. He became Colonel of the Fourth Artillery June 30, 1882, was transferred to the Third Artillery July 17, and retired Nov. 3 of that year.
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