René Edward De Russy

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René Edward De Russy (February 22, 1789 – November 23, 1865) was an engineer, military educator, and career United States Army officer who was responsible for constructing many Eastern United States coastal fortifications, as well as some forts on the West Coast.wikipedia
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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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He built his own residence on a hill in Brooklyn, which the Brooklyn Eagle referred to as "The Lookout" because of its position above New York harbor, on a ridge that became known as Dyker Heights at the end of the 19th century.
The first house built at the top of the hill (what is now 11th Avenue and 82nd Street, at about 110 ft above sea level) was built in the late 1820s by Brigadier General René Edward De Russy of the US Army.

Gustavus De Russy

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Gustavus Adolphus De Russy (1818–1891), who became a brigadier general, serving as quartermaster at Fort Monroe from 1848 until 1857. He married Frances Clitz (1836–1901), sister of John Mellen Brady Clitz (1821–1897), commander of the Asiatic Squadron.
De Russy was born in Brooklyn to American army officer René Edward De Russy (1789–1865) and Harriet Elizabeth Taylor (1805–1834).

New Utrecht Reformed Church

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During his assignment in New York City, De Russy supervised the construction of the New Utrecht Reformed Church.
Construction was supervised by US Army engineer, Rene Edward De Russy, who led the construction of Fort Hamilton at New York harbor.

Maxwell Murray

Sara Wetmore De Russy (1860–1926), who married Arthur Murray (1851–1925); a career officer, he became a major general. They had a double wedding with her older sister Helen. Their son Maxwell Murray (1885–1948) also had a military career, becoming a major general. He commanded the 25th Infantry Division in Honolulu during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Maxwell Murray was born on June 19, 1885 at West Point, New York as a son of Major general Arthur Murray, first Chief of Coast Artillery Corps and his wife Sarah Wetmore DeRussy, daughter of Union Brigadier general René Edward De Russy.

Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle

Fanny De Russy (1857–1925), who married Eli DuBose Hoyle (1851–1921), who became a brigadier general. Their son Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle (1883–1981) also became a brigadier general.
His maternal grandfather was Brigadier General René Edward De Russy.

List of American Civil War brevet generals (Union)

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Clara Louise De Russy (1829–1900), married William Augustus Nichols (1818–1869)

Louis Gustave De Russy

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All of the forts were named for two brothers, René Edward and his younger brother Louis Gustave De Russy.
He is the younger brother of René Edward De Russy, a U.S. brigadier general, who remained with the Union during the war.

Eli D. Hoyle

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Fanny De Russy (1857–1925), who married Eli DuBose Hoyle (1851–1921), who became a brigadier general. Their son Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle (1883–1981) also became a brigadier general.
Hoyle was married to Fanny De Russy (1857–1925), the daughter of Brigadier General René Edward De Russy.

Fort DeRussy Military Reservation

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There are five Forts DeRussy in the United States: Fort DeRussy Military Reservation in Honolulu, two in Louisiana, one in Kentucky, and one in Washington, D.C. The latter four were all built during the American Civil War.
This one was named for General René Edward De Russy (1789–1865), who supervised military fort construction and was also Superintendent of West Point during his career.

Arthur Murray (general)

Arthur Murray
Sara Wetmore De Russy (1860–1926), who married Arthur Murray (1851–1925); a career officer, he became a major general. They had a double wedding with her older sister Helen. Their son Maxwell Murray (1885–1948) also had a military career, becoming a major general. He commanded the 25th Infantry Division in Honolulu during the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1880 Murray married Sara Wetmore De Russy, the daughter of Brigadier General René Edward De Russy.

United States Army

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René Edward De Russy (February 22, 1789 – November 23, 1865) was an engineer, military educator, and career United States Army officer who was responsible for constructing many Eastern United States coastal fortifications, as well as some forts on the West Coast.

Eastern United States

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René Edward De Russy (February 22, 1789 – November 23, 1865) was an engineer, military educator, and career United States Army officer who was responsible for constructing many Eastern United States coastal fortifications, as well as some forts on the West Coast.

Superintendent of the United States Military Academy

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He also served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

American Civil War

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There are five Forts DeRussy in the United States: Fort DeRussy Military Reservation in Honolulu, two in Louisiana, one in Kentucky, and one in Washington, D.C. The latter four were all built during the American Civil War. He was promoted to brigadier general during the American Civil War.

Saint-Domingue

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René Edward De Russy was born into a family of ethnic French planters in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) on February 22, 1789.

Haiti

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René Edward De Russy was born into a family of ethnic French planters in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) on February 22, 1789.

Old Point Comfort

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Two years later, soon after the birth of his younger brother Lewis, the De Russy family fled the violence of the slave revolution and settled in Old Point Comfort, Virginia.

Virginia

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Two years later, soon after the birth of his younger brother Lewis, the De Russy family fled the violence of the slave revolution and settled in Old Point Comfort, Virginia.

United States Military Academy

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He also served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy. At the age of 18, De Russy enrolled in the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on March 20, 1807; he graduated on June 10, 1812, at the bottom of his class. After West Point, De Russy worked as the assistant engineer for New York State's defenses and helped to build Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point on the Canada–US border.

New York (state)

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At the age of 18, De Russy enrolled in the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on March 20, 1807; he graduated on June 10, 1812, at the bottom of his class. After West Point, De Russy worked as the assistant engineer for New York State's defenses and helped to build Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point on the Canada–US border.

Fort Montgomery (Lake Champlain)

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After West Point, De Russy worked as the assistant engineer for New York State's defenses and helped to build Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point on the Canada–US border.

Rouses Point, New York

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After West Point, De Russy worked as the assistant engineer for New York State's defenses and helped to build Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point on the Canada–US border.

Canada–United States border

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After West Point, De Russy worked as the assistant engineer for New York State's defenses and helped to build Fort Montgomery, Rouses Point on the Canada–US border.

New York Harbor

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In the late 1810s, he became the Superintending Engineer of the defenses of New York Harbor.