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Eli DuBose Hoyle
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Eli DuBose Hoyle
Brigadier General, US. Army
Born January 19, 1851 in Canton, Georgia
Died July 27, 1921
Son of George Summers & Margareth Amanda (Erwin) Hoyle Married Fanny 
DeRussy (daughter of Bvt. Brig.Gen. R.E. DeRussy) December 11, 1878
Cadet, US. Military Academy 1871-75
Graduated as No. 2567, Class of 1875
2n Lieutenant 1875
1st Lieutenant 1883
Major (USV) 1898
Captain 1898
Major 1903
Lieutenant Colonel 1907
Colonel 1911
Brigadier General 1913
Commander, Battery L, 1st Artillery 1899-00
Assistant to Inspector General, Department of the East 1900-02 Served 
at Camp George H. Thomas 1902-03 Commander. 3d Battery, Field 
Artillery 1903 Served at Fort Myer 1903-06
President, Board for the preparation of Drill Regulations for the 3-inch.
Rapid Fire Field Gun 1903-05
Patient, Army & Navy Hospital, Hot Springs 1905-06
Served at Fort Riley 1906-07
Commander, 4th Battalion, Field Artillery 1906-07
President, Field Artillery Board 1906-07
Commander, Artillery Sub-Post, Fort Riley 1906
Served with 6th Field Artillery 1907-08
Commander, Recruit Depot, Fort Slocum 1908
Commanding Officer, 6th Field Artillery 1908-11 & 1911-13
Commanding Officer, 4th Field Artillery 1911
Commander, Fort Riley 1912 & 1912-13
Commander, Central Department March-June 1913
Commanding Officer, 2d Field Artillery 1913
Commander, District of Luzon, Philippines 1913-14
Commander, Fort William McKinley 1914
On leave of absence 1914-15
Ret. as Brigadier General January 19, 1915
Recalled to active duty as Commander, Eastern Department 1917-18


Eli Du Bose Hoyle of Georgia
Appointed from Alabama, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1871 (18)
Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, 16 June 1875
First Lieutenant, 28 October 1883
Regimental Adjutant, 27 March 1885 to 9 October 1889
Major, CO Office Volunteers, 18 July 1898
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 12 May 1899
Captain, 1st United States Artillery, 18 September 1898
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901

He is the father of Rene E. DeRussy Hoyle, Major General, United States Army, who is buried nearby in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His son-in-law, James A. Shannon, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, was killed in action in World War I.


Eli D. Hoyle (Class of 1875) married the daughter of a former Superintendent of West Point while a student officer at the Artillery School.  Which former Superintendent was his wife's father?  Answer: Rene E. DeRussy, Class of 1812, Superintendent, 1833-1838. DeRussy had several daughters late in life. Thus, the 63-year difference in age between father-in-law and son-in-law. Hoyle married Fanny DeRussy and had a son who graduated in the Clas of 1906, 94 years between grandfather and grandson. Hoyle was also the great-grandfather of a member of the Class of 1961.
GENERAL ELI D. HOYLE DIES IN WASHINGTON

Was One of First Georgians to Enter West Point After Civil War

ATLANTA, July 28, 1921 – A telegram received in Atlanta yesterday by Mrs. James Morrow announced the death of her brother, Brigadier General Eli D. Hoyle, of the United States Army at Washington.

General Hoyle was 69 years of age and had been in bad health for the past three years.  Since his retirement from the Army his home had been in Washington City, and much of the past two years has been spent by him under treatment at the Walter Reed United States Hospital there.

General Hoyle graduated from West Point with the class of ’78; he and his brother, the late George S. Hoyle, who graduated from West Point two years previous, being the first two Georgia boys to go through the West Point Military Academy after the Civil War.

They received their appointments while living at Canton, Georgia, where their father, George H. Hoyle, was a prominent citizen.

In addition to Mrs. Morrow, the only surviving sister, there are two brothers, Frank J. Hoyle of New York, and William E. Hoyle of Montgomery, Alabama, for many years a prominent business man of Atlanta.

General Hoyle after retiring from the Army four years ago was called back to active service at the outbreak of the World War, and placed in command of the most important of all American Army departments – that of the east with Headquarters at Governors Island, New York.  He was in command there for the first two years of the war and rendered valiant service.  His health broke down under the pressure that he went again into retirement.

He leaves four daughters, all of whom married West Pointers, and one son, DeRussy Hoyle, also a West Pointer, and now military instructor at Harvard.  Two of his daughters have been with their husbands, Colonel Higby and Colonel Herr, of the United States Army, at Coblenz, Germany.  In response to a telegram received a day or two ago announcing their father’s serious illness, they are now on the ocean en route home.

General Hoyle married Miss DeRussy, daughter of General DeRussy of the United States Army.  She survives him.

Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac from Washington.

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HOYLE, ELI D
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 07/27/1921
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE LOT 4442
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HOYLE, FANNIE DERUSSY W/O ELI D
DATE OF DEATH: 01/26/1925
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S  SITE LOT 4442
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 CWIFE OF ED HOYLE - BG, USA


Posted: 10 October 2004  Updated: 16 January 2005 Updated: 3 August 2007 Updated: 16 October 2007 Updated: 14 December 2007 Updated: 17 March 2010
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ED Hoyle Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

ED Hoyle Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004