Isaac Denniston DeRussy – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Isaac Denniston DeRussy of Virginia
Appointed from New York, Second Lieutenant, 26 April 1861; First Lieutenant, 14 May 1861; Captain, 27 February 1862;

4th United States Infantry, 29 September 1879; Lieutenant Colonel, 14th United States Infantry, 1 July 1885; Colonel, 11th United States Infantry, 19 May 1891; Brigadier General,  1 April 1902; retired 15 April 1902;

Breveted Major, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious services during the war.


Isaac D. DeRussy was born in 1840 at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He began his service as a Second Lieutenant with the 1st United States Infantry and by the end of the Civil War was a Captain. He participated in the siege of Corinth in May and June of 1862 and was breveted Major in 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war. He served with the 4th, 14th and 11th United States Infantry regiments. While commanding the 11th regiment as a Colonel, he also commanded Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in 1891 and 1892. On 10 August 1898 he led his regiment against Spanish forces near Hormiguero, Puerto Rico. He was retired on 1 April 1902 as a brigadier general and died on 17 February 1923 in New York City.  He was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Laura Requa DeRussy, who died in 1929, is buried with him.

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DERUSSY, ISAAC D
BRIG GEN USA RETIRED

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/1923
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SE  SITE LOT 1856
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DERUSSY, LUCY WIDOW OF ISAAC D

  • DATE OF DEATH: 1929
  • DATE OF INTERMENT:  1928
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE LOT 1856
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF ID DERUSSY – BRIG GEN USA RETIRED

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