Brigadier General Elias Smith Dennis CDV
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A hard to find image of General Elias Smith Dennis.† The image shows Dennis in his General's uniform.† Written on the back of the image in period ink is "Brig. Genl. Dennis - Comdg, 1st Div. - 17th A.C. - The hero of Britton's Lane".

Dennis served in both houses of the Illinois legislature between 1842 and 1846,† In the 1850's he was a U.S. marshal in the Kansas Territory.† He mustered in the 30th Illinois Infantry as Lt. Colonel in August, 1861.† He was commended at Fort Donelson and became COlonel of the 30th Illinois on May1, 1862.† He was promoted brigadier general on November 29, 1862.† He served under General John Logan in McPhereson's 17th Corp.† After the war he was breveted Major General for gallant and meritorius services at the capture of Mobile.†

Item #: vm530

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