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Eli Dubose Hoyle, American army officer.


Hoyle, Eli Dubose was born on January 19, 1851 in Canton, Georgia, United States. Son of George Summers and Margaret Amanda (Erwin) Hoyle.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1875. Graduated from the United States Artillery School, 1880.


Brig. General R. E. DeRussy, United States Army, December 11, 1878. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 2d Artillery, June 16, 1875. First lieutenant, October 28, 1883.

Major and chief ordnance officer, United States Volumes, July 18, 1898. Honorary discharge, May 12, 1899. Captain 1st Artillery, September 18, 1898.

Major Artillery Corps, August 10, 1903. Lieutenant colonel field artillery, January 25, 1907. Colonel, March 3, 1911.

Brigadier general, September 24, 1913. Retired (age limit), January 19, 1915. Adjunct United States Military Academy, 1882-1885.

Adjunct 2d Regiment Artillery, 1885-1889. Served on staff Major General James H. Wilson, in Puerto Rican Campaign, 1898. On staff Brig. General Geo.

M. Randall, 1898-1899, and on staff of Major General James H. Wilson as chief ordnance officer and provost marshal general, Department of Matanzas, Cuba, until May 1899. Assistant to inspector general, Department of East, 1900-1902. President of the board for preparation of drill regulations for rapid fire gun, 1903-1906.

President Field Artillery Board, 1906-1907. Commanded recruit depot, Fort Slocum, New York, 1907-1908. Commanded 6th Regiment Field Artillery, 1908-1911 and 1911-1913.

Commanding Central Department (Chicago), March-June, 1913, District of Luzon, P.I., 1913-1914, Fort William McKinley, Rizal, P.I., May-December 1914. On active duty and commanding Eastern Department, headquarters Governors Island, New York, August 25, 1917-January 15, 1918. Medal Spanish-American War.



Married Fanny DeRussy, d.

George Summers Hoyle

Margaret Amanda (Erwin) Hoyle

Fanny DeRussy