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Eli DuBose Hoyle
Born (1851-07-19)July 19, 1851
Died July 27, 1921(1921-07-27) (aged 70)
Place of birth Canton, Georgia
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1875-1919
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Soldier's Medal
Relations MG Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle (Son)
BG René Edward De Russy (Father-in-Law)

Eli DuBose Hoyle (July 19, 1851 - July 27, 1921) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He is most noted for his Command of Embarcation at Governor's Island, in New York Harbor during World War I. He was posthumously awarded with Distinguished Service Medal and Soldier's Medal for his efforts during his service.


Hoyle was born on July 19, 1851, in Canton, Georgia.[1] He would marry Fanny De Russy, daughter of Brigadier General René Edward De Russy. Their son, Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle, would become a Major General.[2] Hoyle died on July 27, 1921. He and Fanny are both buried at Arlington National Cemetery, along with their son, Rene.


Hoyle graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1875. His assignment would include being stationed at Fort Slocum, Fort Riley, and Fort William McKinley. He originally retired in 1915, but was re-called after the outbreak of World War I. During the war, he was assigned as a Commanding Officer of Embarcation at Governor's Island, in New York Harbor.


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