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DENISON, Andrew Woods, soldier, born in Baltimore, Maryland, 15 Dec., 1831 ; died there, 24 February 1877. In 1862 he raised the 8th Maryhmd regiment for the National army, and in August of that year became its colonel, serving till the close of the war. He commanded the Maryland brigade of Robinson's division at Laurel Hill, where he lost an arm, and was again wounded at White Oak Ridge, near Petersburg. He was brevetted brigadier general for gallantry in the first named battle on 9 August 1864, and major general for the second, 31 March 1865. General Denison was appointed postmaster of Baltimore, 19 April 1869, and held the office till his death.
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