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PELOUZE, Louis Henry, soldier, born in Pennsylvania, 30 May, 1841; died in Washington, D. C., 1 June, 1878. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1853, assigned to the artillery, and promoted 2d lieutenant on 11 November In 1857-'8 he was on duty in Kansas during the anti-slavery disturbances, and accompanied the second column of the Utah expedition as acting assistant adjutant-general, he was commissioned as captain on 14 May, 1861, and served during the civil war, first on the staff of General John A. Dix, then in the Port Royal expedition, in Georgia when Fort Pulaski was captured, with General James Shields at Port, Republic, and as major on the staff with the 2d corps of the Army of Virginia in the Shenandoah campaign until he was severely wounded at Cedar Mountain, 9 August, 1862. After his recovery he served till the close of hostilities as assistant adjutant-general of volunteers with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, being on special duty in the defences of Washington in the autumn of 1862, then with the troops of the Department of Virginia till August, 1863, and in the adjutant-general's department at Washington till May, 1864, and afterward in charge of the records of colored troops in the war department till 14 June, 1868. For his gallantry at Cedar Mountain he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, and on 13 March, 1865, he received the brevets of colonel and brigadier-general for valuable services in the field and in the adjutant-general's department. He was adjutant-general of the Department of the Lakes in 1869-'73, and afterward till his death assistant in the office of the adjutant-general of the army.
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