Eli D. Hoyle
|Eli DuBose Hoyle|
July 19, 1851|
|Died||July 27, 1921
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1875-1919|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service 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. 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. 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.