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Cyrus Bussey
1833 – 1915 (aged 81–82)
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Place of birth Hubbard, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Major general
Battles/wars American Civil War

Cyrus Bussey (1833 – 1915) was an American soldier and politician, serving as a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Bussey was born in Hubbard, Ohio. He early became interested in politics, entered the Iowa Senate as a Democrat. In 1860, he was a delegate to the Baltimore convention, which nominated Stephen A. Douglas for President.

He served throughout the Civil War. During the Siege of Vicksburg, he was the Chief of Cavalry for Ulysses S. Grant's army. Late in the war, in 1865, Bussey commanded the Third Division of the Seventh Army Corps, with the rank of major general.

For some time after the war, he carried on a commission business in St. Louis and New Orleans. Bussey was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1889 to 1893. Afterwards, he practiced law. He was commander of the District of Columbia Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States in 1911 and 1912.

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This article incorporates text from an edition of the New International Encyclopedia that is in the public domain.


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