Eli Metcalfe Bruce (Eli Metcalfe Bruce)

Eli Metcalfe Bruce

Civil War CSA Congressman. He was a wealthy Kentucky businessman who applied his fortunes to supplying the Confederacy with much-needed military goods by running the Northern blockade during the War Between the States. He served in the Confederate Congress, and also used his fortunes to help destitute Confederate soldiers, civilians, and veterans. After the war he opened the Southern Hotel in New York City.  Family links:  Parents:  George Stubblefield Bruce (1800 – 1883)  Sabina Pickett Metcalfe Bruce (1804 – 1883)  Spouse:  Sarah Elizabeth Withers Morris (1835 – 1915)*  Children:  Mattie Withers Bruce Reynolds (1854 – 1916)*  Charles Albert Withers Bruce (1864 – 1870)*  Siblings:  Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828 – 1866)  Henry C. Bruce (1831 – 1916)*  Nancy Bruce (1838 – 1841)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: heart disease

Born

  • February, 22, 1828
  • USA

Died

  • December, 12, 1866
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • heart disease

Cemetery

  • Highland Cemetery
  • Kentucky
  • USA

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