Military officer; born in New York City, April 29, 1815; joined the State militia in 1833; became colonel of the 27th Regiment, now the 7th, in 1849; commanded his regiment during the Astor Place riots.
In April, 1861, he raised a regiment known as “Duryee's Zouaves,” which took part in the battle of Big Bethel.
In 1861 he was promoted to brigadier-general, and served with the Army of the Potomac until 1863, when he resigned.
He died in New York City, Sept. 27, 1890.
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