★ ★  Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby

Born: November 9, 1817
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Birthplace:
Piatt’s Landing, Kentucky

Father: Israel T. Canby 1779 – 1846

Mother: Elizabeth Piatt 1784 – 1822

Wife: Louisa Hawkins 1818 – 1889
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana)​

Married: August 1, 1839 in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Education:

1839: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (30th in class)​
Occupation before War:
1839 – 1846: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1845 – 1846: Recruiter for United States Army Infantry​
1846 – 1851: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1846 – 1847: Adjutant for United States Army 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1855: Brevet Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Army​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry Battles Contreras & Churchbusco​
1847 – 1848: Assistant Adjutant General on General Riley’s Staff​
1849 – 1851: Assistant Adjutant General for U.S. Army, Pacific Division​
1851 – 1855: Assistant Adjutant in Adjutant General’s Department​
1855 – 1861: Major United States Army, 10th Infantry Regiment​
1860 – 1861: Commander of Navajo Expedition​
Civil War Career:
1861 – 1866: Colonel of United States Army, 19th Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Commander of U.S. Army, Department of New Mexico​
1862: Served in the Defenses of Fort Craig, New Mexico Territory​
1862: Army Commander at Battle of Valverde, New Mexico Territory​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Army Commander at Battle of Peralta, New Mexico Territory​
1862 – 1863: Commander of Draft Rendezvous in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: On Special Duty for United States War Department​
1863: Commander of City and Harbor to put down New York Riots​
1864 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers, Infantry​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Military Division of West Mississippi​
1864: Wounded by confederate guerrillas at White River, Arkansas​
1865: Commander of Union Army Forces Mobile, Alabama Campaign​
1865: Commander for the Capture of Spanish Fort & Fort Blakeley​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry at Battle of Valverde, New Mexico​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry Capture of Mobile Forts​
1865: Received the Surrender of Lt. General Richard Taylor’s Forces​
1865: Receiver the Surrender of Trans – Mississippi Department​
1865: Commander of the U.S. Army, Department of the Gulf​
1865 – 1866: Commander of the U.S. Army, Department of Louisiana​
1866 – 1873: Brigadier General in the United States Army​
1866 – 1867: Commander of the U.S. Army, Dept. of Washington​
1866: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on September 1st

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1873: Brigadier General in the United States Army​
1866 – 1867: Commander of the U.S. Army, Dept. of Washington​
1866 – 1867: President of Commission Decision of Claims War Dept.​
1866 – 1867: Member of Committee to prepare War Dept. Building​
1867 – 1868: Commander of U.S. Army, Second Military District​
1868 – 1869: Commander of U.S. Army, Fifth Military District​
1869 – 1870: Commander of U.S. Army, Department of Virginia​
1870 – 1873: Commander of U.S. Army, Department of Columbia​
1873: Commander of United States Army, Division of the Pacific​
1873: Killed by Modoc Native American Indians​

Died: April 11, 1873

Place of Death: Near Tule Lake, California

Cause of Death: Killed by Modoc Indians

Age at time of Death:
55 years old

Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
 
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