★★ Major General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby

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Edward Richard Sprigg Canby:
Born: November 9, 1817
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)
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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 PA.
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 N.M.
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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This man seemed to have a history involving Indians. Some of this pre-war activity includes the "Trail of Tears".
 

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Quite an honor, He was the one who accepted the Surrender of both Richard Taylor and Edmund Kirby Smith.
 
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