Backus, Electus, 1804-1862.

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Electus Backus was born in New York in 1804. He was the son of Colonel Electus Backus who was killed at Sackett's Harbor in 1813. The younger Backus graduated from West Point in 1824 and fought in the Seminole and the Mexican wars. In June 1850, Backus, who was Major of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, was assigned command of Fort Defiance, Arizona. Backus died in Detroit in June 1862, just after he was made Colonel of the 6th U.S. Infantry.

From the description of Diaries and Letters of Electus Backus, ca.1809-1860. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 429235319

Electus Backus was born in New York in 1804. He was the son of Colonel Electus Backus who was killed at Sackett's Harbor in the War of 1812. The younger Backus graduated from West Point in 1824 and fought in the Seminole and the Mexican wars. He was brevetted major after the Battle of Monterrey and in 1847 was in command of the troops garrisoning Castle of San Juan de Ulloa at Veracruz, Mexico. In June 1850, Backus, who was Major of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, was assigned command of Fort Defiance, Arizona. Backus died in Detroit in June 1862, just after he was appointed Colonel of the 6th U.S. Infantry.

From the description of Manuscript and letters of Electus Backus, 1848. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565209

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creatorOf Backus, Electus, 1804-1862. Diaries and Letters of Electus Backus, ca.1809-1860. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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referencedIn Backus, Electus, 1804-1852. Diary of Electus Backus, 1851-1852. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Arista, Mariano, 1802-1855. person
associatedWith Backus, Electus, 1765-1813. person
associatedWith Backus, Electus, 1804-1852. person
associatedWith Brady, Hugh, 1768-1851. person
associatedWith Brady, Samuel, 1756-1795. person
associatedWith Canales, Antonio, 1800?-1852? person
associatedWith Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. person
associatedWith Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876, person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, person
associatedWith Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896, person
associatedWith Jones, Roger, 1789-1852, person
associatedWith Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. person
associatedWith Lamy, John Baptist, 1814-1888. person
associatedWith Mexía, José Antonio, 1790-1839. person
associatedWith Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876. person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
associatedWith Sitgreaves Expedition (1851) corporateBody
associatedWith Sitgreaves, Lorenzo, 1811-1888. person
associatedWith Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Woodhouse, S. W. (Samuel Washington), 1821-1904. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mexico City (Mexico)
Monterrey (Mexico)
New Mexico
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)
Albuquerque (N.M.)
New Orleans (La.)
Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico)
El Paso (Tex.)
Reinosa (Mexico)
Mexico
Pennsylvania
Texas
San Antonio (Tex.)
San Juan de Ulúa Island (Mexico)
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Monterrey, Battle of, Monterrey, Mexico, 1846
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Indians of North America
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Birth 1804

Death 1862

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