Officers of the U. S. Army - Backus

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Officers of the U. S. Army - Backus

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  • Backus, Christopher
    Conn., La.
    Assistant apothecary general 12 Aug 1814
    resigned 15 Nov 1819

  • Backus, Electus
    NY, NY
    Major light dragoons 7 Oct 1808
    Lieutenant Colonel 15 Feb 1809
    died 7 Jun 1813 of wounds received in action at Sackett's Harbor NY

  • Backus, Electus
    NY, NY
    Cadet Military Academy 1 Jul 1820 (28)
    Brevet 2 Lieutenant 2 infantry 1 Jul 1824
    2 Lieutenant 1 infantry 1 Jul 1824
    1 Lieutenant 28 Jul 1831
    Captain 17 Oct 1837
    Major 3 infantry 10 Jun 1850
    Lieutenant Colonel 19 Jan 1859
    Colonel 6 infantry 20 Feb 1862
    Brevet Major 23 Sep 1846 for gallantry and meritorious conduct in the several conflicts at Monterey Mex
    died 7 Jun 1862

  • Backus, George Benjamin
    Pa., Colo.
    Cadet Military Academy 1 Sep 1871 (22)
    2 Lieutenant 1 cavalry 16 Jun 1875
    1 Lieutenant 12 Jan 1880
    died 14 Jun 1895

Source:

Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.