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Hugh Brady
Birth: Jul. 20, 1768
Death: Apr. 15, 1851
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

United States Army Brevet General. He entered the United States Army on March 7, 1792 as Ensign. He was commissioned a Lieutenant on February 10, 1794 and Captain on January 8, 1799. During the War of 1812 he was made Colonel and commander of the 22nd United States Infantry on June 6,1812 and commanded his troops at the July 5, 1814 Battle of Chippewa. After 1835 he was assigned to command of the Northwest Department, of which Detroit, Michigan was the headquarters. He received two brevets - Brigadier General on July 6, 1822 and Major General on May 30, 1848 for "faithful service". On September 19, 1840 with 200 regulars army troops and 100 horsemen, he was sent from Detroit to remove Indians from the Southwestern side of the State particularly the Coldwater area. The winter 1839 to 1840 had been a hard on the Native Americans in the region, and the government had refused to supply the Indians with provisions. Potawatomies near Coldwater began to poach livestock. General Brady came with orders to use force if necessary. Soldiers spent two months scouring the woods, and four hundred thirty nine Indians were captured and marched to Kansas. (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
Family links: 
  Sarah Wallis Brady (1778 - 1833)*
  Samuel Preston Brady (1809 - 1868)*
  Cassandra S Brady Witherell (1819 - 1864)*
  Mary Electus Backus Ward (1837 - 1867)*
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Elmwood Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section A
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Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Mar 26, 2004
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