Sylvester Backus

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Sylvester Backus

Death 8 Mar 1869
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 96766412 · View Source
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Sylvester Backus, landsman, January 19, 1862, Ship Island, 3, USS Princeton to USS Hartford, New Jersey, 20, -, dark, black, dark.

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Sylvester Backus
Name: Sylvester Backus
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 17627
Certification Number: 6342
Fiche Number: 5576

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934about Sylvester Backus
Name: Sylvester
Widow: Mary J Backus
Roll Number: T288_15

USS Hartford, a sloop-of-war, was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.

Hartford was launched 22 November 1858 at the Boston Navy Yard; sponsored by Miss Carrie Downes, Miss Lizzie Stringham, and Lieutenant G. J. H. Preble; and commissioned 27 May 1859, Captain Charles Lowndes in command.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester Backus (unknown–8 Mar 1869), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96766412, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed.