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Edward Canby

Born: Nov 9, 1817

Death: Apr 11, 1873

Birthplace: Piatt''s Landing

Nationality: United States

Edward Canby

Date of Birth : Nov 9, 1817
Date of Death : Apr 11, 1873
Birth Place : Piatt''s Landing

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War, Reconstruction era, and the Indian Wars. He was assassinated at a peace talk with the Modoc in Northern California. He was the only United States general to be killed during the later wars.

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