Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Swords Of General Hugh Brady

From Brady family reunion and fragments of Brady history and biography:

General Brady's sword, which he carried through the War of 1812, was bequeathed to his son, Samuel P. Brady, as well as the sword that the people of Pennsylvania honored him with on the express understanding that it was to "descend from father to son, and only to be used in self defence and in defence of our country."  His regulation sword he gave to his son-in-law, Major Electus Backus.

Note:  Major Electus Backus was the son of Major Electus Backus who was mortally wounded at Sackett's Harbor in the War of 1812.

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