An article in the Watertown Daily Times (hat tip to NEGHS) was published December 29, 2011, and sheds light on casualties from War of 1812.
"It was a bad day and a good day for Sgt. Samuel Linnell of Pamelia. “Wounded — hit with the breech of gun in back of head by an Indian — the Indians also tried to remove his testicles by tomahawk." That information was found in the book, "A War of 1812 Death Register -- Whispers in the Dark"... ."
The information in the book is "indexed by town, lists soldiers who were killed in action, captured, wounded or died from other causes. But it was the casualties at Sackets Harbor that astounded Mr. Bilow (author).
Lt. Col. Electus Backus was also mentioned in the article.
The book is available for purchase; details in the article.