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 Born on November 9, [[1817]] at [[Piatt'​s Landing]], Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was the oldest son of Dr. Isreal T. Canby and his wife Elizabeth (née [[piatt family|Piatt]]). Canby attended East Bend School in [[Boone County]] until his father moved the family to Indiana. He attended Wabash College for a time, and then was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy, graduating in [[1839]].(("​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​25994/​0|Killing of General from Boone County is Told in Magazine Story]],"​ //Boone County Recorder//, March 17, 1960.)) Born on November 9, [[1817]] at [[Piatt'​s Landing]], Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was the oldest son of Dr. Isreal T. Canby and his wife Elizabeth (née [[piatt family|Piatt]]). Canby attended East Bend School in [[Boone County]] until his father moved the family to Indiana. He attended Wabash College for a time, and then was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy, graduating in [[1839]].(("​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​25994/​0|Killing of General from Boone County is Told in Magazine Story]],"​ //Boone County Recorder//, March 17, 1960.))
  
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 Canby'​s first military duty was in Florida during the Seminole Wars. He later participated in the Native American removal to Oklahoma, what is now known as the Trail of Tears.((Jim Reis, "​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24305/​0|War Hero, Boone Countian Gen. Edward Canby was Renown Indian Fighter, Strategist]],"​ //Kentucky Post//, January 14, 1985, 8K.))   He would then serve as part of Riley'​s Brigade in General Scott'​s Army in the Mexican War, specifically during the seige of Vera Cruz, the Battle of Cerra Gorda, Contreras, and the taking of Mexico City.((Chester F. Geaslen,"​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24342/​0|A Belated Honor for Kentucky'​s Boone County]],"​ //The Boone County Recorder//​.)) ​ Canby'​s first military duty was in Florida during the Seminole Wars. He later participated in the Native American removal to Oklahoma, what is now known as the Trail of Tears.((Jim Reis, "​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24305/​0|War Hero, Boone Countian Gen. Edward Canby was Renown Indian Fighter, Strategist]],"​ //Kentucky Post//, January 14, 1985, 8K.))   He would then serve as part of Riley'​s Brigade in General Scott'​s Army in the Mexican War, specifically during the seige of Vera Cruz, the Battle of Cerra Gorda, Contreras, and the taking of Mexico City.((Chester F. Geaslen,"​[[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​search/​asset/​24342/​0|A Belated Honor for Kentucky'​s Boone County]],"​ //The Boone County Recorder//​.)) ​
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