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BRADY, Hugh, soldier, born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in July, 1768; died in Detroit, Michigan, 15 April, 1851. He entered the United States army as an ensign 7 March, 1792, and served in the western expedition under General Wayne after the defeat of General St. Clair. In February, 1794, he was made lieutenant, and on 8 January, 1799, captain. Later he resigned, but was reappointed in 1808 by President Jefferson, who at that time had undertaken to reform the army. On 6 July, 1812, he was appointed colonel of the 22d infantry, and led his troops in the hard-fought battle of Chippewa, displaying the greatest bravery. He also distinguished himself at the battles of Lundy's Lane and Niagara, and was wounded in each of these engagements. On the reduction of the army in 1815 he was retained, and became colonel of the 2d infantry. In 1835 he was placed in command of the department of which Detroit was the headquarters, and during the Canadian troubles he contributed greatly to the preservation of peace on the frontier. On 6 July, 1822, he received the brevet rank of brigadier-general, and on 30 May, 1848, that of major general for long and faithful service.
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