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William J. Babcock
Birth: Apr. 8, 1841
Griswold
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1897

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Sergeant the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line; was the first of his regiment to enter the works." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gideon Babcock (1801 - 1877)
  Caroline D. Carter Babcock (1803 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Phebe Babcock (1845 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Gideon Babcock (1866 - 1869)*
  Abby Louisa Babcock (1868 - 1869)*
  William Thomas Babcock (1870 - 1956)*
  Carrie Almira Babcock (1875 - 1907)*
  John Dean Babcock (1878 - 1903)*
  Elmer Ellsworth Babcock (1880 - 1919)*
  Harry Wilton Babcock (1883 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel G. Babcock (____ - 1835)*
  Sarah C. Babcock Gallagher (____ - 1907)*
  John W. Babcock (1825 - 1914)*
  Alexander Babcock (1828 - 1873)*
  Charles H. Babcock (1836 - 1875)*
  Abbie A. Babcock Barnes (1840 - 1865)*
  William J. Babcock (1841 - 1897)
  Albert A. Babcock (1842 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
South Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Section A
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7170191
William J. Babcock
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William J. Babcock
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William J. Babcock
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