"Know ye, that Oliver Babbs a Private of Captain W. C. Harris' Company, (K) 38th Regiment of Illinois VOLUNTEERS who was enrolled on the twelfth day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty One to serve three years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States this Twenty Eighth day of February, 1864, at Ooltawah, Tennessee by reason of Re-Enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer. (No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.) Said Oliver Babbs was born in Ohio County in the State of Indiana, is twenty years of age, Five feet Seven Inches high, Fair complexion, Gray eyes, Dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted, a Farmer.
Given at Ooltawah Tenn this Twenty Eighth day of February, 1864."
(signed) W. C. Harris and several others that I can't decipher.
At the end of the Civil War, Oliver Babbs was discharged near the Victoria, Victoria County, Texas area. He next migrated to Northwest, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, to become a resident of Oil City. Note, residing in Oil City, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, he never used again his given surname of "Babbs", and chose to use "Perry" as a substitute surname until his death.
William Lane Babbs (1800 - 1876)
Rhoda Dixon Babbs (1801 - 1873)
Victoria Allen Perry Babbs (1851 - 1930)*
Mary Rhoda Elizabeth Perry Hart (1878 - 1933)*
James Madison Babbs (1821 - 1907)*
Hulda James Babbs Buchanan (1829 - 1913)*
William Melville Babbs (1835 - 1923)*
Thomas J. Babbs (1840 - 1873)*
Oliver Babbs (Perry) (1846 - 1895)
38TH ILL. INF.
(A Veteran's tombstone)
Note: GPS +32.73687,-93.98466 Special thanks to Nancy Gray Machen for her extensive genealogy research which made this memorial possible to link our great great grandfather Oliver Babbs (Perry) to our great grandmother Mary Rhoda Elizabeth Perry Hart.
Evans Field Cemetery
Plot: Outside north side of Allen-Babbs fenced plot center of cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 32.73687, -93.98466
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: May 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52012824