|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1861|
20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. Born in Rastadt. Died at Ball's Bluff.
Captain Alois Babo, who was the commanding officer of Company G and Second Lieutenant Reinhold Wesselhoeft of Company C attempted to swim across the Potomac River without removing any of their equipment. When they were midstream the Confederates fired at them. Captain Babo was shot and Wesselhoeft tried to save him. Both drowned. Wesselhoeft's body was recovered when it washed ashore thirteen days later. Captain Babo's body was never found.
He was a bookkeeper for a Boston toy store before the War.
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 491A, Plot 33.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37192829