Pvt Adelbert Babcock

Birth
Burlington, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 3 May 1863
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 131916427 · View Source
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Born about 1844

Was an 18 year old when he enlisted in New Lisbon, Otsego County, New York into the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry on 9 August 1862.

Mustered in on 23 August 1862 as a private into Sackett Olin's Co. K, at Camp Schuyler, near Herkimer, New York for a term of three years.

The green regiment saw some limited action in the area of Crompton Pass/Gap in the Antietam, Maryland campaign. Participated in the ill fated attempt for the Union forces to take Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862.

After they were forced back across the Rappahannock River into Stafford County, they went into winter camp at White Oak Church. Participated in the now famous "Burnside Mud March" in January 1863.

On 3 May 1863, the 6th Corp of which the 121st N.Y. was a regiment in was ordered to again cross the Rappahannock River and take the somewhat lightly defended town of Fredericksburg. They were then to proceed and make an attempt to link up with Gen Hooker and his force at Chancellorsville. At Salem Church, between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville they came up again a very large contingent of Confederate soldiers, basically laying in wait for them. In the short battle 62% of the 121st N.Y. were either killed, wounded or captured. He was one of the soldiers killed. Two or three days later, the Confederates in control of the battle field around the church, buried the Union dead in a pit/trench. After the close of the war and the establishment of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, the remains from the Salem Church Battle were taken and put in a mass grave there.


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  • Created by: charlott jones
  • Added: 26 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131916427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Adelbert Babcock (unknown–3 May 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131916427, citing Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by charlott jones (contributor 47003358) .