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MAJ Robert Augustus Babbitt

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MAJ Robert Augustus Babbitt

Birth
Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death
17 Oct 1864 (aged 22)
Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
180416404 View Source

Robert A. Babbitt graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1860, at the age of eighteen. In 1861 he joined the 8th Connecticut Regiment of Volunteers as a private and was appointed Hospital Steward. In 1862 he appointed Superintendent of the Hammond General Hospital in Beaufort, North Carolina. Then in 1863 he was promoted Surgeon of the 1st North Carolina Union Volunteers, having headquarters in Washington. By 1864 he received the appointment of Post Surgeon at Beaufort where his labors were too excessive. His health gave away and he contracted yellow fever from which he died of.

The Vermont State Journal speaks appreciatively of his life: -"Though young in years, he has proved eminently successful and
efficient in his profession, and a faithful and devoted soldier of his country."

Source Citation-
Book Title: The Babbitt family history : 1643-1900

Robert A. Babbitt graduated from the Albany Medical College in 1860, at the age of eighteen. In 1861 he joined the 8th Connecticut Regiment of Volunteers as a private and was appointed Hospital Steward. In 1862 he appointed Superintendent of the Hammond General Hospital in Beaufort, North Carolina. Then in 1863 he was promoted Surgeon of the 1st North Carolina Union Volunteers, having headquarters in Washington. By 1864 he received the appointment of Post Surgeon at Beaufort where his labors were too excessive. His health gave away and he contracted yellow fever from which he died of.

The Vermont State Journal speaks appreciatively of his life: -"Though young in years, he has proved eminently successful and
efficient in his profession, and a faithful and devoted soldier of his country."

Source Citation-
Book Title: The Babbitt family history : 1643-1900


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