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 Edwin Burr Babbitt

Edwin Burr Babbitt

Birth
Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Dec 1881 (aged 78)
Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section OPS1, Grave 2175
Memorial ID 19331 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Graduated from the USMA in 1826 (his classmates included future CSA Generals Albert S. Johnston and John B. Grayson, as well as future Union Generals Samuel P. Heintzelman and Silas Casey). A veteran of the Mexican War, Babbitt's Civil War service consisted of duty as Colonel & Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Pacific. His brevet promotion to Brigadier General, United States Regular Army, was awarded on March 13, 1865, for "faithful and meritorious services in the Quartermaster's Department during the War". He was also the army officer responsible for the repair of the Alamo in 1850, which included the adding of the now familiar "hump" or parapet over the facade (forever changing the local architecture). He retire with the rank of Colonel in 1866.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Burr Babbitt (8 Jan 1803–10 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19331, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .