LT Elbridge Harris Babbitt

LT Elbridge Harris Babbitt

Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 24 Jan 1920 (aged 76)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 4573
Memorial ID 57195960 · View Source
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Elbridge H. Babbitt, son of Simeon Augustus and Emily (McKinstry) Babbitt, was born in Bethel, Vermont, January 23, 1944.

In 1854, his parents moved to Randolph, Vermont, where he prepared for college in the Randolph Academy. Next he attended the Military School at the Norwich University, Vermont in 1861, and while there he enlisted June 7, 1862, in the 17th U.S. Infantry as sergeant with headquarters in Portland, Maine. He soon went with his regiment to the Army of the Potomac at Harrison's Landing, Virginia. He was in the battle of Fredericksburg and was serious wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and was sent to a hospital in Philadelphia. In March, 1864, he joined his brother Robert A Babbitt in the North Carolina Union Vols. as 2nd Lieutenant. He was most of the time acting Adjutant and Assistant Adjutant General in the Department of North Carolina until the close of the war.

Elbridge later moved to Washington, D.C., in September 1892, where he was employed for several years in the War Department. At the beginning of the Spanish American War he entered the service and was connected with the Quarter-master's Department until the close of the war. After a residence of one year at Porto Rico, to which point he had been assigned for duty, he returned to Washington. He is still active and energetic and looks forward to many years of usefulness.


Elbridge Harris Babbitt married Izora Estella Reese on June 2nd, 1867 in Jamestown, New York. They had five children named:

Emily McKinstry Babbitt
Robert Augustus Babbitt
Izora Estelle Babbitt
Elizabeth Anne Babbitt
Lydia May Babbitt

Elbridge first wife died on Feb, 24th, 1881 and later he remarried on October 9th, 1883 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania to Mary Elizabeth Boyce.

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