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 John Breckinridge Babcock

John Breckinridge Babcock

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 26 Apr 1909 (aged 62)
At Sea
Burial Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Grave 924
Memorial ID 7836742 · View Source
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Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was John Breckenridge. He served as a Brigadier General in the US Volunteers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in the 5th US Cavalry for action on May 16, 1869 at Spring Creek, Nebraska. His citation reads "While serving with a scouting column this officer's troop was attacked by a vastly superior force of Indians. Advancing to high ground, he dismounted his men, remaining mounted himself to encourage them, and there fought the Indians until relieved, his horse being wounded." He died aboard the steamship Prinz Friederich Wilhelm arriving in New York from Bremen, Germany.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 5 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7836742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Breckinridge Babcock (7 Feb 1847–26 Apr 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7836742, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .