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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 08/04/1841 Griswold, Connecticut. d. 29/10/1897 Rhode Island.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Babcock was born in Griswold, Connecticut and served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on March 2, 1895 for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg on April 2, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line; was the first of his regiment to enter the works.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND.

 

 

William J Babcock

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