Babcock, John Breckinridge, BGEN

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1898-1898, Spanish-American War Units
Service Years
1862 - 1903


Brigadier General

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Babcock, John Breckinridge, BGEN.
Contact Info
Home Town
New Orleans, Louisiana
Last Address
SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, while traveling from Bremen, Germany to New York City.

Date of Passing
Apr 26, 1909
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Stonington, Connecticut
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave 924

 Official Badges 

Grand Army of the Republic Badge

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Society Sons of the American Revolution
  1903, National Society Sons of the American Revolution - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In 1897, then Lt. Col.,John B. Babcock was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in the 5th US Cavalry for action on 16 May 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."  The medal was warded in 1897.

He retired from active duty in 1903.

He died of Bright's Disease aboard the steamship Prinz Friederich Wilhelm arriving in New York from Bremen, Germany.

He was a member of the California Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (District of Columia Society)..

He left a wife and two adult children at his death.

Ranks held up to his retirement:  Lt. Col., U.S. Army; Brig. General and Brevet Major General, U.S. Volunteers.

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  1862-1865, Union Army
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  1862-1865 Civil War
  1867-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
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