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BABCOCK, JOHN

babcock john

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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brigadier General U.S. Vols.) 5th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Indian Campaigns 1869 New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana

Citation

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.