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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I
p378
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(Born Ct.)

Edwin B. Babbitt

(Ap'd Ind.)

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Edwin Burr Babbitt: Born Jan. 8, 1803.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1827‑28, — Expedition to Council Bluffs, Io., and against Pawnee Indians, 1829, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30, — Dubuque Mines, Io., 1830‑31, — Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1831, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1831, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑35, — and Ft. Towson,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 31, 1834)

I. T., 1835‑36; and on Quartermaster duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836‑37,

(Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 10, 1836, to July 7, 1838)

— in the Florida War, 1837‑38, — Houlton, Me., 1839‑40, pending "Disputed

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

Territory" controversy, — settling claims in Florida and Georgia,

(Captain, 3d Infantry, July 1, 1839, to June 18, 1846)

1840‑42, — Palatka, Fla., 1842, — Houlton, Me., 1842‑44, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1845‑46, — New Orleans, La., 1846, — War with Mexico, 1847‑48,

(Bvt. Major, May 30, 1848,
for Meritorious Conduct while Serving in the Enemy's Country)

— Department of Texas, 1849‑52, 1852‑54, — Baltimore, Md., 1854‑56, — Philadelphia Clothing Depot, Pa., 1856‑57, — Baltimore, Md., 1857‑58, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — and as Chief Quartermaster of the Department

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, May 10, 1861)

of Oregon, Nov. 14, 1860, to Sep. 13, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Aug. 3, 1861)

Quartermaster of the Department of the Pacific, Sep. 13, 1861, to Sep. 5, 1865 (Colonel, ex officio, Aug. 2, 1864, to July 29, 1866), — of the Department

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Quartermaster's Department
during the Rebellion)

of Columbia, and as Senior and Supervising Quartermaster of the

(Col., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-Gen., July 29, 1866)

Military Division of the Pacific, Sep. 5, 1865, to Dec. 14, 1866.

Retired from Active Service, July 29, 1866, under the Law of July 17, 1862,
he being over "the Age of 62 Years."

Served: as Supervising Quartermaster of the Department of the Columbia, Dec. 14, 1866, to Oct. 14, 1867; and in charge of Clothing Depot of the Division of the Pacific, Nov. 30, 1866, to May 31, 1869.

Died, Dec. 10, 1881, at Ft. Monroe, Va.: Aged 78.a

Buried, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


Thayer's Note:

a The twelve years following his last Army assignment are passed over without notice in the Register.


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