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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1808

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Samuel Babcock

(Ap'd Mas.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Apr. 28, 1806, to Feb. 23, 1808, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 23, 1808.

Served: as Asst. Engineer, in the construction of the fortifications of New York harbor, 1808‑14; Asst. Engineer of Military District No. 5

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1812)

(Md. and Va.), 1813; in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, as Chief Engineer of the forces under command of Major-General Smith, in the

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Sep. 20, 1812)

Defense of Baltimore, Md., 1814; and as Superintending Engineer of the defenses of Delaware River, and construction of Ft. Delaware, Delaware Bay, 1816‑24, — of the improvement of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 31, 1819)

1824‑26, — of New Castle harbor improvement, Del., 1826‑28, — and of the construction of Ft. Pulaski, Ga., 1828‑30.

Resigned, Dec. 22, 1830.

Died, June 26, 1831, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 46.

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