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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant BABCOCK, JOHN B., U.S. Army

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BABCOCK, JOHN B.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 5th U.S. Cavalry
Born: New Orleans, La.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Stonington, Conn.
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Place / Date: At Spring Creek, Nebr., 16 May 1869
 
 


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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.