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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

William J Babcock

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Rhode Island Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation

Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line; was the first of his regiment to enter the works.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: South Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 2, 1895
  • Born: April 8, 1841, Griswold, New London County, CT, United States
  • Died: October 29, 1897
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery (MH), Wakefield, RI, United States
 

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