Jackson Babcock

BirthApril 2, 1844
DeathJune 19, 1932
CemeteryPlainfield (Bradshaw)
PostWinchester (Utica)
Unit7th Ohio Light Artillery

Private Jackson Babcock

7th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

Babcock was born on April 2, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the battery on February 28, 1864. Babcock served about 18 months. He was mustered out on August 11, 1865 at Camp Denison, Ohio.

The 7th Independent Battery was organized at Camp Denison on January 1, 1862. Babcock would probably have joined the unit in March 1864 during the Meridian (MS) Campaign. The battery was assigned to duty at Vicksburg, Mississippi until January 1865. The unit was changed to an infantry regiment during the final months of the Civil War.

Babcock died on June 19, 1932 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery in Bradshaw (York County), Nebraska. Babcock was a member of the Winchester Post (#139) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Utica, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.