Edwin Burr Babbitt

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Edwin Burr Babbitt was a Major General in the United States Army.

Biography[edit]

Babbitt was on July 26, 1862 in New York City to Lawrence, a U.S. Army Colonel, and Fannie Babbitt.[1] He was the son-in-law of Charles McDougall and brother-in-law of Thomas Mower McDougall.[2] Babbitt died on December 9, 1939 in Santa Barbara, California. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Career[edit]

Babbitt graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1884 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He served as a brigade commander during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of Saint-Mihiel during World War I. Awards he received include the Army Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services" in World War I; Officer, Legion d'Honour (France); Comendator, Order of the Sun of Peru (Peru) and Order of Abdon Calderón, First Class (Ecuador).[3] He retired in 1924.

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