William J. Babcock
|William J. Babcock|
April 8, 1841|
|Died||October 29, 1897(aged 56)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Unit||2nd Rhode Island Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Third Battle of Petersburg|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Babcock was born in Griswold, Connecticut and served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on March 2, 1895 for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg on April 2, 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line; was the first of his regiment to enter the works.