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Col. Lawrence Sprague Babbitt

Col. Lawrence Sprague Babbitt

Male 1839 - 1903  (63 years)

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  • Name Lawrence Sprague Babbitt 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 18 Feb 1839  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1861 
    US Military Academy 
    Died 1903 
    Notes 
    • The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume I

      BABBITT, Lawrence Sprague, soldier, was born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 18, 1839, son of Edwin B. Babbitt, and grandson of Lawrence Sprague. He was graduated from the military academy at West Point in June, 1861, with the rank of 2d lieutenant of artillery, and was with his class ordered immediately to Washington, D.C., to assist in drilling volunteers. He participated in the action at Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861, and in the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, for his conduct in the latter being brevetted 1st lieutenant. He was promoted to the full rank, March 3, 1863, in March, 1865, was brevetted captain, and in November was assigned to the command of the Vancouver arsenal in Washington territory. He was promoted captain Dec. 22, 1866, and in April, 1871, was made commanding officer in the St. Louis arsenal. He acted as chief ordnance officer, department of the Columbia, in the spring of 1877, and participated in the Indian campaigns of 1877 and 1878. He was promoted major May 10, 1878, and commanded Fort Monroe, Va., arsenal from 1880 to 1888. From 1888 to 1891 he commanded the San Antonio, Texas, arsenal, being promoted lieutenant-colonel Sept. 15, 1890, and in 1891 he was transferred to the Benicia arsenal in California.
    Person ID I34789  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Col & Brevet Brig. Gen. Edwin Burr Babbitt,   b. 8 Jan 1804, Monroe, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1881, Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Stedman Sprague,   b. 14 Oct 1808, Providence, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1880, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1832  ____, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage 9 Feb 1832  Fort Jessup, Sabine Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Pamela McDougall,   b. 1843,   d. 1923  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1861 
    Children 
     1. Major General Edwin Burr Babbitt,   b. 26 Jul 1862, Watervliet Arsenal, ____, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F13048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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