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Confederate (CSV)


O. S. Babcock

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 4th Company

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Rightor's Battalion of Louisiana Infantry in New Orleans on 15 April 1861, and served with them at least to August. He had been a 28 year old married clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted as Private in the 4th Company, Washington Artillery on 8 May 1862 in Richmond, VA.

On the Campaign

He was present for action on South Mountain (Boonsboro) and Sharpsburg in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal on 1 March 1863.In April 1865 he's found on a Federal list of "deserters" "... Taken the Oath of Allegiance and wish to be forwarded North." Received 17 April 1865 from City Point, VA with transportation ordered to New Orleans. Present in the Following Engagements; 1862 Malvern Hill, July 1st; Mountain Run, Aug. __ ; Manassas No. 2, Aug. 30th; Boonsboro, Md., Sept. 14th; Sharpsburg, Sept. 15th, 16th, 17th; Fredericksburg. Dec. 11th, 12th, 13th. 1863 Chancellorsville, May 3rd; Gettysburg, July 3rd; Williamsport. July 6th. 1864 Drewery's Bluff, May 14th, 15th and 16th; Skirmishes Clay's Farm, May 18th and 19th; Chickahominy. June 6th; Petersburg. June 19th.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


c. 1834 in NY


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 96  [AotW citation 13123]