Reverend Pvt. Edwin G. Babcock (1838 - 1920) 34th Massachusetts, Company I, Wounded in War, POW

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Reverend Private Edwin G. Babcock was born August 10, 1838 in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts. The son of Julius Babcock and Miriam Moulton. He married Caroline Elliot Gifford June 25, 1872. Edwin died  October 21, 1920 in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts. We need help finding his enlistment date and muster out date. He was wounded in left leg (lost his left foot in the war see sources cited in this g2g discussion); also was a POW! He became a Methodist minister after the war. I wonder if we can add POW sticker? I would think he qualifies?

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Found this on findmypast 

First name(s) Edwin

Last name Babcock

Year 1861-65

Alternate name Edward/Babcock

State Ohio

Side Union

Country United States

Regiment 128th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Company A

Rank in Private

Rank out Private


Original filed under Edward/Babcock

Film number M552 roll 4

Record set Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Category Armed Forces & Conflict

Subcategory Regimental & Service Records

Collections from Americas, United States

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
Not so sure this is him as he didn’t serve in Ohio; from what I have found unless he transferred? No source showing this connection
Yes this is him!!! Awesome

Occupation: shoemaker

Also another Babcock a Russel listed he was into some shoe type of occupation just can’t read Russell’s fully


Name: Edwin G Babcock


Occupation: Mechanic

Age at Enlistment: 23

Enlistment Date: 5 Jul 1862

Rank at enlistment: Private

State Served: Massachusetts

Was POW?: Yes

Was Wounded?: Yes

Survived the War?: Yes

Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Massachusetts 34th Infantry Regiment on 13 Jul 1862.Mustered out on 06 Jul 1865.

Birth Date: abt 1839

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil WarNational Archives: Index to Federal Pension RecordsGAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent)The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War

Source Information

Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.

Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.

Copyright 1997-2009

Historical Data Systems, Inc.

PO Box 35

Duxbury, MA 02331.

I believe this is him. No other Babcock in this unit regiment on the NPS. It matches being a POW and being wounded! Excellent!!

The big hint also is only 1 Babcock listed in the 34th Mass. on National Park Service so easier to find his info

Wo enlistment dates not sure which on to use yet  put in the earlier date for now July 5th 1862. There is also July 13th, 1862

Your sources helped me so much! As we can clearly see enlistment date and muster date! Thank you Marion : )


A historical record of the soldiers and sailors of North Brookfield, and others who counted upon the quota of the town, in the war for the preservation of the union, against the rebellion, 1861-1865

Private Edwin G. Babcock

You’re welcome Andrew
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Lost Lt Foot: "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 August 2019), Edwin G Babcock, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,634,108.

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Artificial Limbs for soldiers: P. 7,+Company+I;+Edwin+babcock&source=bl&ots=pIyxS35pSo&sig=ACfU3U1k1i7QqQzxtUmMZIMTi2L8Qnz-0g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR5YGI27roAhXElXIEHbDbAis4ChDoATABegQICxAB#v=onepage&q=34th%20Massachusetts%2C%20Company%20I%3B%20Edwin%20babcock&f=false

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (736k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
I see the top image clearly states Left Foot (Not entire leg)

Great sources looking them over

Thank you Chris

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