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Babcock, Volney Chauncey


Age: 30, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. E, 13th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/27/62

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Birth: 05/14/1833, Bridgewater, VT
Death: 05/04/1912

Burial: West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 74550773


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/15/1879; widow Abbie M., 11/8/1916, VT
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


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West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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VOLNEY C. BABCOCK was from the town of Stowe. Discharged November 27th, 1862, at Brattleboro, Vt., never left the State with the company.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 555


Babcock, Volney Chauncey, Stowe. Farmer. Born Bridgewater, May 14, 1833; son of Chauncey and Sally (Barrows) Babcock. Educated in the public schools. In 1855 married Harriet E. Barrows of Stowe; they had one daughter Mary A., March 20, 1902 married carrie M. Robinson of Stowe; May 12, 1910, married Abbie M. Minor of Woodbury. Followed farming until 21 years of age, when he was employed at wheelwright and cabinet work; 1880-96 postmaster in Bridgewater; also carried on mercantile and wheelwright business. Enlisted Co. E, 13th Vermont Regiment Volunteer Infantry; mustered into service Oct., 1862; owing to illness did not leave the state; was in hospital at Brattleboro eight weeks; discharged by reason of disability. Is a Republican; represented Bridgewater in the Legislature 1900., In religious preference a Methodist. Member of H. H. Smith Post No. 19, G.A.R.

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, editor, "Encyclopedia Vermont Biography," Burlington, Vt.: Ullery Publishing Co., 1912, p. 105.


St. Albans Daily Messenger

May 16, 1912

Volney C. Babcock, a well-known resident of Stowe, who died May 4, was 83 years old. Mr. Babcock was born in Bridgewater and at one time was postmaster of that town, which, in 1900, he represented in the state legislature. Mr. Babcock enlisted in Company E, 13th Regt., Vt. Vols., in 1862, but became ill before leaving the state and was confined to the hospital in Brattleboro until he was discharged for disability. He was a member of the H.H. Smith Post, Grand Army of Republic, and was a pensioner.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.