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army officer

Edwin Burr Babbitt, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services”; Officer Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (French); Comendator Order of El Sol del Peru (Peru); Abdon Calderon, first class (Equador).


Babbitt, Edwin Burr was born on July 26, 1862 in N. Y., United States. Son of Colonel Lawrence Sprague (United States Army) and Fannie (McDougall) Babbitt.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1884, Artillery School, 1889.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, June 15, 1884. Promoted through grades to brigadier general N.A., October 2, 1917. Brigadier general, United States Army.

February 12, 1918; major general, April 14, 1923. Retired September 19, 1924. Commdg. brigade in Marne.

St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives. With Army of Occupation.


Married Maud Ainsworth, February 23, 1924.

Colonel Lawrence Sprague (United States Army) Babbitt

Fannie (McDougall) Babbitt

Maud Ainsworth