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Brigadier General Orville E. Babcock Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: December 25, 1835
Died: June 2, 1884
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OLIVER E. BABCOCK (1835-1884) was a Union brigadier general and Aide-de-Camp to General Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War. He delivered Grant's surrender summons to Lee and escorted the Confederate General to his meeting with Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, an event that he witnessed. After the war, Babcock served Grant as private secretary before becoming Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the City of Washington. During Grant's presidency, Babcock was indicted as a conspirator in the Whiskey Ring, in which whiskey distillers bribed Internal Revenue officials to keep millions in tax dollars for themselves. He was acquitted partly by Grant, who testified for him as a character witness.

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