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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Charles W. Butler

(? - 1863)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered in New Orleans as Private in Company A, First Texas Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was promoted to 3rd and 2nd Sergeant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the jaw in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant but was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862.

Death

07/02/1863 Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1434]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 21  [AotW citation 20860]