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B.C. Butler
B.C. Butler

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Benjamin C. Butler

(c. 1823 - )
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 93rd New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was 39 years old when he enrolled 1 January 1862 at Albany, NY as Lieuteant Colonel (commissioned 3 February) in the 93rd New York Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In command of the 93rd New York Infantry, part of the Headquarters Guard, Army of the Potomac.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action 2 October 1864 at Poplar Springs Church, VA. Mustered out 2 February 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the State of New York1. The picture here from a photograph in the collection of the New York Military Museum available online through the New York Heritage portal. Steve Manganiello pointed us to another nice copy online from the Library of the University of Washington.


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 31 (for 1903), pg. 1092  [AotW citation 7656]

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