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J.G. Butler
J.G. Butler

Federal (USV)


Joseph G. Butler

(1837 - 1863)
Home State: Maine
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Maine Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Presque Isle, he enrolled at age 24 in Company A, 7th Maine Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant on 21 August 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was reported missing (possibly captured) in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Transferred to Company D, date not known. He was killed in action near Chancellorsville, VA while First Lieutenant in command of Company D leading an assault on Cemetery or St. Mary's Heights.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Hyde1, with details from the Maine Adjutant General's Report for 1863, pp. 71, 260. His photograph here from a CDV at the Maine State Archives2. Birth and burial from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 06/15/1837    Place of Birth: Piscataquis County, ME    
Death Date: 05/03/1863    Death Place: Chancellorsville, VA    Burial Place: Orneville Cemetery, Piscataquis County, ME


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6605]

2   Maine State Archives, Maine State Documents, Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits, Published c. 2000, first accessed 12 December 2014, <http://statedocs.maine.gov/arc_civilwarportraits/>, Source page: /arc_civilwarportraits/274/   [AotW citation 13418]

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