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Confederate (CSV)


James F. Butler

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 20 year old steamboatman in New Orleans when he enlisted as a Private in Company E, 5th Louisiana Infantry on June 4th, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was reported "missing after battle Sharpsburg" on 17 September 1862, but had been captured there.

The rest of the War

He signed a parole at Sharpsburg on 7 October 1862 and asked not to be returned to his unit. A Confederate card has him as a deserter after Sharpsburg with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from Booth1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as J.F. Butler.


c. 1841 in NY


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 203  [AotW citation 13189]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27801]