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Federal (USV)


Francis Butler

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old drover from Cloverdale, he mustered as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, Sharpsburg. On 15 January 1863 he was discharged and enlisted in Battery K, 5th US Artillery in Washington, DC. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and mustered out at the expiration of his term of service on 7 September 1864 at Nashville, TN.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from the Adjutant General,2 Brown,3 the Registers,4 and the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1841; Morgan County, IN


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 150  [AotW citation 17029]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 614  [AotW citation 18357]

3   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 568  [AotW citation 18374]

4   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 135  [AotW citation 18375]