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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 Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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.


c. 1823


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]