Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company D (later C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 in Pineville.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and was promoted to 5th Sergeant by October 1864.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama1 as J.W. Butler. His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His 1864 service from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (2019), as John Butler.