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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Butler

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=26561  [AotW citation 25608]