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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Samuel F. Butler

(1828 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Command Billet: Regimental Lt Colonel

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From January to April 1861 he was Adjutant of [Charles A. ] Albert's Regiment, stationed at Pensacola, Florida. He was elected Major of the 11th Mississippi on 4 May 1861 as the regiment was formed. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel in the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

He relieved mortally wounded Colonel Liddell on the evening of 16 September 1862 in command of the regiment, but was himself mortally wounded in combat on the morning of the 17th at Sharpsburg.

More on the Web

Basic service information from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his age as 28, which would put his birth c. 1834.


05/07/1828; Crawfordville, MS


10/03/1862; burial in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS