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J.G. Butler

J.G. Butler

Federal (USV)


Joseph G. Butler

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

From Presque Isle, he enrolled at age 24 in Company A, 7th Maine Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing (possibly captured) in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company D, date not known. He was killed in action near Chancellorsville, VA while First Lieutenant in command of Company D leading an assault on Cemetery or St. Mary's Heights.

References & notes

Basic information from Hyde1, with details from the Maine Adjutant General's Report for 1863, pp. 71, 260. His photograph here from a CDV at the Maine State Archives2. Birth and burial from his gravesite on Findagrave.


06/15/1837; Piscataquis County, ME


05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Orneville Cemetery, Piscataquis County, ME


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6605]

2   State of Maine, Maine State Archives, Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits, Published c. 2000, first accessed 12 December 2014, <>, Source page: /arc_civilwarportraits/274/   [AotW citation 13418]