William A Butler

BirthJuly 16, 1845
DeathFeb. 2, 1884
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostButler (Burchard)
Unit120th Indiana Infantry, Company G

Private William A Butler

Company G, 120th Indiana Infantry

Butler was born in Indiana on July 16, 1845. He was residing in Linton (Greene County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on March 8, 1864. He served 14 months before being mustered out on May 10, 1865.

The 120th Indiana Infantry was organized at Columbus, Indiana between December 1863 and March 1864. During Butler’s enlistment, the unit was engaged in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Butler died on February 2, 1884 at the age of 38 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. The Butler Post (#172) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Burchard, Nebraska is named for him. In addition, he was a member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the GAR in Pawnee City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.