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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Brothers in arms...Some Butlers in the Civil War

My gggrand father William H. Butler left Georgia and headed for the first conflicts of the Civil War, but was home again with a fatal case of Typhoid Fever. His younger brothers would soon follow.

In 1860 Nathan D. Butler b 1834, lived a few doors down from his brother-in-law William Fergurson. Both listed their occupation as Potter.  Married to Sarah Fergurson, November 16, 1854 and living in Jackson County, Nathan would leave his new family and join thousands of other men in the great conflict.
July 1, 1861 The Georgia 16th Company B was formed. Nathan joined July 17th and was in Richmond in September.
By April 16, 1862 he was in a Hospital in Greenboro N.C. with pneumonia. He died there and was buried along with many others who sucummed to disease and wounds.
He left one daughter Celia Josephine Butler b 1860. In 1891 Sarah Elizabeth Butler applied and received a widows pension of $100.00 per/year.

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