Lt Colonel Thomas Butler Murray
Second in Command 16th Tennessee

He was born 14 February 1829,  possibly in Madison, TN, the son of Thomas and his second wife Nancy (Walker-Butler) Murray.

Studied law and was admitted to the bar.

He started his enlisted on the 15 May 1862.

Was originally Captain of H Company he ultimately became second-in-command of the Regiment.

Promoted to Lieutenant. Colonel 8 June 1861.

 Dropped from roster of commissioned officers 15 May 1862.

On leaving the Regiment he later became Major of the 22nd (Murray's) Tennessee Infantry Battalion.

The last years of his life were spent farming and in the enjoyment of his home and the country life and as a member of the Democratic State Executive Committee.

He was only 49 when he died on the 15 January 1878

He was married on the 30 November 1852, in White Co, TN, to Mary Goodbar born 1832. They had two children: William and Laura Butler

The funeral was at the Southern Methodist Church and 'the remains were interred in the yard of the family residence and by the side of his youngest daughter who had preceded him, just two years before.'  His remains are now buried in Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.