Born in (N.C.?) Carroll Co, TN. on 7 February 1820. He was the son of Thomas and Lavina (Thomas) Butler.
He enlisted in the Regiment in 1862.
Was wounded at Murfreesboro (Stones River), TN, 31 December 1862, being struck in left arm by a minie ball and left side by an exploding shell.
Went home on furlough in June 1863 on account of disability wasn’t able to return.
He married Temperance O. McCord on the 21 December 1842 in Carroll County by Joshua Butler J. P. She was born 7 February 1821/1827 in N. C. and died 6 April 1854, both in Carroll Co, TN. They had five/six children: Dany Ann, John Riley/Richard, Phillip Turner, Parthinia Jane, Caroline Jemima Butler.
He then married Lidia Jane Uptygrove born 30 June 1837 in Carroll, Co, and died22 July 1915 in Carter Co, TN. They were married 30 August 1854 in Carroll County by H. P. Haywood J. P. She was the daughter of Elijah and Lydia (Collins) Uptygrove. They had nine children: Elijah T., Sarah F., Prisilla Lewzetta, Martha Louiza, William Alexander, Mary Louella, Aaron Green, Arena Keanette, James Monroe Butler.
His third marriage, after 1900, was to Susan Christina Bowers she died 1 June 1965.
Pension #7278 filed 31 July 1905 accepted, living in Warren Co, TN.
He died on the 20 January 1902 and is buried in the Butler Cemetery, Carroll Co, TN.