Butler, Lemuel

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Lemuel Butler was born in 1844 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and worked as a “teamster” prior to his involvement in the Civil War. He enlisted in Readville, Massachusetts on June 6, 1863 for a three year term as a private into Company H of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Butler was nineteen years old and about five feet eleven inches tall at the time. He mustered out in Charleston, South Carolina on August 29, 1865. Lemuel Butler died in 1886 and is buried in Midland Cemetery in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life span
01/01/1844—01/01/1886

Life Summary

Full name
  Lemuel Butler
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
Military
  Union Army