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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p9
2014

(Born Pa.)

John Gazzamº Butler

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: in the Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Aug.‑Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Sep. 19‑20, 1863; in Defense

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 20, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.)

of Chattanooga, Ten., Sep. to Nov., 1863; in garrison at Bridgeport, p10Ala., Nov., 1863, to Jan., 1864; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at

(Transferred to Ordnance Corps, Jan. 29, 1864)

Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Feb. 1 to Dec. 11, 1864, being detached to Trenton, N. J., to arm and receive arms of New Jersey Volunteers, May 19 to July 1, 1864, and to Hilton Head, S. C., to provide arms for General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's Army, then marching to the coast, Nov. 23 to Dec. 10, 1864.

Served: as Asst. Inspector and Constructor of Ordnance, headquarters New York city, Dec. 11, 1864, to June 4, 1867, and at Scott Foundry,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

Reading, Pa., Mar. to June 4, 1867; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Leavenworth Arsenal, Kan., June, 1867, to May 9, 1870, — and at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., May 9, 1870, to May, 1873; in temporary command of New York Ordnance Agency, May to Sep., 1873; as Asst. to Constructor of Ordnance, New York, Sep., 1873, to May, 1876; as Asst.

(Captain, Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., May, 1876, to May 25, 1880, — at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., to Nov. 29, 1882 (in command to Apr. 7, 1883), — Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., May 17, 1883, to Sep. 8, 1886, — and at Springfield Armory, Mas., Sep. 15, 1886, to Dec. 24, 1887; and in command of the St. Louis Powder Depot, Mo., Jan. 6, 1888, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Projectiles and Rifled Cannon," 1875. Inventor of the "Butler Projectile" for rifled cannon.

Vol. IV
p141
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Major, Ordnance, Sept. 15, 1890)

Served: In command of St. Louis Powder Depot, from Jan. 6, 1888 to Nov. 20, 1890. — In command of Arsenal, Augusta, Ga., from Nov. 25, 1890 to Oct. 28, 1895. — At Watervliet Arsenal, Troy, N. Y., from Nov. 1, 1895 to July 30, 1898. — In command of Kennebec Arsenal, Augusta, Me., from Aug. 20, 1898 to June 7, 1899. — In command of the New York Arsenal, from June 10, 1899 to –––––; President of the Ordnance Board, and member of the Board for Testing Rifled Cannon, from June 10, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p110
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command of the New York Arsenal, N. Y., from June 10, 1899 to Aug. 14, 1900. — President of the Ordnance Board p111from June 10, 1899 to Aug. 14, 1900. — Member of Board for Testing Rifled Cannon from June 10, 1899

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Dept., Feb. 2, 1901)

to Aug. 14, 1903. — In command of the Watertown Arsenal, Mass., from Sept. 11, 1900

(Colonel, Ordnance Dept., Aug. 16, 1903)

to Jan. 21, 1904.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Jan. 21, 1904)

Retired from Active Service Jan. 22, 1904,
at his own request, after over 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Civil History. — Son of Major John Bartlett Butler, Paymaster U. S. V., with the army in Mexico, and Paymaster and Military Storekeeper, U. S. A., at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., to 1866, and Grandson of Ensign John Butler, with the Continental Army for three years, serving with Connecticut troops. — Member of Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the Loyal Legion, U. S.; Grand Army of the Republic, Society of the Army of the Cumberland.

Vol. VI
p104
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 23, 1842.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Aug. 16, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 21, 1904.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 22, 1904,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

After retirement, resided in Washington, D. C., and in Portland, Oregon.

Civil History. — Son of Major John Bartlett Butler, Paymaster U. S. V., with the army in Mexico, and Paymaster and Military Storekeeper, U. S. A., at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., to 1866, and Grandson of Ensign John Butler, with the Continental Army for three years, serving with Connecticut troops. — Member of Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the Loyal Legion, U. S.; Grand Army of the Republic, Society of the Army of the Cumberland.

Died Aug. 17, 1914, at Portland, Oregon: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1916.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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