Butterfield, Daniel, 1831-1901

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Birth 1831-10-31
Death 1901-07-17

Biographical notes:

Ambler was Judge of Probate at Pentwater (Mich.). Gen. Butterfield (Oct. 31, 1831-July 17, 1901) was the son of John and Malinda H.B. Butterfield. He was born in Utica (N.Y.) and graduated from Union College (1849) with a B.A. Butterfield enrolled as a Capt in the N.Y. militia, 1st regiment, later serving as Col. of the 12th Regiment. In 1861 he was appointed 1st Srgt. of the Clay Guards. He was promoted to Brig. Gen., Sept. 7, 1861, andd Maj. Gen., Dec. 13, 1862. In Jan. 1863 Butterfield became Hooker's chief of staff. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg. After recovering, Butterfield commanded the 3rd Div., 20th Army Corps on Sherman's march to the sea. Due to illness he was mustered out on Aug. 24, 1865. He the served as superintendent of general recruiting due to his status as Col. of the 5th Infantry, Regular Army. On Mar. 13, 1865 he was honored as Bvt. Maj. Gen. U.S. Army. He resigned on Mar. 14, 1870 to serve as Pres. Grant's U.S. assist. treasurer at N.Y. City. After his first wife of 20 yeaars died in 1877, Butterfield married Mrs. Julia James (Sept. 21, 1886). In 1892 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. (Dictionary of American Biography pp. 372-4.) The Clarke Historical Library has two books by Butterfield.

From the description of Correspondence, 1890. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 45578573

Butterfield was a Union general during the American Civil War.

From the description of Letter, ca. 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82833604

American army officer and industrialist.

From the description of Autograph despatch signed : H.Q., Army of the Potomac, to General Sedgwick, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131407

Union army officer in the Civil War, awarded a medal of honor in 1892 for gallantry at the battle of Gaines's Mill in 1862. Consented to become a candidate for Congress in 1892 but was defeated.

From the description of Daniel Butterfield items, [ca. 1892]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936850

Soldier and banker.

From the description of Daniel Butterfield address, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452411

Colonel commanding the 22nd Regiment of the New York State Militia and later Union General in the Civil War, generally considered composer of "Taps."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, N.Y., to Adjt Gen'l Fredk. Townsend, 1859 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906650


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