{⋆★⋆} MG Butler, Matthew C.

Matthew Calbraith Butler

Born: March 8, 1836
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Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina

Father: Dr. William Butler Jr. 1790 – 1850
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church, Greenville, South Carolina)​

Mother: Jane Tweedy Perry 1799 – 1875
(Buried: Christ Episcopal Church, Greenville, South Carolina)​

1st​ Wife: Maria Pickens 1833 – 1900 (February 25, 1858)
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina)​

2nd​ Wife: Nannie DeSaussure Bostick 1859 – 1942 (1906)
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Children:

Dr. Francis “Frank” Wilkinson Pierce Butler 1858 – 1924​
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina)​
William Wallace Butler 1860 – 1891​
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina)​
Colonel Matthew C. Butler Jr. 1864 – 1916​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Elsie Butler 1869 – 1891​
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina)​

Education:
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1856: Graduated from South Carolina College​

Occupation before War:

1856 – 1861: Attorney in Edgefield, South Carolina​
1860 – 1861: South Carolina State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain of Hampton's South Carolina Legion Cavalry​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of Hampton's South Carolina Legion Cavalry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Second Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam​
1862: Participated in Stuart's Second Ride around Gen. McClellan​
1863: Wounded in the Foot During the Battle of Brandy Station​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Haw's Station​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Trevillian Station​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
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1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Surrendered with General Joseph E. Johnston's Army​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Edgefield, South Carolina​
1866: South Carolina State Representative​
1870: Unsuccessful Candidate for Lt. Governor of South Carolina​
1877 – 1895: United States Senator from South Carolina​
1895 – 1898: Attorney in Washington, D.C.​
1898 – 1899: Served in Spanish American War rising to Major General​
Vice President of Southern Historical Society​
President of a Mining Company in Mexico​

Died: April 14, 1909

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Not Known

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina

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