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Daniel W. Buttles Civil War letter

Daniel W. Buttles Civil War letter

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Finding aid for the Daniel W. Buttles Civil War letter

BC.MSS.13.79

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

November 28, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Central Arkansas Library System. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Daniel W. Buttles Civil War letter
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written by Private Daniel W. Buttles, Pine Bluff, Ark., to his mother, Emeline Buttles, at Waterford, Wisconsin.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.79
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Private Daniel W. Buttles, Pine Bluff, Ark., to his mother, Emeline Buttles, at Waterford, Wisconsin, with one page addressed to his brother. A cover from a letter dated February 5 is also included.


Biographical Information

Daniel W. Buttles was born to Benoni and Emeline Buttles on July 2, 1841, in Racine County, Wisconsin. Originally from Connecticut, the family had moved to the area from New York in 1836 and farmed near the village of Waterford.

The 28th Wisconsin Infantry formed in the summer of 1862 in response to President Lincoln's call for troops. Daniel Buttles enlisted on August 18, 1862. The regiment was organized and trained at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leaving the state on December 21, 1862. They took part in the White River Expedition in Arkansas and participated in actions in Mississippi before being assigned to garrison duty at Helena, Ark., where they spent the summer of 1863.

As part of the Army of Arkansas, the 28th Wisconsin took part in General Steele's Expedition against Little Rock in September 1863. The regiment was moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in November 1863 and remained there until November 1864. The unit spent the last months of the war in Alabama, before being assigned garrison duty at Clarksville, Texas, for the summer of 1865. It was mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, on August 23, 1865, arriving back in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 23, 1865.

Buttles returned to the family home, where he continued to farm and also to work as a blacksmith. He outlived two wives, Amelia Wilde and Marietta Herrick, and was married to Elizabeth Premke at the time of his death on October 22, 1929. He was the father of four children.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Buttles, Daniel W., 1841-1929
Buttles, Emeline, 1812-
Buttles, Ezra, 1832-1916
Camp Washburn (Wis.)
Manley, Harriet A., 1836-1883
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Racine County (Wis.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel W. Buttles Civil War letter, MSS.13.79, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, December 16, 2013


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