Francis E. Butler journal  1862-1863
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Biography

Butler, Francis E., d. 1863

Rank : Chaplain

Regiment : 25th New Jersey Infantry Regiment (1862-1863)

Service : 1862 October 6-1863 May 4

Francis E. Butler was mustered in as chaplain of the 25th New Jersey Infantry on October 6th, 1862, at Trenton, joined his regiment at Camp Cadwallader in Beverly, and departed for Washington, D.C. on October 10th. He remained with his unit stationed in the defenses surrounding Washington until November 30th, when it was ordered to join the First Brigade, Third Division, Ninth Army Corps. The regiment saw action during the Fredericksburg Campaign in December, 1862, after which they were assigned to garrison duty at Newport News from February 11th through March 13th, 1863, and at Dismal Swamp. During an engagement near Suffolk, Va., on May 3rd, 1863, Butler was wounded, according to one source, while carrying water to some wounded men. He died on the following day in the Division Hospital at Suffolk.