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Butts, Lemuel Porter


Age: 18, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/27/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. E, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/19/64, m/i 8/19/64, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 01/23/1844, Stowe, VT
Death: 11/09/1932

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: 58
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 74685941


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: 1907 Reunion, Co. D, 5th VVI, 13th VT INF, off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Butts, L. Porter, a son of Prosper and May M. (Luce) Butts, was born in Stowe, January 23, 18644; received his education in the common and high schools of Stowe. Young Butts did not graduate with his class, for the martial spirit of '62 fired his soul and the call for duty found him with a ready response. He enlisted with Company E, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Infantry, and served ten months, being mustered out with his regiment. He re-enlisted in Company D, Fifth Regiment, Vermont Infantry, and served until mustered out at the close of the war.

Returning from the war, Mr. Butts farmed for five years in Johnson. January, 1872, he moved to North Hyde Park and for the next 24 years was proprietor of the hotel, retiring in June, 1896, since which time he has carried on a small village farm. He has been postmaster of North Hyde Park since 1897.

September 20, 1866, Mr. Butts married Lurana A. Munn of Stowe.

Mr. Butts has always taken a keen interest in public and social matters and has frequently been called to public places, discharging every obligation to the entire satisfaction of his people. He has served three years as selectman, lister, grand juror, for 25 years, has been a deputy sheriff, for many years second constable of the town, and in 1896 represented Hyde Park in the General Assembly, serving on joint committee on state and court expenses. For many years Mr. Butts has been an active member of the Republican committee.

He is a member of Waterman Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Johnson, Tucker Chapter, No. 15, of Morrisville, Aaron Keeler Post, 91, G.A.R. In 1890 he was its commander and for the past 15 years has been its adjutant.

Source: Jeffrey, William Hartley, Successful Vermonters: A modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties..., East Burke, Vt.: The Historical publishing company, 1907 pp. 25-27

13th Vermont Regimental History



L. Porter Butts, a resident of North Hyde Park for 50 years, died at his home on Monday, Monday Nov.7.

Mr. Butts was born in Stowe, Jan.23, 1844, and received his education in the common and high schools of that town. He enlisted in Co.E, 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, and served for ten months, being mustered out with his regiment. He re-enlisted in Co. D Fifth Regiment, Vermont Infantry, and served until mustered out at the close of the war. He was married Sept. 20, 1866, to Lurana Munn of Stowe, who died in 1907.

The deceased was a member of Waterman Lodge, A.F.A.M.of Johnson, and Tucker Chapter No.15 of Morristown; Aaron Keeler Post, No 91, G.A.R., of Hyde Park, and the Gihon Valley Grange in North Hyde Park.

Mr. Butts served as commander of Aaron Keeler Post, and for more than 20 years served as adjutant. In politics he was a staunch republican and always took a deep interest in public affairs. He served his town ably as selectman, lister, grand juror and deputy Sheriff. In 1896 he represented the town pf Hyde Park in the General Assembly. He was instrumental in building the Valley Hall at North Hyde Park.

The funeral was held at his home on Nov. 9 and burial was in Stowe. There was a large attendance, The Rev. Mr. Luethl of Hyde Park officiating. The bearers were Emerald Place, R.C. Crocker, Frank, Wid, and Harry Sargent, and Guy Newton. Three comrades of the Civil War were present, John Amadon of Waterville, Mr. Caswell of Johnson, and Mr. Butterfield of Morrisville.

Others from away were Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Stearns and Miss Ellen Stearns of Burlington; Laon Butts and Mrs. Dwight Butts, Me. And Mrs. Charles Watts, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Foster of Stowe; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and daughter of Jeffersonville; Charles and Carroll Munn, Mrs. I.L.Bailey, Enos Sherwin and Dr.E.H. Scott of Johnson; Mrs. Charles Whiting of Burlington; Judge N.G Wood, H.M. Mc Farland, S.B.Waite, W.D.Strong. Miss Josie Mudgett and Mrs. Albert Bartlett of Hyde Park Village; G.E. Smith, Mrs. Millie Tillitson, Mrs Sybil Smiley, Mrs. Annis Hazard, and Mr. and Mrs. Cortes Foss of Morrisville. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers.

Mr. Butts was a man of keen intellect whose advice and counsel were sought by many. He always had a kind word and smile for both old and young and he will be missed as a man of sterling qualities by the whole community
News and Citizen, November 16, 1932
Courtesy of Deanna French

(Gibson Collection)

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