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Butts, Lemuel Porter

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/30/1885
Portrait?: 1907 Reunion, Co. D, 5th VVI, 13th History
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

Biography

LEMUEL PORTER BUTTS was from the town of Stowe. Discharged July 21st, 1863. Re-enlisted In Company D, August 18th, 1864. Discharged June 19th. 1865. Lives at No. Hyde Park, Vt., where he has been a resident for thirty-five years.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 555

Biography

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 joing 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