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Butterfly, George


Age: 16, credited to Weybridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 176th NY INF
Service: enl as George Du Shanne, Whitehall, NY, 12/15/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 176th NY INF, 12/18/62, pow, Brashear City, LA, 6/23/63, prld 8/31/63, rtnd to duty 8/17/63, m/o 11/16/63, New York, NY; enl, Weybridge, 9/9/64, m/i 9/9/64, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 01/08/1847, Rutland, VT
Death: 03/07/1915

Burial: Northam Cemetery, Shrewsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 69267706


Alias?: Ducharme, George; Du Shanne, George
Pension?: Yes, 3/5/1886; widow Ellen E., 3/24/1915, VT; listed as George Butterfly, alias George Du Sharme
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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: Brother of Charles, James and William


2nd Great Grandfather of Susan Butterfly-Ebert, Paradise Valley, AZ

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Northam Cemetery, Shrewsbury, VT

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George D. Butterfly

Rutland Daily Herald, March 8, 1915:

George D. Butterfly, an old resident of this vicinity, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. W.E. Flynn, No. [illegible] South Main street. He suffered a paralytic shock two weeks ago, and never rallied. Mr. Butterfly was born at Whitehall, N.Y., January 7, 1847. He joined the 176th New York regiment when he was only 14 years old, and was one of the youngest soldiers in the service of the Union during the Civil war.

After the war he lived in Shrewsbury, and engaged in farming until 10 years ago, when his health failed, and he came to Rutland. He is survived by a wife, who was Miss Ellen Plumley, three sons, Charles, Frank and Eugene Butterfly, and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Lloyd, all of Rutland. He was a member of Roberts post, G.A.R. The Grand Army ritual will be observed at the house tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, and the funeral will be held at the North Shrewsbury church at 1.30 in the afternoon. Burial will be in Northam.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots