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Butters, James C.


Age: 18, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63; enl 11/24/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. A 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 11/22/1846, Windham, VT
Death: 01/26/1917

Burial: Houghtonville Cemetery, Grafton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/11/1868
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


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Houghtonville Cemetery, Grafton, VT

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James Calvin Butters

James Calvin utters, an old soldier and long resident of Grafton, died at his home here about 6, o'clock Friday morning, Jan. 26. The funeral was held at the house at 1 o'clock Sunday and interment was in Houghtonville cemetery. The sermon was preached by Rev. G. E. Congdon. He was assisted by Rev. W. W. Evans of the Congregational church. F. O. Merrifield sang two solos.

James C. Butters was a son of Enoch and Fanny (Tenney) Butters, and was born in Windham Nov. 22, 1845. He was a descendant of William Butters, who was of Woburn, Mass., in 1665, and on his mother's side he was descended from Thomas Tenny of Rowley, Mass., in 1638. Aug. 29, 1862 he enlisted as a private Company D, 16th Vt. Inf., and was mustered into service Oct. 23, 1862, being then less than 17 years of age. After participating in two or three minor engagements he was in the battle of Gettysburg July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, and in this battle was severely wounded July 3. He was mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863. Having somewhat recovered from his wound again enlisted in Company C, 1st Vt. Cav., Nov. 24, 1863, and was mustered into service Dec. 23. Besides numerous minor engagements he participated in the following battles: Spottsylvania, Va., Hanover Court House, Malvern Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Five Forks and Appomattox Court House. On June 21, 1865 he was transferred to Company A and was mustered out of service Aug. 9, 1865.

On Aug, 16, 1868, he married Delia Holt of Alstead, N. H. Of this union there were born eight children. Nora C. was born June 23, 1869 and died Aug. 15, 1900. She is survived by one daughter, Daisy, who is the wife of Roy Bennett, and has one child, Gordon Stacy Bennett. Henry M. was born Feb. 4, 1871, and has made his home with his father. Mary V., born Sept 21, 1872, married a Dudley and is supposed to have perished in the San Francisco earthquake. Fred was born Feb. 7, 1874 and died the same day. Enoch G. Was born July 1, 1875, married Stella Rumrill, and has two children. The sixth, George G., was born Aug. 3 1877, and lives in Bellows Falls, as does also Leon G., born Aug. 8, 1879. The youngest, Ida May, was born May 5, 1881, married Alfred W. Austin and died Oct. 19, 1908. The wife and mother died July 28, 1881.

Mr. Butters was a member of G. A. R. Post of Grafton until it surrendered its charter when he transferred his membership to the post at Bellows Falls. He had one brother, Charles Franklin Butters, who died April 2, 1902.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, February 2, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.