Henry was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry USA during the Civil War.
BUTLER, HENRY C(LAYBORN), Co D, 2nd Lieutenant, enlisted in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trenton, TN on
9/24/62 at age 30 (b. 1832). He was captured at the battle of Lexington on 12/17/62. Butler spent time in parole camp
at Camp Chase, OH where he resigned due to disability on 5/24/63 or 6/5/63 (both dates given). He applied for an
invalid pension in 1864. Butler died on 9/14/1865 near Ramsey, Fayette Co, IL. His wife, Nancy Ann Jones Butler (m.
1856) applied for a widow's pension in 1866. Nancy was receiving $15 per month on the 1883 pension list. She lived
near the post office of Crider. TN in the 1890 veterans' census. He appears to have been the son of Thomas and
Jacintha Butler. MR #3141 2 3 4
- "Hawkins Tories" A Regimental and Social History of the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry USA, by Peggy Scott Holley 2009
- Henry C. Butler Pension File (large file 8.5 Mb)
- Henry C. Butler Civil War Service File
- 1890 Federal Census, Veterans Schedule