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US Army Signal Corps

  • Butterfield, George Washington, 1843-1919. Papers, 1836, 1986. Approximately 1 cubic ft. (in 1 carton and 1 oversized folder). IL Papers, include: correspondence, 1861-1912 and undated; diaries, 1862-1865 and undated; photographs (some of which are photocopies); newspaper clippings; and publications about the Civil War or G.A.R. His Civil War materials describe his service in the Michigan Infantry 22nd Regiment Co. B, camp life, marches, the poor character traits of officers, and living conditions in Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Bio: Butterfield was born on June 7, 1843, in Utica (MI). He enlisted in the Michigan Infantry 22nd Regiment, Company B in 1862, transferring a week later to the U.S. Signal Corps. He died on Oct. 7, 1919. Finding Aid.

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