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Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge

 
 
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
1. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
In Honor Of
Archibald Willingham Butt
Born in Augusta Sept. 26, 1865.
Graduated in the University
of the South, 1880
Major in the United States Army.
Trusted Aide-de-Camp
of two presidents.

Major Butt went to his death
on the steamer Titanic after
the rescue of the women and
children from that ill-fated
vessel, April 15, 1912.

In memory of his noble and lovable
qualities as a man, his courage and
high sense of duty as a soldier

WH Taft

 
Erected 1914.
 
Location. 33° 28.714′ N, 81° 59.041′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on 15th Street near The Augusta Canal, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Greene Street and Calhoun Expressway Ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Augusta Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Dennis Cahill (within shouting distance of this marker); James Ryder Randall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meadow Garden
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge, westside plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge, westside plaque
(Lower plaque)
Committe
15 Names
Engineer   Architect
Arichitrctural Decorations
(approx. 0.4 miles away); George Walton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curtis Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Garden (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Powder Works (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
More about this marker. Presently major roadway improvements are underway.
Bridge work also included, access is limited, bridge view somewhat obstructed
 
Also see . . .
1. Arlington National Cemetery Website: Archibald Willingham Butt , Major United States Military. He is not actually buried in National Cemetery, but a memorial marker in Section 3 reads: "Military aide to the President (1908-12), son of Joshua Willingham and Pamela Robertson Butt. Born September 26, 1865 in Augusta, Georgia. Lost at sea on April 16, 1912, when the steamship Titanic with 1500 souls on board sank in the Atlantic ocean. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. New Georgia Encyclopedia, Major Archibald Butt
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By C. Hanchey, February 1, 2011
3. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge
From bridgehunter.com
. ...While in Europe, Butt's only official business was to call on Pope Pius X at the Vatican, in Rome, Italy, where he delivered a personal message to the pope from the president. Butt headed for home and boarded the Titanic.... (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge eastside relief and plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
4. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge eastside relief and plaque
Major Butt image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
5. Major Butt
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge eastside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
6. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge eastside Marker
(Lower plaque)
Temple Noyes Lodge
No.32, F.A.A.M. of
Washington, D.C.
Participated in the
dedication of this
bridge April 14, 1914
(List of 11 Officers)
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
Georgia Archives
7. Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge
Archibald Willingham Butt at Arlington National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Ron Williams ,Arlington National Cemetery Website
8. Archibald Willingham Butt at Arlington National Cemetery
Archibald Willingham Butt Arlington National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Ron Williams Arlington National Cemetery Website
9. Archibald Willingham Butt Arlington National Cemetery Marker
"Military aide to the President (1908-12), son of Joshua Willingham and Pamela Robertson Butt. Born September 26, 1865 in Augusta, Georgia. Lost at sea on April 16, 1912, when the steamship Titanic with 1500 souls on board sank in the Atlantic ocean. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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