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Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment

 
 
The Palmetto Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2008
1. The Palmetto Regiment Marker
Inscription.
Pierce M. Butler
Six miles NE, in a family cemetery at Butler Church, is the grave of Colonel Pierce M. Butler, governor of South Carolina from 1836-1838. During his military career, he was a captain in the U.S. Army, a Lt. Colonel in the Seminole War, and was a Commander of the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican War, when he was killed in battle on August 20, 1847.

The Palmetto Regiment
The S.C. Volunteer Regiment in the Mexican War entered service in Dec. 1846 and was part of Winfield Scott's army. At the Battle of Churubusco, its commander, Pierce M. Butler, was killed leading a charge in the face of devastating fire. The unit was in a vanguard of the final assault on Mexico City and first to plant its flag on the city walls.
 
Erected 1970 by Saluda County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 41-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Saluda County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.082′ N, 81° 46.3′ W. Marker is in Saluda, South Carolina, in Saluda County. Marker is on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the west side of the courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda SC 29138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pierce M. Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 18, 2008
2. Pierce M. Butler Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Travis / Bonham Memorial (here, next to this marker); Clock Donated to the Town of Saluda and Saluda County (a few steps from this marker); Saluda County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); At Old Saluda Town... (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Saluda (within shouting distance of this marker); Saluda Old Town Treaty, July 2, 1755 (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Bank Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel William Barrett Travis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saluda.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Two additional markers honoring Butler in neighboring Edgefield County.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pierce Mason Butler. Pierce Mason Butler (April 11, 1798 – August 20, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Governor Pierce Mason Butler. Pierce Mason Butler was born in Mount Willing, Edgefield District, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Battle of Churubusco. The Battles of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Contreras (Padierna) during the Mexican-American War. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Pierce Mason Butler Governor 1842-1844 image. Click for full size.
By Fitzgerald, circa 1840
3. Pierce Mason Butler Governor 1842-1844
 

4. South Carolinians in the War with Mexico. According to U.S. documents published in 1848, a little more tha 100,000 men served in the armed forces of the United States during the Mexican War. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Seminole Wars. The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles and the United States. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPoliticsWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,248 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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