Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge
Archibald Willingham Butt
Born in Augusta Sept. 26, 1865.
Graduated in the University
of the South, 1880
Major in the United States Army.
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels.
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. Located between Greene Street and Calhoun Expressway Ramp. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map 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. ...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 (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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