Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
General William Orlando Butler
—Soldier - Statesman - Lawyer —
April 19, 1791 - August 6, 1880
Transylvania University 1812
War of 1812 - Aide De Camp to Andrew Jackson
River Raisin - Pensacola - New Orleans
Mexican War - Major General of the Volunteers
Commanded 1st Volunteer Division of the Army of Occupation
Hero of the Battle of Monterey - February 18, 1848
Last Commanding General of the American Army - Mexican War
Democratic Congressman from Kentucky - 1839 - 1843
Democratic Vice-President nominee under Lewis Cass - 1848
Poet -- Boatman's Horn & Battle of the River Raisin
Location. 38° 40.257′ N, 85° 9.916′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from General Butler Park Road east of 11th Street (aka: St. Rd. 320). Touch for map. located in the Butler Family Cemetery a short distance from the "Butler-Turpin Home" in General Butler State Park. Folks are friendly in this area - they will be more than happy to help you find the way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1608 Highway 227, Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Percival Pierce Butler (a few steps from this marker); Carrollton Home of Gen. Butler (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial - - Carroll County, Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 1.1 miles away); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Masterson House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
Also see . . . Official Web Site - U. S. Congress::. A short but good biography of William Orlando Butler. (Submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Government • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American •
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