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General William Orlando Butler

 

Soldier - Statesman - Lawyer

 
General William Orlando Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
1. General William Orlando Butler Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Kentucky
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). 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1608 Highway 227, Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Wide View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker and Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
2. Wide View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker and Grave Stone
The Butler Family Cemetery is fenced off making photographing difficult of individual items.
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Percival Pierce Butler (a few steps from this marker); Carrollton (approx. one mile away); 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); First Explored (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Ky. River Toll Bridge (approx. 1.3 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. GovernmentMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Butler Family Cemetery - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
3. Butler Family Cemetery - Sign
Sign Inside Butler Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
4. Sign Inside Butler Family Cemetery
Other View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker & Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
5. Other View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker & Grave Stone
Butler - Turpin Home - Short Distance Away image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
6. Butler - Turpin Home - Short Distance Away
Back of "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
7. Back of "Butler - Turpin" Home
Summer Kitchen (Section) of  "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
8. Summer Kitchen (Section) of "Butler - Turpin" Home
Other View - - "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
9. Other View - - "Butler - Turpin" Home
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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