b. 1838 Rome, New York. d. 17/02/1902 Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Red River Campaign.
Butts was born in Rome, New York in 1838. He enlisted into the United States Navy. He died on 17 February 1902 and his remains are interred at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Ohio.
Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning their fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Although entered on the sick list, Butts courageously carried out his duties during the entire engagement.
BURIAL LOCATION: RIDGELAWN CEMETERY, ELYRIA, OHIO.
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