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Encyclopedia > Matthew Butler

Matthew Calbraith Butler (March 8, 1836April 14, 1909) was an American military commander and politician from the state of South Carolina. March 8 poster from Portugal March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012...


Butler was born near Greenville, South Carolina to a prominent family. His father William and uncle Andrew Butler were notable politicians. Matthew grew up in Edgefield, South Carolina, became a lawyer and practiced law in Edgefield. e He was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1860, and resigned the following year when the United States Civil War began. Greenvilles skyline from the south Greenville is the county seat of and largest city in Greenville CountyGR6 South Carolina. ... Andrew Pickens Butler (November 18, 1796-May 25, 1857, was an American statesman and one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. ... Edgefield is a town located in Edgefield County, South Carolina. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy...


Butler enlisted in the army of the Confederate States of America as a captain. During the war he participated in many important battles. By 1864 he had been promoted to colonel. He participated in the Battle of the Wilderness and played an important part in the Battle of Old Church. He was promoted to brigadier general and by the end of the war he was a major general. Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1... Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. ... Battle of Old Church Conflict American Civil War Date May 30, 1864 Place Hanover County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Old Church (also called Matadequin Creek) was a battle in Union General Ulysses Grants Overland Campaign against Confederate Gen. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ...


After the Confederate defeat in the war, Butler immediately returned to state politics. He was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1866. He became a member of the United States Democratic Party and ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1870. In 1876, as Reconstruction was ending and the Democratic Party was regaining control of the state, he was elected by the South Carolina state legislature to a seat in the United States Senate. He served in the Senate for three terms, from 1877 to 1895, and was defeated for reelection. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... It has been suggested that Radical Reconstruction be merged into this article or section. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Butler then practiced law in Washington, D.C. until 1898, when he was appointed a major general of the United States in the Spanish-American War. After the American victory that year, he supervised the evacuation of Spanish troops from Cuba. He then returned to Edgefield, South Carolina, and practiced law. He died in Columbia, South Carolina and was buried in Willow Brook Cemetery in Edgefield. Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Combatants United States and Cuban rebel forces Spain Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 2,446 combat dead or wounded (US only) Cubans and Filipinos not counted. ... Aerial view of Columbia Motto: Where Friendliness Flows Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro, Met-Town Map Political Statistics Founded March 22, 1786 Incorporated 1854 County Richland and part of Lexington Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Bob Coble Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 324. ...


 
 

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