Private John Butler was born on July 6th, 1837 at Gadsden County, Florida.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on May 9th, 1862 at Liberty County, Florida. He was absent sick at Atlanta, Georgia prior to June 30th, 1862, but was present with the company from July 30th until December 22, 1862 when he was detached for service as a teamster at Knoxville, Tennessee.
He returned to the company prior to February 9th, 1863. He suffered a pay stoppage for “ordnance stores lost” between November 1st and December 31st, 1863 in the amount of $55.85; this likely due to the Confederate defeat at Missionary Ridge on November 25th. He was reported present with the company from this point until it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.
He married Martha Mobley on February 21st, 1867 at Wakulla County, Florida. John was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension. He died on April 20th, 1910 and is interred at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.