Saturday, April 27, 2013

Camp Butler-- Part 2

In addition to the Confederates buried there, the graves of 776 Union soldiers are nearby.  The camp closed June 1866 after serving as a base for soldiers getting out of the Army.

Among the 19,824 veterans buried at Camp Butler national Cemetery, two notables are

Seaman JOHN H. CATHERWOOD who received a Medal of Honor for His service in the Philippine-American War.

Colonel OTIS B. DUNCAN, the nation's highest-ranking officer during World War I.

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