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CMOHS.org - Gunner's Mate BUTTS, GEORGE, U.S. Navy

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BUTTS, GEORGE

Rank: Gunner's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: Rome, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 45
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Accredited To: Ohio
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BUTTS, GEORGE Photo
 
Citation

Served on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. 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.