Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

  • Filter Recipient Database here
    • Service Branch
    • Conflict / Era
    • Additional Filters

U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Daniel Adams Butterfield

  • Rank: Brigadier General (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 27, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gaines' Mill, Virginia, USA

Seized the colors of the 83d Pennsylvania Volunteers at a critical moment and, under a galling fire of the enemy, encouraged the depleted ranks to renewed exertion.

Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Butterfield
Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Butterfield
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 26, 1892
  • Born: October 31, 1831, Utica, Oneida County, NY, United States
  • Died: July 17, 1901, Cold Spring, NY, United States
  • Buried: U.S. Military Academy Cemetery (PM) (R-15), West Point, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: Oneida County Historical Society, Utica, NY ; National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (1896 design), Washington, DC

Questions? For More Information Contact Us!