SC-41-1 Pierce M. Butler The Palmetto Regiment A

Marker text: PIERCE M. BUTLER
Six miles NE, in a family cemetery at Butler Church, is the grave of Colonel Pierce M. Butler, Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. During his military career, he was a Captain in the U.S. Army, a Lt. Colonel in the Seminole War, and was Commander of the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican War, when he was killed in battle on August 20, 1847.
Erected by Saluda County Historical Commission, 1970

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