The Palmetto Regiment & Pierce M. Butler
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake
N 34° 00.087 W 081° 46.317
17S E 428712 N 3762585
Quick Description: located near the Saluda County courthouse
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2006 8:09:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM10Q2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mvillian
Views: 70

Long Description:
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SIDE ONE
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South Carolina
THE PALMETTO REGIMENT
The S.C. Volunteer Regiment in the Mexican War entered service in Dec. 1846 and was part of Winfield Scott's army. At the Battle of Churubusco, its Commander, Pierce M. Butler, was killed leading a charge in the face of devastating fire. The unit was in the vanguard of the final assault on Mexico City and first to plant its flag on the city walls.
Erected by Saluda County Historical Commission 1970

SIDE TWO
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South Carolina
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
Marker Name: THE PALMETTO REGIMENT

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker number: 41-1

County: Saluda

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