William Hall Butler earned his promotions
William Hall Butler, my great-great grandfather, was born July 24, 1825 in Burke County, North Carolina to John and Rachel Butler. Hall Butler married Jane Saphronia Kibler in 1842 in Rutherford County. He and Jane had ten children, Hall enlisted as a private on Feb. 26, 1863 at age 37 in Company D, 11th N.C. Infantry (the “Bethel Regiment”), was promoted to Corporal Sept. 1, 1863, and was wounded Oct.27, 1864 at Burgess’ Mill. Hall was promoted to sergeant on Dec.8, 1864. He surrendered April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House. When at home Hall Butler was a day laborer who also spent time working with the railroad.