Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment

Pierce M. Butler / The Palmetto Regiment (HM8GG)

Location: Saluda, SC 29138 Saluda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.082', W 81° 46.3'

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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 1836-1836. During his military career, he was a captain in the U.S. Army, a lt. colonel in the Seminole War, and was a commander of the Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican War, when he was killed in battle on August 20, 1847.

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 a vanguard of the final assault on Mexico City and first to plant its flag on the city walls.
HM NumberHM8GG
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Saluda County Historical Commission series
Marker Number41-1
Year Placed1970
Placed BySaluda County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 428738 N 3762575
Decimal Degrees34.00136667, -81.77166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.082', W 81° 46.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 4.92" N, 81° 46' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)864, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E Church St, Saluda SC 29138, US
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