Butler, Percival

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Butler, Percival

BUTLER, PERCIVAL. (1760–1821). Continental officer. Pennsylvania. Next to youngest of the Butler Brothers, he became second lieutenant of the Third Pennsylvania on 1 September 1777, was promoted to second lieutenant on 23 November 1777 and on 1 January 1783 transferred to the Second Pennsylvania. He fought with Morgan at Saratoga and with Wayne against Simcoe at Spencer's Tavern and took part in the siege of Yorktown. Serving to the end of the war, he moved to Kentucky and was adjutant general in the War of 1812.

SEE ALSO Butler Brothers of Pennsylvania.

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