Charles Button

Charles Button was a resident of Colchester on December 3, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. K of the 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged for disability June 1, 1863.

He was born about April, 1836 in Connecticut and in the 1860 U.S. census in East Haddam, Connecticut, he is a 23 year old laborer in the household of J. B. Emmons. After his Civil War service, he returned to East Haddam. Charles Button married Charlotte Banning between 1860 and 1870. She died on February 12, 1889 and he married, second, Mary A. _____ by 1900. There are no known children from either marriage. He was a farmer in East Haddam and by the date of the 1900 U.S. census, he was a candy peddler. Charles Button was a 74 year old inmate of Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien in the 1910 U.S. census and is a widower.

On August 29, 1879, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 306,593 that was granted under certificate No. 955,835.

Charles Button died on October 1, 1917 at Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien and he is buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

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