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Daniel Butterfield

Born: Oct 31, 1831

Death: Jul 17, 1901

Birthplace: Utica

Nationality: United States

Daniel Butterfield

Date of Birth : Oct 31, 1831
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1901
Birth Place : Utica

Daniel Adams Butterfield was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer in New York. He received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Civil War; he is credited with arranging a variation of an earlier bugle call and introducing it as Taps. In later life, he was involved in the Black Friday gold scandal in the Grant administration.

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