Not sure if you have seen this before but worth the read anyways. Plus do you have more information on George W. Butler because I'm coming across several individuals but two that are Sr. and a Jr. that are in the Texas 26th Cavalry. Was this a father son thing both in the same regiment.
Here are links to two documents that talk about Butler.
History of League City
https://www.leaguecity.com/1419/History-of-League-City (Disccusses the history of Butler)
History of Texas, together with a biographical history of the cities of Houston and Galveston; containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named cities, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families ..., . | HathiTrust Digital Library pg. Pg. 679
"There are many George W.'s and G.W. Butlers on Fold3 throughout the
Confederate records on Fold3. Our guy is listed as George W. Butler Sr.
in the 26th TX Cavalry, Debray's in Co. B. and Co. G. His brother Green
W. is also there as is George W. Butler, Jr. Genealogists know that
often Jr. means younger and not son of. I suspect this man was his
nephew but don't have time to figure it out. We know from several
documents that he was in Debray's and stayed there from 1862 to 1865.
That is a fact."
"Our George mustered into Debray's on Jan 11, 1862. He transferred into
Co. G on June 15, 1862. Most of his muster roll cards are dated through
1863 and 1864 and give very little info as is the case with most muster
roll cards. The last one says he was sick by certificate on March 6,
1865 for 60 days. The war was over the following month." From Melodey Hauch - Galveston County Historic Commission.
I hope you find the information helpful! Thanks!
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109). We located results for 51 results soldiers named “Butler, George” and 22 results for soldiers named “Andrews, Henry”. There may also be additional service records for soldiers with these names that have not yet been digitized. Please note that these files were not created by the Confederacy during the Civil War, but were compiled by the War Department between 1903 and 1927 based on Confederate records that had been captured by, donated to, or sold to the federal government. These records generally do not include copies of orders issued to individual soldiers. Also, because of the circumstances of the war, not all Confederate soldiers who served are documented in these records.
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We also located Record Books of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Offices of the Confederate Government; Orders Issued by Various Confederate Commands; Confederate Muster and Pay Rolls; Orders and Circulars of the Confederate Department of Texas; and the Carded Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that may include files relating to the organizations you are researching. For more information about these and other Confederate records in NARA custody, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We searched the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) and 4 results for Confederate soldiers from Texas named George Butler, 20 results for Confederate soldiers named Henry Andrews, and 1 result for a Confederate soldier named H.B Andrews.
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