S.B.Butler Letters 1916 to 1920

Sylvester B. Butler

Sylvester Benjamin Butler of Cromwell, CT, moved to Pleasantville NJ to work as a high school teacher. He wrote home regularly each week after moving. Pleasantville is where he met his future wife Eva Lutz. As the school year came to a close World War One was heating up for America and Sylvester joined the officers training corps in Plattsburg NY. After receiving his commision he was stationed at Fort Devons in Ayers Mass as an officer in the divisional supply train. In the summer of 1918 he was sent to France where he continued to send letters until his return home in June of 1919.

 

Sample envelope

See also: S.B.Butler's AEF Scrapbook

Pleasantville, NJ
SBButler Letters, August 1916

SBButler Letters, September 1916

SBButler Letters, October 1916

SBButler Letters, November 1916

SBButler Letters, December 1916

SBButler Letters, January 1917

SBButler Letters, February 1917

SBButler Letters, March 1917

SBButler Letters, April 1917

Plattsburg, NY
SBButler Letters, May 1917

SBButler Letters, June 1917


SBButler Letters, July 1917

SBButler Letters, August 1917

Ayer, MA
SBButler Letters, September 1917

SBButler Letters, Oct/Nov 1917

SBButler Letters, December 1917

SBButler Letters, January 1918

SBButler Letters, February 1918

SBButler Letters, March 1918

SBButler Letters, April 1918

SBButler Letters, May 1918

SBButler Letters, June 1918

Ayers MA / Shipboard to Europe
SBButler Letters, July 1918

England / St. Amand-Montrond, France
Supply Train locations

Scenes of Pre-war France

SBButler Letters, August 1918

SBButler Letters, September 1918

SBButler Letters, October 1918

St. Amand / Le Havre, France
SBButler Letters, November 1918

SBButler Letters, December 1918

SBButler Letters, January 1919

SBButler Letters, February 1919

Le Havre / Nevers, France
SBButler Letters, March 1919

SBButler Letters, April 1919

Poitiers / Le Mans, France
SBButler Letters, May 1919

SBButler Letters, June 1919

New York / Rocky Hill CT
SBButler Letters, July 1919

Sylvester and Eva Wedding booklet

Carrie to Sylvester and Eva

Plymouth CT
A son is born, August 1920

Letters from France to SBButler
From the Marquise de La Roche

From Lt. Col. Fred Leviseur

From the S.B.Butler AEF Scrapbook
M. Gillet. Sous-Prefet of St. Amand

An unknown friend in St. Amand

A couple scenes of St. Amand


For related information see the following sites:

The Great War Society
Stories and links to other World War I web sites

Atlantic City and the Boardwalk
A tour of Atlantic city past and present

S. B. Butler School in Groton CT
Named in honor of Sylvester B. Butler who was superintendant of schools for South Eastern Connecticut


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