BUTLER (RICHARD,) a brave officer during the war of the American revolution, sustained the office of colonel at the close of the struggle with great Great Britain. On more than one occasion he had distinguished himself in a remarkable manner. In the battle with the Indians near the Miamis villages November 4, 1791, which terminated in the defeat of St. Clair, he commanded the right wing of the army with the rank of general. In this engagement he was killed. -- Marshall's life of Washington, v. 329, 332, 334.
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