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1919 August 07


U.S. Army Honorable Discharge form for Nathaniel Buttler, Camp Pike, Arkansas, Private, Co. "B," 815th Pioneer Infantry, August 7, 1919.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nathaniel Buttler was an African American solider, who served as a private during World War I. He was born in Gunnison, Mississippi, in about 1895. His discharge records list his place of residence as Parkin, Cross County, Arkansas. Buttler was inducted in Wynne, Arkansas, on June 21, 1918. He served in the 162nd Depot Brigade until August 17, 1918; then Company A, 14th Replacement Battalion Infantry Camp Pike, Arkansas, until September 30, 1918; and then Company B, 815th Pioneer Infantry until his discharge on August 7, 1919. Buttler served overseas from October 11, 1918 until July 29, 1919.
Camp Pike, known as Camp Joseph T. Robinson since 1937, is located in present day North Little Rock, Arkansas. Named in honor of Brigadier General Zebulon M. Pike, Camp Pike served as a home and training camp for the 87th Division (National Army) and then as a replacement training facility after the division deployed to France during World War I. Construction totaling about $13,000,000


Honorable Discharge from the United States Army TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to Certify That* Nathaniel Buttler [symbol - cross] 3271843 Private - Co. "B" 815th Pioneer Infantry THE UNITED STATES ARMY, as a TESTIMONIAL OF HONEST AND FAITHFUL SERVICE, is hereby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military service of the UNITED STATES by reason of [symbol -"I" with two lines through it] Com. of Govt W. D. Letter Nov. 30 1918 - Demob. Said Nathaniel Buttler was born in Gunnison, in the State of Miss. When enlisted he was 22 7/12 years of age and by occupation a Laborer He had Brown eyes, Black hair, Colored complexion, and was 5 feet 2 1/2 inches in height. Given under my hand at Camp Pike, Arkansas this 7th day of August, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen Reyburn Engles Major Inf. U.S.A. Commanding. Form No. 525 A.G.O. Oct. 9-18 3-3164 *Insert name, Christian name first: e.g., "John Doe." [symbol - cross] Insert Army serial number, grade, company, regiment or arm or corps or department; e.g. "1,620,302"; "Corporal, Company A, 1st Infantry"; "Sergeant, Quartermaster Corps"; "Sergeant, First Class, Medical Department." [symbol "I" with two lines through it] If discharged prior to expiration of service, give number, date, and source of order or full description of authority therefor. ENLISTMENT RECORD _________ Name: Nathaniel Buttler Grade: Private Enlisted [crossed out], or Inducted, June 21, 1918, at Wynne, Ark. Serving in First enlistment period at date of discharge. Prior service: * None _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Noncommissioned officer: Never Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating: [symbol - cross] Not qualified Horsemanship: Not mounted Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: A.E.F. 10/11/18 to 7/29/19 No battles _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Knowledge of any vocation: Laborer Wounds received in service: None Physical condition when discharged: Good Typhoid prophylaxis completed July 8 - 1918 Paralyphoid prophylaxis completed Same as above Married or single: Married Character: Good Remarks: No A.W.O.L. No absence under GO 3/129 or 45/14. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Paid travel pay to Parkin, Arkansas Signature of soldier: Nathaniel Buttler [Jaudi Drennon] Capt Sig Corps, USA Commanding Cos Det Demob Group ______________________ * Give company and regiment or department, with inclusive dates of service in each enlistment. 3-3164 [symbol - cross] Give date of qualification or rating and number, date, and source of order announcing same. Camp Finance Service Camp Pike, Ark. Aug 7 - 1919 Paid in Full $ 70.40 Including Sixty Dollars -$60.00 - Bonus Pay G.W. Williams Capt. Q.M.O. U.S.A. By Leland S. Lamm Leland S. Lamm 1st Lt. Inf. U.S.A.

Physical Description

Document (2 pages, front and back), 11" x 8.5"


Military camps; Military training; War; World War I, 1914-1918; Soldiers; Military demobilizations; Military discharges


U.S. Army; Buttler, Nathaniel; Lamm, Leland S.; Engles, Reybern;

Geographical Area

Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Small manuscript collection, SMC.00126.039


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

U.S. Army Honorable Discharge for Nathaniel Buttler, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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