Thanks so much for responding.Here's what I have on John C. Butler;
born;June 1851 in Alabama died;May 05, 1887 in Talihina, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now LeFlore Co, OK)
His Widow, Mary Magleen Hulsey stated that she had known John Butler since abt. 1872 and married him in the year 1875. Mary also stated: "To my certain knowledge he had never been in the U.S. Military Service, for I had often heard him tell how the bush-wackers treated the people and that he was then a boy."
John was Mary's 2nd husband.She first married Hugh Horton and was widowed.This information (her statements) was found in the Civil War Pension papers of her 3rd husband, Asbury "John" Tyler.