Civil War vet done in by drug-store’s soda

C?harlie Butts survived four years of Civil War battles, from Missouri to Georgia, only to be done in by a lethal drug-store soda.

Charles Montgomery Butts, a Georgia native, worked as a night policeman in 1895 for the city of Longview. Butts “had a key and was allowed access to Sparkman’s drug store and soda fountain,” reported Texas newspapers Aug. 12.

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