I think this butterfly may have had its tail bitten off which might be why I'm having trouble making an ID.
Red-spotted Purple Jackson Park.
This butterfly seemed only interested in "puddling". It drifted around the yard, nearly at ground level, and landed on the bird bath for a drink. This individual seemed a bit more faded, and less bright, than those shown in other photos. In the fourth photo, the butterfly is on an old banana peel.
The White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax has red spots on its underside and the top of the wings are notable for their iridescent blue markings. L. a. arthemis on the other hand has a large white band traversing both the forewings and hindwings.