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Martin McHugh
Birth: 1837, Ireland
Death: Feb. 23, 1905
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Cincinnati during the attack on the Vickburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863. Engaging the enemy in a fierce battle, the Cincinnati, amidst an incessant fire of shot and shell, continued to fire her guns to the last, though so penetrated by shellfire that her fate was sealed. Serving bravely during this action, McHugh was conspicuously cool under the fire of the enemy, never ceasing to fire until this proud ship went down, "her colors nailed to the mast." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine McCue (1833 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11704701
Martin McHugh
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Martin McHugh
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Thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 23, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
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