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John A. Huff
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1816
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jun. 23, 1864
Armada
Macomb County
Michigan, USA

American Civil War Soldier and Sharpshooter.

Huff fatally shot Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, on May 11, 1864, at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Henrico County, Virginia, part of Grant's Overland Campaign. Huff was on the line with his unit, the 5th Michigan Cavalry when Stuart and his staff rode into view.

He shot Stuart from a distance of about 30 feet with a .44 caliber revolver, the bullet striking Stuart in the right side of his stomach. The wound would prove mortal, and Stuart died the next day, a devastating blow to the Confederacy.

On May 28, 1864, Huff was shot in the head during battle at Hawes Shop, in Hanover County, Virginia, seven miles east of Yellow Tavern. After several weeks in a military hospital, he was sent home by train to die. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Abigail B. Culver Huff (1823 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Susan R Huff Benedict (1845 - 1870)*
  Frances M. Huff Sayers (1854 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willow Grove Cemetery
Armada
Macomb County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Old Section, straight in from the cemetery sign almost to the tree line.
 
Created by: Donald Claeys
Record added: Jun 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19729135
John A. Huff
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John A. Huff
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John A. Huff
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