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John Taylor Hughes
Birth: Jul. 25, 1817
Versailles
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1862
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Colonel of militia and a Missouri State Representative. At the start of the war, he was elected Colonel of the Missouri Guard 1st Regiment and participated in the Battle of Carthage, Wilson's Creek and was wounded in the Siege of Lexington. In the summer of 1862, he returned to Missouri to recruit for the Confederacy and was appointed as either an acting Confederate or Missouri State Guard Brigadier General. On August 11, 1862, with Hughes in overall command of his recruits and several other partisan bands they united to attack the Union garrison at Independence, Missouri. He was killed instantly by a shot to the head while leading a charge, but the city was captured. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 12, 2000
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