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Sgt James S. Hughes
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Birth: 1841
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1864
District Of Columbia, USA

James S. Hughes was in his first year at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, PA and was 19 years old when he enlisted in Company D. 10th Pa. Reserves. He stood at 5'6", had dark hair, a dark complexion and gray eyes. He was the son of Samuel L. and Manilla McClelland Hughes of Canonsburg and one of three brothers who served in the Union army. He enlisted as a private and was later promoted to corporal then sergeant. He was shot through the right arm and chest at Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 10, 1864 and was first transported to a field hospital, then to Harewood Hospital in Washington D. C. He died from infection on June 1, 1864, just one hour after his sister, Sarah, arrived to care for him. His body was returned to Canonsburg, his coffin placed in the Jefferson College Chapel, where Dr. Matthew Riddle conducted one of the largest services to date. He was buried in the Chartiers U. P. burial ground, which is now Oak Spring Cemetery.  
Oak Spring Cemetery
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 81
Created by: Gina Reynier Nestor
Record added: May 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19409018
Sgt James S. Hughes
Added by: Gina Reynier Nestor
Sgt James S. Hughes
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- jhc65
 Added: Apr. 11, 2008
Thank you for your service to the cause of the Union.
- Gina Reynier Nestor
 Added: May. 16, 2007

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