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Col Isaac Campbell Pugh
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1805
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1874
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Col. Isaac Campbell Pugh was the son of John and Hannah Elizabeth (Campbell) Pugh, Jr. He was the husband of Elvira E. (Gorin) Pugh. They were married August 2, 1831 and she died April 7, 1891. He served during the Black Hawk War, Mexican War and American Civil War. He rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general.

University of California
Riverside Libraries
Special Collections & Archives
Guide To the Isaac C. Pugh Papers
Collection Number: 266
Description:
The Isaac C. Pugh Papers are primarily composed of letters written between members of the Pugh family, correspondence which provides insight into the lives of Union soldiers during the United States Civil War and those left behind on the home front. The bulk of the material is letters written by Isaac C. Pugh to his wife, Elvira E. Pugh, from the years 1861 to 1864. The papers also include letters by Pugh's son Isaac R. Pugh, commonly referred to as Rinaldo, and Elvira E. Pugh, the two most frequent correspondents after Isaac C. Pugh. Letters written by other family members, documents of the period, and contemporary press clippings regarding the United States Civil War are also contained within the papers.
Background:
Isaac C. Pugh of Decatur, Illinois, was in an advantageous position to report on the United States Civil War. From his vantage point as Colonel of the 41st Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, he could see events as they were planned and report on them as they occurred. These reports were contained in the letters he sent to his wife, Elvira, and sons back home.
Extent:
1.0 lineart feet (2 document boxes) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Pugh (1779 - 1822)
  Hannah Elizabeth Campbell Pugh (1778 - 1814)
 
 Spouse:
  Elvira E Gorin Pugh (1814 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Isaac R. Pugh (1843 - 1865)*
  Venetia Bella Pugh Gillham (1846 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Campbell Pugh (1805 - 1874)
  Jesse Pugh (1807 - 1816)*
  Elizabeth Pugh Hall (1809 - ____)*
  Martha Patsy Pugh Whitfield (1811 - 1874)*
  Lorenzo Dow Pugh (1814 - ____)*
  Madison Pugh (1817 - 1846)**
  Jesse W. Pugh (1818 - 1904)**
  Francis Asbury Pugh (1820 - 1904)**
  Sarah Pugh McWhorter (1822 - 1845)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Colonel
Co A 41st
Il Vol Inf"

 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Originally Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Mar 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25447807
Col Isaac Campbell Pugh
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Parents John Pugh Jr find a grave memorial #63330959 & Hannah Campbell Pugh find a grave memorial #63334697
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