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Frederick G Hughes
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1837
Cheltenham Borough
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Sep. 16, 1911
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Arizona Pioneer. Union Veteran.
Company F, 1st California Infantry

Frederick G. Hughes came to America with his parents and settled in New York City. He left for the California gold fields at 16, going first to Hangtown. He later worked claims on the Feather, Scott, and Klamath Rivers. He joined the rush to Washoe in the 'Comstock Lode.' He participated in the ill-fated 1860 campaign against Chief Winnemucca that left two-thirds of the 103 ill-prepared "Indian fighters" dead along the Truckee River. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted at La Porte, California, on August 16, 1861, and was mustered in on August 30 as a Private in Company F, 1st California Infantry. He was with the California Column when it entered Tucson on May 20, 1862. After ridding Arizona and New Mexico of Confederates, he was engaged in operations against hostile Indians until he was discharged at Los Pinos, New Mexico, on August 31, 1864. He remained in New Mexico and settled just north of Fort Craig and was elected Alcade (mayor) of San Martial. It was there in 1868 that he gained the trust and respect of the local Apaches and arranged a meeting between them and the commander of Fort Craig. He later played an instrumental role in bringing Cochise together with General Howard in 1872, and later served as Indian Agent, along with Tom Jeffords, until 1876. He relocated to Tombstone and Greaterville in Pima County, where he returned to prospecting. When war with Cochise's band renewed, he again played a significant role in negotiating the peaceful relocation of Cochise's band to the San Carlos Reservation. He was elected to four terms in the Territorial Legislative Council, serving twice as the President of that body.

(biography condensed from: Geo. J. Roskrug's A Historical and Biographical Record of the Territory of Arizona, 1896.)
In the early 1880's he was a member of Tombstone's Burnside Post, Grand Army of the Republic. (Burnside Post Roster, 1886)
He was living in Greaterville when he was struck by lightning and killed. [shared by Homer Thiel (#47256296)]
Family links: 
  Sophia Hughes Pickett (1876 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Steve
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
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- quebecoise
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011
For my great great great Uncle Fred Hughes <3
- Kimberly Valdez
 Added: May. 2, 2011
"Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead."
- Steve
 Added: Mar. 18, 2011

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