Tombstone reads death as March 31st.
Served in Civil War, but find no conclusive record for him.
Enlisted in the 7th U.S. Cavalry on 4 June 1874. He was a private in Co. L, under command of James Calhoun (Custer's brother-in-law.)
Each company had elected a few men to be with the pack train to help, apparently McHugh was one of these men. This no doubt saved his life as Company L were wiped out by the indians. He would have come up to Reno Hill with the pack train and spent the remained of the engagement fighting with Reno, Benteen and Weir.
SERG, TROOP A 1 D C CAV.
UNION CIVIL WAR SOLDIER
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