Philip McHugh

Philip McHugh

Birth
County Donegal, Ireland
Death 31 Mar 1910 (aged 70–71)
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 22989700 · View Source
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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.


Inscription

SERG, TROOP A 1 D C CAV.

Gravesite Details UNION CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

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  • Maintained by: Gwynspekes
  • Originally Created by: Frederich Otto
  • Added: 19 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22989700
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip McHugh (1839–31 Mar 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22989700, citing Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Gwynspekes (contributor 47703699) .