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Col William Burton Hughes

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Col William Burton Hughes

Birth
Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Death
22 Sep 1896 (aged 63–64)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Section 1 Site 150A
Memorial ID
52042496 View Source

Col. W. B. Hughes, a Deputy Quartermaster General in the United States Army, married Betty Benton Jones October 28, 1870 in San Francisco.

Extracted from The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) September 22, 1896 page 1
Adjutant General Ruggles received a telegram today saying that Col. William B. Hughes, deputy quartermaster general, in charge of the quartermaster’s depot in Baltimore, died suddenly in that city this morning. Col. Hughes was a native of Tennessee and was graduated from the Military Academy in July, 1856. After serving in the infantry for seven years, he was appointed captain in the quartermaster’s department in February, 1863, and served continuously in that branch of the army up to the time of his death. He reached the grade of colonel in August last, when Gen Sawtelle was appointed to the head of the quartermaster’s department. In the ordinary course of events, Col. Hughes would have been placed on the retired list October 13 next on account of age. When he died he was engaged in settling his accounts in order to close up his active military career.
Contributor: Loretta Castaldi (47472615)

Col. W. B. Hughes, a Deputy Quartermaster General in the United States Army, married Betty Benton Jones October 28, 1870 in San Francisco.

Extracted from The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) September 22, 1896 page 1
Adjutant General Ruggles received a telegram today saying that Col. William B. Hughes, deputy quartermaster general, in charge of the quartermaster’s depot in Baltimore, died suddenly in that city this morning. Col. Hughes was a native of Tennessee and was graduated from the Military Academy in July, 1856. After serving in the infantry for seven years, he was appointed captain in the quartermaster’s department in February, 1863, and served continuously in that branch of the army up to the time of his death. He reached the grade of colonel in August last, when Gen Sawtelle was appointed to the head of the quartermaster’s department. In the ordinary course of events, Col. Hughes would have been placed on the retired list October 13 next on account of age. When he died he was engaged in settling his accounts in order to close up his active military career.
Contributor: Loretta Castaldi (47472615)


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