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Neal Power Hughes

Holmes County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Oct 1879 (aged 42)
Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Burial Summum, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 61772437 · View Source
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History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten

Pages 470 - 481

SERGEANT NEAL P. HUGHES, aged twenty-five, married, farmer, born in Holmes county, Ohio, removed to Illinois and enlisted from Summum, Ill. He served with his company until the close of the war; was promoted to sergeant; wounded at the battle of Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864, and was mustered out with the regiment. He resumed farming upon his return from the war, and died near Summum, Ill., October 3, 1879.

Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show that there were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.

The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.

One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.

In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.


N. P. Hughes, farmer, sec. 6; P. O., Summum. The above named gentleman was born in Holmes Co., O., in Sept., 1837, and is the son of Taylor Hughes. When the war broke out he enlist4ed in the 85th Reg., Ill. Vol., Co. I, for 3 years' service; was in 13 battles, and the principal ones of the Rebellion, as Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain and others; wounded at Atlanta. In 1855 he was united in marriage to Miss Dicy Prather, by whom he has 10 children: Rose Ann, Rosette, Mary, Leonidas, Lawrence, Viola B., Arpha, Louisa, Judson and Olive.

History of Fulton County
pub. in 1879 by C. C. Chapman

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