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 John Taylor Hughes

John Taylor Hughes

Birth
Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Aug 1862 (aged 45)
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 9916 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Colonel of militia and a Missouri State Representative. At the start of the war, he was elected Colonel of the Missouri Guard 1st Regiment and participated in the Battle of Carthage, Wilson's Creek and was wounded in the Siege of Lexington. In the summer of 1862, he returned to Missouri to recruit for the Confederacy and was appointed as either an acting Confederate or Missouri State Guard Brigadier General. On August 11, 1862, with Hughes in overall command of his recruits and several other partisan bands they united to attack the Union garrison at Independence, Missouri. He was killed instantly by a shot to the head while leading a charge, but the city was captured.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Taylor Hughes (25 Jul 1817–11 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9916, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .