(1835 - 1906)
Home State: South Carolina
Education: South Carolina College, Class of 1857
Branch of Service: Infantry
Son of the owner of a large plantation at Cedar Grove in the Edgefield District, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 (or 15) September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Captain, date not given, and survived the war.
After the War
In 1870 and to at least 1880, after his fathers death, he was farming with his parents and siblings on the large family place near Edgefield Court House.
References & notes
His service from the Roll,1 as R.B. Hughes, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870 and 1880. His education from LaBorde's History of the South Carolina College (1859). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
His younger brother William B. "Willie" Hughes (b. 1838) was also in Company A, but he died at Boonsboro, MD.
More on the Web
The Blocker/Bones/Hughes plantation (1790) "Cedar Grove" in Edgefield is on the National Historic Register and is now (2020) privately owned.
The famous English boxwoods of Cedar Grove were sold during the Great Depression to the Rockefeller family and placed in the gardens of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia.Hughes family papers [finding aid] are in the Southern History Collection at UNC/Chapel Hill.
12/27/1834; Edgefield District, SC
01/11/1906 Edgefield County, SC; burial in Blocker Family Cemetery, Edgefield County, SC