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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William B. Hughes

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Son of the owner of a large plantation at Cedar Grove in the Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died at Boonsboro, MD, date not given.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 as W.B. Hughes, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists.

His older brother Robert Bones Hughes (1834-1906) was a Lieutenant of Company A and was also wounded on South Mountain.

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, and are the source of his death at Boonsboro.

Birth

c. 1838; Edgefield District, SC

Death

Date not known Boonsboro, MD

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company A, 22nd Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24912]