(1837 - 1897)
Home State: Virginia
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1860;Class Rank: 31/41
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Norfolk (VA) Battery
He entered the US Military Academy at West Point in July 1855 and graduated in 1860. He was brevetted 2nd Lieutenant of infantry, then commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 10th US Infantry on 10 January 1861. He resigned his commission on 21 May 1861 and was commissioned Captain, Company D, 6th Virginia Infantry on 5 June. He transferred to command the Norfolk Light Artillery on 25 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded his battery in Maryland in 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major on 2 March 1863, Lieutenant Colonel on 27 February 1864, and Colonel on 18 February 1865, commanding successively larger artillery units. He was captured (reportedly by USMA classmate George Custer) at Sailor's Creek, VA on 6 April 1865.
After the War
He was with the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company.
References & notes
US Service from Cullum.1 CSA service and other details from R. Thomas Crew's Grimes' Battery, Grandy's Battery and Huger's Battery Virginia Artillery (roster, 1995) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Photographic History.2 His father was Benjamin Huger (1805-1877), USMA Class of 1825, Major (Brevet Colonel) US Army and Confederate Major General.
09/29/1837; Hampton, VA
06/10/1897; Roanoke, VA; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA
1 Cullum, George Washington, Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the US Military Academy, 2nd Edition, 3 vols., New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868-79, Vol. II, pg. 781 (#1877) [AotW citation 19026]
2 Miller, Francis Trevelyan, editor in chief, Photographic History of the Civil War, 10 vols., New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911-12, Vol. 5, pg. 73 [AotW citation 19027]