Joseph C. HughesHome State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted on 13 May 1861 in Company D, 7th Virginia Infantry at Giles Courthouse. Promoted to Sergeant (date unknown).
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was at Ft. McHenry, MD and exhchanged soon after capture. Court-martialed 2/20/65 and found guilty of encouraging insubordination and mutiny; sent to Castle Thunder, Richmond, with sentence of 2 years' hard labor. Was released and returned to duty 3/29/65. No further record.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Riggs1.
1 Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982 [AotW citation 9730]
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