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Confederate (CSV)


John F. Hughlett

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as Lieutenant in Company D, 9th Virginia Cavalry on 16 June 1861. He was appointed Captain on 28 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Boonsboro, MD on 15 September:

Captain Hughlett, who was dismounted early in the action [on the 15th] by the falling of his horse, remained in concealment in the corn throughout the day, and was a sad and silent witness of the burial of his dead comrades by the enemy. Under cover of darkness, he sought food at the hands of a woman who was strongly Union in sentiment, and had two sons in the Federal army. She relieved his hunger, and, strengthened at her hands, he made his way into our lines, and reached the regiment next day, having had during the night several narrow escapes from the enemy's sentries.

The rest of the War

He was often absent sick between November 1862 and September 1864. He was retired to the Invalid Corps on 14 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. The quote here from George W. Beale's A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army (1918).


1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 14989]