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Confederate (CSV)


William P. Hughes

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, he enlisted and mustered at Macon, Noxubee County, MS as a Private in Company A, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 22 May 1861. He was sick in a Warrenton, VA hospital by October with typhoid fever and dementia and was discharged on 20 December 1861 for "general disability and mental imbecility consequent upon protracted camp fever," but he reenlisted on 28 February 1862 at Macon.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond hospital by 18 October and furloughed home on 24 October 1862. He was back in a Richmond hospital 5 to 14 May 1863 then furloughed for 30 days. He was listed as absent without leave on Company rolls from July 1863 to December 1864, the last in his file, and his name appears on a parole at Columbus, MS of 29 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862.

He may be the William Peyton Hughes born in Alabama on 2 December 1844, a 16 year old farmer on his parent's place at Elyton in Jefferson County, AL at the 1860 US Census, died between 1872 and 1880 in Winn Parish, LA. Married Nancy Caroline Jones (1839-1908) in Noxubee County, MS in February 1865; 2 children.


c. 1843; Jefferson County, AL


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29791]