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Federal (USV)


James Hughes

(c. 1819 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42, he enlisted on 1 October 1861 in New York City and he mustered as a Private in Company B, 51st New York Infantry on 18 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, probably at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was accidentally killed on 28 March 1863 when he fell from a train at Baltimore, MD.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention his wound. His wounding is from a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862.


c. 1819


03/28/1863; Baltimore, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 106  [AotW citation 30321]