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Federal (USV)


Robert H. Hughes

(? - 1864)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From La Crosse, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 18 April 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 27 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was promoted Captain to date from 15 September 1862 after Captain Colwell was killed on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA and killed at Laurel Hill, VA on 10 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1.


05/10/1864; Laurel Hill, VA


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 350 - 352  [AotW citation 10120]