John W Hughes

BirthAug. 14, 1844
DeathMarch 10, 1935
CemeteryRose Hill (Hebron)
PostMorton (Hebron)
Unit133rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F

Private John W Hughes

Company F, 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Hughes was born in Edinburg (Lawrence County), Pennsylvania on August 14, 1844. He was residing in Cambria County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted in the regiment on August 8, 1862. Hughes was mustered on August 15, 1862. He served about 9 months and was discharged on May 26, 1863 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry was organized and mustered at Harrisburg in August 1862. The unit was designated for 9 months of service. The regiment suffered heavy losses on December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg (VA). The outfit lost 28 soldiers, 136 were wounded, and 9 were reported captured or missing. In addition, the unit fought at the Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) on May 3-4, 1863.

Hughes died on March 10, 1935 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron (Thayer County), Nebraska. Hughes was a member of the Morton Post (#17) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hebron.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.