|Birth||March 17, 1840|
|Death||Oct. 9, 1924|
|Cemetery||St Marys Catholic (Omaha)|
|Unit||35th Wisconsin Infantry, Company F|
Private Patrick Hughes
Company D, 26th Iowa Infantry
Company F, 35th Wisconsin Infantry
Hughes was born in Ireland on March 17, 1840. He was residing in DeWitt (Clinton County), Iowa when he enlisted in the 26th Iowa Infantry on August 11, 1862. He was mustered on September 11, 1862 and served about 1 year. He was reported as a deserter on September 19, 1863. The Iowa Civil War website indicates “while a deserter at large enlisted under name of Patrick Keagan, in Company F, 35th Wisconsin Infantry.
Wisconsin records indicate that enlisted and was mustered in the 35th Wisconsin Infantry on January 15, 1864. He served about 26 months and was mustered out on March 15, 1866 at Brownsville, Texas.
The 35th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Milwaukee on February 27, 1864. The unit was assigned to duty in several southern states and was part of the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) from March 26-April 8, 1865. After the conclusion of the War, the unit was assigned to duty in Texas until it was mustered out on March 15, 1866.
Hughes died on October 9, 1924 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Livingston Post (#282) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.