John B. Hughes Biography and Pension Records
by Carroll L. Hughes
John B. Hughes Short Biography
John B. Hughes was the younger brother of James C. Hughes (Company E), David A. Hughes (Company E), and William M. Hughes (Company F). John was born near Frankfort, Franklin County, Alabama on May 7, 1844.
He joined the 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1862 at Iuka, Mississippi and served with the 64th until and during the engagement of Sherman's armies in the "Battle for Atlanta" on July 22, 1864, at which time he was captured by the Confederates and imprisoned at Andersonville Prison. He was released from prison and paroled at N.E. Ferry, NC, on February 28, 1865 suffering from typhoid fever. He spent several months in hospitals in Annapolis, MD and in Philadelphia, PA, in recuperation and was discharged on July 3, 1865 at York, PA.
John B. Hughs along with his brother William M. Hughs moved back to Franklin County, Alabama after the Civil War and married the "Gill" sisters. Their families moved to Coffee Landing, TN in the early 1890s. Later on, John B. Hughs' wife died. He remarried and moved back to Franklin County, AL.
John died on October 2, 1917, and is buried at Taylor Cemetery near Frankfort, Franklin County, AL.
Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C., March 1, 1899.
Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a full military and military medical history of the soldier.
No other report on file.
Record and Pension Office
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
John B. Hughes, Co. F, 1st Battalion, Yates' Sharp Shooters, Illinois Volunteers, was enrolled September 13, 1862 and mustered out July 3, 1865, in invalid muster roll as of Co. F, 64th Illinois Infantry, to which designation [of the] organization was changed November or December 1862.
From enrollment, 1862, to muster out, 1865, he held the rank of private and during that period the rolls show him present except as follows: August 3, 1864 "Missing in action July 22, 1864." Similar report to April 3, 1865.
June 3, 1865 "Absent, sick, in General Hospital at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
Mustered out with remark "Mustered out while in the U.S. Army General Hospital, York, Pennsylvania."
Name "John B. Hughes" not found on rolls, Co. F, 64th Illinois Infantry.
Prisoner of War Record show him captured at Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Paroled at N.E. Ferry, North Carolina, February 28, 1865. Admitted to Hospital Division at Annapolis, Maryland, March 29, 1865.
The medical records show him treated as follows: John B. Hughes, Private, Co. F, 1st Battalion, Yates' Sharp Shooters, Illinois Volunteers, November 25-29, 1862, Feb. Intermittents, returned to duty; December 2-23, 1862, Feb. Intermittents, returned to duty; as J. Hughes, Private so May 24-26, 1863, Opthalmia, returned to duty; as John B. Hughes, Private Co. F, 64th Illinois Infantry, missing at the battle near Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Treated as absent. March 10, 1865 (no diagnosis); March 29-April 1, 1865 typhoid fever as of the 64th Illinois; April-May 1865, chronic diarrhea as of the 64th Illinois, May 18-July 3, 1865; Conv. from typhoid fever, returned to duty, July 3, 1865; mustered out. Nothing follows.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
(signed) [illegible name]
Washington, D.C. March 4, 1899
COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS.
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