John Hughey (Medal of Honor)

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John Hughey
Born1836
Died1900
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
RankCorporal
UnitOhio Company L, 2nd Ohio Cavalry
Battles/warsBattle of Sayler's Creek
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

John P. Hughey (1836-1900) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Hughey was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1836 and entered service in Anna, Illinois. He died in Fulton County, Kentucky.[2] He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 6, 1865, while serving as a Corporal with Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, at the Battle of Sayler's Creek, in Virginia. Hughey won his medal for capturing the battle flag of the Confederate States Army's 38th Virginia Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on May 3, 1865.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John P. Hughey, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company L, 2d Ohio Cavalry, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag of 38th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).[3]

External links[edit]

  • "John Hughey". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 11 August 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medal of Honor Recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "HUGHEY, JOHN P." Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Valor awards for John P. Hughey". Military Times, Hall of Valor. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
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