Hughes, Henry

Rank: Private

Unit: C Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: 1 August 1902 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was 25 yrs 4 mos. It was his third enlistment.

Date of birth: 1877

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Philippines

Died: 5 July 1904

Age at death: 26 or 27

Cause of death: Drowned

Location of fatality: San Tolan, Philippine Islands

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Place of interment: San Francisco National Cemetery in San Francisco, California

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Note: Original enlistment was May 7, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky into K Trp, 2d Cavalry.  He was 21 yrs 1 mos.  He was discharged on January 26, 1899 at Camp A. G. Forse, Alabama and held the rank of private.

Second enlistment was July 7, 1899 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania into I Trp, 8th Cavalry.  He was 22 yrs 3 mos.  He was discharged on July 6, 1902 at Fort Riley, Kansas for expiration of service and held the rank of private.

He stood 5’6″ with blue eyes, dark brown hair, and fair complexion.

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