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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II
p669
1753

(Born Ten.)

William B. Hughes

(Ap'd Ten.)

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William Burton Hughes: Born 1832, Carthage, TN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1857‑59, — Colville

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1856)

Depot, Wash., 1859‑60, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1860, — Ft. Colville,

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, Apr. 1, 1861)

Wash., 1860‑61; and on Commissary and Quartermaster duty at Ft.

(Captain, 18th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1861: Declined)

Vancouver and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1861‑62.

p670 Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the District of Oregon, May 8 to July 24, 1862; as Acting Asst. Quartermaster at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Aug. 1, 1862, to Mar. 31, 1863; as Quartermaster, at Ft. Boisée, Ida., Apr.,

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Feb. 19, 1863)

1863, to Feb., 1864, San Francisco, Cal., Feb. to Aug., 1864, — Ft. Boisée, Ida., Oct. 6, 1864, to Mar. 14, 1865, — and Ft. Churchill, Nev., June 3 to Nov. 13, 1865; on leave of absence, Nov. 14, 1865, to Jan. 6, 1866; and awaiting orders and suspended, Jan. 6 to Oct. 9, 1866.

Served: as Asst. Quartermaster in the Department of the Pacific, Oct. 9, 1866, to Jan. 1, 1867; as Depot Quartermaster and Commissary at Ft. Yuma, Cal.,a1 Jan. 4, 1867, to Nov. 15, 1868; on temporary duty at San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 16, 1868, to Jan. 12, 1869; in settling accounts in Washington, D. C., Feb. 18 to Apr. 28, 1869; as Depot Quartermaster and in charge of Clothing Depot at San Francisco, Cal., May 15, 1869, to Mar. 30, 1871; as Quartermaster at Corinne, Utah, May 27 to June 8, 1871, — and at Ogden, June 9, 1871, to May 4, 1872; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, and Depot Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., May 11, 1872, to May 31, 1873; in charge of transportation of troops, etc., at San Francisco, Cal., June 24, 1873, to Apr. 11, 1874; as Depot Quartermaster at Ft. Yuma, Ara.,a2 May 21, 1874, to Mar. 3, 1875; as Post Quartermaster, Charleston, S. C., May 10 to Oct. 11, 1875; in charge of Depot and receiving and forwarding supplies, at Sioux City, Io., Oct. 31, 1875, to Apr. 18, 1878; on duty at

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, May 29, 1876)

Yankton, Dak., Apr. 18, 1878, to Jan. 9, 1879; in charge of St. Louis Depot, Mo., Jan. 15, 1879, to Mar. 31, 1881; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Texas, to May 11, 1882; at the Philadelphia Quartermaster's Depot, Io., May 22, 1882, to Oct. 29, 1885, and in the Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to Oct. 8, 1887; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Platte, and Depot Quartermaster at Omaha, Neb., Oct. 10, 1887, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster General, Feb. 15, 1889.

Vol. IV
p105
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Chief Quartermaster Department of the Platte, Omaha, Neb., 1887 to Feb., 1893. — On leave in Europe, Dec., 1891 to April, 1892.

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Aug. 21, 1896)

— Depot and Disbursing Quartermaster, at Baltimore, Md., Feb., 1893 to Sept., 1896.

Died Sept. 22, 1896, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 64.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1897, for an obituary notice.


Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Fort Yuma is in California; what is meant here, in both instances, is more properly the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, which, being across the Colorado River from the fort, is in Arizona.


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