August 31, 2004

Confederate or Union

The picture I placed on yesterday's post of James Miles Hughes interest me due to the uniform that he is wearing. I have been searching the web to try and determine if he fought for the Union. While I have not found out, so far, I did find the following Hughes in the Alabama First Cavalry of the Union:
Hughes, David M.
Hughes, Eli P.
Hughes, George R.
Hughes, George S.
Hughes, John B.

While I could not find a James Hughes who fought on the Union side from AL, I did find one from Arkansas. We know that this branch of the family moved to Arkansas. Is this our James Miles Hughes? There are several Confederate men named James Hughes who fought in the Civil War.
My search led me to this Union Soldier who is also named George Hughes.

Posted by JHSGran at August 31, 2004 10:19 AM