||Mar. 20, 1896
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 470 - 481
SECOND LIEUTENANT HUGH McHUGH was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, but had removed to Illinois, and was a married farmer when he enlisted from Kerton, in Fulton county, at the age of forty-five. He was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company; served through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, and resigned on account of failing health at Nashville, Tenn., February 9, 1863. Returning to Illinois, he engaged in farming until 1884, when he removed to Kansas. He died at Independence, in Montgomery county, March 20, 1896, the Grand Army post officiating at his funeral. He left two sons – Robert and Stephen, but their address is unknown to the writer.
Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show thatthere were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.
The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.
One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.
In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.
ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES
Illinois Civil War Detail Report
Name MCHUGH, HUGH
Unit 85 IL US INF
KERTON, FULTON CO, IL
Height 5' 8 1/2
Marital Status MARRIED
CHESTER CO, PA
AUG 1, 1862
FULTON CO, IL
Joined By Whom
Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862
Muster In Where
RESIGNED FEB 9, 1863
Married Martha Smith April 6, 1859 in Fulton County IL
Hugh applied for pension benefits Feb 25, 1878. He had remmarried. His widow Susan T McHugh applied for survivor benefits on April 24, 1896.
His pension record also lists his service in another war, it is described as follows: (K1. US Infantry) Old War.
Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935
Name Hugh Mchugh
Birth Date 1817
Spouse's Name Susan T Austin
Spouse's Birth Date 1841
Spouse's Age 53
Event Date 04 Jun 1894
Event Place Independence, Montgomery, Kansas
Several of Susan's children by her first husband David Warren Austin are also buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Nancy Shields McHugh (1837 - 1859)
Susan T. Robinson Austin (1841 - 1922)
Stephen McHugh (1854 - 1917)*
Nancy Catherine McHugh Hopping (1857 - 1933)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: Section F 35-2
Created by: Debra
Record added: Sep 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97961404