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|Died||January 28, 1900 (aged 63)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Unit||Company L, 2nd Ohio Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Sayler's Creek
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hughey was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1836 and entered service in Anna, Illinois. 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. He died in Fulton County, Kentucky in 1900.
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