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John Hughey
Born 1836
Louisville, Kentucky
Died January 28, 1900 (aged 63)
Hickman, Kentucky
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Ohio Company L, 2nd Ohio Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John P. Hughey (1836 — January 28, 1900) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the 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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