June 24, 1864 – This Day During The American Civil War – Oliver Hughes Medal of Honor recipient

June 24, 1864 – Oliver Hughes Medal of Honor recipient (1844–1911) of the Union Army’s 12th Kentucky Infantry was awarded the Medal of Honor for action, which culminated in his 20 February 1865 capture of the Confederate States Army’s 11th South Carolina’s flag.

Corporal Hughes official Medal of Honor citation Reads:

Capture of flag of 11th South Carolina (C.S.A.).

Oliver Hughes Medal of Honor recipient

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