James White Frierson Hughes


Kansas Historical Society

Kansas Historical Society
Topeka, United States

General James White Frierson Hughes in 1905. Born January 12,1860 Hughes started in the Kansas National Guard before going on to have a notable military career, eventually reaching the rank of brigadier general. Both his son James Clark Hughes and his grandson James Renwick Hughes followed his example by joining the Kansas National Guard as soon as they were eligible. The three men furthered a family tradition of military services that stretched back to the U.S. Civil War.

Kansan Colonel James C. Hughes is among a select number of soldiers who served in a major military expedition as well as two world wars. As a photographer took more than 600 images documenting his time at the Mexican border in 1916 and in Europe during 1919. As a Japanese prisoner of war in World War II, Hughes kept a daily diary and, upon liberation, brought home items from his imprisonment. He and his family donated most of these items to the Kansas Museum of History.

More information at: https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/james-clark-hughes/19881


  • Title: James White Frierson Hughes
  • Creator: Snyder
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Location Created: Topeka, Kansas
  • Subject Keywords: Kansas National Guard, James White Frierson Hughes, James C. Hughes, Hughes

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