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This Russian Orthodox Church was built between 1847-1855 by Grand Duke Adolph of Nassau in memory of his wife Duchess Elisabeth of Nassau who died during childbirth. This photo taken by Captain Hughes while with the Army of Occupation in June, 1919 probably shows the burial place of the Duchess. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 9, 1919

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Item Number: 314806
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 266B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314806

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