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This photo taken by Captain Hughes has apparently suffered water damage. Hughes did not note when the photo was taken or where. However it appears to be at Camp Holabird. General Edwin Burr Babbitt who is in the photo was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services" in World War I. Babbitt had commanded a brigade during World War I and served with the Army of Occupation after the war. Captain Hughes, who was also with the Army of Occupation, had returned to the U.S. with the 13th Field Artillery and was stationed at Camp Holabird, Maryland. Hughes left Camp Holabird February 14, 1920, after six months training in the Motor Transport School. 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 on Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Undated

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Item Number: 314955
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 363B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314955

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