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Captain Hughes photographed a Review and Presentation to General Edwin Burr Babbitt. The date and location is not mentioned, although the photo is very dark and appears to have been taken at Camp Holabird. General Edwin Burr Babbitt 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: 314968
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 371B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314968

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