Edward D. Hughes
Drum Major, 1882-1885
Edward D. Hughes was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1843. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 2, 1854, at age eleven. He was trained as a musician and spent the next twenty-eight years in the Army, first as a musician and later as a Drum Major. On June 12, 1882, he was appointed the seventeenth Drum Major of the Marine Band. He retired on Oct. 31, 1885.