Mark Hughes is a retired electronics technologist widely recognized as the authority on Civil War cemeteries. The only author to publish books on both Union and Confederate cemeteries his books include: Bivouac of the Dead, The Unpublished Roll of Honor, and Confederate Cemeteries (2 vols.). His book, The New Civil War Handbook, has been called “a long overdue update of a classic.” In addition he has written articles on a variety of subjects.
Hughes worked in the electronics field for 43 years. For 28 years he was a college and university department head and an instructor of Electronic Engineering Technology. He is a graduate of Gaston College (AAS) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BS and Masters of Technology). In 2017 Southeastern Oklahoma State University honored Hughes as an Distinguished Alumni.
Mark, his wife Patty, and their daughter Anna Grace live on the family farm near Kings Mountain, NC.