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Confederate (CSV)


Paul Turner Vaughan

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Alabama

Education: University of Virginia Law

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 20 year old farmer from Summerfield, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company C, 4th Alabama Infantry.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Elected 3rd Lieutenant on 29 January 1863. Present with his Company in action in most engagements up to his resignation 20 December 1864 at Richmond, VA.

After the War

By 1887 he was a wealthy cotton broker in Selma.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He died on the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg. His 1863 diary and 1862-64 letters are in the collection of the University of Virginia library, Charlottesville.


08/17/1839; Dayton, AL


09/17/1916 Selma, AL; burial in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15621]