Paul Turner Vaughan(1839 - 1916)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
|Birth Date: 08/17/1839 Place of Birth: Dayton, AL |
College: University of Virginia Law
Death Date: 09/17/1916 Death Place: Selma, AL Burial Place: 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, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15621]
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