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Federal (USV)


Orsemus Morgan Stillman Vaughan

(c. 1842 - 1886)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Westerly, he enlisted on 17 September 1861 in Company F, 4th Rhode Island Infantry and mustered as First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 2 January 1863 on a surgeon's certificate at Providence.

After the War

He was appointed to the Providence Police Department on 1 April 1865, and was Sergeant for the last 5 years of his career, until just before his death from cancer at age 44.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Details from the Providence City Documents for 1887.


c. 1842


08/11/1886; Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 317 - 322  [AotW citation 14113]