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R.L. Vinson

R.L. Vinson

Confederate (CSV)


Rufus Lafayette Vinson

(1844 - 1907)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried not quite 17 year old farmer in Traveller's Rest, AL, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 13th Alabama Infantry on 2 July 1861 in Coosa County, AL.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed regimental drummer on 1 March 1863.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Alabama Archives.2


07/25/1844 in TN


02/15/1907; burial in Holland Cemetery, Holland, TX


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=209197  [AotW citation 20096]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/5187/rec/532  [AotW citation 20097]