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Confederate (CSV)


William Thomas Vaughn

(? - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company E (later renamed B), 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1861 at Talladega, AL.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, paroled the next day in Washington, DC, and sent to City Point, VA on 10 May for exchange. He was mortally wounded at Gettysburg, PA in July and died of wounds at Harrisonburg, VA on 6 August 1863.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as W. T. Vaughan. He was listed as 'missing' on South Mountain on a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862, as W.T. Vaughan.


08/06/1863; Harrisonburg, VA


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=208523  [AotW citation 25605]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28012]