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⋆B★G⋆ Vaughn, John C.

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John Crawford Vaughn

Born: February 24, 1824
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Birthplace: Monroe County, Tennessee

Father: James Alfred Vaughn 1798 – 1868
(Buried: Madisonville Cemetery, Madisonville, Tennessee)​

Mother: Mary “Sarah” Jane Crawford 1796 – 1856
(Buried: Madisonville Cemetery, Madisonville, Tennessee)​

Wife: Florence Jones Vaughn 1844 – 1896
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Georgia)​

Children:

John Crawford Vaughn Jr. 1872 – 1934​
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Georgia)​

Education:

1830 – 1841: Attended Bolivar Academy​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Mexican War rising to Captain​
Participated in the California Gold Rush unsuccessful​
Owner of Hotel and Railroad in Sweetwater, Tennessee​
1856 – 1862: Sheriff of Monroe County, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861: Recruited two units in Monroe County, Tennessee​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the skirmish at New Creek​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Fought against the Union Army at Scott County, Tennessee​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Tazewell, Tennessee​
1862: Helped to regain control of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1863: Surrendered at Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Participated in the Skirmish at Philadelphia, Tennessee​
1863: Participated in the Knoxville Tennessee Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Skirmish at Bull's Gap, Tennessee​
1865: Escort for President Jefferson F. Davis​
1865: (May 10) Surrendered to the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1865: Indicted for Treason in Tennessee​
Lived in Thomasville, Georgia​
1871 – 1873: Tennessee State Representative​
1874 – 1875: Lived in Thomasville, Georgia​

Died: September 10, 1875

Place of Death: Thomasville, Georgia

Cause of Death: Meningitis

Age at time of Death: 51 years old

Burial Place: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Georgia
 
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Vaughn is the subject of a very interesting short biography The Last Confederate General (so-called because of his duty escorting Davis on his attempted escape) and this portrait by noted artist Don Troiani called simply General of the Confederacy:

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Vaughn is the subject of a very interesting short biography The Last Confederate General (so-called because of his duty escorting Davis on his attempted escape) and this portrait by noted artist Don Troiani called simply General of the Confederacy:

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Before I read that book (and it was a good one) I knew so little about Vaughn. He seemed to be involved in so many of the really great, and important events of the war. He had a very colorful career.
 
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