Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Alfred Jefferson Vaughan Jr.

Alfred Jefferson Vaughan, Jr.
Picture date 1885.
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Birth: May 10, 1830, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
Death: Oct. 1, 1899, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Children: Alfred Jefferson Vaughan (1867 - 1942), William Franklin Vaughan (1874 - 1953).

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Military Service.

Company E., Dixie Rifles, organized at Moscow, Tennessee, and composed of Tennesseeans and Mississippians; Captain A. J. Vaughan, Marshall county, Mississippi.

CAPT. A. J. VAUGHAN. Elected Lieutenant-Colonel at or ganization of the regiment; elected Colonel on resignation of Col. Wright; re-elected Colonel at reorganization of the army at Corinth ; promoted to Brigadier- General after the battle of Chickamauga; lost a leg at Yining station, below Marietta, Ga., on July 4, 1864; Memphis, Tenn.

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. When the South declared secession from the Union in 1861, he at once raised volunteers for the Confederacy and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Tennessee. He gained the reputation of a fighting officer, engaging in all the battles at Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond, Perryville, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. Promoted Brigadier General in November 1863, his brigade took part in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign. At the Battle of Vining Station, July 4, 1864, his leg was taken off by an exploding shell and he was permanently disabled for military duty. After the war he engaged in farming and was elected clerk of the criminal court, Shelby County, Tennessee, in 1878.

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