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 Pinkerton Ross Vaughn

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Pinkerton Ross Vaughn

  • Birth 1841 Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Aug 1866 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 16, Lots 412-416
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  • Memorial ID 8052

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a United States Marine Corps, having enlisted on October 31, 1860, and rising to Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Port Hudson, Mississippi on March 14, 1863. His citation reads: "Serving on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the action with the Port Hudson batteries, 14 March 1863. During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sgt. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands. Persistent until the last, and conspicuously cool under the heavy shellfire, Sgt. Vaughn was finally ordered to save himself as he saw fit". His Medal was awarded on July 10, 1863. After the war he was employed as a brakeman in Philadelphia, and was killed in a trolley car accident.

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pinkerton Ross Vaughn (1841–22 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8052, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .