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James Ervin Vaughn (October 13, 1834 - August 12, 1892) served as a corporal in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James Vaughn was born October 13, 1834 in Blount County, Tennessee to William and Judy (Stallions) Vaughn. He married Rebecca McCulley (1839-1902) with whom he had at least seven children.[1]

Civil War service

Vaughn enlisted as a private in Company K on August 19, 1863 in Glasgow, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in January 26, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on December 31, 1863.

He is described as 30 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Vaughn is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Vaughn mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $37.40 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Vaughn applied for an invalid's pension on July 29, 1890. He died August 12, 1892 in Sevier County, Tennessee and is buried at Zion Hill Cemetery in Sevier County. His wife applied for a widow's pension on February 10, 1892.[2]


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, 7th Civil District, Sevier County, Tennessee.
  2. The date of her application for a widow's pension is likely a clerical error.

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