|Pinkerton Ross Vaughn|
Medal of Honor
|Died||1866 (aged 24–25)|
|Place of birth||Downingtown, Pennsylvania|
|Place of burial||Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1860 - 1864|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Vaughn was born in 1841 and died in 1866. He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1839, Downingtown, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
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, Sergeant. 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, Sergeant. Vaughn was finally ordered to save himself as he saw fit.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Pinkerton R. Vaughn". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8052. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- "Pinkerton R. Vaughn". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2604. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (M-Z)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
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