George W. Vaughn, Company H, 20th Tennessee Infantry,

My name is Bobby Whitson, and I am a native Middle Tennessean; I currently live in Brentwood. My Great, Great Grandfather was George W. Vaughn/Vaughan who was born in 1827 and raised in Williamson County, Tennessee close to Triune.  He married Sarah Ann Poynor who was also born and raised in Williamson County close to Leipers Fork in 1848.  He joined the 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Company H in May of 1861.

He was shot in the hip during the Battle of Murfreesboro and in the side at the Battle of Chickamauga.  He was not injured at Franklin; however, conflicting reports have him captured at Franklin, discharged, or simply returning home after the battle.  He took the oath in Nashville on January the 10th 1865.

He spent his post war years in Franklin, Nashville, and Sumner County.  He was admitted to the Confederate Veterans home at the Hermitage in 1900 and died there in 1906.  He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery on the grounds of the Hermitage.

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I am a life long Civil War historian, so feel free to let me know how I can help your efforts.  Thank you for what you are doing to prolong and promote the memory of those who served and those who fell.

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