Biography of John J. Vaughan, Jr.
Richmond County, NY Biographies





JOHN J. VAUGHAN, JR., was born in Wales in 1848. When he was eight years of age his parents moved to Rossville, Staten Island. At theage of fifteen years he enlisted in the Union Army, in. Regt. 55 N. Y. Vols. of Corcoran's Irish Legion, which was then stationed at Camp Scott, and was assigned to duty as drummer.

He participated in the battles of Deserted Farms, Suffolk, Black Water, Eatonton Road, Spottsylvania Court House, Mattapony, North Anna, South Anna, Cold Harbor; assaults on Petersburg, June 16th, 17th, 18th and 22nd, 1864; Ream's Station, Hatcher's Run, Deep Bottom; the breaking of the Confederate lines in front of Petersburg, April 2nd, 1865; Burksville, and at High Bridge, where he was captured, three days before the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox. He was with Lee's army at the time of the surrender.

Since the close of the war Mr. Vaughan has held the office of under-sheriff two terms beside the present one, and the office of superintendent of the poor and of sheriff of Richmond county. He is also vice-senior past commander of Lenhart Post No. 163, G. A. R., and past chancellor of Richmond Lodge No. 80, K. of P.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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