91st PA: Benjamin Vaughen

Benjamin Vaughen

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (3 (40 in 1861), 6 (50 at death in 1862)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12 November 1861 (1, 3). He was mustered in as a private, in company B (1, 3, 8-11).

He was killed accidentally, at Alexandria Virginia, on 4 July 1862, by a fall, while he was in confinement (1, 2, 3, 7). He was a private, in company B (8-11). He fell from a window in the hospital (6 [5 July 1862]) or from the Barracks at Washington and Wolfe Street (7). On 9 July 1862, he was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

After the war

On 23 August 1862, Elizabeth Vaughn, his widow, unsuccessfully applied for a pension (4, 5).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Benjamin Vaughen)

2 company B Register of deaths (Benjamin Vaughn)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 29 June 2004 (Benjamin Vaughen)

4 pension index, by regiment (Benjamin Vaughn)

5 pension index, by name (Benjamin Vaughn)

6 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 July 1862 (Benj Vaughn)

7 'Local', Alexandria Gazette 5 July 1862 page 2; transcribed 26 March 2011, from GenealogyBank (Benjamin Vaughn)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vaughan)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vaughn)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vaugh)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Benjamin Vaughen)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed 5 Jun 09)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 29 April 2015, from Fold3]


Vaughan Benjamin
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribec 30 Apr 15]

Vaughn Benjamin
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vaughan Benjamin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vaugh Benjamin
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vaughan Benjamin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 30 Apr 15]

Vaughen Benjamin
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Vaughan Benjamin

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 July 1862, Benj Vaughn]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE
[handwritten to the right of the header:] Le. 5 No. 17
1. Name of Deceased, Benj Vaughn.
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 50 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, July 5th 1862
7. Cause of Death, Fall from a window in Hospital at Alexandria, Va.
Mark L Blacher [?] for the Health Officer
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE, IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier U.S. Vols.
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, Alexandria
12. Street and Number, [blank]
13. Date of Burial, July 9 [? could be '8']
14. Place of Burial, Laurel Hill
Benj'n R Bacon [?] UNDERTAKER.
Residence, 245 Rolman [?] St
Date of Certificate, July 9 /62

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