VMI's Civil War Generals
Alfred J. Vaughan, Class of 1851

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    • Early Life
      Alfred Jefferson Vaughan, Jr., born May 10, 1830, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Parents: Alfred Jefferson Vaughan and Dorothy (nee) Vaughan.
    • VMI record
      Enrolled at VMI on July 17, 1848; was graduated on July 4, 1851, standing 15th in a class of 29; in his final year at VMI he was a cadet captain and company commander.
    • Marriage
      Martha Jane Hardaway (1838-1911) in 1856; they had 8 children (Mary Virginia, Mary Eliza, Lucy, Alfred J., Jr., Samuel, Willie, infant, ___ Franklin).
    • Pre-Civil War
      Civil Engineer in Missouri, California, and Mississippi. When the war began he was living in Marshall Co., Mississippi.
    • Civil War
      Capt., Lt. Col. and Col. of the 13th Tennessee Infantry Regt.; commissioned Brigadier General, 1863 (Army of Tennessee); led brigade at Missionary Ridge and Atlanta campaign until Vining's Station (4 July 1864), where he was severely wounded (lost leg).
    • Post-war
      Farmer in Mississippi; businessman; general agent of the National Grange, organizing state granges of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee; clerk of court of Shelby Co., TN; died in Indianapolis, IN on October 1, 1899; buried Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis.