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Leigh Morgan Vaughn

Report of Deaths at Savannah, Georgia.

John David Leigh, a member of our camp, departed this life on February 1, 1922, after some months of failing heath. He is survived by two sons. Our comrade entered the service of his country when a lad of sixteen, enlisting on March 4, 1863, as a member of the Savannah City Light Guards (Company D), Regiment Georgia Infantry. He was assigned to duty at Hill Hospital, Cuthbert, Ga., by the Medical Board, as a clerk, in December, 1864, after having been wounded on July 3, of the same year. He was paroled at Macon, Ga., in May, 1865.

William G. Vaughn, who died on February 17, 1922, entered the Confederate service in January, 1862, as a private in the Republican Blues (Company C), 1st Volunteer Regiment of Georgia Infantry. At Fort Jackson, near Savannah, Ga., during September of the same year, by order of the Secretary of War, he was detailed to serve in the ordnance department at Macon, Ga., under Colonel Cooper, as a machinist. In April, 1865, he was surrendered with the other men of that department when Gen. Howell Cobb turned the city over to General Wilson, representing the United States army. Returning to Savannah, comrade Vaughn went to work at the Central Railroad shops in the machine department, remaining there many years, as faithful an employee as he had been a good soldier. Four daughters survive him.

[Reported by D. B. Morgan, Secretary]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1922.

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