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'Pinkerston R. Vaughn'
[[Image:File:Moh right.gif|center|200px|border]]Sgt Pinkerston R. Vaughn, MoH, USMC
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Born: 1841
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Died: 1866 (aged 24–25)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Marine Corps
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Rank: Sergeant
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Unit: USS Mississippi
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Pinkerston R. Vaughn (1841–1866) was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the American Civil War.

Vaughn was born in 1841 and died in 1866. He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1839, Downingtown, Pa. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.


Serving on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the action with the Port Hudson batteries, 14 March 1863. During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sergeant. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands. Persistent until the last, and conspicuously cool under the heavy shellfire, Sergeant. Vaughn was finally ordered to save himself as he saw fit.

See also[]

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  • List of Medal of Honor recipients


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