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Collection Number: 03199-z

Collection Title: Paul Turner Vaughan Papers, 1862-1865.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 10 items
Abstract Paul Turner Vaughan (1839-1916) was a Confederate soldier who served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and eastern Tennessee. The collection is typed copies of Civil War letters written home by Vaughan and of his diary, 20 pages, 4 March-6 November 1863, kept while he was serving in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and eastern Tennessee. Letters describe Fredericksburg, Va., camp life, shortages of clothing, snow, the prospect of Yankees entering Alabama, and his brother's health and release from Camp Douglas. The diary discusses troop movements, pickets, weather, food prices, an explosion in Richmond that killed twelve girls, church news, and how food shortages changed attitudes about foraging.
Creator Vaughan, Paul Turner, 1839-1916.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Paul Turner Vaughan Papers, #3199-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Bert Neville of Selma, Ala., 1956.
Location of Originals
Originals in private hands as of 1956.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Paul Turner Vaughan (1839-1916) was a Confederate soldier who served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and eastern Tennessee. Vaughan was apparently from Summerfield, Dallas County, Ala.

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The collection is typed copies of letters written home by Paul Turner Vaughan, while a soldier of the 4th Alabama Regiment and of his diary, 20 pages, 4 March-6 November 1863, kept while he was serving in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and eastern Tennessee. Letters describe Fredericksburg, Va., camp life, shortages of clothing, snow, the prospect of Yankees entering Alabama, and his brother's health and release from Camp Douglas. The diary discusses troop movements, pickets, weather, food prices, an explosion in Richmond that killed twelve girls, church news, and how food shortages changed attitudes about foraging.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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