of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
VAUGHN, PINKERTON R.
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, Sgt. 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, Sgt. Vaughn was finally ordered to save himself as he saw fit.
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