Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John Crawford Vaughan ~ Feb. 21, 1824 - Sept. 10, 1875

Marker ID: THC 1F 23
Location: 229 E Warren St., Madisonville, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 31.194    W 084° 21.761
  35.5199    -84.36268333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Born in a house which stood here. Captain in the 5th Tenn. Inf., Mexican War; organizer and first commander of the 3rd Tenn. Inf., CSA, whose first action was the first Battle of Manassas. Promoted brigadier general, he was captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863; on exchange commanded the cavalry brigade which in 1865 escorted President Jefferson Davis on his flight from Richmond. Speaker of the Tennessee Senate in 1871. He died near Thomasville, Ga., and is buried there.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission