Name VANCE, Robert Brank
Born April 24 1828, Buncombe Cty NC
Died November 28 1899, nr Asheville NC
Pre-War Profession Merchant, farmer, court clerk.
War Service 1861 recruited the Buncombe Life Guards - Capt., incorporated into 29th North Carolina, October 1861Col., East Tennessee, defence of Cumberland Gap, Kentucky invasion, Murfreesboro, March 1863 Brig. Gen., command of a district in North Carolina, captured at Schultz's Mill TN.
Post War Career Politician, US congressman, asst commissioner of patents.
Notes Elder brother of Governor Zebulon Vance.

Name VAN DORN, Earl
Born September 17 1820, nr Port Gibson MS
Died May 7 1863, Spring Hill TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, fought Indians in Texas, resigned January 1861.
War Service March 1861 Col. in Confederate army cavalry, June 1861 Brig. Gen., assigned to Texas, September 1861 Maj. Gen. in command of Trans Mississippi Dept., Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth, given a cavalry command, destroyed the Union supply base at Holly Springs, assassinated by an outraged husband.
Further reading
Dudley, G. W The lost account of the Battle of Corinth and court-martial of Gen. Van Dorn, by an unknown author Jackson TN, McCowat-Mercer Press 1955
A soldier's honor : with reminiscences of Major-General Earl Van Dorn / by his comrades New York, Abbey Press 1902

Name VAUGHAN, Alfred Jefferson Jr.
Born May 10 1830, Dinwiddie Cty VA
Died October 1 1899, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1851, civil engineer, deputy US surveyor, planter.
War Service 1861 raised a company of recruits - Capt., became part of 13th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Belmont, Col., Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded VaughanĖs Bde/HindmanĖs Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Vining's Station (w), permanently disabled.
Post War Career Farmer, merchant, court clerk.
Further reading
Vaughan, Jack Chapline Brigadier-General Alfred Jefferson Vaughan's Brigade : Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of America Little Rock AR (P.O. Box 7632, Little Rock 72217), Vaughan 1988

Name VAUGHN, John Crawford
Born February 24 1824, Roane Cty TN
Died September 10 1875, nr Thomasville GA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, merchant.
War Service 1861 recruited a regiment in East Tennessee, June 1861 Col. of 3rd Tennessee, First Manassas, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded VaughanĖs Bde/SmithĖs Divn in Vicksburg campaign (s), command of cavalry brigade in eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, Piedmont, commanded VaughanĖs Bde/BreckenridgeĖs Divn in Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah Valley campaign (w), command of Confederate forces in East Tennessee, escorted President Davis in his flight.
Post War Career Presiding officer in Tennessee senate.

Name VILLEPIGUE, John Bordenave
Born July 2 1830, Camden SC
Died November 9 1862, Port Hudson LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, frontier duty, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of artillery, Lt. Col. of 1st Georgia Bn, defence of Pensacola, January 1862 Col. of 36th Georgia, transferred to Mobile, March 1862 Brig. Gen., command of Fort Pillow, commanded 2nd Bde/LowellĖs Divn in Van Dorn's forces, Corinth (October 1862), died of fever.

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