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Beaufort National Cemetery
1601 Boundary St
Beaufort SC 29902




























Beaufort National Cemetery is located in Beaufort County within the city of Beaufort, S.C. The cemetery is best distinguished by a landscape plan in which the burial sections are arranged in the shape of a half-circle with roads arranged like the spokes of a wheel.

Although local Native Americans had inhabited the region for thousands of years, it was not until 1514 that the area to become Beaufort County was the site of the second landing of Europeans on the North American continent. After an extended period of settlement, in 1587 the Spanish withdrew from the region in the wake of attacks by the English in Florida. For approximately eight decades the land was left to its original inhabitants. Eventually, King Charles II granted the territory to a group of eight proprietors who named it “Carolina” after their benefactor. The first settlers included many Barbadians, and Carolina came to more closely resemble the plantation economy of the West Indies than other mainland colonies. In 1711, a year after the territory was divided into South and North Carolina, the town of Beaufort was founded.

Prior to the Civil War, Beaufort was a center of culture and affluence in the American South. Immense fortunes were made through the cultivation of rice, indigo and, later, long-staple sea cotton. Wealthy plantation owners had summer homes in Beaufort where they could benefit from cool breezes coming off the river. The town was also a hotbed of secessionist sentiment. In 1860, the first meeting to draft the Ordinance of Secession (by which South Carolina led the withdrawal of southern states from the Union) was held in Beaufort. As a result, the city was an early target of Union forces.

South Carolina formally seceded from the Union on Dec. 20, 1860. One month later, a Union fleet circled Port Royal Sound and within less than a year after secession, Union forces occupied the city and would hold it for the balance of the war. Fort Mitchell was built on Hilton Head in 1862 and it became the headquarters for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron; Union forces here reached 50,000 personnel. Gen. William T. Sherman's march through the state at war's end left a trail of destruction that brushed Beaufort County. The war, while not physically decimating the area, claimed one-fifth of the white male population of the state and shattered its economy.

The original interments in the national cemetery were men who died in nearby Union hospitals during the occupation and were initially buried in one of several places—among them East Florida and Hilton Head. About 2,800 remains were removed from cemeteries in Millen and Lawton, Ga., and re-interred in the national cemetery; 117 Confederate soldiers are also buried here.

In May 1987, souvenir hunters using metal detectors on Folly’s Island near Charleston discovered the remains of 19 Union soldiers. The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology identified the remains as members of the 55th Regiment and the 1st North Carolina Infantry. Both units were composed of black troops who fought with the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. The 1989 Memorial Day program at Beaufort National Cemetery featured the re-interment of the remains of these 19 Union soldiers missing in action since 1863. The honor guard for the service was composed of actors from the cast of the movie “Glory,” which was being filmed nearby.

Beaufort National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

VAUGHAN, DANIEL, PVT US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1865
BURIED AT: SECTION 42 SITE 4907



Benson-Vaughan Cemetery
West Gantt, Greenville, South Carolina


William Wiley VAUGHAN
9Dec1833 -- 3Dec1903
Co F, 16th South Carolina Regt, Hampton's Legion, Confederate States Army

Photo credit Thomas Stargel























Bush River Memorial Gardens
Irmo, Lexington, South Carolina

Johnathan Carl VAUGHAN, Jr
Chief Petty Officer, US Navy
USS Essex - World War II
10Feb1925 -- 16Nov2006




Cypress United Methodist Church Cemetery
Ridgeville, Dorchester, South Carolina


Samuel Dunwoody VAUGHAN
26Apr1846 -- 12Feb1917
Pvt, Co F, Confederate States Army

Photo credit Paulette JPB















Florence National Cemetery
803 E National Cemetery Rd
Florence SC 29501

























Florence National Cemetery is located in Florence County in the city of Florence, S.C.

The land for Florence National Cemetery was appropriated, and later purchased, from the estate of a local resident about a quarter-mile from the POW camp. Original interments were made in two separate burial grounds, one containing 416 remains and the other approximately 2,322 remains. Interments at the larger site were made in 16 trenches; in 1865, this site was designated a national cemetery and the remains from the smaller burial ground were dug up and reinterred there. Remains were also disinterred from the surrounding region of Darlington, Cheraw and the Marion Districts and transferred to Florence National Cemetery. The wooden headboards marking the trench graves were replaced by 2,167 marble “unknown” head blocks measuring 6 x 6 inches square and set approximately six inches apart. In 1955, all but five of these markers were replaced with 32 upright marble headstones at each end of the trenches.

Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.


Starling VAUGHAN
Pfc, US Army
Korea
26Jan1923 -- 3Aug2001
Section 11, Site 28

Photo credit to Kevin & Sandra






















Forest Lawn Cemetery
Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina


Bobby Lee VAUGHAN
TEC 5, US Army
World War II
21Nov1926 -- 15Jan1986

Photo credit to Jimmy










Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd
Simpsonville SC 29681

VAUGHAN, GEORGE W
PFC US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/22/1923
DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/2009



Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Rd
Columbia SC 29209

VAUGHAN, DORIS O
US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/31/1932
DATE OF DEATH: 06/27/2005



Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
1300 Fernwood Glendale Rd
Spartanburg SC 29307

Albert C VAUGHAN
10Sep1922 - 16Jul1966
PFC, Co E, 382nd Infantry Regiment, 96th Division. US Army
World War II
Purple Heart
brother of Charles A VAUGHAN

Charles A VAUGHAN, Sr
7Feb1925 - 7Aug1997
PFC, US Army
World War II
brother of Albert C VAUGHAN

Vernon G VAUGHAN, Jr
27Mar1930 - 12Dec2010
Sgt, US Army
Korea




Grove Hill Cemetery
1158 Main St
Darlington SC 29532

VAUGHAN, CLAUDE ABRAM Jr
1ST LT US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/17/1937
DATE OF DEATH: 07/29/1996



Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Stateburg, Sumter, South Carolina


Hugh Rees VAUGHAN
-- 18Mar1864
Captain, 18th Mississippi Reg, Confederate States Army
Civil War - Died from wounds received at Sharpsburg and Gettyburg

Photo credit Shirley Burks Wells























Jonesville Memorial Gardens
Jonesville, Union, South Carolina


John Earl VAUGHAN
Pvt, US Army
World War II
19Jan 1925 -- 1Jun1986

Photo credit to E Justice












Laurelwood Cemetery
Rock Hill, York, South Carolina


James Hobson VAUGHAN
2Oct1940 -- 19Jan1977
E4, South Carolina National Guard

Photo credit Rick & Kathy Wright












Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston, Charleston SC


David VAUGHAN
-- 12Mar1864
Co I, 1st Cav, South Carolina Vols, Confederate States Army
Civil War

Photo credit to Hope




















Philippi Cemetery
Union, Union, South Carolina

Ebenezer Franklin VAUGHAN
Sgt, Co B, 18th South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Army
Civil War
4May1829 -- 30Jan1904
was with General Robert E Lee at the surrender
great-grandfather of Albert and Charles VAUGHAN buried in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg


Gene Paul VAUGHAN
10Sep1937 -- 8Aug1999
ADJ2, US Navy

Photo credit to Ann






James Albert VAUGHAN
Pvt, US Army
World War II
20Aug1920 -- 14Jul1979 ,Union, South Carolina

Photo credit Patricia Parker-Brown












Putman Baptist Church Cemetery
Buffalo, Union, South Carolina


Harold E VAUGHAN
17Aug1948 South Carolina -- 1Aug1988 ,Union, South Carolina
SP4, US Army
Vietnam

Photo credit Larissa Starr









Quaker Cemetery
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina


Christopher C VAUGHAN
1907 -- 1944 Ottumwa, Iowa
Lt, US Navy Air Corps

Killed in airplane accident

Photo credit Edward Traxler



















VAUGHAN, LEMUEL W
ENS US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/18/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 08/14/2007



Ridgeline Cemetery
Ridgeline, Jasper, South Carolina


James Albert VAUGHAN
Seaman 2nd, US Navy
World War II
3Dec1904 Mississippi -- 22May1981 Charleston, Charleston, SC

Photo credit Patty Sanders












Rosemont Cemetery
Union, Union, South Carolina


Wallace Earl VAUGHAN
Seaman 2nd, US Navy
World War II
7Mar1919 -- 1Jun1947

Photo credit Jason Cockfield





















William R VAUGHAN
T/Sgt, 772nd Bomber Squadron, 463rd Bomber Group, Army Air Force
World War II
24Nov1918 -- 25Jul1944 ,Union, South Carolina

Photo credit Patricia Parker-Brown













Saint George UDC Cemetery
Saint George, Dorchester, South Carolina


Bruce Keels VAUGHAN
31Jul1921 -- 22Jan2005
F.T.C. US Navy

Photo credit Paulette JPB











Stephen Thompson VAUGHAN
13Aug1951 -- 10Apr1996
Pfc, US Marine Corps
Vietnam

Photo credit Paulette JPB







Saint Lawrence Cemetery
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina


John Joseph VAUGHAN, Jr
1922 -- 1980
Cpl, US Army
World War II

Photo credit to Saratoga










John P VAUGHAN
Nov1896 -- 26Sep1918
Pvt, 135th M G Battalion, 37th Division
World War I

Photo credit to Saratoga











Sunset Gardens Memorial Park
Johnston, Edgefield, South Carolina


William Ed VAUGHAN
S/Sgt, US Army
World War II
12Aug1913 -- 29Nov1984

Photo credit Darlena Mixson











Sunset Memorial Gardens
2648 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville SC 29829

VAUGHAN, BILLY LUTHER
US ARMY
KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/30/1933
DATE OF DEATH: 10/10/2007

VAUGHAN, CARL MONROE Sr
LCPL US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/31/1941
DATE OF DEATH: 01/03/2012



Sunset Memorial Gardens
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina


Lawrence VAUGHAN
11Feb1899 -- 8Oct1959
Pfc, 156th Depot Brigade
World War I

Photo credit to David & Effie







Sunset Memorial Park
Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina


Charles Glenn VAUGHAN
10Nov1899 -- 23Dec1985
US Marine Corps
World War I

Photo credit to Sheep Lady & Sug








Union Memorial Gardens
1720 Witemire Highway
Union SC 29379

VAUGHAN, BIRON B
SSG US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/28/1928
DATE OF DEATH: 03/17/2002



Unity Cemetery
Fort Mill, York, South Carolina


W Randolph VAUGHAN
2nd Lt, US Army Air Corps
World War II
20Jan1923 -- 7Mar1986

Photo credit Rick & Kathy Wright









VAUGHAN Family Cemetery
Laurens SC 29360

Barrington A VAUGHAN
Confederate States Army
Civil War
26Oct1843 -- 5Nov1862

John VAUGHAN
Confederate States Army
Civil War
20Mar1838 -- 15Jun1864



Woodlawn Memorial Park
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina


Elton D VAUGHAN
Col, US Army
World War II - Korea - Vietnam
12Dec1917 -- 20Aug1996

Photo credit Chris Smith










Harold E VAUGHAN
T/Sgt, US Army
World War II
8Jan1905 -- 14Oct1970

Photo credit Chris Smith










James Andrew VAUGHAN
1st Lt, US Army
Vietnam
3Nov1946 -- 19Dec1977

Photo credit Chris Smith










Wayman H VAUGHAN, Jr
28Aug1931 -- 24Apr1983
Cpl, US Army
Korea

Photo credit to a4efo141










William Jack VAUGHAN, Sr
Sgt, US Army
World War II
1925 ,Greenville, SC -- 22Dec2008

Photo credit Chris Smith











Woodruff Memorial Gardens
Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina


Thomas G VAUGHAN
1915 -- 1976
Pfc, US Army
World War II

Photo credit to David & Effie




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