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DeVaughn, J. E. - Gen.
Gen. J. E. DeVaughn.
At 1:40 this morning, Gen. J. E. DeVaughn passed away, making the second old veteran to die in less than twelve hours. He did service in the Twelfth Georgia Calvary, serving under both Gens. Forest and Wheeler. He was commander of the Macon County Camp., No. 656 for a number of years and an active worker for the U. C. V., since the war. At the time of his death he was commander of the West Georgia Brigade U. C. V. Mr. DeVaughn came to Montezuma and engaged in business shortly after the war and by close application to business and untiring energy he massed quite a fortune.
He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. Pierce, of Hawkinsville, Mrs. Polhill, of Hawkinsville, Messers. C. L., and M. S. DeVaughn of Montezuma, and O. B. DeVaughn of Birmingham, Ala. At the time of his death he was 67 years of age. The remains will be buried this afternoon at 4 o'clock. One coincidence of the two old veterans who died so close together---only about six hours apart---one of them belonged to the Twelfth Georgia Infantry and the other to the Twelfth Georgia Cavalry and were strong friends in life.
The Macon Daily Telegraph, Macon, GA 14 Jul 1908