Pvt. Peter B. Baughn

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Peter Butler Baughn – Not listed in Henderson’s roster of Georgia Confederate Soldiers, but reported as a member of Co. E. on roster of recruits. Also found in the CSA service records, reported as a recruit who enlisted at Savannah, Ga. Records state he was discharged June 20th, 1862. Also listed as member of 38th Ga, as a charge of the Confederates Veteran’s Home, Atlanta, resident of Oglethorpe Co, Ga. 6/2/1901.

In 1860 he lived in Georgia Militia District 233, Oglethorpe, Georgia, born May 18th, 1834, was a farmer, and owned personal property valued at $2,500, which consisted mainly of 3 female slaves. He was listed as 28 years of age when discharged Jun 20th, 1862. He lived with wife Mary Ann North Baughn, age 27, Nancy, 4, and John 2. He lived next door to Nancy Baughn, age 65, who may be mother or other relative. Died Feb 5th, 1904.

Oglethorpe Echo Newspaper
Friday, Feb 12th, 1904

After forty or more years of feeble health and a long period of painful illness, Mr. Peter B. Baughn (Uncle Peter as we all knew him) peacefully passed away at the home of his brother, Mr. Joe S. Baughn, at Chapel Church, Friday evening at two o’clock. The passing away of this good man brings sorrow to the entire community and county. His life, with exception of a few years, had been spent among us.

He was a devout Christian, almost a life long member of the Baptist church. He was in his sixty-ninth year. He had reared a family of noble children in our midst but all of them together with the mother was waiting on the other shore for the fond father and husband. He leaves one brother and four sisters to mourn. His remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground at his old home Saturday evening.

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