Relic Nail From Fort Ticonderoga- Asst. Surgeon Vaughn-105th PA.


Collected by Assistant Surgeon Aaron C. Vaughn, 105th Pa. Vols- Held patent on double barreled revolver.

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Dr. Aaron C. Vaughn, from Johnstown, Bedford County, Pennsylvania served as an assistant surgeon on the 105th and 86th Pa. Vols. during the Civil War.  He had prior to the war taken out a patent for a double barreled revolver, U.S. Patent 35,404.

Dr. Vaughn was commissioned into the Field & Staff of the 105th Infantry, PVI on May 15, 1863.  He was discharged for disability on September 3, 1864.

When he collected this souvenir from Fort Ticonderoga is unknown.  I purchased this and one other item just recently from a collection, but unfortunately the information I have is limited to the items themselves as they were tagged.

The tag reads, “This spike was taken out of the wall construction at Ticonderoga by A.C. Vaughn.” The old tag is tied to the spike (hand wrought nail) by red twine. It is nearly 4 inches long.

Revolutionary and Civil Wars tied by a Union doctor.  See the other item listed separately (piece of shell from Harper’s Ferry).

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Weight .5 lbs