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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John W. Young

(c. 1831 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 31 year old printer and editor from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 17 May 1862 in Company I, 4th Alabama Infantry at Richmond, VA. He was in action at Seven Pines and Gaines' Mill, VA, where he was wounded in the arm on 27 June. He was back with his Company at Malvern Hill, VA.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Sergeant in October 1862, and was in action from Fredericksburg, VA in December to Gettysburg, PA where he was wounded in the right hand, losing 3 fingers, in action on 2 July 1863. He was detailed to the Brigade Commissary Department 15 February 1864, then to the Washington Hospital, Abingdon, VA on 25 March 8164. He was there until the surrender of 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. and the Buseys.2

Birth

c. 1831 in AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15748]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 45  [AotW citation 15771]