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J.W. Young
J.W. Young

Federal (USA)

Captain

John W Young

(c. 1837 - ?)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 76th New York Infantry

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In the Antietam Campaign:
Took over command of the 76th New York Infantry on September 14th when Col Wainwright moved up to command the Brigade: 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. The Brigade was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.

References, Sources, and other notes:
The photo above is from one provided by Jeff Kowalis, posted to accompany a biographical sketch on the 76th NYSV website by Mike Brown.

Place of Birth: Springfield, NY    


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