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E. Young

E. Young

Confederate (CSV)

Private

Elijah Young

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 26 year old farmer, he mustered as Private, Company F, 15th Alabama Infantry on 1 March 1862 in Brundidge, AL. He was absent, sick from May to July 1862 but rejoined his Company by 9 August seeing action at Cedar Mountain, VA.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 20 October 1862 in Winchester, VA.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Archives,1 which says his wounding was at Harpers Ferry, VA on 13 September, from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database), and in Oates2, who says he was wounded at Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September. His picture from a photograph hosted by Historical Data Systems, original from Frank Vattelana.

Birth

c. 1836 in AL

Death

10/20/1862 Winchester, VA

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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=228324  [AotW citation 20068]

2   Oates, William C., The War Between the Union and the Confederacy and Its Lost Opportunities with a History of the 15th Alabama Regiment ..., New York and Washington DC: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905, Appendix A, pg. 671  [AotW citation 20069]