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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Simpson Young

(? - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as a Private, Company A, 18th South Carolina Infantry in December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally mortally wounded by a gunshot to his hip and captured in action at Turners Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September and transferred to General Hospial #1 there on 15 January 1863, but died of his wounds, date not given. He was originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as John C. Young. His service from the Roll,2 which has him as Simpson Young and says he was "a fighting boy" and was killed outright on South Mountain. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as J. S. Young.

Death

1863 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5045]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company A, 18th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24766]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #164  [AotW citation 24767]