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Confederate (CSV)


Michael Youngblood

(1823 - 1898)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was living in Louisiana by 1840 and married there in 1851 in DeSoto Parish. He enlisted as Private in Company I, First Texas Infantry on 10 April 1862 at Milam, TX, age 29.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left hand and arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His left arm was amputated as a result of his wound. He retired on 1 December 1864 at Shreveport, LA.

After the War

He lived in Sabine County, TX and was County Clerk and District Clerk there.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson,2 both as M. Youngblood. Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Personal information from family genealogists, some of whom has his death in 1899. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/23/1823; Pike or Marion County, MS


04/26/1898; Hemphill, TX; burial in Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1547]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 71  [AotW citation 21014]