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Confederate (CSA)


Henry Edward Young

(1831 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: South Carolina College

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Jones' Division

Before Sharpsburg

After attending schools in Germany, he was a lawyer in Charleston. He was appointed Captain and Assistant Adjutant General to General Drayton on 14 October 1861. He was relieved at his own request, and served as a volunteer aide-de-camp to General D. R. Jones at Second Manassas and Sharpsburg.

On the Campaign

From General Jones' Report:

Capt. H. E. Young, assistant adjutant-general, and Mr. Hugh Bose, volunteer aides for the occasion, served most faithfully, obeying with cool courage and much gallantry all orders given them.

The rest of the War

He was on General R. H. Anderson's staff in November, then with General Longstreet to December 1862. He was on court-martial duty, and assigned as Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on General R. E. Lee's staff on 28 February 1863. He was promoted to Major on 20 September 1864. He served as Judge Advocate General, and was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


08/09/1831; Grahamville, SC


04/09/1919; Charleston, SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 310  [AotW citation 17577]