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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Prichard Young

(1842 - 1913)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Crenshaw (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old printer, he enlisted as Private in Crenshaw's Battery in Richmond on 14 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and captured on the return on 5 July. He escaped about 15 July. He was sick in September 1863 and returned to his battery in December. He was captured at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865 and took the oath of allegiance on 20 April in Richmond.

After the War

He wrote the History of Crenshaw Battery which was published in the Southern Historical Society Papers (Vol. 31, 1903).

References & notes

His service information from Peter S. Carmichael's The Purcell, Crenshaw & Letcher Artillery (1991) and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/03/1842 in VA


02/16/1913; Richmond, VA; burial in Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA