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J.W. Young

J.W. Young

Federal (USA)


John W Young

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 76th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled in Springfield at age 24 in Company K, 76th New York Infantry on 28 September 1861 and mustered as Captain on 14 October.

On the Campaign

He took over command of the 76th New York Infantry on September 14th when Colonel Wainwright moved up to command the Brigade. Captain Young and the Brigade were held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's First Corps artillery.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and promoted to Major to rank from 30 September 1863. He was captured in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864 and paroled, date not given. He was discharged on 12 March 1865.

References & notes

His service from New York.1 The photo above is from one provided by Jeff Kowalis, posted to accompany a biographical sketch on the 76th NYSV website by Mike Brown.


c. 1837; Springfield, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 421  [AotW citation 25280]