(1839 - 1911)
Home State: Mississippi
Education: University of Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 22 year old student at the University of Mississippi (Class of 1863), he enlisted as Private in Company A - the University Greys - 11th Mississippi Infantry at Camp Jones, VA on 5 September 1861. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA on 1 June 1862 and was given a 60 day furlough.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the left arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He lost his arm below the elbow and was discharged for disability on 2 April 1863 at Blackwater River, VA.
After the War
He lived in Lexington, MS and was a teacher, school superintendent, and bank cashier. By 1900 he was a planter in Waverly, MS.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database and the The University Greys.1 Details from the Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Mississippi (1894), the Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (1900), and his obituary in the Confederate Veteran (November 1911). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Florence Kennard (d. 1887) in 1885 and they had two children, but only his son Joseph Kennard Young lived to adulthood.
10/06/1839; Holmes County, MS
07/10/1911; Lexington, MS; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, MS