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Confederate (CSV)


Young Thrift

(c. 1823 - 1879)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Monroe County, MS, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 26th Alabama Infantry on 5 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Camp Winder hospital in Richmond, VA and was furloughed home for 30 days from there on 11 November 1862. He returned to duty, date not given.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Chickasaw County, MS.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Wade (1834-1887) in August 1867 and they had 3 children; only daughter Lettie survived past infancy.


c. 1823 in SC


1879; Houston, MS; burial in Houston Cemetery, Houston, MS


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_b.htm  [AotW citation 25499]