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YOUNG, JAMES

young james m

With two companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position; was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him to within the Union lines.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company B, 72d New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Ellicott, Erie County, New York

Citation

With two companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position; was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him to within the Union lines.