|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1878|
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in New York. He entered the Union Navy at New York, New York. He served as a Boatswain's Mate. His citation reads "On board the USS Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. As his ship led the advance column toward the barrier and both forts opened fire simultaneously, striking the vessel from stem to stern, Young calmly manned a Parrot gun throughout the action in which attempts by three rebel steamers to butt and board were thwarted and the ships driven off or captured, 11 gunboats were successfully engaged, and garrisons forced to surrender. During the battle, the Cayuga sustained 46 hits." (bio by: Don Morfe)
Plot: Section16 Singles, Row C, Grave 24.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18941938
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