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William Hugh Young
Birth: Jan. 1, 1838
Death: Nov. 27, 1901

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Booneville, Missouri, he moved with his parents to Texas and was educated at McKenzie College. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he was at the University of Virginia, when he returned to Texas and was elected a Captain in the Confederate 9th Texas Infantry. In April 1862, he fought at the Battle of Shiloh and after which, he was promoted Colonel in command of the regiment. He led the 9th Texas in the battles of Perryville, Kentucky, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Vicksburg Campaign, Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and at Chickamauga. In August 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General and he commanded a brigade consisted of his own 9th Texas Infantry plus the 23rd Texas Cavalry at the Battle of Peachtree Creek. In actions at Altoona, Georgia, on October 5, 1964, he was captured by Union troops and held prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, until released on July 24, 1865. Despite being wounded six times in combat, included having a foot amputated, he survived the war. Back in Texas, he was a successful attorney, a real estate investor and owner of the San Antonio Express. He died at age 63 in San Antonio, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Frances Michie Kemper Young (1843 - 1911)*
 
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Burial:
Confederate Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 29.42009, -98.46367
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2000
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