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William Young
Birth: 1835
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1878
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

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) 
 
Burial:
Erie Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section16 Singles, Row C, Grave 24.
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 15, 2007
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William Young
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William Young
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William Young
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G.O. No.11; 3 April 1863
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 8, 2017
Thank you, Sailor for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 26, 2016

- Joseph M. Petri
 Added: Feb. 13, 2015
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