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 Peter Youree

Peter Youree

Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Death 31 Jul 1914 (aged 71)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Scottsville, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5564998 · View Source
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Capt, Slayback's Rgt MO Cavalry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier

member of Gen. Leroy Stafford Camp #3
United Confederate Veterans

(from The Last Roll, Confederate Veteran, November 1914, Vol. 22, Pg. 519)

The death of Capt. Peter Youree, after a long illness, occurred at his home, in Shreveport, La., in July, 1914. Captain Youree was a Missourian by birth. He volunteered in the service of the Confederacy early in 1861, enlisting in Company A, Shelby's Cavalry , and during the war his command rendered valuable service. He participated in several battle fought in Missouri and was for a time connected with the Army of Tennessee. His record was that of a gallant soldier, and his title was obtained by promotions. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged at Shreveport.
At that time he was penniless, although rich in the "promises to pay" of the Confederacy. With other Missourians, he decided to remain on Shreveport, where he obtained employment in a clerical capacity at a wage that supplied his needs, but his view was "upward and onward"; and as he progressed in his capacity, he engaged on his own account. In 1870 he was married to Miss Bettie Scott, of Scottsville, Tex., and of this union were born two children, a son and a daughter, the latter surviving him.
In business and social circles the strong, genial personality of Captain Youree was freely given, and his splendid ability was exerted for the good of the town in furthering its varied interests, helping to make a "greater Shreveport." His home, enriched by treasures of travel and art, opened welcome doors to friends in true hospitality, and in this inner circle he found true happiness.
The beautiful Confederate monument in Greenwood Cemetery was his noble gift to the Daughters of the Confederacy in memory of the cause he loved and for which and would have died, a cause dear to his heart even when defeat had trailed its banner in the dust; and this memorial will stand forever not only to the honor and cause of the South, but it will also honor the memory of the gallant soldier of the South who erected it.
At Scottsville, where stands the beautiful little church as a memorial to his beloved son, and where peace and beauty are written on nature's heart, he rests beside his own.

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Capt. of Co. 1 Slayback's Regiment of Gen. Shelby's Missouri CAV C.S.A.

Gravesite Details Husband of Mary Elizabeth Scott Youree




  • Maintained by: David Hill
  • Originally Created by: MB
  • Added: 23 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5564998
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Youree (23 Apr 1843–31 Jul 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5564998, citing Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Harrison County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David Hill (contributor 46626495) .