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 Horatio Nelson Young

Horatio Nelson Young

Birth
Calais, Washington County, Maine, USA
Death 3 Jul 1913 (aged 67)
Saint Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada
Burial Saint Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada
Memorial ID 7189997 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy as a Seaman on board the “USS Lehigh”. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on November 16, 1863 in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. His citation reads “He was involved during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. After several previous attempts had been made, Young succeeded in passing in a small boat from the Lehigh to the Nahant with a line bent on a hawser. This courageous action while under severe enemy fire enabled the Lehigh to be freed from her helpless position”. His Medal was awarded to him on April 16, 1864.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7189997
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horatio Nelson Young (19 Jul 1845–3 Jul 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7189997, citing St Stephen Rural Cemetery, Saint Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .