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James Marvin Young

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Ellicott, New York, USA
Death: November 30, 1913 (69)
Place of Burial: Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Abner Elliott Young and Harriett Louise Young
Brother of Amelia Clara Young and Sarah Jane Young

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About James Marvin Young

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James Marvin Young, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 72d New York Infantry, in action during the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia. With two companions, Private Young voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position, was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Private Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him within the Union lines.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 2, 1898

Action Date: May 6, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Division: 72d New York Infantry

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James Marvin Young's Timeline

December 2, 1843
Ellicott, New York, USA
November 30, 1913
Age 69
Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA