b. 03/12/1843 Ellicott, New York. d. 30/11/1913 Jamestown, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of the Wilderness. Virginia on May 6, 1864. His Medal was awarded to him on April 2, 1898, almost 34 years after his deed.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK.
Highland Section, Lot 4
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