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b. 1835 New York. d. 26/12/1878 Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24-25/04/1862 Fort St Philip and Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ERIE CEMETERY, ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA.

16 SGL, Row C, Grave 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Young

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