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Name:John Douglas Young
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:Young John Douglas, Class of 1862: Born- February 5, 1842. Matriculated from Petersburg, Va. At VMI 2 years. Military Record: Unofficial source says served in Company B, 12th Va. No official record of such service found. At unknown date (by summer 1862) became Volunteer aide-de-camp on staff of Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) W.D. Pender, who praised him highly for conduct in the Seven Days ("the most heroic bravery and coolness. Words fail me in expressing my admiration of his conduct"). Slightly wounded in action (head) at Gaines's Mill. To 1st Lt, Company C, 34th NC March 6, 1863. To Capt (date of rank July 1, 1863). In hospital (Richmond) late 1863. Commanded sharpshooters. On May 15, 1865 list of paroled POWs in Richmond. Post War Career: Farmer; insurance. From Petersburg to Louisville, Ky 1883; to Atlanta, Ga 1902. Wrote articles for "the insurance press." Died- July 13, 1903 in Atlanta, Ga. Buried in Louisville, Ky.
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