Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 19 July 1845, Calaise,
Maine. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lehigh,
Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, 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.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)