Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 72d New York Infantry. Place
and date: At Wilderness. Va., 6 May 1864. Entered service at Chautauqua
Birth: Chautauqua County, N.Y.
Date of issue: 2 April 1898.
Citation: With 2 companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to
reconnoiter the enemy's position, was fired upon and one of his companions
disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire,
carried him within the Union lines.
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)