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Lieut. Simon D. Young, 19th Ohio Infantry and 6th Ohio Cavalry, Service and Pension Records

Lot of 15 Papers concerning the service and pension of Simon D. Young 19th OH Inf. Co. D and 6th OH Cavl. Co. H and K. Includes: 1907 pension certificate, 1889 department of interior bureau of pension card, cemetery deed, TLS from his lodge announcing his death, 1st Lieut. commission papers; 2 1865 documents from the U.S. Treasury Department; 1865 discharge papers; ALS mustering papers to Captain; discharge papers signed by C.C. Baker; 2 commission papers signed by John Brough, 1864; special order granting a leave of absence to Young, January 1865; preliminary pension report; a typed page titled, “Making the Best of Things.”

Simon D. Young enlisted in the army as a corporal and mustered into the 19th OH. Inf. Co. D. on April 27, 1861. He mustered out of Columbus on August 30, 1861. He enlisted a second time, as a 2nd Lieut. on October 28, 1861 and mustered into the 6th OH Cavl. Co. D. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant. on May 9, 1864 and transferred to Co. K. On November 12, 1864 he was promoted again to  1st Lieut. He fought with the 6th at the Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Appomattox. According to his preliminary report, the enemy captured him some time and interred him at Libby prison for 3 months.



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