Biography of Jeremiah Young
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JEREMIAH YOUNG was born in England, August 9, 1841, and in his infancy his parents came to America. When but eight years of age, his parents located in Franklin County, Ind., where he was reared a farmer's boy. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the first call for three years' men, in Company F, Eighteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into service at Indianapolis. Their first engagement was at Pea Ridge and lasted three days, after which they marched through to the Mississippi River, and on into Arkansas after Gen. Price, having skirmishes almost daily. In the spring of 1863, he was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, and was at the siege of Vicksburg, after which he was transferred to the Army of the Gulf, under N. P. Banks, at Baton Rouge. Thence they went to Matagorda Island, where they stormed the fort, and captured all its occupants. In January, 1864, Mr. Young reenlisted in the same company, and returned home on a veteran furlough, after which he joined his regiment at Washington. In August, 1864, he went into Shenandoah Valley, and September 19 engaged in battle at Winchester and Cedar Creek, where he was severely wounded in his left arm, by a minie ball. He was taken to the hospital at York, Penn., where he remained until November, 1864, when he came home on a thirty day furlough to vote for President Lincoln. His furlough was extended thirty days, and June 8, 1865, he was discharged, after serving nearly four years. He returned to Franklin County, where he lived until the spring of 1883, when he removed to this county. He is a Master Mason, and an active member of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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