The Resource Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young : captain, Mount Vernon Guard and Young's Battery, C.S.A

Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young : captain, Mount Vernon Guard and Young's Battery, C.S.A

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Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young : captain, Mount Vernon Guard and Young's Battery, C.S.A
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Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young
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captain, Mount Vernon Guard and Young's Battery, C.S.A
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eng
Summary
Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young (1825-1890) of Halifax County, Virginia, compiled and transcribed by Michael F. Geisinger. Papers include an orderly book, Captain's book, diaries, and letters. The orderly book covers the period 5-17 May 1861 and contains orders, accounts, drill instructions, and names of individuals called for detail. The Captain's book, 1861, includes a muster roll talley and accounts. Diaries, 1861-1863, cover Young's time stationed in or near Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg, and James City and Warwick Counties, Virginia, and discuss camp life, weather, military duties, orders, and drills, health, diseases, and treatments of soldiers, meals consumed, visits by ex-President John Tyler, courts-martial attended, company movements and relocations, troop engagements, the burning of Hampton, enemy advancements, recreational activities, and events while on military leave. Letters, 1861-1865, are written to his mother and his wife and cover much of the same topics as the diary entries. He makes notes in his diaries of copying his diary to his mother. Also included are letters sent by Sergeant Morton Barksdale to his wife Virginia, who was Captain Young's sister, and letters sent to Captain Young. There is also a table of contents, a photograph of Captain Young, a brief biography, a history of his company, and an index
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Edward Rush Young, M.D. (1825-1890) resided in Halifax County, Virginia. Young was born in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina, and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his medical practice in Halifax County before enlisting.
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Civil War papers of Edward Rush Young : captain, Mount Vernon Guard and Young's Battery, C.S.A
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Young, David L.
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000495328
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Photocopies.
Type of unit
v. (197 leaves).

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