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George S. Youngs letter

George S. Youngs letter, 1864 Jul. 9
George S. Youngs letter
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1864 Jul. 9
Letter, 9 July 1864, from George S. Youngs (1843-1922) of Company G, 126th New York Infantry serving as Provost Guard for the II Corps, Army of the Potomac, at Petersburg, Virginia, to his mother Effie Youngs (b. ca. 1806) describing conditions at II Corps headquarters, mentioning General Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), and providing news of friends serving with him. Youngs also sent letters, 1818-1838, related to the Chandler family of Hanover County, Virginia, that he collected from their home when the Union army passed through the area. These letters contain information of branches of the family that settled in Hanover County and in Orange County, Vermont
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George Youngs was born in 1843 in Seneca County, New York, to James Youngs (b. ca. 1801) and Effie Youngs (b. ca. 1806). George Youngs enlisted in Company G, 126th New York Infantry 22 August 1862. He served as part of the Provost Guard for the II Corps, Army of the Potomac from April to December 1864. Youngs transferred to Company E, 126th New York, when the regiment was consolidated. After the Civil War, he returned to Seneca County and worked as a carpenter. Youngs eventually moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife Hattie E. Youngs (b. ca. 1863) had four children, only one of whom survived to adulthood. Youngs died in 1922 and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seneca County.
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George S. Youngs letter
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Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions
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