|Birth||Aug. 29, 1839|
|Death||Dec. 23, 1924|
|Cemetery||Blue Mound (Milford)|
|Unit||117th Illinois Infantry, Company B|
Private Samuel W Young
Company H, 9th Illinois Infantry
Company C, 70th Illinois Infantry
Company B, 117th Illinois Infantry
Company H, 33rd Illinois Infantry
Young was born in Crittenden County, Kentucky on August 29, 1839. He was living in Hillsboro (Montgomery County), Illinois when he enlisted in the 9th Illinois Infantry on April 29, 1861. He was mustered on April 25, 1861 and served 3 months. He was mustered out on July 26, 1861. The regiment was organized at Springfield for 3 months. It was moved to Cairo, Illinois and assigned to garrison duty.
He enlisted in the 70th Illinois Infantry as a sergeant on June 6, 1862. He was mustered on July 4, 1862 and served about 3 ½ months. He was mustered out on October 23, 1862 at Springfield. The 70th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler (Chicago) in July 1862. It was assigned to guard duty at Camp Butler.
He rejoined the Union Army as a private in the 117th Illinois Infantry. He served about 33 months and was transferred to another unit on August 5, 1865. The unit fought at the Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864). In addition, the unit was part of the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
Young was transferred to the 33rd Illinois Infantry on August 5, 1865. He served an additional 4 months and was mustered out on November 24, 1865 and received his discharge at Chicago on December 6, 1865.
He died on November 24, 1924 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Carrigan Post (#46) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Arlington, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of Isom Post (#300) of the GAR in Florence, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.