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John Graham Young Papers


John Graham Young (1846-1918) was born in Statesville. The son of Colonel John Augustus Young, John Graham enlisted in 4th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops (N.C.S.T.).The papers consist of a diary containing a muster roll, casualty lists, a speech by Jefferson Davis, three riddles, and several poems (some apparently composed by Major Edwin Augustus Osborne).

Title

John Graham Young Papers

Collection Number

PC.1076

Date(s)

1861 1864

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
9
Abstract

John Graham Young (1846-1918) was born in Statesville. The son of Colonel John Augustus Young, John Graham enlisted in 4th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops (N.C.S.T.).

The papers consist of a diary containing a muster roll, casualty lists, a speech by Jefferson Davis, three riddles, and several poems (some apparently composed by Major Edwin Augustus Osborne).

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Young, John Graham

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Beginning July 4, 1864 (p. 27) and ending July 16 (p. 36) the daily entries in the diary are in pencil. Beginning on p. 37 these entries are copied over again in ink with additional entries continuing to September 19, which begins on p. 59 and is continued back on p. 27, where the diarist writes in ink over the earlier pencil draft. The entries continue in this fashion through October 25, 1864.


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Processed by Ellen Z. McGrew, June, 1967

Encoded by Lee Todd, January, 2008


John Graham Young, born in Statesville, 1846, son of Colonel John Augustus Young: enlisted in 4th Regiment, N. C. S. T., 1863; promoted to sergeant major and  "was never sick, wounded, nor absent until the surrender" at Appomattox. Graduated from University of North Carolina, 1867; married Lucy Wingfield, 1874; civil engineer, clerk internal revenue office, Winston-Salem; died 1918.


John Graham Young, born in Statesville, 1846, son of Colonel John Augustus Young: enlisted in 4th Regiment, N. C. S. T., 1863; promoted to sergeant major and  "was never sick, wounded, nor absent until the surrender" at Appomattox. Graduated from University of North Carolina, 1867; married Lucy Wingfield, 1874; civil engineer, clerk internal revenue office, Winston-Salem; died 1918.


[Identification of item], PC.1076, John Graham Young Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


From Biennial Reports: 1930-1932, diary received. No donor listed.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.

  1. PC.629 Young, John Augustus

The diary contains a muster roll, casualty lists, a speech by Jefferson Davis, three riddles, and several poems (some apparently composed by Major Edwin Augustus Osborne). Beginning July 4, 1864, the daily entries cover the regiment's movements from Harpers Ferry to Frederick, Maryland, to within sight of the Capitol dome; the withdrawal to Leesburg, Virginia, and the subsequent activities up and down the Shenandoah Valley until October 25, 1864. There are references to sudden alerts and frequent skirmishes, battles (Snicker's Gap, July 18; Winchester, September 19; Cedar Creek, October 19), Union towns and  "secesh" ladies who attend the wounded and volunteer as guides and couriers; to impressment of horses and cattle, foraging, capture or burning of government property, destruction of railroad tracks, hurried evacuation by civilians, election of Governor Vance, a serenade to ladies of Leesburg, and able bodied teamsters being sent into the ranks. The original roster of May, 1861, of the 4th Regiment is in this collection.

Beginning July 4, 1864 (p. 27) and ending July 16 (p. 36) the daily entries in the diary are in pencil. Beginning on p. 37 these entries are copied over again in ink with additional entries continuing to September 19, which begins on p. 59 and is continued back on p. 27, where the diarist writes in ink over the earlier pencil draft. The entries continue in this fashion through October 25, 1864.


The diary contains a muster roll, casualty lists, a speech by Jefferson Davis, three riddles, and several poems (some apparently composed by Major Edwin Augustus Osborne). Beginning July 4, 1864, the daily entries cover the regiment's movements from Harpers Ferry to Frederick, Maryland, to within sight of the Capitol dome; the withdrawal to Leesburg, Virginia, and the subsequent activities up and down the Shenandoah Valley until October 25, 1864. There are references to sudden alerts and frequent skirmishes, battles (Snicker's Gap, July 18; Winchester, September 19; Cedar Creek, October 19), Union towns and  "secesh" ladies who attend the wounded and volunteer as guides and couriers; to impressment of horses and cattle, foraging, capture or burning of government property, destruction of railroad tracks, hurried evacuation by civilians, election of Governor Vance, a serenade to ladies of Leesburg, and able bodied teamsters being sent into the ranks. The original roster of May, 1861, of the 4th Regiment is in this collection.


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  • Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (August-November)
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