Finding Aid of the John Graham Young Papers, 1861 - 1864, PC.1076


Finding Aid of the John Graham Young Papers, 1861 - 1864, PC.1076


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 include a diary (July 4-Oct. 25, 1864) of Sgt. Maj. John G. Young, 4th Regt. NCST, recording skirmishes and battles from Harpers Ferry to Frederick, Md., and in the Shenandoah Valley, assistance from secessionist ladies in Maryland, impressment of horses and cattle, destruction of federal property and railroads, civilian evacuation, election of Governor Vance, and use of teamsters as soldiers. Volume also contains casualty lists, speech by Jefferson Davis, riddles, and poems, some by an officer, Edwin Augustus Osborne. Also in the collection are notes and a letter by Young about military careers of his father, himself, and E. A. Osborne; and roster of officers of the 4th Regt., 1861-1864, and a muster roll.

Descriptive Summary

John Graham Young Papers
Call Number
Young, John Graham
1861 1864
9.00 items
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

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

    Arrangement Note

    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.

    Biographical Note

    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 at Appomattox. Graduated from University of North Carolina, 1867; married Lucy Wingfield, 1874; civil engineer, clerk internal revenue office, Winston-Salem; died 1918.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Osborne, Edwin Augustus
  2. Young, John G.
  3. Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894
  4. Davis, Jefferson
  5. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 4th
  6. Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (August-November)
  7. Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (May-August)
  8. Majors
  9. Officer
  10. Women in war
  11. Elections
  12. Governors
  13. Battles
  14. Horses
  15. Livestock
  16. Railroads
  17. Government Property
  18. Evacuations
  19. Civilian relief
  20. Soldiers
  21. Teamsters
  22. Battle Casualties
  23. Presidents
  24. Skirmishing
  25. Impressment
  26. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties, Confederate
  27. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage, Conf
  28. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confeder
  29. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
  30. Maryland
  31. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
  32. Harpers Ferry (W.Va.)
  33. Acquisitions Information

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

    Processing Information

  34. Processed by Ellen Z. McGrew, June 1967. Encoded by Lee Todd, January 2008. Edited by Fran Tracy-Walls, November 2019, May 2020 for publication in Discover Online Catalog (DOC).