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

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

    Processing Information

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