YOUNG, ROBERT, D. 1872.
Robert Young papers,1862-1865, 1870

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/902x7


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Young, Robert, d. 1872.
Title: Robert Young papers,1862-1865, 1870
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 549
Extent: .25 linear ft (1 box)
Abstract:Letters from Robert Young to his cousin Col. W.T. Young in Eatonton, Georgia while he was serving in Company G of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1981.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Robert Young papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Paula E. Knight, June 13, 2001


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Young of Putnam County, Georgia was appointed 3rd Sergeant of Company C, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops on December 5, 1861. He mustered out of the Battalion in May of 1862, but enlisted as a private in Company G, of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment on May 14, 1862. He was wounded three times during the war, on July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill, Virginia ;on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia; and on August 21, 1864 at Summit Point, Virginia. He was captured at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865 and was released from Point Lookout, Maryland on June 22, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters from Robert Young to his cousin Col. W.T. Young in Eatonton, Georgia from July 28, 1862 to May 1, 1865 while serving in Company G, of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment. His letters provide extensive information regarding the activities of the 12th Regiment, who during the early part of the war were under the direction of Stonewall Jackson. Fighting almost exclusively in Virginia, his letters include descriptions of the battles of Cross Keys, 2nd Manassas (the second battle of Bull Run), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvannia.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronological order.


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Box Folder Content
1 1 1862
1 2 1863
1 3 1864
1 4 1865
1 5 1870
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