He was born in 1841/42 (2 (22 in 1864)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a bottler (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and auburn hair (2).
He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years, as a recruit, on 14 February 1864, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Gregory and mustered into service by Lieutenant Hilderburn (2). He was a private in company E (1, 7).
The regiment reported him "gained by enlistment" on 2 April 1864 (3).
He was absent at muster out (1). He was a private, in company F (7).
On 27 March 1886, he applied successfully for a pension (6).
In 1917, he was receiving a pension of $24 per month (5). He had a gunshot wound in his left shoulder (5). The House committee recommended increasing his pension to $36 per month (5).
He died on 28 January 1921, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6).
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1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 147
3 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 April 1864 (Chas Young)
5 'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 10, 1917'. House report 1271, 64th congress, 2nd session, Serial set volume 7112, session volume A. Page 82. (Charles Young)
6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Charles Young)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Young)
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27.--Charles Z. De Young, a retired mortgage and realty broker, last surviving member of Admiral Du Pont Post, G. A. R., died at his home here today in his eighty-fifth year. Shock from a fall downstairs on Monday contributed to his death. Born in his city, Mr. De Young served in the Civil War with the Ninety-first Pennsylvania Infantry. At 16 he was a Captain, commanding the Quaker City Artillery. He belonged to several fraternal orders, and was an honorary member of the American Legion. Surviving are a widow, Mrs. Fannie S. De Young, and a son, Bertram I. De Young, a former Assistant United States Attorney.'Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, etc. January 10, 1917'. House report 1271, 64th congress, 2nd session, Serial set volume 7112, session volume A. Page 82.
H. R. 17945. Charles Young, aged 72 years, late a private in Company E, Ninety-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, from February 15, 1864, to July 6, 1865 (length of service, 1 year 4 months 22 days), is now pensioned under certificate No. 69690 at the rate of $24 per month by special act of Congress approved June 16, 1910.
He was formerly pensioned at $14 under the general law for gun-shot wound of left shoulder.
Medical and other testimony filed with this committee since the passage of said act increasing his pension from $14 to $24 indicates his physical condition may have become worse by reason of the wound of left shoulder and advancing years, and that he is unfitted for manual labor and has no property, means, nor income except his pension, which it is recommended be increased to $36 per month.