91st PA: John Young

John Young

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39. [source: date: 6 (23 in 1862)]

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia. [source: 6]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as assistant surgeon on 1 August 1862, near Washington, DC. He was an assistant surgeon. [sources: 1, 4, 6, 10]

Sinex claimed, "[H]e bore a good character both as regards his personal qualities and professional ones. He was always so far as my knowledge went very attentive to his duties and ever ready to attend to all calls upon him". [source: 3]

In November 1862, he determined that James Williams (E) should be discharged 'because of valvular disease of the heart which materially interferes with marching and prevents anything like violent exercise'. [source: 7]

In November/December 1862, as Assistant Surgeon, he approved the discharge of John S Haines (E) for cardiac hypertrophy and general dropsy. In December 1862, as acting surgeon, he approved the discharge of Thomas B Scott (F&S) for lung hemorrhages resulting from phthisis pulmonalis. [sources: 8, 9]

He left on sick leave on 11 December 1862. He did not return when his leave expired. [source: 3]

He was dismissed because of absence without leave, by general order 28, paragraph 1, either on 5 March 1865 or on 14 May 1863. He was an assistant surgeon in the 91st. [sources: 1 (5 Mar 65), 2 (14 May 63), 4 (5 Mar), 5, 6 (5 Mar 65), 10]

Sources

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 Official army register.

3 letter, Sinex to Vincent, 2 May 1864

4 Regimental descriptive book

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 March 1863 (Asst Surg Young)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 5 May 2004 (John Young)

7 widow's pension certificate file, certificate WC 129,558, Sarah Ann Quinn widow of James Williams, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15 (John Young)

8 abstract of dependent's pension certificate file, WC 135,801, 19 May 1869, Eliza A Scott, mother of Thomas B Scott (John Young)

9 dependent's pension certificate file, WC 144,827, Catharine Kenney (guardian of minor dependents of John S Haines) (John Young)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Young)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (looking for a John Young rank surgeon)
1861 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 1098 (accessed on Fold3, 16 January 2014)
no John Young was a physician or surgeon; one was a druggist: 'Young John S. B., druggist, 24 S 2d'
1863 Biddle's/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, pages 833-834 (accessed on Fold3, 16 January 2014)
no John Young was a physician or surgeon (or druggist)

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John Young in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 May 2015, from Fold3]


Young, John
Co. F+S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Asst. Surg. | Asst. Surg.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

muster-out roll

[muster-out roll, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, record group 19, series 19.11, records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs]
[transcribed from Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869, on Ancestry, 31 Jul 2015]



Discharged
NUMBER OF EACH GRADE.1
NAMES. PRESENT AND ABSENT.John Young
RANK.Ast Surg
AGE. 
JOINED FOR SERVICE AND ENROLLED AT GENERAL RENDEZVOUS--COMMENCEMENT OF FIRST PAYMENT BY TIME.WHEN.Aug 1 /62
WHERE.near Washington
BY WHOM.Cap Wood
PERIOD.3 yrs
MUSTERED INTO SERVICE.WHEN.Aug 1st /62
WHERE.near Washington
BY WHOM.Cap Wood
LAST PAID.BY PAYMASTER. 
TO WHAT TIME. 
TRAVELING.To place of rendezvous, No. of miles. 
From place of discharge home, No. of miles. 
Clothing ActDue U.S 
Due Soldier 
AMOUNT for clothing in kind, or in money advanced. 
VALUE OF equipments, arms &c., received from the United States, to be paid for if lost or destroyed. 
BountyPaid 
Due 
 
REMARKS
Discharged by Genl Order No 20 March 5 /65

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