SUBMITTED BY: Katrina Anne Herman Avery
Two brothers of my great-grandmother, Susan Young, died while fighting in the Civil War. One was John Young, born in 1843 to Henry and Lavenia Martin Young in Catawba County, NC.
At 19 years old, John enlisted in the Confederate Army, Company A, NC 23rd Infantry Regiment. John enlisted on 6 September 1862 as a private in Iredell County, NC. John mustered out 6 November 1863 while in the hospital at Point Lookout, MD. He and his brother Peter died 4 months apart. (See story entitled, “Gettysburg claims a brother” for information about Peter E. Young.)