Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Galena during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Securely lashed to the side of the Oneida, which had suffered the loss of her steering apparatus and an explosion of her boiler from enemy fire, the Galena aided the stricken vessel past the enemy forts to safety. Despite heavy damage to his ship from raking enemy fire, Young performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the action.
Accredited to: New Jersey
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1835, Bergen, Hudson County, NJ, United States
Died: February 24, 1867, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Buried: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, United States