of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
YOUNG, JAMES M.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 72d New York Infantry. Place and
Date: At Wilderness. Va., 6 May 1864. Entered service at Chautauqua County, N.Y. Birth:
Chautauqua County, N.Y. Date Of Issue: 2 April 1898.
With 2 companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's
position, was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded
man upon his back and, under fire, carried him within the Union lines.
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