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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

Corporal James Young

James Young left the city of Albany in Company F of the Forty-fourth Regiment. He was a cheerful and active young man, and was noted for his skill as a boatman, and in many athletic sports. He was the life of his company in the barracks and the camp, and had a most happy influence upon all his associates.

On the morning of the 27th of May, 1862, while on a march from the camp, he rebuked some who were complaining of their hardships, in the following language: "Come, let's have no grumbling; we came out here as soldiers, let us act like soldiers." That day, soon after the battle of Hanover Court House commenced, he was struck, by a ball, in the leg, making what would be considered a serious wound by less courageous men. He stooped, examined it, and said that was not much of a hurt. He had scarcely straightened himself up, having loaded his piece, and was in the act of firing it, when a second ball struck him in the neck, killing him instantly. He was buried on the battle field.

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