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 brigadier-general. He rendered valuable service in the army of Northern Virginia, in command of the brigade including the First, Fourth and Fifth Texas, later famous under the leadership of Hood, until February 20, 1862, when he resigned to take a seat in the Confederate Senate, to which body he had been elected from Texas. But he continued to serve in the field as staff officer whenever opportunity offered, notably in the battles around Richmond. He remained in the Confederate Senate until the close of the war, and, after the cause was lost, sailed from Galveston to England, where he resided for three years. On his return to America he settled at Baltimore. While on a visit to his old home in Texas, he died at Galveston, February 18, 1873.
Brigadier-General William Hugh Young was born in Booneville, Mo., January 1, 1838. His father, Hugh F. Young, who was a native of Augusta county, Va., removed first to Missouri, and when his son, William Hugh, was three years old, moved to Texas and lived for a while in Red River and then in Grayson counties. General Young had a liberal education, obtained at Washington college, Tennessee, McKenzie college, Texas, and the university of Virginia, and was graduated just after the beginning of the civil war. The university at this time having had a military school attached, he remained there and studied military tactics. In September he returned to Texas and raised a company for the Confederate army. He was commissioned captain, and his company was assigned to the Ninth Texas infantry. His principal military service was with the army of Tennessee. After the battle of Shiloh he was made colonel of his regiment, and as such he participated in the Kentucky campaign, including the battle of Perryville. At the battle of Murfreesboro his regiment was in Preston Smith's brigade, commanded on this occasion by Col. A. J. Vaughn, Jr., and the gallantry of Colonel Young
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