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Watkins Young

Obituary of A. M. Young, Konawa, Oklahoma.

Capt. A. M. Young died at the home of his son-in-law, J. M. Watkins, at Konawa, Okla., February 26, 1915, after a long illness, He was born August 8, 1835, in Madison County, Ill. His parents moved to Arkansas in 1844 and located near Batesville, and after his father died, in 1857, he assumed the responsibilty and care of the family.

At the beginning of the War between the States he enlisted in the Confederate service as a member of Company H, 8th Arkansas Regiment Volunteer Infantry, Govan's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, and served throughout the four years of civil strife, performing valiant service as a concientious, fearless soldier. He was honorably paroled May 7, 1865, with the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.

The long life of Captain Young was one of usefulness and good citizenship, always standing firmly for the right. The last months of his life were full of suffering and pain, but he was the same brave soldier when facing the "last enemy" as when the blue and gray faced each other in combat.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1915.

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