enlisted as a private in Company B of the First Texas Heavy Artillery at Galveston.
The First Texas Artillery, also known as Cook's Regiment, was the main artillery regiment
number of his companions in the unit, Young was eventually transferred to the Texas Marine
Department, where he served aboard old civilian riverboats which had been converted to
military transports. On October 8, 1863, he was posted to the sidewheeler Diana,
an old Buffalo Bayou packet, and in May 1864 was made coxswain of one of the Texas Marine
Department's boats. The last entry in Young's service record, dated August 30,
1864, reads "Det[ached] as Guard on Stmr Denby" (left; click for
enlargement). (Denbigh is often refered to as Denby or Danby in
period documents.) Young's assignment to Denbigh corresponds with her first visit
Young died on May 1, 1901 and is buried in
the United Confederate Veterans plot at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston.