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Benjamin Franklin Youngs

 

Youngs, Benjamin Franklin
Date of Birth: 06/27/1844 
Date of Death: 01/14/1927 
Sgt. Us Army 


Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company I, 1st Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on June 17, 1864. His citation reads “Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.)”. His Medal was awarded to him in December 1864. 

Sat, May 15, 2010 Medal Of Honor Winner Grave Dedication 
Grave marker dedication on Armed forces day here in the US.

Benjamin Youngs never had the recognition he deserved. He got his medal at nineteen by capturing the colors of the 35th North Carolina Infantry at Petersburg VA during the battle of the Crater. He was a 
native of Ontario, Canada who along with 50,000 other Canadians were in the US Civil War.

We had relatives, reps from the Canadian Military, the Canadian council and a direct descendent, Steven Youngs (last photo) who now lives near Palm Springs. They only discoverd the original MOH amongst his mother's stuff less than 18 months ago. His bio is very interesting too. We even 
had the mayor of his town in Canada present. This is the reason for the Canadian Flag.

May 15, 2010. IOOF Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.
Submitted by Floyd Farrar 

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Program cover

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Program inside (bio)
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Program back
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Steve Youngs, direct descendant
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Color Guard gathers

 

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Color Guard waits
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Group practice
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Gen. Scott Johnson and Sherry
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Honor Guard

 

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Invocation
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Ladies Aux. Members
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Rifle Salute
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Rifle Salute

 

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Rifles at Rest
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Sherry in croud
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IOOF Cemetery wall
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IOOF Cemetery view