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Thomas Young, Jr. 2nd Lt., was in Co. C, 21st Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, after the consolidation of White's and Banks Battalions.

Below is a report wrtitten by his commander commending him on a job, well done. ____________________________________

Report of Major William P. White, Twenty-first Battalion Georgia Cavalry.


HEADQUARTERS CAMP TRAPIER,

Waccamaw Forces, January 26, 1864.


CAPTAIN: In conformity to General Orders, No.128, Department of South Carolina,
Georgia, and Florida, paragraph 1, I feel it a duty incumbent on me, as well
as a pleasure, to notice the meritorious conduct of Junior Second
Lieutenant Thomas Young and Private Lemuel Robertson, both of Company C,
Twenty-first Georgia Cavalry Battalion, who gallantly charged upon 25
Abolitionists on Dubardu Beach, Waccamaw, S.C., on the 7th instant, armed
with cutlasses and pistols, and aided in compelling them to lay down their arms
and surrender when there was no supporting forces within three-quarters of a
mile of the parties. To my surprise, instead of one volley at least, the whole
party, commanded by a lieutenant of the U.S. Navy, obeyed the summons, were
taken prisoners, and were delivered up to your order.
Very respectfully, yours,


WM. P. WHITE,

Major, Commanding Twenty-first Georgia Cav. Battalion.

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On February 13, 1864, 2nd Lt. Thomas Young was transferred to Co. B, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry through consolidation of units.

One of the responsibilities of Lt. Young was to procure items that are needed for the camp, men and horses. While in Savannah, preparing for the march to Virginia, he received 30 Colt revolver cartridges and 40 caps.

Lt. Young had a special requisition in the 4 quarter of 1864: - 11 shelter tents, 3 skillets and lids, 1 boiler, 11 pounds nails, 2 fry pans, 2 axes. At three other times, June, July and October, it shows that he requisitioned forage for the horses.


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