The diary of Edward Rush Young, Camp Island, Jamestown Island, Virginia, June 2-September 6, 1861, describes the challenges and minutiae of camp life and skirmishes. Typescript. The diary was transcribed by Morrison Bennett in 1987.
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Biographical / Historical
Captain Edward Rush Young was stationed on Jamestown Island, Virginia during 1861. He was born in Granville County, North Carolina and practiced medicine in Halifax County, Virginia. He was Captin of the Company of Riflemen from Halifax County, Virginia during the Civil War.
Acc. 2003.23 was an addition to the Civil War Collection, Mss. 39.1 C76, until November 2017. The former citation was Civil War Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.