Benjamin Franklin Young AKA Benjamin Franklin Youngs-Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 01.488 W 118° 11.766
11S E 389571 N 3765550
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Petersburg, VA on June 17, 1864. He is buried in Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA in Avenue 7, Lot 55.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2019 10:35:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM115J6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Long Description:
In the military he spelled his last name Young. He is buried as Youngs. He was born on June 27, 1844 in Embro, Ontario, Canada and died on January 14, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: YOUNG, BENJAMIN F.
• Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
• Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 17 June 1864
• Entered service at: Canada
• Date of issue: % December 1864
Citation: Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).

The photo of his Medal of Honor marker was taken by Charles Lewis Beal and posted on

*SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAYMARK* This category made the decision to approve this waymark based on the research and partnerships between the submitter, Don.Morfe, and individuals who gave permission for their photos of Medal of Honor resting places to be used in this community. Although the vision and philosophy of the Waymarking body is to promote in-person visits and photo documentation, special circumstances can be made on a case-by-case basis such as this submission. We appreciate the fact that Don.Morfe spent over 20 years visiting more than 2,900 Medal of Honor resting places and has documented them in this category with personal photos the past 18 months. He recently took it upon himself to document many more Medal of Honor resting places around the world that he could not visit in person. He reached out to individuals on and elsewhere and received permission to use their photos, created write-ups and submitted them here for approval. A compromise was made to allow his submissions here in order to gain a sense of appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you, Don, for your tireless efforts and contributions to this category and to the Waymarking community!

Armed Service: Army

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