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Young, Lucy A. Newton
Age: 20, credited to Holland, VT
Unit(s): Nurse, 3rd VT INF
Service: Nurse, 3rd VT INF

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Birth: 11/07/1841, Holland, VT
Death: 10/08/1917

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Anne Stowell
Findagrave Memorial #: 74688507
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date, 1/8/1894, VT

Remarks: Unknown

2nd Great Grandmother of Jason H. Sanderson, Madison, WI

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Nurse, 3rd VT INF, from initial organization, and "nursed many a sick soldier back to life and health in Camp Lyons, Camp Advance and Griffin, near Washington, D.C." (St. Albans Messenger, 30 April 1914). She married George W. Young in St. Johnsbury in 1864. In another article in 1914 detailing their 50th wedding anniversary, she is erroneously listed as the "only surviving Civil War army nurse in Vermont," (Caledonian, 28 April 1914), which distinction we now know belongs to Harriet Hinkson Holmes of Worcester. Lucy died in October 1917, and is buried in Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury. Her headstone is inscribed "Army Nurse in Civil War 1861-65."

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Mrs. Lucy A. (Newton) Young served in camps of Vermont soldiers as a volunteer nurse seven months. She is 69 and lives in (St.) Johnsbury, Vt. Source: Mrs. John A. Logan, The Part Taken By Women in American History, The Perry-Nalle Publishing Co., Wilmington, Del., 1912, pp. 374.)

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