Elberton Star, Friday Morning October 23, 1896


He Was With Stonewall Jackson When That General Was Killed.

Danbury, Conn. October 17  -  George Young, a former southern slave, died
here, aged 66 years.  He was with Stonewall Jackson at the time he was killed.
By reason of his great strength, he was employed loading into the wagons the
bodies of officers which the confederates did not wish to bury on the field.
For some time, he was attached to General Robert Lee's headquarters.  While at
work on the field after a battle, Young was captured with a number of
confederate soldiers and then served in the union army until the close of the
war and came north with the troops.

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