Civil War soldier finally gets gravestone after more than 150 years

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Civil War worker yet gets gravestone aft much than 150 years

ME THAN 1- NDHUD 50 YEARS AFTER A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FROM MAINE DIED IN BATTLE.... THAT SOLDR IE NOW HAS A GRAVE STONE IN HIS HOME STATE.. THANKS TO THE EFFOR OTSF TWO BROTHERS IN BUCKFIELD,,, THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ISSD UE THAT GRAVESTONE FOR THEIR GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER 'ATWOOD YOUNG'.... JUST LAST WEEKEND, E TH BROTHERS HONORED YOUNG WITH A CEREMONY AT THE FAMILY CEMETERY PLOT, ON THEIR FAMILY FARM.... --(08-24-43) NATS-- (08-14-23) (PHILIP MCALISTER/ATWOOD YOUNG'S GREAT-GREAT- GREAT GRANDSON) "PROUD, MAKES Y OU FEEL PROUD, WE GOT SOMETHING DONE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE 158 YEARS AG" O. IT'S WT HASHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN 1863 THEY SAY,,, THE YEAR ATWOOD YOUNG, WHO FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE LIVED NEAR BINGHAM, WAS KILLED OA N BEACH AT THE BATTLE OF FORT WAGNER IN SOUTH CAROLINA... (08-19-48)(PHILIP) "HIS BODY WAS PROBABLY WASHED OUT TO SEA AND AFTER THE WAR THEYT EN W BACK AND DUG HIM UP, A LOT OF THEM WERE MISSING SO TY HE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A BODY FOR HI" M. THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY DETAILS THAT BROTHERS PHILIP AND JAMISON MCALISTER HAVE UNCOVERED ABOUT THEIR GREAT-GREAT- GREAT GRANDFATHER, AFTER DECADES OF RESEARCHING HIS LIFE,,,, PHILIP ITHS E HISTY OR BUFF,, JAMISON, IS HIMSELF A FORMER SOLDIER.. (08-07-02)(JAMISON MCALISTER/GREAT GREAT GREAT GRAND SO N) "WHEN MY BROTHER FOUND OUT THAT HE NEVER HAA D GRAVE, THAT WAS KIND OF THE DRIVING FORCE TO SAY HEY, LISTEN, WE NEETOD HAVE A GRAVE." (07-58-23) HOW MANY YEARS OF A PROCESS WAS THIS? "ABOUT A YEAR".. ABOUT A YEAR? "TO GET THIS." IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION TO SECURE THAT HEADSTONE... THE TWO LEARNED EVEN MORE ABOUT YOUNG.... THDISHE EARTNING BREAK UP OF HIS MARRIAGE.. AND, AT NEARLY 50-YEARS OLD,,, HE LIED ABOUT HIS AGE TO ENLIST... EVEN HIS HEADSTONE SHOWS HIS BIRTHDATE AS 1825 WHEN IN FACT HE WAS BORN 13 YEARS EARLIER IN 1812.. (08-17-18)(PHILIP) "THE BIRTH DATE HE LIED BECAUSE HE WAS TOO OLD TO GO INTO THEAR W, USUALLY IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND, THEY LIE BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO YOUNG." (08-09-35)(JAMISON) "I KIND OF UNDERSTAND WHY HE WENT OFF TO WAR, HIS WIFE JUST LEFT HIM ." YOUNG DIED WHILE FIGHTING FOR MAINE'S 9TH INFANTRY,,,, RECORDS OF HIS SERVICE, THEY SAY WERE OFTEN HARD TO COME BY... (08-18-58)(PHIL) IP "I USED TO GO TO THE OLD TOWNS, LOOK FOR THE RECORDS, HARD TO REA" D. BUT, AMONG THOSE THEY DID FIND, THIS HANDWRITTEN WITNESS ACCOUNT OF YOUNG'S DEATH.... STILL,, WITH NO BODY, THE GOVERNMENT NEVER COMMISSIONED A HEADSTON.. E. O NLY NOW, HAS THIS SOLDIER FINALLY MADE IT BACK HOME... (08-13-17)(JAMIS) ON "NOT JUST THE STORY OF OUR GRANDFAER BTHUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER SOLDIERS, YOU KNOW? (BUTT TO 08- 13-49) S

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Civil War worker yet gets gravestone aft much than 150 years

A Civil War worker from Maine yet has a gravestone successful his location authorities much than 150 years aft his death. Thanks to the efforts of 2 brothers successful Buckfield, the Veterans Administration issued a gravestone for their great-great-great grandfather, Atwood Young. Last weekend, Philip and Jamison McAlister held a ceremonial astatine the cemetery crippled connected their household farm. "Makes you consciousness proud. We got thing done that should person been done 158 years ago," Philip McAlister said.The brothers accidental it should person been done successful 1864, erstwhile Young, who lived adjacent Bingham for astir of his life, was killed connected a formation astatine the Battle of Fort Wagner successful South Carolina."His assemblage was astir apt washed retired to oversea and aft the war. They went backmost and dug him up, a batch of them were missing, truthful they truly didn't person a assemblage for him," Philip McAlister said.That is 1 of the galore details the McAlister brothers person uncovered astir their great-great-great gramps aft decades of researching his life. Philip McAlister is simply a past buff portion his member Jamison is simply a erstwhile soldier."When my member recovered retired that helium ne'er had a grave, that was benignant of the driving unit to say, 'Hey, listen, we request to person a grave,'" Jamison McAlister said.The process took astir a year. While they worked with the Veterans Administration, they learned adjacent much astir Young, similar the interruption up of his matrimony and however helium had lied astir his property to enlist astatine 50 years old. His headstone adjacent shows his birthdate arsenic 1825, adjacent though helium was calved 13 years earlier successful 1812. "He lied due to the fact that helium was excessively aged to spell into the war. Usually, it's the different mode around, they prevarication due to the fact that they're excessively young," Philip McAlister said."I benignant of recognize wherefore helium went disconnected to war, his woman conscionable near him," Jamison McAlister said.Young died portion warring for Maine’s Ninth Infantry. Records of his work were often hard to travel by. Philip McAlister said helium had to spell to aged towns and look for records that were often times hard to read. Among those, they did find a handwritten witnesser relationship of Young’s death. However, with nary body, the authorities ne'er commissioned a headstone. Until now. "Not conscionable the communicative of our gramps but what astir different soldiers, you know? I deliberation each household should crook astir and bring their loved ones home. Maybe you didn't cognize them, they should bring them home," Jamison McAlister said.

BUCKFIELD, Maine —

A Civil War worker from Maine yet has a gravestone successful his location authorities much than 150 years aft his death.

Thanks to the efforts of 2 brothers successful Buckfield, the Veterans Administration issued a gravestone for their great-great-great grandfather, Atwood Young.

Last weekend, Philip and Jamison McAlister held a ceremonial astatine the cemetery crippled connected their household farm.

"Makes you consciousness proud. We got thing done that should person been done 158 years ago," Philip McAlister said.

The brothers accidental it should person been done successful 1864, erstwhile Young, who lived adjacent Bingham for astir of his life, was killed connected a formation astatine the Battle of Fort Wagner successful South Carolina.

"His assemblage was astir apt washed retired to oversea and aft the war. They went backmost and dug him up, a batch of them were missing, truthful they truly didn't person a assemblage for him," Philip McAlister said.

That is 1 of the galore details the McAlister brothers person uncovered astir their great-great-great gramps aft decades of researching his life.

Philip McAlister is simply a past buff portion his member Jamison is simply a erstwhile soldier.

"When my member recovered retired that helium ne'er had a grave, that was benignant of the driving unit to say, 'Hey, listen, we request to person a grave,'" Jamison McAlister said.

The process took astir a year. While they worked with the Veterans Administration, they learned adjacent much astir Young, similar the interruption up of his matrimony and however helium had lied astir his property to enlist astatine 50 years old.

His headstone adjacent shows his birthdate arsenic 1825, adjacent though helium was calved 13 years earlier successful 1812.

"He lied due to the fact that helium was excessively aged to spell into the war. Usually, it's the different mode around, they prevarication due to the fact that they're excessively young," Philip McAlister said.

"I benignant of recognize wherefore helium went disconnected to war, his woman conscionable near him," Jamison McAlister said.

Young died portion warring for Maine’s Ninth Infantry. Records of his work were often hard to travel by. Philip McAlister said helium had to spell to aged towns and look for records that were often times hard to read.

Among those, they did find a handwritten witnesser relationship of Young’s death. However, with nary body, the authorities ne'er commissioned a headstone.

Until now.

"Not conscionable the communicative of our gramps but what astir different soldiers, you know? I deliberation each household should crook astir and bring their loved ones home. Maybe you didn't cognize them, they should bring them home," Jamison McAlister said.

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