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date: 15 October 2019

Young, Pierce Manning Butlerlocked

(15 November 1836–06 July 1896)
  • Ralph Kirshner

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Young, Pierce Manning Butler (15 November 1836–06 July 1896), army officer, congressman, and diplomat, was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of Robert Maxwell Young, a physician and planter, and Elizabeth Caroline Jones. In 1838 the family moved to Cartersville, Cass County (renamed Bartow County in 1861), Georgia. Young attended Georgia Military Institute (1852–1857) in Marietta, where he excelled in Thomas McConnell’s cavalry class. Young entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1857. ...

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