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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born O.)

William C. Young

(Ap'd N. Y.)


William Clark Young: Born Nov. 25, 1799, Youngstown, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 21, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1822; on Ordnance duty,  p283 Aug. 21, 1822, to Aug. 1, 1823; and in garrison at Ft. Norfolk, Va., 1823‑24, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑26.

Resigned, May 31, 1826.

Civil History. — Engineer of the State of New York, to survey West Stockbridge and Albany Railroad, N. Y., 1828. Inspector of Contract work, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1830. Resident Engineer, Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad, N. Y., 1831‑33. Chief Engineer and Superintendent of Utica and Schenectady Railroad, N. Y., 1833‑49. Chief Engineer, Hudson River Railroad, Aug. 1, 1848, to Oct. 7, 1851, and President, Oct. 1, 1851, to Jan. 1, 1852. President of Panama Railroad, Sep. 24, 1852, to Oct. 31, 1853. Superintendent, Western Division N. Y. Central Railroad and Branches, 1855‑57. Residence, Canaseraga, N. Y.

Died in New York City, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1893: Aged 94.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice and a portrait.

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