Born in 1825, John D. Young was a farmer who was commissioned as a lieutenant in Company H of the Confederate Army on April 5, 1861. Mustered out on April 6, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on Dec. 2, 1863.
From service papers he was identified as being 5 feet 11 inches tall, of fair complexion with black eyes and dark hair. For most of his life, he seems to have been a farmer in the Gainesville area, where he died on April 30, 1885.
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