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Cartersville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896)

 
 
Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker
Inscription.  
PMB Young was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on November 15, 1836. His parents were Dr. Robert Maxwell and Elizabeth Caroline (Jones) Young. The Young family came to Georgia in 1839. He graduated from Georgia Military Institute at Marietta in 1856; studied law; entered the USMA, West Point, N.Y., in 1857 and resigned two months before graduation to enter the Confederate Army. He became the youngest Major General in both Armies. After the war, he came home to Cartersville. Was elected to fill the vacancy in the Forty-first Congress; reelected to the Forty-second and Forth-third Congresses and served from 1870 to 1875. Afterwards, resumed agricultural pursuits; appointed United States commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1878; consul general at St. Petersburg, Russia, 1885-1887; Appointed Minister to Guatemala and Honduras by President Grover Cleveland 1893-1896; died in the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, July 6, 1896; interment here.
 
Erected by Stiles-Akin Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans No. 670.
 
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War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1784.
 
Location. 34° 10.612′ N, 84° 48.47′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from North Erwin Street, 0.1 miles east of Cassville Road (Georgia Route 293). The marker is atop the highest hill in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 North Erwin Street, Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Akin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ebenezer Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Pettit Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Sam P. Jones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Sam Jones' Tabernacle (approx. one mile away); Bartow County (approx. one mile away); Old Bartow County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Also see . . .  Pierce M. B. Young. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on March 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker
 
 
Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) Marker
Looking south toward Cartersville
Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896) image. Click for full size.
via Find A Grave, unknown
4. Pierce Manning Butler Young, (1836-1896)
Walnut Grove Plantation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 17, 2012
5. Walnut Grove Plantation
General Young's home, Walnut Grove Plantation, still stands near Cartersville in Bartow County.
Pierce Manning Butler Young Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
6. Pierce Manning Butler Young Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,154 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on March 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on August 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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