Young Joseph Henry Pitts 1288
- Born: 01 Apr 1829, Laurens Co., SC 4082
- Marriage (1): Martha A. Anderson in 1853 in SC
- Died: 08 Apr 1911, Oconee Co., SC
- BuriedMale: Abt 11 Apr 1911, East View Cemetery, Oconee Co., SC
Sarah Hitch, in a May 9, 1864 letter to Young H.E. Hitch writes, "Young Pitts, Leroys brother is somewhere in the armmy. the last account he was in the illenois in the hands of the yankeys. Leroys oldest son is in the armmy also Joseph A. Hitches oldest son is in the armmy. Joseph A.H. has been in it himself but is now at home sick. He got sick at the camp and I fear he never will get well any more."
Young J.H. Pitts' Civil War service record is recorded at the National Archives as follows:
He enlisted as a Private with Company B of the 9th South Carolina Reserves on Nov 17 1862 for 90 days and served until Feb 14 1863. He enlisted as a Private with Company D of the 19th SC Infantry on Nov 3 1863 (another record shows the date as Oct 27 1863) in Columbia, SC by Capt Peterson "for the war." On Dec 13 1863, he was indicated as being admitted to the hospital in Nashville with chronic diarrhea. But, in the muster of Nov and Dec 1863, he was indicated as "absent" since Nov 25 1863 "supposed to be a prisoner of war." In the musters of Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr 1864, he is "absent" having been captured at Missionary Ridge on Nov 25 1863. Another note card is his service file at the National Archives shows him as captured at Chickamauga, GA on Nov 27 1863 and he appears on the rolls of POWs, he was forwarded to Louisville, KY on Jan 6 1864 and available "for exchange." Finally, Young Pitts appears as discharged from POW status at Rock Island (IL) on Jan 17 1864.
Young married Martha A. Anderson in 1853 in SC. (Martha A. Anderson was born on 13 May 1831 in SC,4083 died on 09 Jan 1907 in SC and was buried about 12 Jan 1907 in East View Cemetery, Oconee Co., SC.)