Title: Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. Young: Sheridan's Chief of Scouts
Author: Daniel Clarke (Daniel Clarke)
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In September 1864 Union Major General Philip H. Sheridan created what has become known as Sheridan’s Scouts, or sometimes, Sheridan’s Secret Service. This group of about sixty scouts was responsible for gathering intelligence for Sheridan, and disrupting the activities of Confederate guerrillas in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. To command this group of men Sheridan chose a young major named Henry Harrison Young. Young was just 22 years of age when he became Sheridan’s…