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F.H. Lundy

F.H. Lundy

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Francis Henry Lundy

(1830 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

"An old Crimean soldier" - he had served in the British Army 1851-54, seeing action at Alma, Balaclava, and Inkerman, and came to Lowell, MA in 1856. By then a printer in New York City, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 30 in May 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 12 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was the Regimental Color Bearer at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted again, to First Sergeant on 1 November 1862. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 30 March 1863. First Lieutenant 24 December 1863. Resigned 22 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His photograph from the MOLLUS Collection2.

Birth

11/14/1830; Manchester, ENGLAND

Notes

1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 301 - 320, 505  [AotW citation 14416]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 93, pg. 4762  [AotW citation 14512]