Francis Henry Lundy(1830 - )
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was the Regimental Color Bearer at Antietam.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Quint1. His photograph from the MOLLUS Collection2.
|Birth Date: 11/14/1830 Place of Birth: Manchester, ENGLAND |
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]
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