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Federal (USA)


Henry Flood

(1834 - 1906)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery M

Before Antietam

A 21 year old laborer, he enlisted as a Private in Battery M, 2nd United States Artillery on 28 January 1855 in New Orleans. He reenlisted on 1 January 1860 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, still a Private. He was promoted to Sergeant by the Summer of 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with the battery at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Lieutenant Hains later reported:

Sergeants Pfeffer and Flood and Corporal Hasenzahl and Lance Corporal Frain (who was wounded) all deserve special notice.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted at Brandy Station, VA on 10 February 1864, the day before his 30th birthday.

After the War

He reenlisted on 11 February 1867 at Fort Warren, MA and again on 11 February 1875 and 11 February 1880 as an Ordnance Sergeant in Charleston, SC with "char[acter] excellent." He reenlisted for the final time, then age 51, at St. Augustine, FL on 11 February 1885. He was placed on the retired list soon after, on 8 May 1885, at St. Francis Barracks in St. Augutine as Ordnance Sergeant.

References & notes

His service from the Registers.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/11/1834; County Galway, IRELAND


02/18/1906; burial in Star of the Sea Cemetery, Marblehead, MA


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 051 pg. 67; V 141/ 242; V 065/266; V 073/205; etc  [AotW citation 26258]