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Federal (USV)


Samuel Warren Flint

(1839 - 1887)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Fitchburg, MA, he enlisted at Worcester on 19 July 1861 in Company D, 21st Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in New York into February 1863, but had returned to duty by April. He was sick in a hospital in Nashville, TN in May and June 1864, and he mustered out with his regiment on 30 August 1864.

After the War

By 1865 he was a farmer living in Fitchburg, MA and he was still there and still a farm worker in 1880.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and his Compiled Service Records2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, the Massachusetts State Census for 1865, and the US Census for 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Geraldine D Carter (1848-) in April 1865 and they had a son, Herbert (1866-1960). He married again, Evangeline Smith (1854-1927) in October 1876 and they had a daughter Ethel (1878-1944).


09/26/1839; Fitchburg, MA


06/28/1887; burial in New Cemetery, Ashburnham, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 613  [AotW citation 26485]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26486]