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Flood, Thomas


Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: USN, 1862-1865, nfr

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Birth: 09/16/1838, Unknown
Death: 05/27/1911

Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 11294876


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Thomas Flood Ran Away from Brattleboro Home, Was in Naval Engagements and battles With Indians.

Thomas Flood, 60, died in the Brightside hospital in Holyoke Sunday evening after a brief illness with pneumonia. He was a son of John and Mary (Sweeney) Flood of Brattleboro and was born here Sept. 16, 1850. When he was 11 years of age the Civil war began and before he was 12 he entered the service of the United States as apprentice onboard the sloop-of-war Richmond, having run away from home to enlist. He joined the ship shortly before the battle of Port Hudson on the Mississippi, and after that battle he was sent to the Brooklyn navy yard, where he received his discharge. He returned to Brattleboro, but remained here only a few weeks when he again ran away and enlisted in the navy and was assigned to the supply ship Newburn. After a short term on that boat he was transferred to the Gov. Buckingham. While on this ship he took part in the battle of Fort fisher off the Carolinas and in several minor engagements with blockade runners. At the close of the war he returned to Brattleboro and after a short stay here went to Holyoke, where he was employed. He remained in that city until 1876, when he again entered the service, this time enlisting in the 3d United States cavalry. During the two years in which he was in the cavalry he was stationed at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and took part in two important engagements in the Black Hill campaign, in which Gen. Custer took such a prominent part. Mr. Flood was in the battle of Rosebud Creek, Montana territory, June 17, 1876, and in the battle of Slim Buttes, Dakota territory, Sept. 9, 1876.

On July, 16, 1878, he was discharged because of disability, having received wounds in the battles with the red men. He returned to Brattleboro and later worked in various parts of the country, returning for a visit with his relatives here for the last time about eight years ago, when he remained only a few weeks. He went from here to Holyoke and since had been employed in the Albion mills as a fireman. He never married. He leaves two brothers, Matthew Flood of Springfield, Mass., and John Flood of Brattleboro, and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Flood of this town. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church, Rev. Father M. J. Carmody officiating.

The burial took place in the Roman Catholic cemetery. The bearers were David Carey, Job Long, Daniel Brosnahan and John Kaine.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 2, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.