91st PA: Charles Flood

Charles Flood

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39, in Camden, New Jersey. [sources: date: 2 (25 in 1864). place: 2]


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, and had grey eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion. [source: 2]

During the war

On 15 March 1864, he enlisted in company K of the 91st for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Lieutenant J A Gregory; William C Stackhouse (K) witnessed his declaration. Surgeon J K Mason examiend him and certified he was qualified. His enlistment was credited to the 5th ward of Philadelphia, 1st district of Pennsylvania. He was a private. [sources: 1, 2]

On 20 March 1864, he was listed on a Muster and descriptive roll of a detachment of US Volunteers forwarded for the 91 Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, his name was crossed out, because he 'deserted from the recruiting rendezvous' and 'could not be found to send to Barracks at the time'. The receiving officer at the Barracks erased his name because he wasn't present. [source: 2]


1 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Flood)

2 compiled service record, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (Charles Flood)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233.
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Charles Flood in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 13 Apr 2014, from Fold3]

Flood, Charles.
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]


compiled service record

[compiled service record, 91 Pennsylvania inf, Charles Flood]
[transcribed from six images, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration, 26 March 2015]

[image 1]

Flood, Charles
Co. [blank], 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Private | Private
1 22037514
[the rest of the card numbers are blank]

Number of personal papers herein 1
Book Mark: [blank]
See also [blank]

[image 2]

STATE OF Pennsylvania TOWN OF Philadelphia

I, Charles Flood born in Camden in the State of New Jersey aged Twenty five years, and by occupation a Seaman DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have volunteered this Fifteenth day of March 1864, to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by a proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, Charles Flood do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.

Charles Flood

Sworn and subscribed to, at Philada Pa, this 15" day of March 1864 BEFORE Chas Snyder [illegible] M.O.

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above-named Volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.

J K Mason
A. A. Surg. U.S.A.

I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer Charles Flood previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has Grey eyes, Light hair, Fair complexion, is 5 feet 11 inches high.

J A Gregory
Lieut [?] 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers,

[vertical in the right margin, not filled in:] Mustered into the service of the United States, for three years or during the war, from date of enlistment, in Company [blank] [blank] Regiment [blank] Volunteers, on the [blank] day of [blank], at [blank]

[image 3]


I, Charles Flood desiring to VOLUNTEER as a Soldier in the Army of the United States, for the term of THREE YEARS, Do Declare, That I am Twenty five years and - months of age; that I have never been discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence of a court martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for three years.

GIVEN at Philadelphia Pa the 15th day of March 1864
Charles Flood
Witness: Pri Wm C Stackhouse

From 5th Ward 1st District
Charles Flood
Volunteered at Philadelphia
March 15th 1864.
By Lt J. A. Gregory
91st Regiment of Pa Vols

[blank] enlistment; last served in [blank]

For Co K 91st P.V.


[image 4]

Flood Charles
[blank], Co. K, 91 Reg't Pa. Inf.

1 Enclosures.

[the only marked category is this:]
Enlistment Papers 1

[image 5]

F | 91 | Pa.
Charles Flood
Appears with rank of Pvt. on
Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of U.S. Vols. forwarded
for the 91 Reg't Pennsylvania Inf. Roll dated
Phila., Pa., Mar. 20, 1864.
Where born Camden N.J.
Age 25 years; occupation Seaman
When enlisted Mar. 15, 1864.
Where enlisted Phila
For what period enlisted 3 years.
Eyes Grey; hair Light
Complexion Fair; height 5 ft. 11 in.
When mustered in Mar. 15, 1864.
Where mustered in Phila
Bounty paid $[blank]; due $[blank]
Where credited 5" Ward Phila 1st Dist Pa.
Company to which assigned K
Remarks: x Name cancelled on roll by
a line. The name erased
from this roll is a man that
deserted from the recruiting
rendezvous. he could not be
found to send to Barracks at
the time. The rolls were sent (over)

Book mark: [blank]
B. E. Smith Copyist.

[image 6]

SEP. 23. 1892. 22037514

to the receiving officer of
the Barracks and the name
was erased by him as not being present.

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