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Grad. Harvard, 1851. Returned from South America to serve in war.
2d Lieut. 1st Mass. Cav. M. Nov. 14, 1862, age 30 [Boston]. 1st Lieut. Mar. 21, 1863. Capt. Feb. 16, 1864. Maj. July 2, 1864 (not M.). On detached ser. with Cos. C and D, at Gen. Meade's hdqrs, 1864-65. Bvt. Col. U. S. V. April 9, 1865, " for gallant and meritorious service during the war." Exp. June 26, 1865.
Notes from Massachusetts First Cavalry, regimental history.
Page 90. 2d Lieutenant Edward A. Flint joined the regiment with his commission from Massachusetts, November 18.
Page 170-1. The first shot a solid one struck in the bed of a small stream, throwing up a spray of water, and bounding along struck the hilt of Lieutenant Flint's sabre, took the bit out the bugler's horse mouth in the next squadron, and took off the leg of Quartermaster-Sergeant Read of company A., September, 1863.