Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Many Names Of Flynn.

Flynn now there’s a good Irish name. This name caught my eye, so I decided to put up a few names. Those of you who are looking for a Flynn ancestor may find this page helpful. Remember a lead my come from out of the blue and any lead small or large could be helpful and lead you in a new way of looking for information about your ancestor.

Note. I always look forward to those of you who have questions to ask, you can find my address in my profile.

Note. This information comes from the many Departments of the Library of Congress.

Granting a pension to
John M. Flynn.
February 12, 1869.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of John M. Flynn, late of company I, thirty-second regiment of Massachusetts volunteer infantry, and pay him a pension, S commencing from the passage of this act.
Passed the House of Representatives, February 11, 1869.

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873
FRIDAY, December 22, 1837.

A petition of Cornelius O. Flynn, of Detroit, Michigan, assignee of a claim to a tract of land, praying the confirmation of his title, or the grant of equivalent lands.

Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, March 13, 1867 to November 29, 1867, MONDAY, April 13, 1867.

I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following-named persons for appointment by brevet in the Volunteer force: To be captain by brevet.

Frank C. Flynn, late first lieutenant in the First New Hampshire Cavalry, for faithful and meritorious services, to date from March 13, 1865.

Five miles of the Miami river and above the rapids.

When sold-June 8, 1831-Name-Patrick Flynn-Residence-Ohio-Section or part of-Section-N. W. of S. E. quarter, and S. W. of N.E. quarter-Section-10-Township-2-Acres-80-Price per-$1.25-Amount of purchase money-$100.


William Flynn Jr., No.78. 1835.
Note. Here are two address that will give you his information.
Also not this information will open small but there will be a enlarging box in the lower right hand corner of the page.

Certificate No. 483, George Flynn Little Rock Arkansas, bought 49.73 acres $62,16, for want of subdivision, S. fractional half of NW. ,quarter 26, 4 S. 10 W.

Around December 9, 1812, William Flynn Sr., bought 360 arpents on the Mississippi, in the Territory of Louisiana, in the district of St. Genevieve, nature of claim Concession.

War Department,
Washington, December 10, 1862.

Sir: I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following list of appointments in the Army of the United States:
First Sergeant Daniel Flynn, of Company E, July 17, 1862.

War Department, Washington, February 21, 1866.
Sir: I have the honor to propose for your approbation the following-named persons for appointment by brevet in the Volunteer force:

To be brigadier-generals by brevet.

Colonel John Flynn, of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, to date from March 13, 1865.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Flynn’s ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in and what State he serviced for. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


Peter Flynn, of New York, county unknown, Rank Private, Service 4th., regiment rifle, Died on Aug. 9, 1814, Heir Joshua Flynn, Allowance $48, per year, Sums received $240, Placed on roll Oct. 18, 1817, Commencement of pension Feb. 17, 1815, Ending of pension Feb. 17, 1820.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 1,738, Flynn's in the Civil War, I could not put all their names here, but if you would like for me to look up a ancestor give his full name and state and regiment if you can and I will take a look, you can find my address in my profile, and as always my search's are ( Free. ), below you will find two examples on the kind of information you may receive.

Example 1.

Name FLYNN, BENJAMIN, Private, Company E., 83rd., Illinois U. S. Infantry.
Residence KNOXVILLE, KNOX CO, IL., Age 18, Height 5' 4 ¼, Hair DARK.
Eyes GRAY, Complexion DARK, Occupation FARMER.
Nativity DEKALB CO, IL.
Joined When MAR 12, 1864, Joined Where PEORIA, IL., Period 3 YRS.
Muster In MAR 15, 1864, Muster In Where PEORIA, IL.

Example 2.

Andrew Flynn, Private, 1st., Regiment Cav., Vol., Co. H., Enlisted Aug. 1, 1861, at St. Louis Mo., At Jefferson Bks., Reenlisted as a Vet, Jan. 1, 1964, Sentenced by G. C. M. to ten years, imprisonment and then be dishonorably discharged.

The Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.

Statement of Peter J. Flynn, private, Company A, Third U. S. Volunteers.

I, Peter J. Flynn, private, Company A, Third U. S. Volunteers, having been duly sworn, do state that on the 18th day of May, 1865, while en route from Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., that I being one among a party of soldiers who were attacked by a body of Indians about two miles east of Elm Creek Station, Nebr. Ter., I was wounded in the face and back; also 2 of our men were cruelly murdered and 6 (including myself) wounded. Among the wounded was one John W. Twyman, COMPANY H, Third U. S. Volunteers, who was scalped. The Indians captured me and the chief, or one in charge, seemed very friendly toward me, and said that he was a Cheyenne chief. My opinion is they are Pawnees for this reason, when he released me and told me to go, and gave me an arrow, four crackers, and a canteen, and seemed very anxious to impress upon my mind that he was a Cheyenne chief. I think there was about twenty-five or thirty of the Indians. I could not say how they were dressed, except the chief, who was dressed in black velvet pants, with two rows of brass buttons down the outer seams. He also wore fancy beadwork moccasins and fancy beadwork cap, with a light-colored blanket thrown carelessly over him. His hair was cut short, so much so that I could not tell its color.
Sworn and subscribed to at Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., before me this 5th day of June, 1865.

Numbers 300. Report of Captain John Flynn, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry.

GETTYSBURG, PA., July 4, 1863.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Twenty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the action of July 2 and 3, near Gettysburg, Pa.: Agreeably to orders received from brigade headquarters, on the morning of the 2d, the regiment was thrown to the front along the stream near the right of the line of battle, and remained in that position during the day, supporting the line of skirmishers of General Greene`s brigade. Some skirmishing with the enemy, in which 3 men were lost to the command. Retired at dark with the brigade, and formed line about 1 mile in the rear. Remained in that position until 12. 30 a. m. July 3, when the regiment moved forward to retake the position left the morning before. Took position in the breastworks, relieving the Twenty-ninth Ohio Volunteers. Were under heavy fire while there, and lost during the engagement 3 killed and 22 wounded and missing. Were relieved, and rested in rear of the brigade until nearly 4 p. m., when we were again ordered into the breastworks, and remained there until 10 p. m. Again relieved, and again ordered at 2 a. m. to relieve the Sixtieth and Seventy-eighth New York Volunteers, still remaining there. I take pleasure in stating that officers and men, without exceptions, exhibited the greatest coolness and bravery, and I would consider it injustice to the command did I attempt to single out individual cases of bravery, as all performed well their part.
I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, Comdg. Twenty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Vols.

SIR: The attached paper is said to contain a list of civilians imprisoned at Salisbury, N. C. Please preserve it.
Yours, truly,

SALISBURY PRISON, N. C., May 24, 1862.
Pennsylvania; Edward Flynn.

MOYAMENSING PRISON, Philadelphia, October 31, 1861.
Edward Flynn, seaman of Petrel.

Attorney for the Officer and Crew of the Petrel and Enchantress.
In the circuit court of the united States in and for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, in the third circuit. October session, 1861. Indictment, high treason.
Edward Flynn.

Fort Humboldt, Cal., June 5, 1863.

On being relieved by Company A, Battalion of Mountaineeers, California Volunteers, Captain H. Flynn, with his company (A), Second Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed without delay to Fort Humboldt and report to the commander of the district.

Numbers 154. Reports of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, of operations January 19-March 25 and April 10-May 24.

Goldsborough, N. C., March 26, 1865.

My division at the opening of this campaign was organized as follows: Colonel John Flynn; One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.

Note. Flynn's (Thomas H.) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 129th Regiment.
129th Illinois, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Flynn.

Numbers 99. Report of Colonel Ario Pardee, Jr., One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade. HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TWENTIETH CORPS, Savannah, Ga., December 25, 1864.

The command of Colonel John Flynn, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, were, by order of the general commanding division, through Captain Veale, aide-de-camp, dispatched to occupy Fort Jackson and the smaller forts and batteries near it.

Numbers 35. Report of Colonel Ario Pardee, Jr., One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade.
Savannah, Ga., December 25, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with Circular Orders, Numbers 144, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this brigade from the capture of Atlanta, September 2, 1864, to the occupation of Savannah, Ga., December 21, 1864:

During the occupation of Atlanta the brigade was camped near the intersection of the Sandtown with the White Hall road, and occupied the fortified position of the enemy constructed to command these roads. The usual camp and picket duties were performed, and in addition to this details from the command were on duty in the construction of the chain of fortifications which encircled the city. On the 25th [21st] day of October Colonel John Flynn, being temporarily in command, the brigade formed part of a foraging expedition under the command of Colonel Dustin, THIRD DIVISION, Twentieth Army Corps, and proceeded to Latimar's farm, returning to its camp October 24, 1864.

September 12, 1864.
Company G, commanded by Captain
Bernard Flynn.

No. 45. Report of Lieutenant Colonel P. C. Gaillard, Charleston Battalion.
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 20, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that under orders from district headquarters, I reported for duty at Battery Wagner on Wednesday evening, the 15th instant, with five companies of my battalion. I have the no remarks to make upon any of the occurrences of the garrison, so far as my command is concerned, until Saturday, the 18th.

I would also state that Private John Flynn, of Company F, tied the garrison flag to a temporary staff and set it up on the parapet, when the flag fell from the cutting of the halyards, and this, too, under a severe fire.

Near Catlett`s Station, Va.,
July 29, 1863.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the military operations of this division from June 28 until the 26th instant, including the engagement with the enemy near Gettysburg, Pa., on the 2nd and 3rd instant: On June 28.

I am happy to bear my testimony to the fact I found them always not only ready and willing, but most desirous, to contribute all their energies to the success of the contest. Those serving throughout the movements were: Captain John Flynn; One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers.

No. 124. Report of Major Theodore G. Ellis, Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry.

SIR: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by the Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteers in the late battle at this place, The colors captured belonged to the following regiments: Those of the Fifty-second North Carolina were new, without number or inscription, and were taken by Corpl. Christopher Flynn, of Company K.

Mentioned by Major General C. L. Stevenson:
Lieutenant W. O. Flynn, engineer officer, valuable services.

Numbers 5. Report of Colonel William N. Coler, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry, First Brigade.
Camp near Pea Ridge, Benton Co., Ark., March 9, 1862.

The following officers took part in the action, George W. Flynn.

Note. The was a steamer called the Flynn.

No. 28. Report of Capt. Wesford Taggart, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry.

SIR: I have the honor of submitting to you the following report of the operations of the Twenty-fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry during the late battle before Murfreesborough, Tenn.:
To the officers and men of the regiment I am deeply indebted for the coolness and bravery shown on every side, all doing nobly. Adjt. G. W. Flynn.

October 17, 1864.
Statement showing the names of soldiers of the Army of the Potomac who have individually captured flags from the enemy since July 1, 1863, and who for their gallantry are recommended to the War Department as worthy to receive medals of honor.

Corpl. Christopher Flynn, Company K, Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteers, captured the flag of the Fifty-second North Carolina Regiment at Gettysburg July 3, 1863, during the assault upon the Second Corps. Present.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, January 20, 1863.
Brigadier General JOHN H. WINDER,
Commanding Richmond, Va., &c.

GENERAL: You are instructed to dispose of the following-named prisoners as hereinafter specified: Elbert Flynn, administer oath of allegiance and parole to work under direction of Captain Warner.

Cairo, Ill., July 26, 1861.
Honorable SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War.

DEAR SIR: I have the honor herewith to transmit a report of the names and residences of all prisoners taken and released upon oath of allegiance to the United States by the troops under my command. Michael Flynn (residence not fixed), arrested and released June 26; steam-boat man; arrested at Cairo, Ill.

Note. Flynn's (Henry) Infantry. See California Troops, 2nd Regiment.

Morris Island, S. C., February 4, 1864.
Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit, for the information of the major-general commanding the department, the following facts, which I obtained from William Flynn, a citizen of Charleston, and one of a party of 8 picked up last night by one of the naval boats in the outer harbor. He is a carpenter by trade, and for some length of time has been working in the Engineer Department of the rebel Army. He has never been in their military service. He states that there are two regiments on Sullivan's Island, one of which is commended by Colonel Keitt, but does not know the name of the commander of the other. Colonel Alfred Rhett commands the artillery on Sulluvan's Island, James Island, &c. General Ripley is in command at Mount Pleasant. There are three brigades on James Islandm, viz, Hagood's, Wise's, and Colquitt's. Walker is in command at Pocatoligo, with not a very heavy force. An attack is expected at Savannah, whither General Beauregard and staff have gone to look after matters. He says if our guns be rained on the steeple of the church on Citadel Green, or a little to the right of it, from Morris Island, our shells will be likely to make Beauregard's quarters a very uncomfortable dwelling-place. I have caused them to be pointed in hat direction. Our shells are now thrown too far toward Ashley River and many of the fall in the burnt district. The church spire alluded to is the tallest one toward the east and is painted brown. Few people have been killed, but mny houses ruined. The other day a shell burt on the deck of their new ram, without doing her damage. Last Sunday night a shell went through the roof of a house, struck a chair at the foot of a bed in which a man and his wife were sleeping, and passed into the cellar without injuring either of them. Another shell struck a house in Calhoun street, went through the bed between a negro and his wife, and thence passed into the cellar, leaving both uninjured.

Note. Flynn's (Patrick) Infantry. See Illinois Troops, 90th Regiment.
90th Illinois, Major Patrick Flynn., Flagg's (Oliver B.) Heavy Artillery. See New York Troops, 14th Regiment; Batteries E and F., MICHIGAN, Lieut. Thomas Flynn, 11th Infantry.

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