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Christopher Flynn
Born December 1828
Ireland
Died October 15, 1889
Sprague, Connecticut
Buried
Saint Marys Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank
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E-04Corporal
Unit Connecticut 14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Christopher Flynn (December 1828 - October 15, 1889) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War with the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Company K. Flynn received the United State's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on 3 July 1863. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.

Biography

Flynn was born in Ireland on December 1828. He enlisted with the 14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in August 1862, and mustered out in May 1865. He died on 15 October 1889 and his remains are interred at the Saint Marys Cemetery in Connecticut. During Gettysburg, he captured the flag of the 52nd North Carolina.

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