Rank and organization:   Boy, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Citation:   Served on board the
U.S.S. Pensacola in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and at the
taking of new Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Swept from the bridge by a
shell which wounded the signal quartermaster, Flood returned to the bridge
after assisting the wounded man below and taking over his duties, "Performed
them with coolness, exactitude and the fidelity of a veteran seaman. His
intelligence and character cannot be spoken of too warmly."
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)