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FLASH, Henry Lyden, poet, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 20 January 1835. His parents were residents of the West Indies, who removed to New Orleans in 1837. Henry was graduated at the Western military institute of Kentucky in 1852. At the beginning of the civil war he entered the Confederate army, and served as a volunteer aide on the staffs of General William J. Hardee and General Joseph Wheeler. At its close he edited the "Confederate" in Macon, Georgia He engaged in business in New Orleans from 1866 until his retirement in 1886, and at present (1887) resides in Los Angeles, California Mr. Flash is best known under the pen names of "Lyden Eclair" and "Harry Flash." He has published a volume of poems (New York, 1860).
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