Henry Smith

b. between 1844 and 1845, d. before 20 October 1906
  • Father: Jonas Smith
  • Mother: Julia [--?--]
  • Company: B
  • Henry Smith was born between 1844 - 1845 at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Jonas Smith and Julia [--?--].
  • On 25 Nov 1863 Henry Smith married Mary Jane Witt, 19, daughter of Jarius Witt and Mary Clark, at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1864 Henry was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Henry gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 2 Jan 1864 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Henry was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while absent as prisoner.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "K."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Smith was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • In Mar 1865, Henry was released from prison.
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He and Mary Jane Witt were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Henry, 25, works in ?? shop, b. NH
    ---, Mary J., 25, b. MA
    ---, Miron, 3, b. MA
    ---, Jessy, 4/12, b. MA (Jan.)
  • On 2 Mar 1880 Mary Jane Witt, his wife, died at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 35 of hemorage, apparently in child birth.
  • Henry Smith was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. R. Kendall, 36, merchant, b. ME
    Ann M., 28, wife, b. MA
    Agusta, 11, daur, b. MA
    **Henry Smith, 36, boarder, farmer, b. NH (of Irish parents.)
  • On 1 Nov 1890 Henry and Mary's son, Jesse Ensign Smith married Alice E. Meadows at Massachusetts.
  • Henry Smith died before 20 Oct 1906 he had died between 39th and 40th Regimental Reunion (reference is to Henry Smith of Co. D, but there are two Henry Smiths, neither in Co. D; believe it is this one).
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Henry Smith was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 20 Jan 2012

Family: Mary Jane Witt b. 13 Sep 1844, d. 2 Mar 1880

  • Walter Myron Smith b. 10 Mar 1867
  • Jesse Ensign Smith b. 29 Jan 1870
  • Harry Uroz Smith b. 30 Mar 1872
  • Georgeanne Smith b. 6 Feb 1875
  • Frank William Smith b. Mar 1880

Henry Emerson Smith

b. 26 April 1841, d. 7 June 1920

Henry E. Smith
  • Father: Benjamin Smith b. 26 Mar 1812, d. 14 Sep 1890
  • Mother: Mary E. Smith b. 14 Apr 1814, d. 6 Jul 1849
  • Company: F
  • Henry Emerson Smith was born on 26 Apr 1841 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Smith and Mary E. Smith.
  • On 6 Jul 1849 his mother, Mary E. Smith, died at age 35.
  • On 10 Mar 1850 Henry's widowed father, Benjamin Smith, remarried to Lydia A. Lovell at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Henry Emerson Smith was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Smith and Lydia A. Lovell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin Smith, 38, shoemaker, b. NH
    Lydia Smith, 24 (step-mother), b. VT
    Charlotte Smith, 15, b. MA
    Henry E Smith, 9, b. MA
    Wilber M Smith, 5, b. MA
    Mary E Smith, 1, b. MA.
  • Henry Emerson Smith was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Smith and Lydia A. Lovell in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjn Smith      43
    Lydia A Smith      30
    Henry E Smith      14
    Wilber M Smith      11
    Mary E Smith      6
    Frank B Smith      4.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 16 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Henry E. Smith was listed among the wounded.
  • On 30 Mar 1864, Henry was reenlisted, receiving a bounty of $325.
  • On 24 May 1864 Henry was wounded at North Anna River, Virginia, (from his pension file) He received a gunshot wound in the breast, the ball entering the sternum and emerging at the cap of the right shoulder splintering a portion of the sternum and the second rib, and impairing the motion of the right shoulder joint and causing such motion to be always painful, and causing the frequent occurrence of (?) rheumatic pains."
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th MVI.
  • A medical certificate signed and sworn by J. Porter, MD, 26 Aug 1864, shows soldier suffering from ...
    ... a wound inflicted by a minnie ball which penetrated to the upper part of the sternum then passing along the ribs to the right and coming out at the top of the shoulder on the right side, that on 28 July 1864 I was first called and found a collection of puss mid way between where the ball entered and where it passed out – the opening at the entrance having ceased to discharge and that at its exit being entirely closed up – the lancet being intoduced a large quantity of exceedingly fetid matter was discharged, and there has been a constant discharge from this new opening to the present time, much tenderness on the pressure at the upper part of the sternum with evident disease of that bone also chronic diarrhea which existed at first is still unabated and he is unfit for duty.
  • Starting 7 Apr 1865, Henry also served in the 198th New York Infantry.
  • He ended his service with the 193rd NY Volunteers, Company K on 18 Jan 1866.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 22 Jun 1866, and received certificate number 78100. He stated that he was 6’ 2 and ½ "; light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and a shoemaker since discharge, residing in No. Brookfield and 871 Main St. Worcester, MA.
  • On 8 Dec 1868 Henry Emerson Smith, 27, married Abigail Crieg Nevin, 26, daughter of Benjamin Nevin and Sarah Woodbury.
  • Henry Emerson Smith and Abigail Crieg Nevin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Henry E., 42, interbrand shoe salesman, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Abbie, 38, wife, b. NY (as were her parents)
    ---, Henry, 8, son, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. MA ?)
    ---, Wallis, 5, son, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. MA ?)
    ---, Sarah, 1, daur, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. MA ?)
  • Henry's wife, Abigail Crieg Nevin, died and was buried in Jun 1880 at Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence County, New York, with her parents at age 38 years and 1 month.
  • On 26 Apr 1882 Henry Emerson Smith, 41, married Mary A. C. Wilson, 42, daughter of Daniel W. Wilson and Betsey C. [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • In 1886 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1886 Henry Emerson Smith was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F, where he was "wounded a number of times."
  • On 8 Mar 1900 Henry and Abigail's daughter, Sarah Jemima Smith married Jay Chapin at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Emerson Smith and Mary A. C. Wilson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Henry E., b. Apr 1841, 59, married 32 years, b. MA
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Jun 1839, married 32 years, two children living, b. NH
    ---, Henry A., son, b. July 1872, single
    ---, Chester W., son, b. Nov 1883
    ---, Joseph W., son, b. Jan 1888
    and two Irish serving girls.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry E. Smith attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Emerson Smith attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Emerson Smith attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Henry Emerson Smith was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry Emerson Smith attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry E. Smith attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Sep 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Emerson Smith attended a reunion of Company F. From The Worcester Evening Post, September 18, 1917 (Volume XXXV # 143)
    FIFTEEN MEMBERS ATTEND REUNION
    F. Co., 15th Mass. Volunteer Infantry
    F Company, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had its 50th annual reunion yesterday in the Warren Hotel. Dinner was served at noon, followed by speaking. James L. Callahan of Marlboro, president of the organization, called the meeting to order, afterward resigning the chair to Col. Henry E. Smith, who was elected permanet president. George W. Ward, secretary and treasurer, was also given a permanent tenure of office. The assosiation voted to dispense with its board of directors, leaving all of the responsibilities to the president and secretary.
    Each of the 15 members present and guests contributed to the program of after dinner remarks. other speakers gave anecdotes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
    These members were present, James L. Callahan of Marlboro, Everett A. Hibbard of Berlin, Benjamin Stevens of North Brookfield, Porter Walbridge of Wales, David Reekie of Boylston Center, Henry H. Slate, of Charlton Depot, Elbridge Doane of Joplin Mo., Col. Henry Smith, Sumner H. Bannister, A. F. Earle and George W. Ward, all of Worcester.
  • Mary outlived Henry and died on 24 Feb 1919 at age 79.
  • He died on 7 Jun 1920 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 79 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1920 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 Sep 2016

Family 1: Abigail Crieg Nevin b. 25 Apr 1842, d. 28 Jun 1880

  • Henry Nevin Smith b. 10 Jul 1872
  • Edwin W. Smith b. 17 Dec 1874, d. 1951
  • Sarah Jemima Smith b. 3 Mar 1879, d. 5 Aug 1944

Family 2: Mary A. C. Wilson b. Jun 1839, d. 24 Feb 1919

  • Chester Wilson Smith b. 23 Nov 1883
  • Joseph Walker Smith b. 5 Jan 1888, d. Oct 1969

James Smith

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 14 July 1864
  • Company: I
  • James Smith was born between 1839 - 1840 at Albany, Albany County, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, James gave his occupation as moulder.
  • In 1863 James was living at New York.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Boulton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Smith was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia, with no further record, according to the MASSCW. There is no further record of this man.
  • He died on 14 Jul 1864 at Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • He was buried in Jul 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, possibly, but this is not verified.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Smith was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Last Edited: 1 Oct 2014

James Smith

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: 1_SS
  • James Smith was born between 1835 - 1836.
  • In 1862 James was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 James Smith mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

John Smith

b. 1834, d. after January 1864
  • Father: John Smith
  • Mother: Rosanna [--?--]
  • Company: C
  • John Smith was born in 1834 at England, son of John Smith and Rosanna [--?--], or Scotland.
  • In 1861 John was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as weaver.
  • On 6 Feb 1861 John Smith married Elizabeth Wiggins, daughter of James Wiggins and Margaret Devine, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Smith was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Smith was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, John Smith was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 John was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the breast.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Smith was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 14 Jan 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He died after Jan 1864; Ford's history says simply "died," with no further clarification.
  • He was buried in May 1866 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elizabeth made application from Massachusetts for a widow's pension on 26 Feb 1885 and received certificate number 288693.
  • ATTENTION: the only sure thing about his family here is that his wife was "Elizabeth." Her maiden name and the parents shown here are very tentative.
  • Elizabeth outlived John and died on 28 Apr 1901 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth Wiggins b. 1836, d. 28 Apr 1901

John Smith

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 14 July 1864
  • Company: I
  • John Smith was born between 1835 - 1836 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.
  • In 1864 John was living at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as seaman.

  • On 14 Mar 1864 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received $325 bounty , being credited to the quota of Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 May 1864 John was wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Smith was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He died on 14 Jul 1864 at Washington, DC, of wounds, according to Ford's history and the MASSCW.
  • He was buried on 14 Jul 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia,
    A "J. Smith" of the 15th is listed in the Arlington Cemetery, and the 1870 roster says that "James" Smith died on this date in Arlington, VA.
    The 1870 roster says that "John" Smith of Co. I, who enlisted on 14 Mar 1864, credited to Fairhaven, was transferred to the 20th MVI on 27 July 1864. No mention of his death.
    Ford says that "John" Smith of Co. I, who enlisted on 14 Mar 1864, credited to Fairhaven, was wounded on 6 May 1864 and died 14 July 1864.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John was transferred from transferred administratively to the 20th MVI according to the 1870 roster -- apparently in error to.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

John Smith

b. between 1826 and 1827, d. 20 August 1863
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Smith was born between 1826 - 1827.
  • In 1862 John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Mechanic.

  • On 29 Nov 1862 John Smith mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 11 Jan 1863 John ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by desertion.

  • He died on 20 Aug 1863 shot for desertion.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

John G. Smith

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: I
  • John G. Smith was born between 1835 - 1836 at New Jersey.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1860 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    John S. Smith, 26, mariner, b. NJ
    Elizabeth, 22, b. Ireland
    John S., 2, b. MA
    William B., 4/12, b. MA
    (with a number of Irish boarders.)
  • In 1863 John was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as waterman.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 John was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while a POW.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John G. Smith was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 11 Dec 1864, John was paroled from prison, with no further record.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

John R. Smith

b. between 1827 and 1828
  • Company: A
  • He appears in Company G of Ford's history.
  • John R. Smith was born between 1827 - 1828 at New London, New London County, Connecticut.
  • On 29 Oct 1848 John R. Smith married Susan E. Baker at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to one report, but this is unverified.
  • John R. Smith was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 6 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas M Shurtleff, 25
    Betsey, 40
    Maria, 21
    Charles E., 9
    Charles A Harden, 2
    John Smith, 24
    Susan, 22.
  • He and Susan E. Baker were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John R. Smith, 34, bootmaker, b. CT
    Susan E., 32, b. MA
    H. E., 8, (f), b. MA
    E. S., 2, (f), b. MA
    Wm. Brown, 25, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 23 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 3 May 1863 John was wounded at The 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • On 11 Apr 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, and noted as "absent" in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Nov 1883, and received certificate number 473214.
  • He was buried at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is reported to be inscribed as the "John R. Smith" of Co. A. However, it is unclear that this burial pertains to a man of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Susan E. Baker was enumerated as the widow of John R. Smith, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, mentioning his service in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry, Company G (sic.)
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Susan E. Baker b. between 1827 - 1828

  • Henrietta E. Smith b. 1851
  • Estella F. Smith b. 25 Mar 1858

John W. Smith

b. 16 May 1839, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Lewis Smith b. 29 Dec 1803, d. 15 Mar 1867
  • Mother: Maria W. Rice b. 3 Mar 1804, d. 3 Apr 1891
  • Company: D
  • John W. Smith was born on 16 May 1839 at Rockland, Knox County, Maine, son of Lewis Smith and Maria W. Rice.
  • John W. Smith was enumerated in the household of Lewis Smith and Maria W. Rice in the 1850 US Federal Census in Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lewis Smith, 47, lime dealer, $2000 in personal property, b. RI
    Maria W., 46, b. MA
    **Manly S., 22, b. ME
    Abby P., 19, b. ME
    Elliot F., 17, b. ME
    Jesse, 14 (m), b. ME
    **John W., 11, b. ME
    Elizabeth H., 9, b. ME
    James L., 7, b. ME
    Orin H., 5, b. ME.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 22 years, 1 month and 26 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia. He was 22 years, 5 months and 5 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John W. Smith was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He was buried in 1861 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John W. Smith and Manley S. Smith, brothers, both served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Lewis Smith, his father, survived John and was buried in Mar 1867 in Rural Cemetery, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 John W. Smith was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Maria W. Rice, his mother, survived John and was buried in Apr 1891 in Rural Cemetery, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Manley, his brother, outlived John and died on 18 Jun 1907 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 6 Dec 2016

Joseph T. Smith

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: I
  • Joseph T. Smith was born between 1832 - 1833 at England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1863 Joseph was living at England.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Jan 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability.

  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

Joseph T. Smith

b. 1840, d. 17 September 1862
  • Mother: Catherine [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Joseph T. Smith was born about in 1840 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Catherine [--?--].
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as spinner.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds. He was 22 years old.
  • On 12 Dec 1864 Catherine Smith received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his mother, received certificate number 85554.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Joseph T. Smith was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Manley S. Smith

b. 11 July 1828, d. 18 June 1907
  • Father: Lewis Smith b. 29 Dec 1803, d. 15 Mar 1867
  • Mother: Maria W. Rice b. 3 Mar 1804, d. 3 Apr 1891
  • Company: K
  • Manley S. Smith was born on 11 Jul 1828 at Rockland, Knox County, Maine, son of Lewis Smith and Maria W. Rice.
  • Manley S. Smith was enumerated in the household of Lewis Smith and Maria W. Rice in the 1850 US Federal Census in Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lewis Smith, 47, lime dealer, $2000 in personal property, b. RI
    Maria W., 46, b. MA
    **Manly S., 22, b. ME
    Abby P., 19, b. ME
    Elliot F., 17, b. ME
    Jesse, 14 (m), b. ME
    **John W., 11, b. ME
    Elizabeth H., 9, b. ME
    James L., 7, b. ME
    Orin H., 5, b. ME.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 his brother, John W. Smith, died at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, at age 22.
  • In 1862 Manley was living at an unknown place at the time of enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Manley gave his occupation as seaman.
  • Manley S. Smith and John W. Smith, brothers, both served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 Manley mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • Manley was wounded as he recounts: "I received the wound in my right side at the battle of Antietam on the 17th day of September 1862. The wound was received in an engagement--a shell striking a fence rail and pieces of the rail flew in all directions, one of them striking me in the right side enflicting (sic) such a wound so disabling me that I was ordered to the hospital."
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Manley ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, erroneously according to the MASSCW.

  • On 23 Oct 1863 Manley ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion erroneously according to the 1870 roster. He received a pension.

  • Manley's father, Lewis Smith, died and was buried in Mar 1867 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63 years and 2 months.
  • On 14 Apr 1867 Manley S. Smith, 38, married Isabella A. Legg, 20, daughter of Henry William Legg and Charlotte L. Sears, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: she was the widow of Eliakim N. Smith, who had died as a POW in Salisbury, NC, having served with the 58th Massachusetts Infantry.)
  • Manley S. Smith and Isabella A. Legg were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, where he is a mariner.
  • Manley S. Smith and Isabella A. Legg were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1880 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Mar 1884 Manley and Isabella's daughter, Abbie Marie Smith married Alfred F. Doerfler at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Manley S. Smith was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, where he was wounded in the side.
  • Manley's mother, Maria W. Rice, died and was buried in Apr 1891 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 87 years.
  • Manley S. Smith made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 27 Apr 1893, and received certificate number 1107843.
  • He and Isabella A. Legg were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Manley S., head, b. Apr 1828, married 34 years, b. ME (parents b. RI), pilot, they own their home free of mortgage
    ---, Isabella A., wife, b. Nov 1847 (ae 53), four of her five children are living, b. England, as were her parents
    ---, William G., son, Aug 1870, b. MA, purchaser (?)
    ---, Jesse, son, Apr 1877 (married), b. MA, pilot
    ---, Mary E., dau-in-law, Apr 1880, (married, née Judkins), b. ME.
  • Manley S. Smith died on 18 Jun 1907 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 11 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1907 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, located at the bottom of West Spring Street and State Road, near the Tisbury School.
  • Isabella, his wife, outlived Manley and died on 30 May 1924 at Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 12 Aug 2012

Family: Isabella A. Legg b. May 1846, d. 30 May 1924

  • Abbie Marie Smith b. 12 Jan 1868
  • William G. Smith b. 23 Aug 1870
  • Lewis E. Smith b. 28 Dec 1872
  • Jesse Smith b. 18 Apr 1877, d. 18 Oct 1952

Peter Smith

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: I
  • Peter Smith was born between 1835 - 1836 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peter gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy.

  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

Samuel T. Smith

b. between 1826 and 1827, d. before 1870
  • Company: C
  • Samuel T. Smith was born between 1826 - 1827 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, or in Ireland, according to his daughter Lucy in 1880.
  • Samuel T. Smith married Emma [--?--].
  • Samuel T. Smith and Emma [--?--] were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Aug 1850 at Honesdale Hotel, Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Samuel Smith, 24, inn keeper, b. PA
    Emma, 26, b. CT
    Lucy A., 2, b. PA
    John Smith, Jr., 34, inn keeper, b. PA
    Sarah A., 21, b. MA
    Tonsa H., 13, (m), b. PA
    Rusilly, 10 (f)
    Ann E., 3
    Phebe J., 9/12
    and 28 hotel guests, including:
    Jas. C. Smith, 19, chair maker, b. PA.
  • Samuel T. Smith and Emma [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel T. Smith, 32, painter, b. PA
    Emma, 41, b. Canada
    Lucy A., 12, b. PA
    Albert E., 6, b. MA
    Frank W., 3, b. MA
    Emma M., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the hip.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel T. Smith was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel T. Smith was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel T. Smith was mentioned as follows:
    Returned Soldiers of the Fifteenth Regiment
    Five privates of Co.C, fifteenth regiment belonging in Clinton named Briggs M. Daboil, Samuel L. Smith, Matthew Greelman, Frank Grachein, and Henry Kinney, the first three wounded in the Balls Bluff fight, and the last two sick from the hospital at Poolesville, arrived in Worcester by the express train from New York, Sunday forenoon. They left Poolesville on Friday morning. The men were in charge of Lieut. A. L. Fuller, and were taken to Clinton by private conveyance from this city. Governor Andrew received a dispatch Saturday, from his aide, Col. Henry Lee Jr. at Poolesville, stating that Private Turner of Clinton died of his wounds after the battle.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the ankle.
  • On 13 Mar 1863 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Apr 1863, and received certificate number 27213.
  • He died before 1870 apparently.
  • Last Edited: 18 Oct 2010

Family: Emma [--?--] b. between 1818 - 1819

  • Lucy A. Smith b. between 1847 - 1848
  • Albert E. Smith b. between 1853 - 1854
  • Frank W. Smith b. 17 Nov 1856
  • Emma Mabel Smith b. 12 May 1859