Sidney Smith

b. 29 September 1831, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Sidney Smith Sr. b. 2 Sep 1805, d. 16 Dec 1867
  • Mother: Mary Butler b. 1804
  • Company: F
  • Sidney Smith was born on 29 Sep 1831 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Sidney Smith Sr. and Mary Butler.
  • Sidney Smith was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 5 Aug 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Sydney Smith, 19, baker, b. MA
    (in a house with other apparent apprentices and bakers.)
  • On 17 Feb 1854 Sidney Smith, 22, married Abbey E. May, 20, daughter of Erastus May and Betsy Strickland, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Sidney Smith and Abbey E. May were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sydney Smith, 28, farm labor, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Abbie E., 27
    Charles A., 6
    Eleazer N., 4
    George Cooley, 28, carpenter
    Mary J., 26
    Mary E., 4
    George E., 2
    and boarding nextdoor:
    Erastus May, 74, b. Dist. of Columbia (sic.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sidney gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Sidney mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 9 months and 13 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action. He was 30 years and 22 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sidney Smith was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • John C. and Joseph T. Blancher, confirming Sidney Smith's death at Ball's Bluff in a pension application dated 13 May 1862, reported that "Corporal (William L.) Adams of his Company who was taken prisoner and afterward released stated that he took him in his arms and laid him under a tree and that he was dead."
  • On 3 Jun 1862 Abbey E. May received a pension to surviving family member based on Sidney's service; his wife, received certificate number 90.
  • Edward J. Russell wrote a letter on 28 Sep 1862 from Bolivar, Virginia, as follows: in support of a widow's pension for the wife of Sidney Smith, as follows:
    Bolivar Heights, Sep 28th 1862
    Horatio Woodman, Esq.
    Dear Sir
    I received your communication relative to the death of Sidney Smith last night and I will hasten to reply. The names of the men who were with him I cannot send at present as Henry Slater is a "paroled prisoner of war" at Anapolis and Corporal William L. Adams is severely wounded at the hospital at Frederick Md, but I certify that Sidney Smith was killed at the Battle of Balls Bluff Oct 21st 1861, and that his body was left on the field, and if any other testimony was needed than the rolls of our Company, it can be found in a letter which was sent to ?? Smith last spring taken from a rebel soldier which he (the soldier) took from ?? Smiths body on the field.
    If I can do anything that will be of any service to Mrs. Smith I shall be happy to do.
    I remain your obedient servant
    Edward J. Russell
    2nd Lieut Command Co F
    15th Reg MV
    P.S. Said Smith was said to have been wounded in the chest and died shortly after and at the time was in discharge of his duty.
    EJR.
  • On 11 Feb 1865 his son, Eleazer May Smith, died at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 9.
  • On 27 Sep 1866 Abbey E. May was living at Cambridgeport, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, his wife.
  • Abbey, his wife, outlived Sidney and died on 5 Dec 1890 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia at age 57.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Abbey E. May b. 15 Apr 1833, d. 5 Dec 1890

  • Charles Albert Smith b. 26 Feb 1854
  • Eleazer May Smith b. 29 Oct 1855, d. 11 Feb 1865

Stephen W. Smith

b. June 1836, d. 13 May 1924
  • Company: H
  • Stephen W. Smith was born in Jun 1836 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Stephen gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Stephen was living at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Stephen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 25 years and 1 month old.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated as "married", age 44, b. MA, and he "Works In St Shop", and lives in the family of E. M. BAKER, 45, b. MA, who works in the same shop.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 9 Oct 1883, and received certificate number 1075586.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is single and living alone in a home he owns free of mortgage. No occupation is given, so he is apparently retired.
  • In 1906 Stephen was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stephen W. 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.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 19 May 1910 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, alone as:
    Smith, Stephen, 73, widower, b. MA.
  • He died on 13 May 1924 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 87 years and 11 months old.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jul 2009

Thomas Smith

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Smith was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jul 1860 at Milford P. O., Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Thomas Smith, 45, b. MA (?)
    Margret, 26, b. MA
    **Thomas, 22, spinner, b. MA
    Henry, 11, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Dec 1861 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, for reasons not given in the MASSCW.

  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Thomas B. Smith

b. 1824, d. 7 October 1899
  • Company: E
  • Thomas B. Smith was born in 1824 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 10 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Caleb Larned, 46, farmer, b. MA
    Lucy, 51, b. MA
    **Thomas B. Smith, 28, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 31 Jul 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 38 years old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Smith was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 Thomas deserted.
  • On 9 Feb 1864, Thomas was returned to the regiment.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Dec 1878, and received certificate number 662079.
  • In 1879 Thomas was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Smith was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at The Alms House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E.
  • Thomas B. Smith was described as 5' 9", with light complexion, hazel eyes and gray hair, single. He gives his next of kin as Julia Houghton, Webster, MA.
  • On 15 May 1895, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Thomas was admitted.
  • He died on 7 Oct 1899 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 75 years old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1899 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Sec. J, row 2, #50.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Thomas Cook Smith

b. 9 September 1822, d. 23 January 1892
  • Father: Isaac Smith b. 1795, d. 2 Mar 1865
  • Mother: Ann B. Cook b. 1806
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Thomas Cook Smith was born on 9 Sep 1822 at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Smith and Ann B. Cook.
  • On 1 Mar 1846 Thomas Cook Smith, 23, married Marietta Amanda Wilkins, 18, daughter of Samuel Wilkins and Miriam Harper, at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas Cook Smith and Marietta Amanda Wilkins were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 29 Aug 1860 at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas C. Smith 36, butcher, b. Ireland
    Marietta A., 32, b. VT
    Henry L., 5, b. MA
    William M., 3, b. MA
    Mary E., 10/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Thomas gave his occupation as Butcher.
  • In 1863 Thomas was living at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Dec 1863 Thomas Cook Smith mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 41 years, 3 months and 3 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 21 Oct 1864, Thomas also served in the 19th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company K.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Nov 1865, and received certificate number 90072.
  • He and Marietta Amanda Wilkins were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1870 at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Thomas, 36, butcher, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 31
    ---, William, 17
    ---, Henry, 12
    ---, John, 87.
  • Thomas Cook Smith and Marietta Amanda Wilkins were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Thomas, 58, cattle butcher, b. MA (of Irish parents)
    ---, Mary, 45, wife, b. MA
    ---, Henry, 25, son, works in store, b. MA
    ---, William, 22, son, fish dealer, b. MA
    (Note: of all their children, only Henry and William lived to adulthood.)
  • On 27 Dec 1886 his son, William M. Smith, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 29 unmarried, of pneumonia.
  • Thomas Cook Smith was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brighton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters noting that he was shot in the head and arm.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1892 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 69 years, 4 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1892 at Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Mar 1892 Marietta Amanda Smith received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 332068.
  • Thomas's wife, Marietta Amanda Wilkins, died and was buried in Sep 1909 at Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 81 years and 8 months.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016

Family: Marietta Amanda Wilkins b. 23 Dec 1827, d. 24 Sep 1909

  • Son Smith b. 12 Jul 1847, d. 12 Aug 1847
  • George G. Smith b. 1 Jun 1849, d. 19 Oct 1849
  • Charles E. Smith b. Nov 1849, d. 7 Dec 1850
  • Benjamin Franklin Smith b. 27 Aug 1850, d. 7 Feb 1854
  • Sarah A. Smith b. 22 Nov 1852, d. 22 Jan 1854
  • Henry G. Smith b. 9 Dec 1854
  • William M. Smith b. 10 Oct 1857, d. 27 Dec 1886
  • Meriam Elizabeth Smith b. 6 Sep 1859, d. 23 Jun 1863
  • Marietta Amanda Smith b. 20 Dec 1863, d. 3 Jun 1865

Albert H. Snow

b. 2 July 1842, d. 10 July 1863
  • Father: Harvey M. Snow b. 1817, d. 1866
  • Mother: Abiah Dunham b. 1817, d. 1906
  • Company: I
  • Albert H. Snow was born on 2 Jul 1842 at Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, son of Harvey M. Snow and Abiah Dunham.
  • Albert H. Snow was enumerated in the household of Harvey M. Snow and Abiah Dunham in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut.
  • Albert H. Snow was enumerated in the household of Harvey M. Snow and Abiah Dunham in the 1860 US Federal Census on 10 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    H. M. Snow, 49, farmer, b. CT
    Abiah (?), 42, b. CT
    **Albert H., 18, b. CT
    Andrew R. Snow, 16, b. CT
    Ellen A., 14, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Albert gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 7 May 1862 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 5 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • He died on 10 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of wounds at the hospital. He was 21 years and 8 days old.
  • An obituary for Albert H. Snow was published on 18 Jul 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of a Volunteer

    The remains of Albert H. Snow, one of the original members of company I, 15th Mass Regt., who died from the effects of wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg were brought to this place last Wednesday. Thursday morning they were taken to Ashford Ct., for burial. We have not been able to learn the particulars of young Snow’s death, further than that he was shot in the head during the early part of the action, was carried to the hospital and lingered for three or four days.
    Through the exertions of T. W. Wellington, of Worcester, who was sent from that city to look after the dead and wounded of the 15th, his body was embalmed and forwarded to his friends in this place. Appropriate funeral services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Fish, will be held at the Baptist Church to-morrow afternoon at the usual hour of Sabbath service. Without doubt Mr. Fish will be able to present many facts connected with the death of this young man, who when he was among us was known to be a person of excellent traits.
    Gettysburg Casualties.

  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert H. Snow was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at The Snow Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Albert's father, Harvey M. Snow, died and was buried in 1866 at The Snow Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 49 years.
  • Albert's mother, Abiah Dunham, died and was buried in 1906 at The Snow Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 89 years.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Albert H. Snow was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 5 Jun 1913 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew R. Snow, his brother, attended the Memorial Day exercises as a member of Post 61, G. A. R.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Alfred E. Snow

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 18 October 1862
  • Father: Elkinah Snow b. 12 Feb 1815, d. 22 Feb 1888
  • Mother: Elvira Fairbanks b. between 1812 - 1813, d. 11 May 1867
  • Company: G
  • Alfred E. Snow was born between 1840 - 1841 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Elkinah Snow and Elvira Fairbanks.
  • Alfred E. Snow's parents Elkinah Snow and Elvira Fairbanks were divorced in Sep 1848 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Alfred E. Snow was enumerated in the household of Elvira Fairbanks in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Elvira Snow, 37, b. RI
    **Charles S., 9, b. NY
    **Alfred E., 7, b. MA
    Aleasy A., 5, b. RI
    Lydia, J., 8/12, b. RI.
  • Alfred E. Snow was enumerated in the household of Elvira Fairbanks in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elvira Snow, 49. b. MA
    **Charles D., 19, shoemaker, b. NY
    **Alfred L., 17, shoemaker, b. MA
    Ashel, 13, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alfred gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Alfred was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Alfred E. Snow and Charles D. Snow, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Alfred was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • He died on 18 Oct 1862 at Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, as a result of wounds from the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 19 Oct 1862 Elvira Fairbanks received a pension to surviving family member based on Alfred's service; his mother, received certificate number 6913.
  • Elvira, his mother, outlived Alfred and died on 11 May 1867 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Alfred E. Snow was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Charles D. Snow

b. 23 September 1840, d. 25 January 1894
  • Father: Elkinah Snow b. 12 Feb 1815, d. 22 Feb 1888
  • Mother: Elvira Fairbanks b. between 1812 - 1813, d. 11 May 1867
  • Company: G
  • Charles D. Snow was born on 23 Sep 1840 at Shemango, Chenango County, New York, son of Elkinah Snow and Elvira Fairbanks.
  • Charles D. Snow's parents Elkinah Snow and Elvira Fairbanks were divorced in Sep 1848 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Charles D. Snow was enumerated in the household of Elvira Fairbanks in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Elvira Snow, 37, b. RI
    **Charles S., 9, b. NY
    **Alfred E., 7, b. MA
    Aleasy A., 5, b. RI
    Lydia, J., 8/12, b. RI.
  • Charles D. Snow was enumerated in the household of Elvira Fairbanks in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elvira Snow, 49. b. MA
    **Charles D., 19, shoemaker, b. NY
    **Alfred L., 17, shoemaker, b. MA
    Ashel, 13, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • Charles D. Snow and Alfred E. Snow, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the arm.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles D. Snow was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 19 Sep 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • On 18 Oct 1862 his brother, Alfred E. Snow, died at Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, as a result of wounds from the Battle of Antietam.
  • Charles D. Snow made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 167069.
  • On 11 May 1867 his mother, Elvira Fairbanks, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 15 Jun 1868 Charles D. Snow, 27, married Mayetta Davis, daughter of Robert Davis, at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a first marriage for her and a second for him.
  • Charles D. Snow and Mayetta Davis were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Snow, Charles D., 27, laborer, b. NY
    ---, Marietta, 39, b. RI
    ---, Lucy J., 5, b. MA
    ---, Alfred, 3, b. MA
    (Note: these children appear to be hers from her previous marriage.)
  • Charles D. Snow and Mayetta Davis were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Snow, Charles D., 40, works for shoe factory, b. RI
    ---, Maritte, 40, wife, b. MA
    ---, Melissa, 19, daur, single, b. MA
    ---, Alfred, 13, son, b. MA.
  • On 15 Aug 1881 Charles's daughter, Melissa Jane Snow married Elmer Ellsworth Smith at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles D. Snow was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 25 Jan 1894 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 53 years, 4 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1894 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Mar 1894 Mayetta Davis received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; and received certificate number 415892.
  • Mayetta, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 25 Oct 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2013

Family 1: Mayetta Davis b. between 1830 - 1831, d. 25 Oct 1900

  • Melissa Jane Snow b. 1864
  • Lucy J. Snow b. between 1864 - 1865

Family 2:

  • Alfred Snow b. 21 Mar 1867

Edwin A. Snow

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Edwin A. Snow was born between 1838 - 1839.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Edwin gave his occupation as Clerk.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Aug 1861 Edwin A. Snow mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Edwin was taken prisoner at Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 6 Oct 1862, Edwin was paroled.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 15 Nov 1862, Edwin was sent to Alexandria, with no further record.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

James M. Snow

b. 6 September 1835, d. 30 November 1874
  • Father: Jonathan Snow
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: E
  • James M. Snow was born on 6 Sep 1835 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Snow and Mary [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 14 Mar 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 6 months and 8 days old.
  • On 15 Jan 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 3 Sep 1864, James also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Co. C.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery by transfer on 9 Jan 1865.
  • Starting 15 Dec 1864, James also served in the 17th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E.
  • He ended his service with the 17th Massachusetts on 23 May 1865 at New York, New York.
  • On 6 Sep 1869 James M. Snow, 34, married Jennie C. Sibley, 30, daughter of Sumner Sibley and Clarissa Barns, at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James M. Snow died on 30 Nov 1874 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 39 years, 2 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1874 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Feb 1879 Jane Clarissa Sibley received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 188120.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sumner Sibley and Clarissa Barns in the 1880 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1880 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sibley, Sumner, 74, retired scythe manufacturer, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Clarissa, 72, wife
    **Snow, Jane C., 41, dau, widow, seamstress
    Sibley, Emily M., 48, dau, single, seamstress.
  • Jane Clarissa Sibley was enumerated as the widow of James M. Snow, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James's wife, Jane Clarissa Sibley, died and was buried on 25 Apr 1912 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72 years, 11 months and 28 days.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Jane Clarissa Sibley b. 28 Apr 1839, d. 22 Apr 1912

John Gould Snow

b. 6 November 1839, d. 10 December 1862

John G. Snow
  • Father: Thomas S. Snow b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Mother: Mary Cole b. between 1801 - 1802
  • Company: A
  • John Gould Snow was born on 6 Nov 1839 at Wellfleet, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas S. Snow and Mary Cole.
  • John Gould Snow was enumerated in the household of Thomas S. Snow and Mary Cole in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas S. Snow, 47, carpenter, b. MA
    Nancy H., 48, b. MA
    **Thomas G. Snow, 10, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 8 months and 6 days old.
  • He died on 10 Dec 1862 at Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, of disease. He was 23 years, 1 month and 4 days old.
  • He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 4, Lot 12.
  • On 8 Aug 1878 Thomas S. Snow received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his father, received certificate number 186780.
  • John's father, Thomas S. Snow, died and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1888, John was included on p. 98 of the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows:
    John Gould Snow, only son of Thomas S. Snow, was at Ball's Bluff and six other battles. He died of chronic diarrhoea, Dec. 10, 1863, at Farfax hospital, Va.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Thomas Henry Snow

b. 7 July 1842, d. 23 January 1919
  • Father: Thomas O. Snow b. between 1820 - 1821
  • Mother: Caroline D. Holden b. Feb 1826, d. 12 May 1871
  • Company: H
  • Thomas Henry Snow was born on 7 Jul 1842 at Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, New York, son of Thomas O. Snow and Caroline D. Holden, (Hartsfalls, NY.)
  • Thomas Henry Snow was enumerated in the household of Thomas O. Snow and Caroline D. Holden in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1850 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Thomas Snow, 29, blacksmith, b. Canada
    Mrs. Snow, 25, b. NY
    **Thomas, 8, b. NY
    George, 5, b. CT
    Alfred L., 4, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as axe-maker.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years and 5 days old.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Thomas Henry Snow was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Henry Snow was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 3 Sep 1863 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 14 Apr 1864, Thomas also served in the in the VRC.
  • On 7 May 1864 Thomas Henry Snow, 21, married Marcia Jane "Jennie" Young, 20, daughter of Joseph Young and Mary J. [--?--], at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Thomas Henry Snow ended his service on 10 Nov 1865.
  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Marcia Jane "Jennie" Young were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is an Axe Forger, and showing that his father was born in Canada and his mother in NY.
  • Thomas Henry Snow was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. H, and now has heart disease.
  • On 25 Apr 1892 Marcia Jane "Jennie" Young, his wife, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 48.
  • On 12 Sep 1892 Thomas Henry Snow, 50, married Ella Maria Hanson, daughter of Greenleaf L. Sweet and Maria E. Durant, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her. She was a widow. The marriage was registered in Douglas.
  • Thomas Henry Snow made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 12 Feb 1899, and received certificate number 212605.
  • He and Ella Maria Sweet were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1900 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Snow, Thomas, b. Aug 1841. married 8 years,
    ---, Ella M., wife,
    Hanson, Ella, step-dau, 13, b. MA.
  • Thomas Henry Snow died on 23 Jan 1919 at Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1919 at Evergreen Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 May 1924 Ella Maria Sweet received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; and received certificate number 958272.
  • Ella, his wife, outlived Thomas and died on 19 Feb 1937 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family 1: Marcia Jane "Jennie" Young b. 17 Dec 1843, d. 25 Apr 1892

  • Calvin Holton Snow b. 1868, d. 15 Apr 1868
  • Elwyn T Snow b. 1869, d. 1960
  • Walter Reymond Snow b. 11 Dec 1872, d. 17 Sep 1951

Family 2: Ella Maria Sweet b. 1850, d. 19 Feb 1937

Warren Snow

b. 1837, d. 17 September 1862
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Warren Snow was born about in 1837.
  • Warren Snow married Matilda [--?--].
  • In 1861 Warren was living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Warren gave his occupation as Storekeeper.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Warren Snow mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 24 years old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Warren Snow was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 25 years old.
  • On 24 Aug 1874 Matilda [--?--] applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Warren's service; his wife, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Warren Snow 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: 20 Aug 2016

Family: Matilda [--?--]

Frederick Soder

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: I
  • Frederick Soder was born between 1833 - 1834 at Switzerland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 17 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Frederick Souter, 25, (no occupation given) b. Switzerland
    living in the home of:
    Bender Belley, 44, painter, b. Germany.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as rope-maker.

  • On 20 May 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, missing and presumed dead.

  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick Soder was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Frederick Soder was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Frederick Soder was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

John Welcome Southland

b. November 1837, d. 7 January 1894
  • Father: Welcome Southland b. between 1794 - 1795
  • Mother: Mary Alexander b. between 1807 - 1808
  • Company: D
  • John Welcome Southland was born in Nov 1837 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Welcome Southland and Mary Alexander.
  • John Welcome Southland was enumerated in the household of Welcome Southland and Mary Alexander in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Welcome Southland, 55, stone cutter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Meriam, 42 (possibly a step mother)
    **John, 12
    Davis, 7
    Alonzo, 4
    Lowell Southland, 21, bootmaker
    Judson Southland, 17, bootmaker.
  • On 21 May 1858 John Welcome Southland, 20, married Ann Crossman, daughter of John Crossman and Harriet [--?--], at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Welcome Southland and Ann Crossman were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Southland, 23, machinist, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Ann, 18
    Hattie, 7/12
    Samuel Follett, 12, bootmaker
    Hue Riley, 64, day laborer, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 30 Jan 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years and 2 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, John W. Southland was listed among the wounded.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the 89th Company, 2 BN VRC due to disability on 24 Feb 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 7 May 1864, and received certificate number 31481.
  • Before 1865 Ann Crossman, his wife, died.
  • In 1865, Harriet Louisa Southland, his daughter, was the subject of an adoption proceeding at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Jan 1874 John Welcome Southland, 36, married Lucy Inman, daughter of Marvel Otis Inman and Ann Maria Smith, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 28 Nov 1878 John's daughter, Hattie L. Southland married Frank Pressey at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Welcome Southland was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works For Boot Factory and is enumerated as "married", but his wife is not enumerated with him. He lives (boards) with the large family Mr. Welcome P. Aldrich.
  • 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. D, where he received a gunshot wound to the ankle.
  • He died on 7 Jan 1894 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 56 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1894 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45.
  • On 12 Aug 1905 Lucy Inman received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife, with application number 833358, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family 1: Ann Crossman b. between 1841 - 1842, d. before 1865

  • Harriet Louisa Southland b. 31 Dec 1859

Family 2: Lucy Inman b. between 1853 - 1854