Farrel Toomey

b. September 1832, d. 1 November 1907
  • Father: Farrel Toomey b. 1778, d. 2 Sep 1871
  • Mother: Catherine Burke b. 1798, d. 4 Jan 1852
  • Company: H
  • Farrel Toomey was born in Sep 1832 at Ireland, son of Farrel Toomey and Catherine Burke.
  • Farrel Toomey emigrated in 1855 from Ireland and was naturalized at some later date.
  • In 1861 Farrel was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Farrel gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Ferell mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 28 years and 10 months old.
  • Farrel was wounded in the face, according to his entrance information at the soldiers' home.
  • On 21 Aug 1861 Farrel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, due to disability.

  • In May 1866 Farrel witnessed the burial of Miles Toomey, his brother, at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36 years.
  • Firrill Toomey made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Sep 1878, and received certificate number 666698.
  • On 28 Sep 1878, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, Farrel was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 29 Jun 1880 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Toomey, Farrel, 46, single, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 30 Aug 1889, Farrel was discharged at his own request from the Soldiers' Home.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, noting that he has a gunshot wound in the back.
  • On 2 Jan 1896 his sister, Catherine Toomey, died at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Farrel Toomey was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1900 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, where he is enumerated as age 67, single, noting that he cannot read or write.
  • In Sep 1905, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, Farrel was readmitted.
  • He died on 1 Nov 1907 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, unmarried of cardiac dialation. He was 75 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1907 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia, in Section B Site 9428, and identified as a Pvt. of the 15th Mass. Inf.
  • On 23 Nov 1907 his personal effects and $22.75 were sent to his niece, Kate (Kearnes) Reynolds, in Uxbridge, MA.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

John Toomey

b. 1840, d. 31 May 1862
  • Father: Dennis Toomey b. between 1805 - 1806, d. 2 Aug 1890
  • Mother: Johanna Owens b. 1818, d. 27 Oct 1895
  • Company: E
  • John Toomey was born in 1840 at Parish of White Church, County Cork, Ireland, son of Dennis Toomey and Johanna Owens.
  • John Toomey was enumerated in the household of Dennis Toomey and Johanna Owens in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Webster P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dennis Toomy, 45, farmer, b. Ireland
    Joanna, 45, b. Ireland
    **John, 20, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Michael, 18, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Cornelins, 17, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Denis, 15, b. Ireland
    Patrick, 12, b. Ireland
    Hanora, 10, b. MA
    Daniel, 8, b. MA
    Thomas, 6, b. MA
    Joanna, 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years old.
  • He wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 14 Aug 1861 from Camp Kalorama, Washington, District of Columbia, as follows:
    Camp Kaloramma
    August 14th, 1861
    Dear Father
    And Mother
    I write these few lines to you hoping to find you in good health as this leaves me in at present.
    Dear Father and Mother we did not go to Harpers Ferry as we expected when we got to Baltimore. we were ordered to Washington, and we reached there about 5 Oclock sunday moring. we are now in camp about 2 miles from that city. we expect a battle here every day. we were ordered yesterday to be ready to march at 5 minutes notice.
    we were paid what was coming to us from Massachusets yesterday which was 5 dollars. enclosed you will find 2 dollars. I am sorry that I cant send more but I was owing some and paid it as soon as I got my pay, but I hope that I can send a little more the next time. I am in very good health. we have had very wet weather here. yesterday was very cold, much colder than I ever see this time of the year in the north. I hope you will write to me as soon as possible. no more at present from your son

    John Toomey
    Direct your letter
    John Toomey Co. E 15th Regiment
    Mass. Volunteers -- Genl Kings
    Brigade Camp Kaloramma
    Washington D. C.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 18 Oct 1861 from Poolesville, Maryland, as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 10 Nov 1861 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey on 20 Nov 1861 as follows:
    Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland
    November 20th 1861
    Dear Father and Mother.
    I write these few lines to you hopeing to find you in good health as this leaves me in at present thank God.
    Dear Parents. the weather is getting very cold now out here. they talk of moving away from here and going to Baltimore, but I dont no know true it is.
    we have been paid to day. we received two months pay which is 26 dollars and enclosed you will find 25 dollars in Government notes.
    Dear parents we had a letter from Lieutenant Vassel who is a prisoner in Richmond Via. he states that there is twenty of the boys belong to our company in prison with him. the wounded are not in Richmond. they are is Leesburgh. he said in his letter that he saw Patrick Feagen three hours after the flight and says that he was wounded. he did not say anything more about him. I think that if he was in danger of death from his wounds that he would mention it.
    Dear parents tell his sister about it and tell her that I am going to write to some of our boys who are wounded in Leesburgh and find out whether he is dead or alive. but I hope and trust in God that he is alive. I am almost sure that he is alive but I shall find out in a few days so as to be sure and as soon as I can find out, I shall write and let his sister no all about it. but I think that whe will see him in Oxford again and I hope she will. I miss him more than all the rest of the boys from our company.
    Dear parents I hope you and my brothers and sisters are in good health. I wish that you would write to me oftener than you do for I feel lonesome if I dont get a letter when the mail comes. Dear mother I have sent my picture by one of the wounded men that was going hime. he is a friend of Jonathan Dana and will leave it there for you. give my love to all inquiring friends. no more at present from your son
    John Toomey.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 1 Feb 1862 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 3 May 1862 from Camp Winfield Scott, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 8 May 1862 as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 15 May 1862 as follows.
  • John Toomey wrote a letter to Dennis Toomey, his father, on 20 May 1862 as follows.
  • John Toomey died on 31 May 1862 at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, unmarried, of wounds. He was 22 years old.
  • On 1 Sep 1862 his brother, Dennis Toomey Jr., died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 15 of typhoid fever.
  • On 2 Dec 1862 his sister, Joanna Toomey, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 4.
  • On 25 Dec 1862 his brother, Daniel Toomey, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Feb 1863 the Surgeon General of MA informed Dennis Toomey that they do not know where the body is and do not return them for burial if they did.
  • On 4 Mar 1863 Johanna Owens received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his mother, received certificate number 5388.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Toomey was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • Starting 15 Mar 1865, Cornelius Toomey served in the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry as brother.
  • John Toomey was buried in Nov 1865 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (click icon to read how his father returned the remains home.)
  • On 5 Sep 1867 his brother, Thomas N. Toomey, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 11.
  • On 5 Dec 1878 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, one David F. Cummings wrote to the pension commissioner to challenge Joanna's right to a pension, saying she and husband are both healthy and have money. After lengthy investigation by a special agent for the pensions commission, it was determined that the allegation was made out of malice and spite, and her pension was reinstated. This is extensively documented in the pension file for John Toomey.
  • On 4 Sep 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew B. Yeomans gave a deposition to the special agent of the pension office concerning the case of Johanna Toomey, mother of John.
  • On 6 Sep 1879 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph N. Bates gave a deposition to the special agent of the pension office concerning the case of Johanna Toomey, mother of John.
  • On 4 Jan 1881, Johanna Owens, his mother, was returned to the pension rolls.
  • In 1890 John Toomey was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Johanna, his mother, outlived John and died on 27 Oct 1895 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2016

Charles C. Torrey

b. 20 October 1818, d. 8 December 1896
  • Father: Adam Torrey
  • Mother: Submit Pratt
  • Company: F
  • Charles C. Torrey was born on 20 Oct 1818 at Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Adam Torrey and Submit Pratt.
  • On 31 Jan 1841 Charles C. Torrey, 22, married Hannah Jennison, 19, daughter of Josiah Jennison and Hannah [--?--], at Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles C. Torrey and Hannah Jennison were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 26 Jul 1850 at Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles C. Torrey, 31, blacksmith, b. NY (sic, but is enum error)
    Hannah, 29
    Mary A., 7
    Charles E., 1
    Elenyen Bancroft, 76 (m.)
  • Charles C. Torrey and Hannah Jennison were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles C. Torrey, 42, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 38
    Mary, 18
    Charles, 11.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 42 years, 8 months and 22 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 20 May 1873 Charles and Hannah's son, Charles E. Torrey married Anna Green at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1886 Charles was living at Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.
  • In 1886 Charles C. Torrey was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Dec 1886, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Charles was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, noting that he suffers from general disability.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 579574.
  • On 25 Sep 1891, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Charles was discharged at his own request.
  • He died on 8 Dec 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, being struck by an electric car
    ."Charles Torrey, an elderly man and inmate of the North Brookfield town farm, was killed by an electric car Tuesday evening between East Brookfield and the power house." (from the "Springfield Republican," 10 Dec 1896)
    . He was 78 years, 1 month and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1896 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    "The body of Charles C. Torrey, who was killed by an eletric car near Dunn brook, between East Brookfield and Brookfield, Tuesday night, was taken to the North Brookfield town farm yesterday afternoon, where funeral services were held. Considerable talk has been made because the motorman did not see the man lying on the track in time to stop the car. The explanation is that the accident occurred on a sharp curve and that Torrey was lying prone on the track, so that the motorman would have difficulty in seeing him from a distance." (from the "Springfield Republican," 11 Dec 1896.)
  • On 19 Dec 1896 Hannah Jennison received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 448905.
  • Hannah, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 9 Jul 1898 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2016

Family: Hannah Jennison b. 18 Apr 1821, d. 9 Jul 1898

  • Mary A. Torrey b. 1841, d. 2 Jul 1905
  • Charles E. Torrey b. 1849, d. 1926

Luther Campbell Torrey

b. 30 April 1824, d. 31 May 1862
  • Father: Alfred Torrey b. 9 Aug 1797, d. 20 Sep 1853
  • Mother: Fannie Hawkins Thurston b. 2 Mar 1800, d. 6 Mar 1881
  • Company: E
  • Luther Campbell Torrey was born on 30 Apr 1824 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Alfred Torrey and Fannie Hawkins Thurston.
  • On 13 Apr 1846 Luther Campbell Torrey, 21, married Annie Frances Wheeler, daughter of Simon Wheeler and Hannah [--?--], at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Sep 1853 his father, Alfred Torrey, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 56.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Luther gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Luther mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • He died on 31 May 1862 at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia. He was 38 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 6 Dec 1862 Annie Frances Wheeler received a pension to surviving family member based on Luther's service; and received certificate number 1976. (Note: card is difficult to read.)
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Luther Campbell Torrey was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 28 Apr 1864 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Campbell Torrey his son, a mechanic, enlisted in the 10th Massachusetts Unattached Infantry, mustering out on 8 Aug 1864.
  • Luther Campbell Torrey's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Annie Frances Wheeler in the 1880 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1880 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Torry, Ann F., 56, b. MA (of RI parents)
    ---, William C., 32, son, married, machinist, b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • In 1890 Luther Campbell Torrey was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Annie Frances Wheeler was enumerated as the widow of Luther Campbell Torrey, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Annie, his wife, outlived Luther and died on 16 Mar 1896 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Apr 1896, Annie Frances Wheeler was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Family: Annie Frances Wheeler b. between 1823 - 1824, d. 16 Mar 1896

  • William Campbell Torrey b. 12 Mar 1848

Alfred Tourtellott

b. 2 June 1838, d. 19 October 1862
  • Father: Schuyler C. Tourtellott b. 16 Dec 1810, d. 29 May 1873
  • Mother: Emely Mixer b. 1814, d. 6 Jan 1861
  • Company: I
  • Alfred Tourtellott was born on 2 Jun 1838 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Schuyler C. Tourtellott and Emely Mixer.
  • Alfred Tourtellott was enumerated in the household of Schuyler C. Tourtellott and Emely Mixer in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    S C Tourtellote, 40, Connecticut
    Emily Tourtellote, 36 Vermont
    Alfred Tourtellote, 11, Massachusetts
    Henry Tourtellote, 8, Massachusetts
    Emily E Tourtellote, 2, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Sep 1858 Alfred Tourtellott, 20, married Martha Lavinia Nash, 17, daughter of Francis Nash and Martha Davis, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Alfred Tourtellott and Martha Lavinia Nash were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a shoemaker, and they live next door to his parents.
  • On 6 Jan 1861 his mother, Emely Mixer, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Sep 1861 Alfred's widowed father, Schuyler C. Tourtellott, remarried to Julia Ann Congdon at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • In 1862 Alfred was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Alfred gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alfred Tourtellott was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Alfred was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the leg.
  • 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.
  • He died on 19 Oct 1862 at Smoketown Hospital, Sharpsburg, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.. He was 24 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • On 3 Apr 1863 Martha Lavinia Nash received a pension to surviving family member in York County, Maine, based on Alfred's service; his wife, received certificate number 8714.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45, although the stone is very difficiult to read.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Alfred Tourtellott was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • On 22 Nov 1870 Alfred's widow, Martha Lavinia Nash remarried to Rufus G. L. Tilton at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Alfred's father, Schuyler C. Tourtellott, died and was buried in May 1873 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 62 years and 4 months.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Alfred Tourtellott 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.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Alfred Tourtellott 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.
  • Rufus G. L. Tilton died on 19 Feb 1923 at Sanford, York County, Maine, at age 80.
  • In Mar 1923, Martha Lavinia Nash was returned to the pension rolls, her agent having noted that she is "blind and practically helpless."
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Alfred and died on 15 Apr 1926 at age 84.
  • On 10 May 1926, Martha Lavinia Nash was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Alfred Tourtellott and Martha Lavinia Nash had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 16 Nov 2016

Family: Martha Lavinia Nash b. 15 Jun 1841, d. 15 Apr 1926

Merritt Abiel Towne

b. 2 February 1839, d. 20 June 1924
  • Father: Hiram Towne b. 5 May 1806, d. 7 Mar 1900
  • Mother: Betsy Wales b. 28 Mar 1811, d. 21 Aug 1844
  • Company: F
  • Merritt Abiel Towne was born on 2 Feb 1839 at Union, Tolland County, Connecticut, son of Hiram Towne and Betsy Wales.
  • On 21 Aug 1844 his mother, Betsy Wales, died at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 33.
  • On 4 Mar 1849 Merritt's widowed father, Hiram Towne, remarried to Sarah Brackett at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Merritt Abiel Towne was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 19 Aug 1850 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alfred Needham, 66, farmer, b. MA
    David B., 41, b. CT
    Eliza, 38, b. CT
    **Merrit Towne, 11, b. CT
    (Note: his relationship if any to these people is unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Merritt gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 24 Feb 1862 Merritt mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Union, Tolland County, Connecticut. He was 23 years and 22 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Merritt was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and missing in action.
  • In Jul 1863 Merritt ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the 14th VRC, Company A on 24 Feb 1865.
  • On 18 Mar 1867 Merritt Abiel Towne, 28, married Abigail A. Pratt, 21, at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Merritt A. Town made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Feb 1870, and received certificate number 110401.
  • 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.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Merritt A. Towne attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He and Abigail A. Pratt were divorced apparently, according to the 1910 census.
  • In 1906 Merritt was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Merritt Abiel Towne 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.)
  • Merritt Abiel Towne was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Laura Ellen Towne in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Blodgett, Laura E., head, 79, widow, three of her four children still living, b. CT (his sister)
    ---, Delia M., dau, 48, single
    **Towne, Merritt A., brother, 71, divorced, b. CT, living on own income.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Merritt A. Towne attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • In 1915, at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Merritt was included in Levering's History of Holland, MA.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 2 Jan 1920 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as a retired widower, living alone.
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Merritt Abiel Towne attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • He died on 20 Jun 1924 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 85 years, 4 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1924 at Holland Cemetery, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Abigail A. Pratt b. 28 Dec 1845

Thaddeus J. Townsend

b. 18 April 1818, d. 22 October 1900
  • Father: Samuel Townsend b. 2 Mar 1781, d. 2 Mar 1877
  • Mother: Esther Jackson b. 29 Jul 1789, d. 4 May 1848
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Thaddeus J. Townsend was born on 18 Apr 1818 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Townsend and Esther Jackson.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Thaddeus gave his occupation as Butcher.
  • In 1862 Thaddeus was living at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Sep 1862 Thaddeus J. Townsend mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 44 years, 5 months and 11 days old.
  • On 8 Sep 1864 Thaddeus ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Samuel Townsend in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Townsend, Samuel, 88, farmer, b. NH
    ---, Rebecca, 57, b. MA
    **---, Thaddeus J., 51, laborer, b. MA
    ---, Thomas, 48, laborer, b. MA
    ---, George H., 36, laborer, b. MA.
  • On 29 Dec 1875 Thaddeus J. Townsend, 57, married Margaret E. Feltman, 21, daughter of Frederick Feltman and Margaret [--?--], at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both, when he was 56 and she was 20.
  • On 2 Mar 1877 his father, Samuel Townsend, died at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 96.
  • Thaddeus J. Townsend made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 22 Sep 1890, and received certificate number 812784.
  • He and Margaret E. Feltman were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Townsend, Thaddeus, b. Apr 1816, 84, married 26 years, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA) butcher
    ---, Margaret E., wife, b. July 1854, four of five children living, b. MA (of German parents)
    ---, Margaret E., daur, b. Oct 1875, single, b. MA, waitress
    ---, Mary A., daur, b. Oct 1881, single, b. MA, nursery work
    ---, Clara E., daur, b. June 1883, single
    Kirby, Ida C., daur, b. Dec 1876, married six years, her one child is living, b. MA
    ---, Bertha E., g-daur, b. Mar 1895.
  • Thaddeus J. Townsend died on 22 Oct 1900 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 6 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1900 at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Nov 1900 Margaret E. Townsend received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thaddeus's service; his wife, received certificate number 528835.
  • On 17 Mar 1903 Thaddeus and Margaret's daughter, Ida Cornelia Townsend married George Elmer Flagg at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for the widowed Ida.
  • On 23 Nov 1908 Thaddeus and Margaret's daughter, Clara Viola Townsend married Peter French at Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Margaret outlived Thaddeus and died on 23 Jan 1918 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, at age 63.
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2016

Family: Margaret E. Feltman b. Jul 1854, d. 23 Jan 1918

  • Margaret E. Townsend b. 1876
  • Ida Cornelia Townsend b. 28 Dec 1877, d. 11 Oct 1926
  • Mary Ann Townsend b. 10 Oct 1881
  • Martha Jane Townsend b. 10 Oct 1881, d. 27 Aug 1882
  • Clara Viola Townsend b. 10 Jun 1885

Leonard M. Towsley

b. 1834, d. 27 September 1862
  • Father: Darius Towsley b. between 1801 - 1802, d. 14 Feb 1851
  • Mother: Lydia E. Fowler b. 25 Jan 1812, d. 10 Feb 1887
  • Company: C
  • Leonard M. Towsley was born about in 1834 at Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, son of Darius Towsley and Lydia E. Fowler.
  • Leonard M. Towsley was enumerated in the household of Darius Towsley and Lydia E. Fowler in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, as:
    Darius Towsley, 48, marble, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Lydia, 37
    **Leonard, 15
    Sarah, 12
    Unetta, 11
    Nathaniel, 9
    Mary, 7
    Laura, 5
    Ann, 2.
  • On 5 May 1857 Leonard M. Towsley married Philanda Hastings, 21, daughter of Ambrose Hastings and Sabrina Stafford, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Leonard M. Towsley and Philanda Hastings were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leonard TOWSLEY, 25, section hand, b. VT
    Philinda, 24, b. VT
    Willie E., 1, b. VT
    Georgie, 2/12, (male) b. MA.
  • In 1861 Leonard was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Leonard gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Leonard 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 17 Sep 1862 Leonard was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the arm.
  • He died on 27 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle, his arm having been amputated, according to his pension file. He was 28 years old.
  • On 2 Dec 1862 Philanda Hastings received a pension to surviving family member based on Leonard's service; received certificate number 1572.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Philanda Hastings in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his wife, as :
    TOWSLEY, Philanda, 40, works in gingham mill, b. VT (enumerated among two pages of other gingham mill workers, as though they all live in some kind of barracks. There is no indication of family around her. )
  • Leonard M. Towsley's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Lydia E. Fowler in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jul 1870 at Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, his mother, as:
    TOWSLEY, Lydia, 58, keeping house, $1000 real estate, $300 personal property, b. VT
    ---, Laura, 24, works in factory, b. VT
    ---, Willie, 11, b. VT
    ---, George, 10, b. MA
    where Leonard's children, Willie and Goerge, are living with their paternal grandmother.
  • Philanda Towsley was enumerated as the widow of Leonard M. Towsley, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1896, Leonard was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Leonard M. Towsley 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.)
  • Philanda, his wife, outlived Leonard and died on 22 Aug 1908 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, and the death was registered in Massachusetts at age 72.
  • On 17 Sep 1908, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Philanda Hastings, his widow, was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Leonard Towsley's mother's family is documented in The Fowler Family, Author: Matthew Adams Stickney.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Family: Philanda Hastings b. 29 Sep 1835, d. 22 Aug 1908

  • William Eugene Towsley Sr. b. 17 Feb 1859
  • George Leonard Towsley b. 6 May 1860, d. 14 Feb 1938

Edward Toy

b. between 1834 and 1835
  • Company: K
  • Edward Toy was born between 1834 - 1835 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as fireman.
  • In 1863 Edward was living at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, according to the MASSCW.
  • In 1863 Edward was living at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Mar 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 18th Infantry Regiment Veterans' Reserve Corps, Company I.

  • He ended his service with the 18th Infantry Regiment Veterans' Reserve Corps on 8 Sep 1865.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

John F. Tozier

b. 1842, d. 27 April 1864
  • Father: Amos Tozier b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Hannah P. Ramsey b. 31 Mar 1809, d. 31 Jan 1891
  • Company: K
  • John F. Tozier was born about in 1842 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Amos Tozier and Hannah P. Ramsey.
  • John F. Tozier was enumerated in the household of Amos Tozier and Hannah P. Ramsey in the 1860 US Federal Census on 23 Jul 1860 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Amos Tosier, 51, shoemaker, b. ME
    Hannah P., 46, b. MA (as were all others in the household)
    Charles W., 22, shoemaker
    Ellen, 21
    John, 1/12
    **John F., 18, shoemaker
    Julia A., 24
    Charles Ramsey, 86
    Richard Tozer, 62, b. ME.
  • In 1863 John was living at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 15 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having been drafted, being credited to the quota of Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • He died on 27 Apr 1864 of wounds. He was 22 years old.
  • In Aug 1865 Hannah P. Tozier received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his mother, received certificate number 161712 (date is difficult to read.)
  • On 24 Oct 1865, John F. Tozier, his nephew, son of brother Charles, was named for John F. Tozier.
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2016

Alfred Moulton Trask

b. 25 January 1840, d. 26 December 1903
  • Father: Alfred Trask b. 7 Dec 1811, d. 2 Jan 1891
  • Mother: Mary Jane Blackley b. 13 Jul 1820, d. 8 Jun 1872
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Alfred Moulton Trask was born on 25 Jan 1840 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Alfred Trask and Mary Jane Blackley.
  • Alfred was educated at New London Academy, New Hampshire.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Alfred Trask and Mary Jane Blackley in the 1860 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1860 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alfred Trask, 40, trader, $14000 real estate, $5000 personal estate, b. NH
    Nancy J., 40, b. VT
    **Alfred M., 20, butcher, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Julia A., 18
    Chas W., 16
    Mary C., 14
    Sarah B., 9
    Nancy C., 7
    Geo. C., 12
    Henry W., 3
    Frank B., 1.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Alfred gave his occupation as Butcher.
  • In 1861 Alfred was living at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Jan 1861 Alfred Moulton Trask, 20, married Mary K. Griffin, daughter of Joseph Griffin Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Jackson, at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Alfred M. Trask mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • On 13 Nov 1862 Alfred ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Washington, DC, by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 1677426.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Alfred Trask and Mary Jane Blackley in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1870 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Trask, Alfred, 59, butcher, retired, 20,000 real estate, 35,000 personal estate, b. NH
    ---, Mary J., 56, b. NH
    **---, Alfred M., 30, dealer in cattle, 1000 personal estate, b. MA
    ---, Mary K., 26, b. MA (his wife)
    ---, Sarah B., 19, b. MA
    ---, Henry W., 13
    ---, Frank E., 11
    ---, Mary E., 21
    ---, Frank W., 6/12, b. MA.
  • Before 1872 Mary K. Griffin, his wife, died apparently.
  • In 1872 Alfred Moulton Trask married Hattie A. McCuaig at Presbyterian Saint Paul, Montreal, Canada.
  • Alfred Moulton Trask and Hattie A. McCuaig were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Trask, Alfred A., Jr., 40, butcher, b. MA
    ---, Hattie, 34, wife, b. Canada
    ---, Julia, 7, daur, b. MA
    ---, Edith, 5, daur, b. MA.
  • On 28 Apr 1892 Alfred and Hattie's daughter, Edith Moulton Trask married Frank A. White at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 Nov 1903 Alfred and Hattie's daughter, Edith Moulton Trask married William Edward Hamlin at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Alfred Moulton Trask died on 26 Dec 1903 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 63 years, 11 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried on 29 Dec 1903 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Section C, Lot 19, Grave 6.
  • On 24 Feb 1904 Hattie A. Trask received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Alfred's service; his wife, received certificate number 577786.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Hattie A. McCuaig in the 1920 US Federal Census on 14 Jan 1920 at Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as:
    Trask, Hattie, 72, married second, emmig 1872, b. Canada
    ---, Julia A., daur, 46, single, b. MA.
  • Alfred's wife, Hattie A. McCuaig, died and was buried in Oct 1937 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, Section C, Lot 19, Grave 3 at age 90 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary K. Griffin b. between 1842 - 1843, d. before 1872

Family 2: Hattie A. McCuaig b. Nov 1846, d. 17 Oct 1937

  • Julia Ann Trask b. 6 Jun 1873, d. 24 May 1954
  • Edith Moulton Trask b. 21 Jul 1875

Nathan F. Travis

b. 1831, d. 4 October 1861
  • Father: James Travis b. 25 Jan 1801, d. 25 Nov 1860
  • Mother: Nancy Foster b. 4 Dec 1792, d. 17 Dec 1879
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Nathan F. Travis was born about in 1831 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of James Travis and Nancy Foster.
  • On 8 Feb 1856 Nathan F. Travis married Nancy E. Brown, 15, daughter of Jacob Brown and Ruby Farnum, at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Nathan F. Travis was enumerated in the household of James Travis and Nancy Foster in the 1860 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1860 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Travis, 59, farmer, b. NH
    Nancy, 60, b. MA
    Nathan F., Travis, 29, cordwainer, b. NH
    Nancy E., 19, b. MA
    James F. (sic), 3, b. MA
    Ida M., 1, b. MA.
  • On 25 Nov 1860 his father, James Travis, died at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 59.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Nathan gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1861 Nathan was living at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Nathan F. Travis mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 30 years old.
  • He died on 4 Oct 1861 at Poolesville, Maryland, of disease. He was 30 years old.
  • On 14 May 1862 Nancy E. Travis received a pension to surviving family member based on Nathan's service; his wife, received certificate number 21729.
  • In 1865 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, a guardianship hearing was held concerning Nathan's three children.
  • On 17 Sep 1865 Nathan's widow, Nancy E. Brown remarried to Samuel W. Holt at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 16 Oct 1865 Samuel W. Holt made application for a pension as guardian to Nathan's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 71313.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Samuel W. Holt and Nancy E. Brown in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Holt, Samuel W., 44, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Nancy E., 29
    Travis, Nathan F., 13
    ---, Ida M., 11
    ---, Arthur, 8
    Holt, Maria F., 5
    in same two-family house:
    Travis, Nancy, 77
    Holt, Abbie E., 3/12
    Eames, Leonard T., 15, farm hand.
  • On 26 Feb 1881 Nathan and Nancy's daughter, Ida Travis married James Kallitt at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Nancy E. Holt was enumerated as the widow of Nathan F. Travis, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as being his "former widow."
  • On 23 Feb 1903 Nathan and Nancy's son, Arthur Travis married Ella R. Allen at Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the third for her.
  • Nancy, his wife, outlived Nathan and died on 23 Jun 1906 at North Reading, Middlesex County, New Hampshire, at age 65.
  • Last Edited: 2 Dec 2014

Family: Nancy E. Brown b. 17 Jul 1840, d. 23 Jun 1906

  • James F. Travis b. between 1856 - 1857
  • Madera Ida Travis b. 1 Jan 1859
  • Arthur Travis b. Aug 1861, d. 21 Sep 1927

William Miller Trescott

b. 21 December 1842, d. 6 September 1864
  • Father: Jeral Trescott b. 1804, d. 24 Feb 1882
  • Mother: Betsey Lorenza Tuller b. 27 Jul 1812, d. 18 Jun 1899
  • Company: I
  • William Miller Trescott was born on 21 Dec 1842 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, son of Jeral Trescott and Betsey Lorenza Tuller.
  • William Miller Trescott was enumerated in the household of Jeral Trescott and Betsey Lorenza Tuller in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Brownington, Orleans County, Vermont, probably as follows:
    Jeral Trescott, 55, farmer, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Betsey, 46
    **William, 17
    Malinda, 15
    Ellen, 14
    Jane, 13
    Marcellus, 11
    Rosetta, 9
    Almira, 7
    Henry, 5
    Luna, 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 William was living at Brownington, Orleans County, Vermont, according to the MASSCW.
  • In 1864 William was living at Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 9 Mar 1864 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner taken prisoner.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Miller Trescott was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 6 Sep 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 21 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 7996.
  • On 24 Sep 1875 Betsey L. Trescott received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother, received certificate number 189376.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

John Q. A. Tripp

b. 19 December 1843, d. 19 March 1865

John Q. A. Tripp
  • Father: John Lagmaid Tripp b. 1801
  • Mother: Nancy Adams b. 1800, d. 11 Aug 1847
  • Company: A
  • John Q. A. Tripp was born on 19 Dec 1843 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of John Lagmaid Tripp and Nancy Adams.
  • On 11 Aug 1847 his mother, Nancy Adams, died at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Feb 1849 John's widowed father, John Lagmaid Tripp, remarried to Nancy G. Wilson at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • John Q. A. Tripp was enumerated in the household of John Lagmaid Tripp and Nancy G. Wilson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John L. Tripp, 49, b. NH
    Nancy G., 40, b. NH (his step-mother)
    William A., 20, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Leland, 19
    Osmond, 16
    Edward, 12
    **J. Q. A., 7
    Hannah, 47, b. Canada.
  • 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 as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 John was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 John was wounded in the head.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Q. A. Tripp was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 Nov 1863 John was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 12 May 1864 John was taken prisoner at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
  • John Q. A. Tripp was mentioned in a journal written by George W. Farr covering the dates from 3 May 1864 to 22 May 1865, detailing his prison experiences. Provided courtesey of Ryan M. Cooper.
  • On 3 Feb 1865, Samuel Wallace Armington was reported as a released prisoner bringing news of other prisoners:
    From Southern Prisons
    S. W. Armington of Rutland, Mass., a released prisoner who was for more than a year an inmate of the rebel prisons at Belle Island, Andersonville, Charlston and Florence reports the following Massachusetts soldiers as having died in prison:
    At Richmond: Henry Frissell, Co. G, 15th Regiment; John Savage, 25th regiment.
    At Andersonville: Walter Stetson, Co. G. 15th regiment.
    At Millen: C. A. Gleason, Co. D, 15th regiment.
    Left in prison at Florence and well: Sergt. James Comrie, Co. E., Sergt. Tripp, Co. A, Sergt Cummings, Co. C, Corp. George Farr, Co. D., C. A. Green, Co. D, all of the 15th regiment.
    at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Mar 1865, John was exchanged from prisoner status.
  • He died on 19 Mar 1865 at Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, unmarried, of pneumonia. He was 21 years and 3 months old.
  • On 22 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John and Charles A. Green were mentioned as "among the paroled prisoners arrived at Annapolis."
  • Sgt. John A. Tripp was buried on 23 Mar 1865 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with full military honors, Plot: Section 1, Lot 151.
  • In 1888, John was included on p. 98 of the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows:
    Sgt. John Q. A. Tripp was in seventeen battles. He was wounded at Gettysburg, captured at Petersburg, taken to Andersonville, parolled, entered our lines exhausted by starvation, cold, and sickness, and died in a Baltimore hospital, Mar. 19th, 1864. He was buried with military honors at Leominster, March 23d, 1864.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2016

Charles Avery Trowbridge

b. 12 June 1826, d. 18 October 1889
  • Father: Phineas Trowbridge b. 2 Sep 1775, d. 19 Apr 1834
  • Mother: Rebecca Nutting b. 1784, d. 16 Mar 1866
  • Company: C
  • Charles Avery Trowbridge was born on 12 Jun 1826 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Phineas Trowbridge and Rebecca Nutting.
  • On 19 Apr 1834 his father, Phineas Trowbridge, died at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • On 9 May 1849 Charles Avery Trowbridge, 22, married Harriet Tuttle, 22, daughter of William Amos Tuttle and Prudence Marshall, at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.
  • Before 1861 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Avery Trowbridge as a resident, was a member of "The Clinton Guards."
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • From the Trowbridge Genealogy --
    "Charles A. Trowbridge was a comb maker by trade and settled in Leominster, Mass. He removed to Northborough, Mass., about 1860. "
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as comb-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years and 1 month old.
  • Charles Avery Trowbridge and William Henry Trowbridge, the 4th cousins, descendants of Thomas TROWBRIDGE, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 22 Jul 1862 Phineas Parker Trowbridge his brother, enlisted at Pepperell, Mass., in Company E, 33d Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 28 Aug 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 10 Mar 1864, Charles also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. "G."
  • He ended his service with the 57th by mustering out on 10 Jun 1865.
  • From the Trowbridge Genealogy --
    "After leaving the army he returned to his home in Northborough. Some years later he moved back to Leominster, where he lived the remainder of his life."
  • On 16 Mar 1866 his mother, Rebecca Nutting, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 Charles Avery Trowbridge was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Mar 1874, and received certificate number 166559.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Eliza Ann Trowbridge in the 1880 US Federal Census in 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he lives with his widowed sister, Eliza A. GOULD, and works in a comb shop. He is enumerated as "married", but his wife is not present. Also enumerated -- Frank AMES, divorced, 37, b. MA, who also works in the comb shop.
  • At the civil session of police court, today, the case of Charles A. Trowbridge of Leominster against his son, Henry H. Trowbridge, was tried. The plaintiff claims that his son received and retained $100 of his pension money. The defendant claims in set-off that the plaintiff owes him $104 for money loaned at various times and for the support of the plaintiff and his children. The plaintiff claims that the money was obtained while he was not in his right mind, and stated that for several months he was not in his right mind. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 25 Sept 1880.)
  • On 16 Nov 1886 Charles and Harriet's daughter, Minnie Wyoma Trowbridge married Edward Russell Tisdale at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Sep 1889 Charles and Harriet's daughter, Nellie May Trowbridge married Albert E. Wilbur at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Avery Trowbridge died on 18 Oct 1889 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "paralysis of the heart" at age 63.
  • He was buried in Oct 1889 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 1, Lot 239.
  • Harriet Tuttle received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 264221.
  • Harriet, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 26 Apr 1894 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Harriet Tuttle b. 17 Nov 1826, d. 26 Apr 1894

  • Charles Cleavland Trowbridge b. 4 Jul 1850
  • Eugenie Maria Trowbridge b. 10 Oct 1852
  • Helen Eliza Trowbridge b. 17 Oct 1854, d. 6 Oct 1855
  • Henry Hire Trowbridge b. 8 Mar 1857
  • Harriet Catherine Trowbridge b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 27 Aug 1862
  • Nellie May Trowbridge b. 9 Apr 1866, d. 14 Nov 1937
  • Minnie Wyoma Trowbridge b. 17 Apr 1868