Henry Appleton Waters

b. 2 July 1840, d. 31 May 1865
  • Father: Dwight Waters b. 17 Aug 1808, d. 10 Aug 1893
  • Mother: Sarah Ann Dearborn b. 21 Nov 1803, d. 9 Apr 1875
  • Company: D
  • Henry Appleton Waters was born on 2 Jul 1840 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dwight Waters and Sarah Ann Dearborn.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as cabinet-maker.
  • On 19 May 1861 Henry's sister, Anna Maria Waters, married Edwin White at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 10 days old.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Henry Appleton Waters 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, Henry Appleton Waters was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 2 Sep 1862, Samuel Dwight Waters, his brother, was enlisted in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry, Co. D, and mustered out 20 August 1863 at Reedville, MA.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 28 Apr 1864, Henry also served in the 10th Massachusetts Unattached Infantry Company.
  • He ended his service with the 10th Massachusetts on 8 Aug 1864.
  • He died on 31 May 1865 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever. He was 24 years, 10 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1865 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Nov 1870 Henry's sister, Lucy Jane Waters, married Melville Elias Hudson at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Aug 1890 Dwight Waters applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Henry's service; his blind father, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Dwight, his father, outlived Henry and died on 10 Aug 1893 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2016

Simeon Henry Waters

b. 13 April 1841, d. 13 December 1902
  • Father: Simeon Sylvester Waters b. 6 Apr 1810, d. 26 Oct 1891
  • Mother: Catherine M. Stone b. 1820, d. 10 Jan 1852
  • Company: E
  • Simeon Henry Waters was born on 13 Apr 1841 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Simeon Sylvester Waters and Catherine M. Stone.
  • On 10 Jan 1852 his mother, Catherine M. Stone, died.
  • Simeon's widowed father, Simeon Sylvester Waters, remarried to Eliza Jane Marcellus.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Simeon gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Simeon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 29 days old.
  • On 25 Sep 1861 Simeon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 4 Aug 1862, Lyman Sylvester Waters and Edward A. Waters, his brothers, served in the the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E.
  • Starting 2 Jan 1864, Trueman Bradley Waters, his brother, served in the the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E.
  • On 16 Feb 1864 his brother, Trueman Bradley Waters, died at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, at age 17 of disease.
  • On 24 Oct 1867 Simeon Henry Waters, 26, married Mary Parker Hemscome, 25, daughter of Alby C. Hemscome and Mary Ann [--?--], at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events was mentioned as having attended the fifth reunion of company E:
    The fifth annaual reunion of Co. E. 15th regiment Mass. vols. was held in Oxford Friday, the 28th of June. Twenty of the old members were present. Incidents of the war veterans were recalled affording much pleasure. An excellent diner was furnished by A. B. yeomans. A pleasant hour was passed in a call on Hon. Alexander DeWitt the following officers were elected for the year ensueing; president, B. B. Vassal; Vice Prsedents, Marquis E. Steere, Simeon H. Waters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball, Wm. Y. Woodbury. Adjourned to meet in Oxford June 28, 1873. There have died from the company’s number during the year: Lieut J.M. Norcross, in Sutton March 20th 1872; Chas. H. Beatty, in Worcester March 6th, 1873; Cyrus J. Dodd, in Boston, March 3d, 1871.
  • On 27 Jun 1873 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Reunions Sammel-Events attended a meeting of the Co. E association:
    The sixth annual meeting of Co. E Association, 15th regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, DeWitt guards, was held in Oxford, Saturday, it being the anniversary of the departure of the company from the town to go into camp. The officers chosen for the ensuing year as as follows:
    President, B. B. Vassall; Vice Presidents, M. E. Steere and S. H. Walters; Secretary and Treasurer, L. E. Thayer; Directors, A. B. Yeomans, Henry J. Ball and Wm. Y. Woodbury. The meeting, after the election of officers, adjourned to meet in Oxford, June 27, 1874.
  • In 1879 Simeon was living at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Simeon Henry Waters was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 22 May 1889, but no certificate number is given.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 26 Oct 1891 his father, Simeon Sylvester Waters, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81.
  • Simeon Henry Waters and Mary Parker Hemscome were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where their only child, age 24, lives with them.
  • Simeon Henry Waters died on 13 Dec 1902 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years and 8 months old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1902 at Dell Park Cemetery, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jan 1903 Mary Parker Hemscome received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Simeon's service; made application number 777591, but no certificate is given.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Simeon and died on 20 Oct 1918 at age 76.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Simeon E. Waters was mentioned as "missing" at the 60th reunion of Company I. (click icon to read.)
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Parker Hemscome b. Jan 1842, d. 20 Oct 1918

  • Arthur Hamilton Waters b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 23 Oct 1948

William Gardner Waters

b. 14 August 1838, d. 27 April 1917
  • Father: George Washington Waters b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Mother: Sarah Forbes Forbush b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Company: B
  • William Gardner Waters was born on 14 Aug 1838 at Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine, son of George Washington Waters and Sarah Forbes Forbush.
  • William Gardner Waters was not enumerated in the household of George Washington Waters and Sarah Forbes Forbush in the 1850 US Federal Census in Jun 1850 at Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine, as:
    WATERS, George, 52, carpet manufacturer, b. MA
    ---- Sarah F., 52, b. MA
    ---- Sarah E., 14, b. ME
    **---- William G., 13, b. ME
    WATERS, John H., 25, Weaver, b. MA
    ---- Francis A., 21, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as no occupation given in Ford's history.

  • On 24 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Commissary Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine. He was 22 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Gardner Waters was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 27 Oct 1862 William was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 14 Mar 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Gardner Waters was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 7 Sep 1864 William Gardner Waters, 26, married Louisa F. Towle, 18, daughter of John D. Towle and Cordelia L. [--?--], at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Gardner Waters and Louisa F. Towle were divorced.
  • Between 1879 - 1880 William Gardner Waters married Minnie A. [--?--] at California (Note: the 1880 census states that Minnie was married within the year, and indications are that daughter Edith was hers by a previous marriage. )
  • William Gardner Waters and Minnie A. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Waters, Wm. G., 41, boarder, married, pressman, b. ME (sic)
    ---, Minnie, 40, boarder, married within the year, b. MA (sic)
    ---, Edith, 7, b. CA
    along with 11 other boarders in the lodging house of Mrs. M. R. Wilson, 61, of MA.
  • William Gardner Waters made application for a veteran's pension in May 1886, and received certificate number 1098111.
  • In 1887 William bought one half of San Miguel Island, one of the Northern Channel islands, off the coast of Southern California for $10,000. (Note: this island is a very remote windswept island that today is a 3 hr power launch ride from Ventura harbor.)
  • In 1888 William moved his wife, adopted daughter, maid and ranch hands to the island and began ranching.
  • In 1889 Minnie A. [--?--], his wife, died at California.
  • In 1896, William was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" which says he was "on the rolls as of Gorham, ME, but comissioned as from Clinton."
  • In 1897 William formed the San Miguel Island Company with the assistance of investors.
  • William's wife, Louisa F. Towle, died and was buried in Nov 1902 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 56 years and 2 months.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 William Gardner Waters wrote a letter to be read at the reunion of Company B.
  • In 1906 William was living at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Gardner Waters 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.)
  • William Gardner Waters was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, William Gardner Waters attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • In 1908 William and investor Elias Beckman became involved in a lawsuit which resulted in the U.S. Government exercising its right of ownership to San Miguel Island.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, as:
    Waters. William G., 71, widower, b. ME (of MA parents). He is a stock man raising sheep.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Gardner Waters attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 27 Apr 1917 at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. He was 78 years, 8 months and 13 days old.
  • He left a will on 10 May 1917 which was probated in at California.
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2016

Family 1: Louisa F. Towle b. 28 Aug 1846, d. 1 Nov 1902

  • Charles Durant Waters b. 28 Jul 1866, d. 24 Jun 1936

Family 2: Minnie A. [--?--] b. 1838, d. 1889

  • Edith Waters b. between 1872 - 1873

Thomas Wathey

b. 2 February 1841, d. 3 March 1907
  • Father: Thomas Wathey d. before 1861
  • Mother: Mary Campbell b. Jan 1822, d. 4 Feb 1870
  • Company: H
  • Thomas Wathey was born on 2 Feb 1841 at Londonderry, Antrim, Northern Ireland, son of Thomas Wathey and Mary Campbell.
  • Thomas Wathey emigrated in 1859 from Ireland to America, according to the 1900 census.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years, 5 months and 10 days old.
  • Thomas Wathey and James S. Flanigan, future in-laws, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Wathey was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 23 Nov 1861 Thomas Wathey, 20, married Harriet Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Lewis Smith and Eunice Hagar Sawtell, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 Oct 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the 6th U. S. Cavalery.

  • Starting 24 Oct 1862, Thomas also served in the 6th Cavalry Regiment, Regular Army, Company M.
  • On 8 Feb 1864, Thomas was reenlisted in the 6th Cavalry.
  • Thomas Wathey married Mariatta Clark, daughter of Willis B. Clark and Emily Z. Pierce.
  • Thomas Wathey ended his service with the 6th Cavalry Regiment by desertion according to the MASSCW on 23 Jul 1866.
  • He and Mariatta Clark were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia, as:
    Thos Wathy, M, 28, b. Virginia
    Mary E Wathy, F, 28, Virginia.
  • Thomas Wathey and Mariatta Clark were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Stonewall Twp., Frederick County, Virginia, as:
    Wathey, Thomas, 35, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Marietta, 34, wife, b. VA
    ---, Thomas N., 9, son, b. VA
    ---, Riece, 5, son, b. VA
    ---, Hunter, 2, son, b. VA.
  • Thomas Wathey was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Shawnee (Winchester), Frederick County, Virginia, citing service in the 2nd U. S. Cavalry, and giving his service dates as 1858 to 1866, noting that he was wounded in the side.
  • He made application at Virginia for a veteran's pension on 25 Jul 1892, and received certificate number 1,129,950, citing his service in the 15th Mass, 6th US Cav, and "Old War".
  • Thomas's wife, Mariatta Clark, died and was buried in Oct 1898 at German Lutheran Church Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, at age 53 years and 9 months.
  • Thomas Wathey was enumerated in the household of Thomas Norvel Wathey and Lulu Dunlap in the 1900 US Federal Census in 1900 at Gore, Frederick County, Virginia, as:
    Norvil Worthy (sic), 28, b. Nov 1871 farmer
    Lula Worthy, 28, wife, b. Dec 1871, no children
    Thomas Worthy, 59, father, b. Feb 1841, farm labor.
  • Thomas Wathey died on 3 Mar 1907 at Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia. He was 66 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • An obituary for Thomas Wathey was published as follows: From the "Evening Star," Winchester, VA, 4 March 1907:
    Thos. Wathey Dead; Just Got Pension

    Mr. Thomas Wathey, a well-known and highly-respected citizen of Winchester, who had made this city his home ever since the Civil War, passed away about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning at his home on North Kent street, near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad passenger station, after a brief illness of pleurisy, aged 66 years.
    During the Civil War he served in the Union Army and was severely wounded in the Sheridan campaign in the Valley of Virginia.
    Mr. Wathey was one of that noted soldier's couriers in the Valley campaign and consequently saw practically all of the destruction wrought by the Sheridan forces.
    For many years Mr. Wathey is said to have struggled to obtain a proper adjustment of the pension matters, and less than a month ago he received about $1,100 back pay and a liberal pension, only to be taken ill and die.
    Mr. Wathey was born in the northern part of Ireland on February 2, 1841, and came to this country when about six years of age.
    He was a member of the Masonic fraternity in Winchester before and during the Civil Waqr, but it is understood that he has not been affiliated Masonically for many years.
    A few years ago his wife died. She was a sister of Mrs. F. J. Noonan, Mrs. Jacob Hillyard, Mrs. Sirother Shull, Mrs. Lewis Rarferd and the late Mrs. Alberta Ritter, all of Winchester.
    Mr. Wathey leaves four sons, Thomas, Pierce, Norval and Hunter Wathey, all of this city.
    His funeral will take place ... and interment will be in Mount Hebron (sic) Cemetery.
  • He was buried in Mar 1907 at German Lutheran Church Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family 1: Harriet Elizabeth Smith b. between 1839 - 1840

Family 2: Mariatta Clark b. 24 Dec 1844, d. 29 Oct 1898

  • James H. Wathey b. 11 Jun 1866, d. 17 Jun 1866
  • Virginia C. Wathey b. 4 Jun 1867, d. 28 Jul 1868
  • John E. Wathey b. 6 Sep 1869, d. 13 Jul 1870
  • Thomas Norvel Wathey b. 9 Nov 1871, d. 28 Dec 1925
  • Manderville Pierce Wathey b. 1 Sep 1875, d. 17 Nov 1944
  • Hunter Clark Wathey b. 13 Apr 1878, d. 9 Mar 1936
  • Holmes Wathey b. 16 Jan 1881, d. 13 Aug 1881

Francis Myron Watkins

b. 25 July 1841, d. 3 September 1933
  • Father: Riley Watkins b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 29 Jul 1884
  • Mother: Almira Matthews b. 1812, d. 9 Sep 1847
  • Company: I
  • Francis Myron Watkins was born on 25 Jul 1841 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, son of Riley Watkins and Almira Matthews.
  • On 9 Sep 1847 his mother, Almira Matthews, died at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Myron Watkins was enumerated in the household of Riley Watkins in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riley Watkins, 45, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lydia Mechan, 71
    Jane M. Watkins,
    Sarah E.,
    Eliza A., 12
    **Francis M., 9
    Miriam T., 5.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Oct 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 3 months and 5 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Francis was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the arm.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Myron Watkins was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 5 Dec 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • Starting 20 Jul 1864, Francis also served in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, Company H.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Massachusetts Infantry on 10 Nov 1864.
  • Francis Myron Watkins married Elizabeth Isabelle Crosby, daughter of Archibald Crosby and Artentia Normena Day, at Malta, DeKalb County, Illinois.
  • Francis Myron Watkins made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Jun 1879, and received certificate number 317866.
  • He and Elizabeth Isabelle Crosby were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Franklin, DeKalb County, Illinois, as:
    Watkinson (sic), F. M., 39, butcher, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Belle, 30, wife, b. VT (fath b. Scot, mor b. NY)
    ---, Harry, 7, son, b. Ill
    ---, William, 5, son, b. Ill
    ---, Pearl, 2, daur, b. Ill
    ---, F. M., 2/12, daur, b. Mar, b. Ill.
  • Francis Myron Watkins and Elizabeth Isabelle Crosby were divorced before 1885 apparently.
  • In 1885 Francis's former wife, Elizabeth Isabelle Crosby remarried Dr. William Raymond Shinn possibly in Chenoa, Mclean, Illinois.
  • Francis's daughter, Frances May Watkins married Byron Sarver Borton.
  • On 5 Jun 1907 Francis's daughter, Alice Pearl Watkins married George Edwin Read at Chenoa, Mclean County, Illinois.
  • Francis Myron Watkins was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Polkton, Ottawa County, Michigan, as:
    Watkins, Francis M., 69, married 19 years, b. MA, farmer
    Thompson, Ella, Housekeeper, 38, widow who has lost both her children, b. Ireland, servant.
  • He was enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 11 Apr 1930 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Watkins, Francis M., 88, divorced, b. MA, retired
    Thompson, Ella, Housekeeper, 60, widow, b. Ireland, servant.
  • He died on 3 Sep 1933 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was 92 years, 1 month and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1933 at Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2016

Family: Elizabeth Isabelle Crosby b. 22 Sep 1850, d. 21 May 1948

  • Harry Crosby Watkins b. 8 May 1873, d. 10 Jul 1953
  • William Wallace Watkins b. 29 Jul 1875, d. 26 Jan 1937
  • Alice Pearl Watkins b. 17 Dec 1877, d. 29 Jan 1934
  • Frances May Watkins b. 27 Mar 1880, d. 14 Nov 1970
  • Raymond Edward Watkins b. 7 Jun 1882, d. 7 Jul 1945

Charles Henry Watson

b. 12 March 1824, d. 6 January 1892

Capt. Charles H. Watson
  • Father: John Watson
  • Mother: Nancy Grillow
  • Company: E
  • Charles Henry Watson was born on 12 Mar 1824 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Watson and Nancy Grillow, (according to his pension file, though no primary documentation has been found.)
  • Research note: NEED record of his birth. His enlistment paper of 31 March 1863 states he was born in New Braintree, MA. His death certificate makes the same claim. No record has been found to date (2007.)
  • Starting May 1840, Charles also served in the regular army, having enlisted.
  • In Jun 1840, Charles was assigned to Battery F, 1st Regiment, of the U. S. Artillery.
  • In Jan 1841 Charles was promoted to Corporal at Hancock Barracks, Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine.
  • In Feb 1842, Charles was reduced to private for reasons that remain unclear.
  • In 1842, at Fort Adams, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Charles was reassigned.
  • On 20 Mar 1842 Charles's sister, Frances Elizabeth Watson, married William Slocum Hall at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 20 Oct 1844 Charles Henry Watson, 20, married Jane Elizabeth Prior, daughter of John Perior and Rebecca [--?--], at Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.
  • In 1845 Charles re-enlisted as a member of the 1st Artillery Band in which he played the "bombadoon", a type of brass horn.
  • In May 1846, at Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, Charles was transferred to the staging point for General Winfield Scott's Mexican campaign.
  • In 1850 Charles Henry Watson was Shoemaker.
  • He and Jane Elizabeth Prior were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 12 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Henry Watson and Jane Elizabeth Prior appeared on the census of 4 Sep 1855 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles H Watson, 30, shoemaker, b. MA
    Jane E., 32, b. England
    Henrieta F., 10, b. RI
    Laura J., 7, b. FL
    Everline F., 5, b. MA
    Rosalise M., 2, b. MA
    Lieula M., 1, b. MA.
  • On 30 Aug 1858 Jane Elizabeth Prior, his wife, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "abortion" (i.e. miscarriage.)
  • Jessie F. Watson, his daughter, was legally adopted by Freeman Henry CLARK at the time of her mother's death, and her name was changed.
  • Charles Henry Watson was enumerated in the household of Joseph Jennison Jr. and Henrietta Seagrave Tiffany in the 1860 US Federal Census on 23 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Jennison was a farmer living in Oxford, MA, with his wife and daughter.
    At that time, Charles H. Watson, who would become Captain of Co. E the following year, was living with the Jennisons.
    It would be Capt. Watson's duty to certify his friend's death at Balls Bluff 18 months later.
    Also living in the Jennison home was one Luther Bacon, age 75, possibly a relative of the Charles A. Bacon of Co. E, 15th MVI.
    Unknown if there is any Watson familial relationship to the Bacons or Jennisons.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • On 19 Jan 1861 Charles and Jane's daughter, Henriette Mary Watson married John D. Whitney at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriahge for both.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Captain, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 4 months and 20 days old.
  • Charles Henry Watson and William Slocum Hall, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 10 Aug 1861 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • Andrew Jackson Bartholomew wrote a letter, which was published in the Southbridge Journal , on 2 Oct 1861 from Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning Charles Henry Watson, as follows.
  • After the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Ithiel Johnson wrote the following about Capt. C. H. Watson:
    During the next few days, a number of the missing managed to find their way back to camp, among these came Capt. Watson, who I was so delighted to see. Capt. Watson, a man weighing about 210 pounds, was forced to hide out between the floor timbers of an old mill when he was over taken by the enemy. He hid there motionless for 24 hours; he said once the enemy came into the old mill and ate their breakfast, and he could plainly hear their talk as they gloried over their victory.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in dispatches or (not necessarily correctly) among the casualties of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 12 Feb 1862 Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in the Worcester Spy (Volume 91 #7) as follows:
    Furlough - The Fifteenth:---Major J. Kimball, of Fitchburg, Capt. Watson of the Oxford company, and Capt. Philbrick of the Northbridge company, of the fifteenth, are at home, on a short furlough. They report matters all right at Poolesville. Lieut. Jorgensen has recruited 67 men for this regiment since the first of January, who will start from Camp Cameron for Poolesville, this afternoon.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 Charles was wounded at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, in the thigh.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 6 Jul 1862, mentioning Charles Henry Watson, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 9 Jul 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles Henry Watson was included on a list of sick and wounded on board the Knickerbocker, arrived at Old Point from James River, July 6, bound to New York and Philadelphia.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles was mentioned:
    Oxford News Extract
    Capt. Charles H. Watson, who has been here recovering from a wound in the thigh, intends to join his regiment on the Pensula next week. He intends to take with him about fifty recruits.
  • On 21 Jan 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation and discharge.

  • Starting 31 Mar 1863, Charles also served in the 1st Batallion Heavy Artillery as 1st Sergeant.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 27 Apr 1863 Charles Henry Watson, 39, married Annie Mary Hooker, 29, daughter of Liberty Hooker and Mary Harriet Prescot, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Aug 1864 Charles was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 28 Feb 1865 Charles and Jane's daughter, L. J. E. Watson married Wilson Albert Cleveland at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Henry Watson ended his service with 1st Bn. Heavy Arty, Company F as a 2nd Lieutenant on 28 Jun 1865.
  • He and Annie Mary Hooker were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Feb 1874 Charles and Jane's daughter, Rosalia Maria Watson married Edward Geary at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Henry Watson made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Apr 1874.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Annie Mary Hooker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles H. WATSON, 46, b. MA, Occ: Shoe Maker, Fa: b. RI, Mo: CT
    Marry A., Wife, 46, b. MA
    Charles F., Son, 11, b. MA
    Author M., Son, 10, b. MA
    Willie F., Son, 4, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Watson attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • About 1890 Charles had his photo taken. (click icon to view.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, as Captain.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 Charles Henry Watson was remembered at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He died on 6 Jan 1892 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, (Click icon to read his obituary in the Webster Times.) He was 67 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
  • Two other obituaries were also published in the area. (Click icon to read them.)
  • He was buried in Jan 1892 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 Charles Henry Watson was remembered at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as one of the deceased.
  • On 14 Dec 1898 Charles and Jane's daughter, Jessie F. Watson married Henry Cheney Lowell, another former member of the 15th Massachusetts, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, her father also being a former member of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Annie, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 25 Apr 1918 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family 1: Jane Elizabeth Prior b. 1824, d. 30 Aug 1858

  • Henriette Mary Watson b. May 1845, d. after 1920
  • Laura Jane Watson b. 5 Aug 1847, d. 5 Jul 1937
  • Eveline Frances Watson b. 3 Aug 1850
  • Rosalia Maria Watson b. 10 Aug 1852, d. after Jan 1892
  • Luella Mabel Watson b. 4 Aug 1854, d. 31 Mar 1934
  • Jessie F. Watson b. 27 Jul 1856, d. 4 Mar 1926

Family 2: Annie Mary Hooker b. 7 Feb 1834, d. 25 Apr 1918

  • Harry Prescott Watson b. 22 Dec 1866, d. 22 Dec 1866
  • Charles Frederick Watson b. 29 Dec 1868
  • Arthur Sutter Watson b. 3 Dec 1869, d. 1 Jun 1937
  • Leon Virgil Watson b. 20 Jul 1871, d. 14 Apr 1872
  • William Fletcher Watson b. 12 Jul 1874, d. after Apr 1930

George Henry Watson

b. 11 June 1842, d. 16 May 1898
  • Father: Samuel Baldwin Watson b. 1 Aug 1818, d. 6 Dec 1869
  • Mother: Olive Daniels Lawrence b. 12 Jul 1813, d. 8 Jul 1854
  • Company: A
  • George Henry Watson was born on 11 Jun 1842 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Baldwin Watson and Olive Daniels Lawrence.
  • On 8 Jul 1854 his mother, Olive Daniels Lawrence, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • George Henry Watson was enumerated in the household of Samuel Baldwin Watson in the State census in 1855 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel B Watson, 36, farmer, b. MA
    Lucy A., 38, b. CT
    **George H., 14, b MA
    Walter J., 9, b MA
    Granville L., 6, b MA
    Arthur H., 4, b MA
    Mary E Clapp, 2, b MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Henry Watson was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Henry Watson was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Henry Watson was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George Henry Watson was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 George was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 5 Jan 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps. (The 1870 roster mentions only transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which was probably only a paper transfer.)

  • Starting 6 Jan 1864, George also served in the 6th V. R. C., Company G.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Their Sammel-Events and George H. Watson, appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company A.
  • He ended his service on 6 Aug 1864 at Washington, DC.
  • He made application at Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, for a veteran's pension on 18 Jun 1866, and received certificate number 79829.
  • On 14 Nov 1867 George Henry Watson, 25, married Maria J. Bullard, 30, daughter of Lyman F. Bolster and Elvira Maria Glazier, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first (sic) marriage for both, according to the marriage registration. (Note: she was the widow of Francis Bullard who was KIA at Chantilly, VA, in 1862 with the 21st Massachusetts Infantry.)
  • George Henry Watson and Louise Maria Bolster were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, as:
    Geo H. Watson, 28, repairing RR cars, b. MA (as were all)
    Louisa, 30
    Frank, 6.
  • George Henry Watson and Louise Maria Bolster were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Atchison City, Atchison County, Kansas, as:
    Watson, George H., 42, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Louise M., 43, wife, b. MA
    ---, Frank, 16, son, b. MA.
  • On 18 Jul 1895, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Leavenworth, Kansas, George was admitted, giving his wife Laura M. Watson, his wife as next-of-kin.
  • He died on 16 May 1898 at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, of malaria, while on furlough from the Soldiers' Home. He was 55 years, 11 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1898 at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.
  • On 16 Jan 1899 Louise M. J. Watson applied for a pension to surviving family member, Kansas, based on George's service; his wife, with application number 690319, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 2 Apr 1902 at Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, Louise Maria Bolster applied to have her pension from the service of Francis Bullard reinstated.
  • Louise, his wife, outlived George and died in 1918.
  • George's wife, Louise Maria Bolster, died and was buried in 1918 at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, Sec 73 at age 81 years.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2015

Family: Louise Maria Bolster b. 29 Nov 1836, d. 1918

  • Frank Watson b. 14 Sep 1862, d. 6 Jun 1954

Charles P. Webber

b. April 1842, d. 1 September 1906
  • Father: Joseph B. Webber b. 24 Sep 1811, d. 27 Oct 1887
  • Mother: Charlotte Hill b. 1810, d. 28 Nov 1881
  • Company: F
  • Charles P. Webber was born in Apr 1842 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph B. Webber and Charlotte Hill.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 16 Jan 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 9 months old.
  • On 15 Nov 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Nov 1862, and received certificate number 363896.
  • Starting 4 Dec 1863, Charles also served in the 2nd MA Heavy Artillery, Co. I.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery by mustering out on 3 Sep 1865.
  • Charles P. Webber married Annie Sarah Wilder.
  • Charles P. Webber and Annie Sarah Wilder were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works For Boot Shop.
  • Charles P. Webber was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • On 27 Apr 1892 Charles and Annie's daughter, Vienna E. Webber married George H. Buffington at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles P. Webber and Annie Sarah Wilder were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles P Webber, 58, married 33 years, shoe bottomer
    Sarah A., 51, b. Feb 1848 in MA, four of five children living
    Lauluella, 26, daur b. Sep 1873 in MA, corset stitcher
    Ora, 22, daur, b. June 1877, bookkeeper.
  • Charles P. Webber died on 1 Sep 1906 at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of endocarditis. He was 64 years and 5 months old.
  • He was buried on 4 Sep 1906 in Pine Grove Cemetery, at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Annie made application from Massachusetts for a widow's pension in Sep 1906 his wife, received certificate number 627402.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Charles P. Webber was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Annie Sarah Wilder in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Annie S Weber, 61
    Anna B., 40
    Lulla M., 38
    Ora J., 32
    Ashton Whittaker, 45, lodger, b. England, machinist.
  • On 10 May 1913 Charles and Annie's daughter, Anna Bell Webber married Ashton Whittaker at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Charles and Annie's daughter, Ora D. Webber married Fred S. Pike.
  • Charles P. Webber's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Annie Sarah Wilder in the 1930 US Federal Census on 2 Apr 1930 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Annie S Webber, 81
    Luella M., 56, daur, works in corset shop
    Fred S Pike, 63, son-in-law
    Ora, 52, daur, married at age 44
    Fred L Taft, 59, boarder.
  • Annie, his wife, outlived Charles and died in Jun 1934 at age 86.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Annie Sarah Wilder b. Feb 1848, d. Jun 1934

  • Vienna E. Webber b. 9 Dec 1867
  • Anna Bell Webber b. 1869
  • Lulu M. Webber b. 4 Aug 1872
  • Ora D. Webber b. Jun 1877
  • Cora B. Webber b. 5 Nov 1879, d. 2 Oct 1885

Henry Arthur Webster

b. 19 July 1844, d. 31 July 1922
  • Father: David Henry Webster b. 12 Dec 1819, d. 7 Jan 1855
  • Mother: Sabrina W. Plummer b. 1814
  • Company: I
  • Henry Arthur Webster was born on 19 Jul 1844 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of David Henry Webster and Sabrina W. Plummer.
  • Henry Arthur Webster was enumerated in the household of David Henry Webster and Sabrina W. Plummer in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Aug 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    David H. Webster, 30, grocer, b. NH
    Sabrina W., 36, b. CT
    **Henry A., 6, b. MA
    Cath E., 1, b. MA
    Abner Cooper, 36, b. MA
    Sarah Cooper, 26, b. ME
    Jerome S. Plummer, 23, clerk, b. CT
    Joanna Welsh, 20, b. ??
    .... Savage, 30, (m.), eating house, b. NH
    .... " , 28, (f.), b. NH.
  • On 7 Jan 1855 his father, David Henry Webster, died at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, according to one report at age 35.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as book-keeper.

  • On 4 Aug 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 16 days old.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Joseph Holland on 13 Dec 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Another Webster Volunteer Gone

    We have received intelligence of the death of another volunteer from this town Joseph Holland. He was among those who first enlisted to form the nucleus of Company I and shared with that brave band the fatigues, hardships, and dissapointments preparitory to going into camp. He has shared the experiences of the glorious Fifteenth in battle and in camp, fought side by side with those who fell at Antietam, and escaped serious disaster there to die by disease in a Virginia hospital.


    This name adds another to the lengthening list of Webster’s martyrs, whose memories and valiant deeds will be greatfully treasured up and duly honored by the town that sent them forth. Young Holland was 21 years of age. His parents now reside a few miles from this place. The following letter announced to them the death of their son:


    Post Hospital, near Alexandria, Va.
    November 29, 1862

    To the family of my deceased friend and companion, Joseph Holland: I now write these few lines to let you know the particulars relating to his death. He came here to the hospital about ten days ago, lookong very ill and fatigued, and he expired this morning at twenty minutes past two o’clock. His disease was chronic diarrhrea and the other effects of hard marching and hard work. We lament his loss very much as a companion and friend. He is to be burried this afternoon at a cemetery about one mile from here. He has received good care, and died very easy.
    I remain your obedient servant,

    H. A. Webster,

    Co. I, 15th Reg’t Mass. vols.

  • Henry Arthur Webster and Henry Spurr Tafft, future brothers-in-law, served in the Signal Corps.
  • On 19 Dec 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Signal Corps.

  • Starting 1 Apr 1864, Henry also served in the U. S. Signal Corps.
  • He ended his service with the Signal Corps on 19 Aug 1865.
  • Henry Arthur Webster married Susan Marie Marcy, daughter of Daniel W. Marcy and Mary Olive Kingsbury.
  • Henry Arthur Webster and Susan Marie Marcy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Webster, Henry A., 36, book keeper, b. MA
    ---, Susan M., 33, wife, b. MA
    ---, Harry A., 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Frank M., 2, son, b. MA.
  • On 12 May 1885 Henry's sister, Katherine Edmonds Webster, married Henry Spurr Tafft at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Henry Arthur Webster was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I and the U. S. Signal Corps.
  • He and Susan Marie Marcy were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Webster, Arthur H., b. July 1850 (sic), 49, married 32 years, b. MA, grocer
    ---, Susan, wife, b. Oct 1844, 55, two children living, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA)
    ---, Frank M., son, b. Sep 1877, 22, single, b. MA, printer.
  • Henry Arthur Webster made application at Pennsylvania for a veteran's pension on 4 Sep 1906, and received certificate number 1127481.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Henry Arthur Webster 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.
  • He and Susan Marie Marcy were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Webster, Henry A., 65, married first 43 years, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA), newspaper dealer
    ---, Susan M., wife, 63, one of two children living, b. MA
    ---, Frank M., son, 32, single, b. MA, newspaper dealer.
  • On 22 Mar 1914 Susan Marie Marcy, his wife, died at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 69.
  • Henry Arthur Webster was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 24 Jan 1920 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Webster, Henry A., 75, widower, b. Boston (fath b. NH, mor b. MA), retired
    ---, Frank M., son, 42, single, b. MA, "servant of the Lord" (sic.)
  • He died on 31 Jul 1922 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1922 at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Avon Section.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Susan Marie Marcy b. 4 Oct 1844, d. 22 Mar 1914

  • Harry Arthur Webster b. 15 Feb 1872, d. 11 Mar 1910
  • Frank Marcy Webster b. 24 Sep 1877, d. 14 Aug 1951

Herman B. Weixler

b. June 1835, d. 27 December 1867
  • Father: Jacob Paul Weixler b. 19 Jul 1799, d. 14 Apr 1884
  • Mother: Anna Margaretha Meimerich Brockmann b. 21 Sep 1796, d. 16 Feb 1846
  • Company: D
  • Herman B. Weixler was born in Jun 1835 at Germany, son of Jacob Paul Weixler and Anna Margaretha Meimerich Brockmann.
  • In 1842 Herman B. Weixler emigrated with Jacob Paul Weixler and Anna Margaretha Meimerich Brockmann from Bremen, Germany, to America arriving in New York City, on board the "Westphalia."
  • On 16 Feb 1846 his mother, Anna Margaretha Meimerich Brockmann, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 49.
  • On 17 Jun 1846 Jacob and Herman's widowed father, Jacob Paul Weixler, remarried to Maria Theresa Arnold at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, (Note: she was a widow.)
  • On 2 Apr 1849 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Jacob Paul Weixler, his father, naturalized.
  • Herman B. Weixler was enumerated in the household of Jacob Paul Weixler and Maria Theresa [--?--] in the State census in 1855 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob P Weixler, 56, basket maker, b. Germany (as were all)
    Harriet (sic), 69
    Powell (sic, Paul), 21, jeweler
    Hammond (sic), 20, basket maker.
  • On 18 Jan 1857 Herman B. Weixler, 21, married Mary A. Carney, daughter of Thomas Carney and Mary Mccanna, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Herman B. Weixler was not enumerated in the household of Jacob Paul Weixler and Maria Theresa [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob P. Weixler, 61, $18,000 real estate, $800 personal estate, b. Bremen (Germany)
    Thursey, 62, b. Bremen (Germany)
    nextdoor to:
    Jacob P. Weixler, Jr., 27, jeweler, b. Bremen (Germany)
    Madline, 29, b. ME
    Anna, 2, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Herman gave his occupation as actor.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Herman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years and 1 month old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herman B. Weixler was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herman B. Weixler was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herman B. Weixler was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Herman B. Weixler was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 26 Nov 1862 Herman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • He was included in the city directory at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the "Roll of Honor" in 1863.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Nov 1866, and received certificate number 85119.
  • He died on 27 Dec 1867 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1867 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Aug 1868 Herman's widow, Mary A. Carney remarried to Charles A. Watkins at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary A. Carney b. between 1838 - 1839

David Welch

b. 1822, d. 9 July 1864
  • Father: William Welch
  • Mother: Bridget [--?--]
  • Company: A
  • David Welch was also known as David Welsh in Ford's history.
  • He was born about in 1822 at Ireland, son of William Welch and Bridget [--?--].
  • David Welch married Catherine A. Sweeny, daughter of Mary [--?--], (Possibly in 1859, if they truly were "married within the year" in the 1860 census.)
  • David Welch and Catherine A. Sweeny were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    David Welch, 36, bootmaker, $50 personal estate, b. Ireland
    Cath, 35, b. Ireland (cannot read or write)
    Ellen, 6, b. MA
    Bridget, 4, b. MA
    Mary, 2/12, b. MA
    Mary Sweeny, 70, b. Ireland (cannot read or write) (his mother-in-law)
    (Note: the column for "married within the year" is checked for David and his wife. Open issue if she is perhaps a second wife.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, David gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 David was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1861 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 39 years old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 David was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the head.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Welch was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • Before 16 May 1864 David ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps at an unknown date.

  • Starting 16 May 1864, David also served in the reenlisted in the 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, V. R. C.
  • He died on 9 Jul 1864 at "On Lockup", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, "in a fit of intemperance while at home on furlough", being noted of Co. A, 15th Massachusetts. He was 42 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1864 at Saint Philips Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 May 1866 Catherine A. Sweeny received a pension to surviving family member based on David's service; hiw widow, received certificate number 121378.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 David Welch was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Sep 1880 David and Catherine's daughter, Mary Welch married John Buckley at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • David's wife, Catherine A. Sweeny, died and was buried in Jul 1906 at Saint Philips Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2016

Family: Catherine A. Sweeny b. between 1824 - 1825, d. 13 Jul 1906

  • Ellen Welch b. between 1853 - 1854
  • Bridget Welch b. 1856, d. 30 Jul 1901
  • William Welch b. 17 Mar 1858
  • Mary Welch b. 27 Jun 1860

Thomas Welch

b. 1833, d. 1904
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Welch was born about in 1833 at Ireland.
  • 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 yeoman.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • 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.”.

  • He was declared missing in action on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Welch was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 16 Feb 1864, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 15 May 1864 Thomas was wounded.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Welch was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Welch was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 22 Oct 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability.

  • Thomas Welch married Mary G. [--?--]
  • Thomas Welch and Mary G. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Welch, Thomas, 35, field laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary G., 27, b. Ireland
    ---, John, 11, b. MA
    Gough, John, 7, b. RI
    Welch, Mary A., 3, b. RI
    ---, Thomas, 2, b. MA
    ---, Catherine, 1/12, b. MA, May.
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Welch attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He died in 1904 maybe. He was 71 years old.
  • On 9 May 1904 Mary G. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 674756 for his service in Co. K, 15th Mass. Inf. (Note: date is difficult to read and could be 1914.)
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2016

Family: Mary G. [--?--] b. between 1842 - 1843

George F. Wellington

b. between 1843 and 1844, d. 1882
  • Father: John E. Wellington b. about 1806
  • Mother: Elizabeth Bosworth b. 11 Oct 1809, d. 9 Sep 1897
  • Company: H
  • George F. Wellington was born between 1843 - 1844 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John E. Wellington and Elizabeth Bosworth.
  • His father, John E. Wellington, died.
  • George F. Wellington was enumerated in the household of Elizabeth Bosworth in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Sep 1850 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliza Willington (sic), 48, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 19
    Augusta, 14
    Charles, 12
    **George, 7
    William, 5
    Jane L., 1.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 16 Jan 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • George was taken prisoner at some time during his service and then paroled.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Elizabeth Bosworth in the State census on 1 May 1865 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George F. Wellington ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by mustering out on 31 May 1865.
  • Starting 7 Jul 1865, George also served in the Co. B, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, enlisting for a period of three years.
  • At the time of his enlistment, he gave his place of birth as Upton, MA. He was described as 5'5" tall, with blue eyes, a dark complexion and dark hair.
  • On 7 Jul 1868 at Fort Craig, New Mexico Territory, George after two episodes of desertion, was discharged as a Private from the 3rd Cavalry at the expiration of his term of service.
  • On 15 Oct 1874 George's sister, Jane Leona Wellington, married Stephen C. Blackstone at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George F. Wellington died in 1882 possibly.
  • On 29 May 1882 Elizabeth Wellington received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, made aplication number 304938, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Elizabeth, his mother, outlived George and died on 9 Sep 1897 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2013

Justus Collins Wellington

b. 13 January 1838, d. 17 September 1862

Justus C. Wellington
  • Father: Apollos Wellington b. 11 Jun 1812, d. 20 Jun 1893
  • Mother: Charlotte Maria Bigelow b. 6 May 1816, d. 17 Aug 1876
  • Company: F
  • Justus Collins Wellington was born on 13 Jan 1838 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Apollos Wellington and Charlotte Maria Bigelow, grandson of Eli and Margery Wellington, also of John and Betsey (Maynard) Bigelow.
  • Justus Collins Wellington was enumerated in the household of Apollos Wellington and Charlotte Maria Bigelow in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Jul 1860 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Apollos Wellington, 48, shoemaker, b. MA
    Charlotte M., 44
    Oliver Woodbridge, 30, shoemaker, b. ME
    Nancy Woodbridge, 30 (his elder sister)
    **Justice C. Wellington, 22, shoemaker
    John G. Wellington, 20, shoemaker
    Marsha E. Wellington, 17
    Julia Wellington, 15
    Charles S. Wellington, 12
    Theo T. Woodbridge, 2
    child not named, 3/12 (f.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Justus gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Justus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 5 months and 29 days old.
  • Justus was sending his army earnings home to support the family, according to his pension file.
  • On 21 Oct 1861, at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, Justus was among those who swam the river. According to a general affidavit from his sister, Nancy, in the pension file: "...he had some money ready to send before the battle but lost everything (as he) swam the Potomac to save his life." (Click here to see some present day photos of the BB area by John Banks.)
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 24 years, 8 months and 4 days old.
  • In Nov 1862 Apollos Wellington applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Justus's service; and again in May 1869. These applications appear to have been denied.
  • John Gardner Wellington, his brother, survived Justus Collins Wellington and died of consumption on 11 Jul 1866 at age 24. After this son died, the next day the mother became ill and was "bed-ridden 10 years and sick until her death in 1876," according to an affidavit in the pension file.
  • Charlotte Maria Bigelow, his mother, survived Justus Collins Wellington and died on 17 Aug 1876 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 60.
  • On 17 Aug 1886 Apollos Wellington received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Justus's service; his father, received certificate number 233216.
  • Apollos Wellington apparently was not well during and after the war. The following quotation is from the Physician's Affidavit in the pension file from his physician, George Forbes: "In 1862, I remember Appollos Wellington as a weak, nervous man with constant pain in the side and back and trouble with his kidneys. From above causes, he was unable at that time to perform manual labor and was supported by his son, Justus C., prior to and during the war.
    I have seen and known, personally and professionally, Appollos Wellington, and have prescribed for the above troubles several times each year since 1862 and know he has been unable each year since 1862 to perform manual labor sufficiently to maintain himself and has been obliged to subsist upon charity.
    And now, July 1887, he is a poor, broken down old man wholly unable to support himself
    ."
    Several affidavits state Appollos never made more than $200 a year.
  • Apollos Wellington, his father, survived Justus Collins Wellington and died on 20 Jun 1893 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Justus C. Wellington 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: 18 Aug 2016

Martin Welsh

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 18 July 1899
  • Company: E
  • Martin Welsh was born between 1842 - 1843 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Martin gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 20 Feb 1862 Martin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Martin Welsh was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Feb 1864, Martin was having received a bonus of $325.
  • On 26 Apr 1864 Martin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion in the 1870 roster, but this is wrong.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Martin also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 5 Mar 1865, Martin was exchanged from prison.
  • On 12 Mar 1865 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Martin Welsh was listed as having arrived on 7 March 1865 at Annapolis from Wilmington, N. C., as an exchanged prisoner on the steamer Gen. Lyon.
  • On 15 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Martin Welsh was mentioned (Vol. 94 #11): "From Rebel Prisons - The following names of members of Worcester County regiments are among those recently paroled from rebel prisons who have reached Annapolis: ..... 15th Regiment-Sergt. J. A. Richardson and John Donnally, Co. D; James Comrie and Martin Welch, Co. A....."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • In 1879 Martin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Martin Welsh married Sarah T. [--?--]
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Martin Welsh was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 20 Nov 1879, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Martin was admitted.
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 12 Mar 1883, and received certificate number 343373.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he was a prisoner at Andersonville for 10 months.
  • On 22 Jun 1897, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Martin was discharged at his own request.
  • On 2 Aug 1897 Sarah T. [--?--] applied for a pension to surviving family member, Maine, based on Martin's service; his wife, with application number 659735, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 18 Jul 1899 at Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, of tuberculosis, as a widower, and the death was registered in Massachusetts.
  • He was buried in Jul 1899 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family: Sarah T. [--?--] b. Nov 1838