Charles William Wood

b. 8 May 1843, d. 2 November 1928
  • Father: John Wood b. 20 Mar 1806, d. 22 Dec 1864
  • Mother: Emily White b. 26 Jul 1818, d. 19 Aug 1886
  • Company: D
  • Charles William Wood was born on 8 May 1843 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Wood and Emily White.
  • Charles William Wood was enumerated in the household of John Wood and Emily White in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Wood, 40, manufacturer, b. England
    Emily, 37, b. MA
    Joseph, 9, b. MA
    **Charles, 7, b. MA.
  • Charles William Wood was enumerated in the household of John Wood and Emily White in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Wood, 50, martin finisher, b. England
    Emily, 40, b. MA
    Joseph, 19, finisher, b. MA
    **Chs., 17, finisher, b. MA
    Sarah A. Young, 18, weaver, b. England
    Ellen, 16, weaver, b. England.
  • On 18 May 1861 his elder brother, Joseph Wood, died at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 by drowning.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as finisher.

  • On 23 Jul 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years, 2 months and 15 days old.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and was taken to Richmond, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles William Wood was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • In Aug 1863, Charles was paroled from prison.
  • In Mar 1864 Charles was promoted to corporal.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Charles was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, and was sent to Andersonville Prison, GA.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles William Wood was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • In Feb 1865, Charles was reported on an undated muster roll as being sick at Salisbury Prison in North Carolina.
  • Charles was transferred to Millen, GA. At the end of the war he was sent to Savannah, GA, and went by train first to Albany, GA, and then to Thompsonville, GA.
  • On 28 Apr 1865 Charles arrived in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • On 22 May 1865 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • On 25 Dec 1872 Charles William Wood, 29, married Hattie A. Shepherd, 18, daughter of Charles Shepherd, at Calhoun County, Michigan.
  • Charles William Wood was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Battle Creek, Emmet, Calhoun County, Michigan, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He made application at Michigan for a veteran's pension on 11 Apr 1891, and received certificate number 812074.
  • On 30 Sep 1896 Charles and Hattie's daughter, Grace R. Wood married Elden H. Grove at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.
  • Charles William Wood and Hattie A. Shepherd were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Emmet, Calhoun County, Michigan, as:
    Wood, Charles W., head, b. May 1843, 57, married 27 years, b. MA (fath b. Eng, mor b. MA), carriage trimmer
    ---, Hattie A., wife, b. May 1854, one of her two children is still living, b. NY (fath b. PA, mor b. NY.)
  • Charles William Wood and Hattie A. Shepherd were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Emmet, Calhoun County, Michigan, as:
    Wood, Charles W. (sic), 65, married 36 years, b. MA (fath b. Eng, mor b. MA), gardner
    ---, Hattie, wife, 55, her one child is still living.
  • Charles William Wood and Hattie A. Shepherd were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 10 Jan 1920 at Orlando, Orange County, Florida, as:
    Wood, Charles W., 76, b. MA (fath b. Eng, mor b. MA)
    ---, Hattie A., wife, 66, b. NY.
  • On 24 May 1926 Hattie A. Shepherd, his wife, died at Orlando, Orange County, Florida, at age 72.
  • Charles William Wood died on 2 Nov 1928 at Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida. He was 85 years, 5 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried on 4 Nov 1928 at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, Florida, Sec. M, Lot 10, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Hattie A. Shepherd b. 1 May 1854, d. 24 May 1926

  • Grace R. Wood b. 25 Dec 1877

Ephraim Wood

b. 19 April 1840, d. 9 May 1901
  • Father: Nelson Wood b. 1808, d. 1895
  • Mother: Sarah A. Wood b. 1813, d. 1897
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Ephraim Wood was born on 19 Apr 1840 at Nova Scotia, Canada, son of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood.
  • Ephraim Wood was enumerated in the household of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at East Machias, Washington County, Maine, as:
    Nelson Wood, 42, laborer, b. Nova Scotia (as were all)
    Sarah A., 37
    Sophia, 12
    **Ephraim, 10
    **Joseph L., 8
    Lydia Ann, 5
    Mary A., 16.
  • Ephraim Wood was enumerated in the household of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nelson Wood, 52, laborer, b. Nova Scotia (as were all)
    Sarah, 46, wife
    Sophia, 22
    **Ephraim, 20, mill hand
    **Jos. L., 18, mill hand
    Lydia A., 15, mill hand
    Ella A., 9, b. ME
    Melvin C., 6, b. MA
    and eleven boarders who work in the mill.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Ephraim gave his occupation as Weaver.
  • In 1861 Ephraim was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Ephraim Wood and Joseph Leander Wood, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Ephraim Wood mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Ephraim ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 15428.
  • On 10 Jul 1872 Ephraim Wood, 32, married Nellie Davis, daughter of Isaac Davis and Matilda [--?--], at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Ephraim Wood was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, Ephraim, 40, works in cotton mill, b. MA (sic)
    ---, Ellen E., 33, wife, b. NY
    ---, Andrea, 1, daur, b. MA.
  • In 1882 his brother, Joseph Leander Wood, died.
  • On 12 Jun 1883 at "The New Haven Register", New Haven County, Connecticut, Ephraim Wood was mentioned in an article about Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood, his parents, who were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary, as follows:
    Golden Wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wood celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at Beacon Falls yesterday. Four generations sat down to the dinner table -- numbering in all thirty-three descendants -- nine children, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ephraim Wood of Chicopee, Mass., read a brief history of the marriage, and Rev. W. R. Rodgers of the Summerfield mission, New Haven, and formerly pastor of the Methodist church in Beacon Falls, made a few appropriate remarks.
    Many valuable presents were made, including $70 in gold from friends in Beacon Falls and Westville, gold desert spoon from Mrs. H. M. Todd of Bethany, gold lined teapot from Mr. and Mrs. H. Haldwin of Pine's Bridge, hanging lamp from Waterbury friends, easy chair from the five daughters of the celebrating couple, and a satin lambrequin from Mrs. V. Buckingham.
    Three hundred people attended the anniversary and offered many congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wood, who were dressed in the clothes they wore at their wedding fifty years ago.
  • Ephraim Wood was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, citing service in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Before 1900 Nellie Davis, his wife, died.
  • Ephraim Wood died on 9 May 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1901 at Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Connecticut.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jun 2017

Family: Nellie Davis b. between 1849 - 1850, d. before 1900

  • Andrea Wood b. 3 Jul 1878, d. 28 Dec 1888

George Wood

b. 16 February 1826, d. 17 October 1864

George Wood
  • Father: Dexter Wood b. 4 Mar 1804, d. 10 Apr 1884
  • Mother: Lucy Kenney b. between 1802 - 1803, d. 11 Dec 1851
  • Company: A
  • George Wood was born on 16 Feb 1826 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dexter Wood and Lucy Kenney, Ford says Sutton.
  • On 15 May 1846 George Wood, 20, married Adeline Star Pope, 16, daughter of John W. Pope and Elizabeth [--?--], at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Wood and Adeline Star Pope were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hyman Kenney 35, shoemaker, $800 in real estate, b. MA (as were all)
    Persis " , 35
    **George Wood, 24, shoemaker
    **Adaline Wood, 20 (his wife)
    living a few doors from:
    Dexter Wood, 46, shoemaker, $900 in real estate, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucy, 46
    Mary 19
    Emery, 14
    and 5 apprentice - laborers.
  • On 11 Dec 1851 his mother, Lucy Kenney, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Nov 1857 his brother, Emery Wood, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22.
  • George Wood and Adeline Star Pope were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Aug 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Wood, 34. shoemaker , $300 personal estate, b. MA
    Adeline, 30
    Orlando, 9, male
    Mary J. 6, female.
  • In 1861 George was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (shown as married at time of enlistment.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 2 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 5 months and 17 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wood 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, George Wood 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, George Wood was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George Wood was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability.

  • Starting 3 Dec 1863, George also served in the 2nd Regt. Mass. Heavy Arty.
  • He died on 17 Oct 1864 at Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, as a prisoner of war. He was 38 years, 8 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, as an unknown.
  • At West Millbury Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, it is noted that "George Wood (a soldier in the war of the Rebellion) died (south), 1864, Nov. 17th, aged 38, has a stone here, but is buried in the South."
  • On 14 Apr 1865 Adeline Star Pope received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; and received certificate no. 97331.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Adeline Star Pope in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, Adeline, 42, b. MA
    ---, Carrie, 9, b. MA.
  • On 6 May 1882 George and Adeline's daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Wood married Robert Whitworth at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Wood's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Carrie Elizabeth Wood and Robert Whitworth in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robert Whitworth, b. Sep 1857, married 18 years, b. England, immig 1880, weaver
    Carrie, wife, b. Nov 1860, both children living, b. MA
    Fred, son, b. July 1883 in MA
    Elsie, daur, b. July 1888 in MA.
  • George's wife, Adeline Star Pope, died and was buried in Jun 1918 at West Millbury Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88 years and 6 months.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Nichols Collection.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Adeline Star Pope b. 26 Nov 1829, d. 10 Jun 1918

  • Orlando Wood b. 14 Sep 1850
  • Mary Jane Wood b. 15 Dec 1853, d. 5 Nov 1869
  • Carrie Elizabeth Wood b. 5 Nov 1860, d. 1934

John Wood

b. 20 October 1841, d. 4 July 1869
  • Father: Charles Wood b. between 1811 - 1812
  • Mother: Hannah Chapin b. 11 Aug 1806, d. 11 May 1869
  • Company: C
  • John Wood was born on 20 Oct 1841 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Wood and Hannah Chapin.
  • John Wood was enumerated in the household of Charles Wood and Hannah Chapin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Wood, 38, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 43
    Eliza A., 14
    Charles, 10
    Henry, 10
    **John, 8.
  • In 1861 John was living at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 1 month and 24 days old.
  • On 12 Jan 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • John Wood was an "artist" at the time of his marriage.
  • On 28 Sep 1863 John Wood, 21, married Fannie H. Lee, daughter of James U. Lee and Mary [--?--], at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Starting 14 Jul 1864, John also served in the 60th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Co. F.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 30 Nov 1864 at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
  • John Wood was a daguerrotype artist, according to the 1870 mortality schedule.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1869, with application number 126810, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 4 Jul 1869 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 27 years, 8 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1869 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jul 1869 Fannie H. Lee received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; and received certificate number 134462.
  • He appeared on the Mortality Schedule of 1 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, John, 27, married, male, b. MA, died in July, daguerrotype artist, of consumption.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Fannie H. Lee in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, Fannie H., 23, seamstress, b. MA
    Wood, Hilda L., 11/12, b. MA
    apparently boarding in the home of John E. Lowe, 34, b. MA.
  • On 9 Apr 1873 John's widow, Fannie H. Lee remarried to Joseph W. Drew at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 6 Oct 1873 Fannie H. Lee made application for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 165524.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Joseph W. Drew and Fannie H. Lee in the 1880 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Drew, Joseph W., 41, works in shoe factory, b. NH
    ---, Fannie H., 32, wife, b. MA (fat b. England, mor b. MA)
    ---, Hulda W., 10, daur, b. MA (fat. b. NH, mor b. MA)
    ---, Wm. J. W., 10/12, b. July, son, b. MA (fat. b. NH, mor b. MA.)
  • On 28 Jun 1899 John and Fannie's daughter, Hulda Lee Wood married Fred M. Beede at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 31 Aug 2013

Family: Fannie H. Lee b. between 1843 - 1844

  • Hulda Lee Wood b. 11 Jun 1869

Joseph H. Wood

b. 31 July 1833, d. 17 March 1918
  • Father: Manning Wood b. 1810
  • Mother: Sarah H. Harvey b. 1808
  • Company: I
  • Joseph H. Wood was born on 31 Jul 1833 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Manning Wood and Sarah H. Harvey.
  • On 18 Jun 1855 Joseph H. Wood, 21, married Phila Ann Rawson, 16, daughter of Abraham V. Rawson and Ruth Wheeler, at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Oct 1860 Phila Ann Rawson, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of consumption.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. He was 27 years, 11 months and 25 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Joseph H. Wood was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 29 Jul 1862 at Ohio, Herkimer County, New York, John Sullivan Wood , his brother, enlisted in 152nd New York Infantry and deserted.
  • In Nov 1863 According to both the 1870 roster and Ford's history, this man deserted at this time. However, the MASSCW says he did NOT.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Joseph was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, taken prisoner.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph H. Wood was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 19 Dec 1864, Joseph was exchanged from prison.
  • On 1 Feb 1865 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts mustered out.

  • Between 1873 - 1874 Joseph H. Wood married Ella F. [--?--]
  • Joseph H. Wood made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Feb 1885, and received certificate number 1054008.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at New York City, New York, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Ella F. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Wood, Joseph H., b. July 1835, 64, married 26 years, b. MA (and his parents), stationary engineer
    ---, Ella F., wife, b. July 1846, she has no children, b. MA (and her parents.)
  • Joseph's son, Samuel Eugene Wood, died and was buried in Apr 1901 at New Forest Cemetery, Utica, Oneida County, New York, at age 41 years and 6 months.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph H. Wood attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Wood, Joseph H., 76, widower, 2 of 2 children living, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NH), engineer
    Forstus(?), Ella, cousin, 42, widow, one child living, b. ME (fath b. ME, mor b. Eng.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph H. Wood attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 17 Mar 1918 at Utica, Oneida County, New York. He was 84 years, 7 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1918 at New Forest Cemetery, Utica, Oneida County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2012

Family 1: Phila Ann Rawson b. 1 Sep 1838, d. 1 Oct 1860

  • Samuel Eugene Wood b. 8 Sep 1859, d. 5 Apr 1901

Family 2: Ella F. [--?--] b. Jul 1846

Joseph Leander Wood

b. 1842, d. 1882
  • Father: Nelson Wood b. 1808, d. 1895
  • Mother: Sarah A. Wood b. 1813, d. 1897
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joseph Leander Wood was born in 1842 at Nova Scotia, Canada, son of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood.
  • Joseph Leander Wood was enumerated in the household of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at East Machias, Washington County, Maine, as:
    Nelson Wood, 42, laborer, b. Nova Scotia (as were all)
    Sarah A., 37
    Sophia, 12
    **Ephraim, 10
    **Joseph L., 8
    Lydia Ann, 5
    Mary A., 16.
  • Joseph Leander Wood was enumerated in the household of Nelson Wood and Sarah A. Wood in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nelson Wood, 52, laborer, b. Nova Scotia (as were all)
    Sarah, 46, wife
    Sophia, 22
    **Ephraim, 20, mill hand
    **Jos. L., 18, mill hand
    Lydia A., 15, mill hand
    Ella A., 9, b. ME
    Melvin C., 6, b. MA
    and eleven boarders who work in the mill.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Joseph gave his occupation as Weaver.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph also served in the 6th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company D.
  • Joseph Leander Wood and Ephraim Wood, brothers, served together in the 1st Company, Andrew Sharpshooters.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Joseph L. Wood mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 19 years old.
  • Joseph was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 12 Sep 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • On 1 Jun 1867 Joseph Leander Wood married Louisa W. Tripp, daughter of Nathan Tripp and Julia [--?--], at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Leander Wood and Louisa W. Tripp were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, Joseph L., 26, works in cotton mill, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Louisa, 24, b. ME
    ---, Charles, 2, b. MA.
  • Joseph Leander Wood died in 1882. He was 40 years old.
  • He was buried in 1882 at Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Connecticut.
  • On 15 Sep 1890 Charles N. Wood et.al. applied for a pension to surviving family member, Connecticut, based on Joseph's service; but no certificate is recorded.
  • In 1893 Joseph and Louisa's son, Charles N. Wood married Mary A. Foster at Connecticut.
  • In 1895 Joseph and Louisa's son, Arthur L. Wood married Katherine Chevalier.
  • Ephraim, his brother, outlived Joseph and died on 9 May 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • Ephraim Wood was buried in May 1901 at Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Connecticut, near Joseph Leander Wood, his brother.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2017

Family: Louisa W. Tripp b. 1846

  • Charles N. Wood b. 30 Apr 1868
  • Arthur L. Wood b. Aug 1870, d. 1932
  • Juliane Blanche Wood b. 20 Jan 1873, d. 13 Feb 1878

Leonard Wood

b. 12 September 1830, d. 6 February 1886

Leonard Wood
  • Father: James Wood b. 14 May 1796, d. 14 Jul 1856
  • Mother: Maria Butler b. 8 Sep 1796, d. 8 Jun 1854
  • Company: A
  • Leonard Wood was born on 12 Sep 1830 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James Wood and Maria Butler, (1831-1832 per Ford.)
  • Leonard Wood was enumerated in the household of Charles Fletcher and Hepsibah Henry in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Fletcher, 35, butcher, b. NH
    Hepsibeth, 30, b. NH
    **Charles Henry, 13, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Alvira F., 8
    George C., 4
    Emma A., 1
    Charles S. Howe, 25, butcher,
    **Leonard Wood, 20, butcher
    Sarah Flynn, 17.
  • Leonard and Charles were two future members of the 15th Massachusetts living under the same roof.
  • On 2 Jun 1852 Leonard Wood, 21, married Julia P. Allen, 22, daughter of Elijah Allen and Wealthy Clarinda Brigham, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Leonard Wood and Julia P. Allen were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    L. Wood, 30, butcher, $1200 realestate, $1200 personal estate, b. MA
    J. P. Wood, 30, F, b. VT
    C. L. Wood, 5, F. b. MA
    (garble) 17, F, help, b. MA
    Wm. Smith, 33, m, help, b. MA
    A. Wilder, 17, m, help, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Leonard was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Leonard gave his occupation as butcher.
  • On 16 Jul 1861 his brother-in-law, Brigham Elijah ALLEN (b.1827), was killed in first Battle of Bull Run.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Leonard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 10 months and 20 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Wood was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 22 Oct 1861 Leonard was promoted to Captain, becoming commander of Company A.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Leonard Wood, as follows.
  • On 11 Dec 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard, and Lucien Augustus Cook were the subject of an article:
    Presentation to Lieut. Wood
    Lieut. Wood of Co. A., 15th regiment, will be remembered as the gallant young officer who was carried from a sick bed to the battlefield of Ball’s Bluff, and was cured by a good dose of fighting. He has since been promoted to the Captaincy of the Blackstone company. His old companions in arms in Company A. Have presented him with a valuable sash, and the following speeches were made at the presentation:---
    Presentation Speech of Private Cook.
    Lieut. Wood, Dear Sir, I have been requested by the members of this company to offer for your acceptance a present purchased by their united contributions, and intended as some small acknowledgement of their appreciation of your character as an officer and a man, and as a token of lover from this company, of which you have so long been a member, and served in every capacity from private to captain, and , I need not add, filled every position with ability. Accept, then , this sash, and whenever you wear it remember it as the gift of those who will rejoice in your prosperity, and sympathize with, and , if possible, aid you in the hour of adversity, which we sincerely hope is far distant.
    Response of Lieut. Wood.
    Private Cook and brother Comrades:--- In this token of your love and respect, you have taken me entirely by surprise. From my first connection with Company A my highest ambition has been to do my duty to the best of my ability. If I have done it to your acceptance and satisfaction, I wish for no better reward than the approval of your brave and noble hearts. God helping me, no act of mine shall ever disgrace the generous gift of yours.. The prospect is that ere long I may be called to leave you, but never shall I forget the brave and generous hearted boys of Company A; and whenever I look upon this gift of your hearts, it will help to quicken me in the path of duty, and remind me of that command, each and every one of which is dear to me as an only brother. Accept my hearty thanks for your generous present.
  • Between 20 Dec 1861 - 1 Aug 1862, Leonard was commander of Company K.
  • On 19 Dec 1862, Leonard was detached to General Sedgwick's staff.
  • On 16 Jan 1863 Leonard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation, according to the MASSCW, OR due to disability according to Ford's history, OR with a dishonorable discharge according to the 1870 roster. It was apparently "dishonorable" and possibly revised by the time of the MASSCW. Details unknown.

  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Wood attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He and Julia P. Allen were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, William, 46, butcher, b. MA
    ---, Lucy J., 45, b. MA
    Wood, Ella F., 18, b. MA (his niece)
    Brown, George, 23, works in cabinet shop, b. VT
    ---, Edward, 24, works in cabinet shop, b. MA
    (nextdoor to:)
    Wood, Leonard, 39, butcher, b. MA
    ---, Julia P., 40, b. VT
    ---, Carrie L., 15, b. MA
    Allen, Lovice E., 66, b. VT
    Woods, Martha, 36, domestic, b. MA
    Fooley, Mary E., 17, domestic, b. MA
    Godfry, James V., 21, butcher, b. VT.
  • Leonard Wood was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, where he is indexed as "Lemuel" Wood, 50, married, b. MA, and "Keeps Market" as a boarder in the household of one Robt. D. BISSETT and his wife Eliza, both b. NY. He appears to be a boarder here, and there is a 15-year old English servant girl, Fanny MULTER.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Julia P. Allen in the 1880 US Federal Census on in Jun 1880 at at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his wife is enumerated as "married" but head of household and he doesn't appear:
    Julia P. WOOD, 50, b. VT, Occ: House Keeping, Fa: b.VT, Mo: b. VT
    Carrie L., Dau, 25, b. MA, Occ: Bookkeeping
    Louise E. ALLEN, Mother, b. VT, Occ: Retired, Fa: b.MA, Mo: b. MA
    Martha WOOD, Sister(in-law), Single, W, 46, b. MA, Occ: House Keeping.
  • Leonard had a photo taken as an older man.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Wood attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Leonard Wood attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He died on 6 Feb 1886 at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, having committed suicide by hanging himself in his barn. Cause, "temporary insanity". He was 55 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
  • On 9 Feb 1886 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following article appeared:
    A Deacon's Suicide. - Dea. Leonard Wood of the South Congregational Church of Bridgeport, who committed suicide Saturday by hanging himself in his barn, came from Leominster. Mass., about seven years ago and established himself in the market business. Saturday morning he visited the Bridgeport newspaper office to arrange for notices of temperance meetings in the afternoon and evening, at which Gov. St. John of Kansas was to deliver addresses, and at that time he was in cheerful spirits. Within two hours he was dead, by his own hand. The reason of his suicide is a mystery. He had a prosperous business, and his domestic relations were pleasant. It is believed that in a moment of weariness he was moved to the fatal act, and some explanation is found also in the report that his father died in an insane asylum, and a brother committed suicide several years ago, also by hanging.
  • He was buried on 11 Feb 1886 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Leominster - At the funeral of the late Dea. Leonard Wood, in the North Leominster church, Rev. Mr. Jones, pastor of the church, offered the opening prayer, and Rev. Richard meredith read scripture selections. Rev. W. J. Batt of Concord, who was pastor of the Congregational church at leominster when Capt. Wood united with the church, paid a just tribute to the deceased, and Rev. Mr. McNeil, Capt. Wood's pastor at Bridgeport, spoke of his consistend Christian life. Rev. Mr. Batt offered the closing prayer. The singing was by Mrs. Hattie McKqown of New Ipswich.
    A delegation from the church at Bridgeport, Ct., were present. The floral tributes were very beautiful, including a pillow, inscribed "Our Teacher," from Capt. Wood's Sundaqy school class at Bridgeport; a bouquet from a mission society, a cross and other floral offerings. The pall bearers were N. C. Boutelle and George Hall from the church at North Leominster, and Dea. F. A. Whitney and Dwight B. Look from the Orthodox Congretational church. The interment was at Leominster.
  • In 1888, Leonard was included in the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows:
    Capt. Leonard Wood was for many years an active part of the social, religious and business life of Leominster. Before the rebellion he was engaged in the provision business of North Leominster, but in August, 1861, he was mustered into the service as 1st Lieutenant of Co. K, 15th Reg. M. V. M., and participated in its campaigns and engagements.
    October 22d, 1861, Capt. Moses Gaskell [sic, i.e. Gatchell] having been killed in the battle of Ball's Bluff, Lieut. Wood was promoted to take his place. At this battle he had displayed great courage, rising from a sick bed that he might take part in the engagement. After serving through the Peninsular, Antietam and Fredericksburg campaigns, as one of the bravest officers in a regiment which saw perhaps as much and as hard service as any in the army, he resigned his commission and was discharged January 16, 1863.
    After his return from the army Capt. Wood resumed his business in North Leominster, and under the ministry of the Rev. Wm. J. Batt, of the Orthodox Congregational Society, united with that church becoming at once a prominent and useful member. He served the church as deacon, the Sunday-school as teacher and superintendent, and the Society as parish committee. He gave liberally and to the full measure of his means, and was active in securing funds from others for the building of the present church edifice.
    Later on he was the soul of the movement which resulted in the formation of the church in North Leominster, and also gave liberally of his means and energies towards their present house of worship. Besides his church work he was also an active worker in the temperance cause.
    In addition to his North Leominster business, Capt. Wood was for some time a member of the firm of Hallett & Wood, provision dealers, at the market now owned by Conant & Morse. In 1879, desiring to carry on a more extensive business, he moved to Bridgeport, Conn., and with Mr. Hallett began the wholesale meat business which he followed up to the time of his death, Feb. 6, 1886.
    The funeral services were held in North Leominster church, Rev. Wm. J. Batt having charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Robert G. S. McNeille, pastor of the church at Bridgeport, of which Capt. Wood was a deacon, Rev. Mr. Jones of the North Leominster church, and Rev. Richard Meredith of the Orthodox church. In his remarks Mr. Batt described the life, character, work ... of Deacon Wood, showing that through all these years, in Bridgeport as well as Leominster, he was the same earnest, enthusiastic, whole-souled, uncompromising friend of temperance, morality and religion, and had the same interest in the well being of his fellow men that characterized his new life in this town.
    A short time before his death, at a reunion of the Old 15th Regiment, Capt. Wood, in responding to "Antietam", closed his remarks by throwing back his coat and showing a fragment of the standard of his regiment containing two stars shot from it at the battle of Antietam and which he had preserved through all these years, said: "Boys : when I am laid to rest I hope to have these go with me." This wish was regarded and those honored emblems were pinned on his breast over his heart; a last and most fitting tribute to a brave officer and a true man.
  • Julia, his wife, outlived Leonard and died on 27 Jun 1891 at Massachusetts of general debility at age 61.
  • On 6 Apr 1946 his daughter, Carrie Louise Wood, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 90 unmarried.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Ward Collection.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Julia P. Allen b. 20 Sep 1829, d. 27 Jun 1891

  • Carrie Louise Wood b. 12 Apr 1855, d. 6 Apr 1946
  • Cora Maria Wood b. 15 Aug 1860, d. 17 Dec 1863

Moses Wood

b. 15 June 1837, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Alvin Wood b. 16 May 1798
  • Mother: Hannah Phillips b. between 1797 - 1798, d. before 1870
  • Company: I
  • Moses Wood was born on 15 Jun 1837 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alvin Wood and Hannah Phillips.
  • Moses Wood was enumerated in the household of Alvin Wood and Hannah Phillips in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alvin Wood, 52, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Hannah, 53
    Fatima A., 26
    Darius, 24, shoemaker
    Hollis, 21, laborer
    **Moses, 14
    Miranda, 11.
  • In 1861 Moses was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Moses gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 15 Jun 1861 Moses mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Moses Wood was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 25 years, 3 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as an unknown.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Moses Wood was mentioned (Volume 4 # 30) as follows:
    Funeral Services
    Appropriate funeral services occasioned by the death of Webster volunteers on the field of battle --- H. L. Amidon, L. H. Briggs, Geo. Butler, G. Foster and A. Sargent, will be held at the Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon, at the hour of the usual service.
    They will be conducted by Rev. Messrs. Cromack of the Methodist, Fish of the Baptist, and Kendall of the Congregational churches; and the usual afternoon services at the last two places of worship will be omitted. It will be noticed that to the above list of dead, the name of Moses Wood is not mentioned. The surviving parent of this young man being too ill to attend on this occasion, services occasioned by his death will be deferred until a more convenient time.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Moses Wood was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • In Jul 1871 Alvin Wood received a pension to surviving family member based on Moses's service; his father, received certificate number 155280.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Moses Wood 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.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Moses Wood was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Thomas Wood

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Wood was born between 1837 - 1838 at an unknown place.
  • In 1862 Thomas was living at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as no occupation at time of enlistment is given for this man in Ford's history.

  • On 22 Jan 1862 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 Thomas was wounded at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, and missing.
  • On 31 Aug 1862, Thomas was in hospital.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. However, there is no further official record of this man after his hospital stay in 1862.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas Wood appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2012

Elias H. Woodard

b. 11 September 1822, d. 17 May 1890
  • Father: Asahel Woodard b. between 1791 - 1792, d. 11 Jun 1850
  • Mother: Maria Stevens
  • Company: F
  • Elias H. Woodard was also known as Elias H. Woodward in the 1870 roster.
  • He was born on 11 Sep 1822 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Asahel Woodard and Maria Stevens.
  • On 16 May 1843 Elias H. Woodard, 20, married Cynthia Ann Hoar, 17, daughter of Calvin Hoar and Elizabeth Brown, at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Elias H. Woodard and Cynthia Ann Hoar were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 30 Aug 1850 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elias Woodward, 28, laborer, b. MA
    Cynthia Ann, 24
    Elizabeth Hoar, 37
    Charles E. Woodward, 5
    Cynthia M., 3
    Dwight P., 1.
  • Elias H. Woodard and Cynthia Ann Hoar were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Elias Woodword, 37, miller, b. MA
    Cynthia A., 34
    Nelson H., 4
    Elisabeth Hore, 47.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elias gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elias mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 10 months and 1 day old.
  • On 12 Feb 1862 Elias ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He's family was enumerated separately in the household of Cynthia Ann Hoar in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Woodard, Cinthia A., 44, b. MA
    ---, Nelson H., 14, b. MA
    Horr, Pierce, 47, dry goods pedler, b. MA (her brother)
    ---, Alpha M., 29
    ---, Elizabeth, 57.
  • Elias H. Woodard and Cynthia Ann Hoar were divorced apparently.
  • Elias H. Woodard made application for a veteran's pension on 24 May 1873, with application number 183978, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 5 Nov 1874 Elias and Cynthia's son, Nelson Herbert Woodard married Emma A. Ashley at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 Sep 1877 Elias's former wife, Cynthia Ann Hoar remarried George Davis at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1886 Elias was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (according to the History of North Brookfield, MA.)
  • In 1886 Elias H. Woodard was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Oct 1887, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Elias was admitted.
  • On 17 Oct 1887, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Elias was discharged at his own request.
  • He died on 17 May 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy. He was 67 years, 8 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

Family: Cynthia Ann Hoar b. 1 Apr 1826, d. 13 Sep 1882

  • Charles E. Woodard b. between 1844 - 1845, d. 17 Aug 1854
  • Cynthia M. Woodard b. 27 Aug 1844, d. 27 Oct 1853
  • Dwight Peirce Woodard b. 6 Nov 1849, d. 6 Mar 1851
  • Nelson Herbert Woodard b. Sep 1854, d. 11 Jun 1918

William Young Woodbury

b. 19 September 1840, d. 7 May 1903
  • Father: Joseph Woodbury b. 10 Jul 1803, d. 16 Sep 1883
  • Mother: Mary Elizabeth Lamson b. 15 May 1808, d. Apr 1892
  • Company: E
  • William Young Woodbury was born on 19 Sep 1840 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Woodbury and Mary Elizabeth Lamson.
  • William Young Woodbury was enumerated in the household of Joseph Woodbury and Mary Elizabeth Lamson in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Charlton City P.O., Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Woodbury, 56, stone cutter, $200 real estate, $400 personal, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary E., 52
    **William, 19, shoemaker
    Mary L., 17
    Joseph L., 16
    George L., 13
    Clarissa, 10.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • On 10 Feb 1861 William Young Woodbury, 20, married Mary Ann Moffit, 18, daughter of Sumner Moffit and Delia Agusta Bridges, at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 9 months and 23 days old.
  • William Young Woodbury and Albert Sumner Moffit, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.
  • On 3 Mar 1862 Mary Ann Woodbury received $24.28 from the Dudley town selectmen "for husband being in Army."
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 24 Mar 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in battle.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 May 1863, and received certificate number 25055.
  • On 11 Apr 1864 his brother-in-law, Albert Sumner Moffit, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 23 unmarried, of consumption.
  • William Young Woodbury and Mary Ann Moffit were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Woodbury, 29, stone cutter, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary, 27
    Albert, 5
    Eva, 2.
  • 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.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Young Woodbury attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Young Woodbury was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary Ann Moffit were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Y. Woodbury, 39, quarry owner, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary A., 37
    Eva, 12
    Ernest L., 8
    Burlingame,-----, 25, teamster.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Young Woodbury 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.
  • On 28 Aug 1889 William and Mary's daughter, Eva Woodbury married Alfred A. Woodbury at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both; they were second cousins.
  • William Y. Woodbury was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Young Woodbury was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 21 Jun 1893 William and Mary's son, Ernest Leon Woodbury married Lottie L. Stone at Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Young Woodbury and Mary Ann Moffit were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Woodbury, William Y., b. Sep 1840, married 38 years, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., wife, b. Oct 1842, two of three children living, b. MA
    Nextdoor to his son Ernest, his wife and two daughters.
  • On 21 May 1902 William and Mary's daughter, Eva Woodbury married Frank W. Wakefield at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and it was registered in Charlton, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • William Young Woodbury died on 7 May 1903 at Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 62 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1903 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Oct 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Young Woodbury was noted as deceased in the previous year in a newspaper article about the 38th regimental reunion. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 19 Oct 1903:
    Reunion of the 15th Regiment
    Wednesday will mark the gathering at Worcester of the survivors of that grand old fighting regiment, the 15th Massachusetts, who will meet in reunion in Worcester, to commemorate the 42d anniversary of the battle of Ball's Bluff, their first baptism of blood, shot, and shell.
    For 37 years the regimental association has had its annual reunion in Worcester on the date commemorating the fight at Ball's Bluff. All the original field officers have joined the great bivouac on the other side except Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who went out as the first major and won a glorious record for bravery and ability.
    The reunion Wednesday will include the business meeting at the board of trade rooms, Worcester, at 10.30 o'clock, followed by the annual dinner at Grand Army hall at 12 o'clock, which is furnished by the Women's relief corps. A rousing reunion is expected.
    Death has depleted the ranks of many prominent members since the last reunion, including three former captains, Capt. C. H. Eager; Capt. J. M. Studley, Capt. J. Evarts Green; William J. Woodbury, who constructed the granite shaft of the Antietam monument, Wilder S. Holbrook and Joseph Pecot.
  • Mary Ann Moffit received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 600984.
  • In 1909 William T. Woodbury was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived William and died on 29 Apr 1911 at Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 68.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Ann Moffit b. 10 Oct 1842, d. 29 Apr 1911

  • Elbert Woodbury b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 8 Dec 1874
  • Eva Woodbury b. 18 Mar 1868, d. 22 Aug 1936
  • Ernest Leon Woodbury b. 19 Apr 1872, d. 13 Mar 1928

James Francis Woodruff

b. 23 January 1836, d. 18 February 1883
  • Father: Isaac Woodruff b. 17 Mar 1794, d. 9 Oct 1853
  • Mother: Huldah van Horn b. between 1796 - 1797, d. 2 May 1875
  • Company: 1_SS
  • James Francis Woodruff was born on 23 Jan 1836 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Woodruff and Huldah van Horn.
  • James Francis Woodruff was enumerated in the household of Isaac Woodruff and Huldah van Horn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Isaac Woodruff, 56, farmer, b. MA
    Huldah, 53, b. NY
    Amos P., 18, laborer, b. MA
    **James F., 13, b. MA.
  • On 17 Oct 1858 James Francis Woodruff, 22, married Harriet Cordelia Jones, 17, daughter of Elias Jones and Phoebe Sweet, at Menands, Albany County, New York.
  • James Francis Woodruff and Harriet Cordelia Jones were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Victor, Ontario County, New York, as:
    James F. Woodruff, 23, joiner, b. MA
    Harriet, 18, b. NY
    Hattie, 10/12, b. NY.
  • At the time of his enlistment, James gave his occupation as Carpenter.
  • In 1864 James was living at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Jan 1864 James F. Woodruff mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters having received a bounty of $325. He was 27 years, 11 months and 12 days old.
  • On 8 Sep 1864 James ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 8 Sep 1864, James also served in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company K.
  • He ended his service with the 19th Infantry Regiment on 30 Jun 1865.
  • He and Harriet Cordelia Jones were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1870 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Woodruff, James F., 34, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Harriet C., 28, b. NY
    ---, Estelle C., 10, b. NY
    ---, George F., 6, b. MA.
  • James Francis Woodruff and Harriet Cordelia Jones were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    James F. Woodruff, 44, no occupation, b. MA
    Harriet, 38, wife, b. MA
    Phebe Sherwood, 68, mother (in-law), widow, b. NY
    Geo. F. Woodruff, 16, --, laborer, b. MA
    Esta Woodruff, 20, daur, b. MA.
  • On 14 Sep 1881 James and Harriet's daughter, Estelle Cordelia Woodruff married Charles B. Cobb at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Francis Woodruff died on 18 Feb 1883 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, of penumonia. He was 47 years and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1883 at West Stockbrige Cemetery, West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 May 1883 James's widow, Harriet Cordelia Jones remarried to Elam H. Bristal at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 9 Oct 1893 James and Harriet's son, George Francis Woodruff married Jennie Elizabeth Kay at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Francis Woodruff's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Harriet Cordelia Jones in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harriet C Bristol, 68
    Estella C Cobb, 50, daughter
    Charles B Cobb, 53, son-in-law
    Hasel M Cobb, 21
    Iva J Cobb, 16
    Iola E Cobb, 8
    Doris L Cobb, 6
    Jacob N Rhineheart, 53, boarder.
  • On 6 Oct 1916 Harriet Cordelia Jones received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his re-widowed wife, received certificate number 840360.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jun 2017

Family: Harriet Cordelia Jones b. 17 Jun 1841, d. 1927

  • Estelle Cordelia Woodruff b. 14 Sep 1859, d. 11 Sep 1946
  • George Francis Woodruff b. 7 Oct 1863, d. 10 Mar 1906

Charles B. Woods

b. 3 January 1842, d. 20 March 1862
  • Father: Charles Woods b. between 1810 - 1811, d. 31 Jan 1844
  • Mother: Sarah R. Whiting b. 1814, d. 23 Nov 1901
  • Company: A
  • Charles B. Woods was born on 3 Jan 1842 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Woods and Sarah R. Whiting, and grandson of Joseph and Eunice (Powers) Woods.
  • On 31 Jan 1844 his father, Charles Woods, died of pneumonia, and there was an administration of his will and a guardianship hearing for sons Charles and his brother, Milton.
  • On 12 Sep 1848 Charles and Milton's widowed mother, Sarah R. Whiting, remarried to Samuel Molton Carter at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Charles B. Woods was enumerated in the household of Samuel Molton Carter and Sarah R. Whiting in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel M. Carter, 45, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah R., 35
    George B., 20
    Milton H. Woods, 6 (his younger brother)
    Sarah A. Russell, 19.
  • Charles B. Woods was enumerated in the household of George Woods in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his paternal uncle as:
    George Woods, 30, farmer b. MA (as were all)
    Eunice, 63 (his grandmother)
    **Charles, 8
    Sally, 36
    Elbridge May, 17.
  • On 28 Dec 1858 his brother, Milton Herbert Woods, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 14.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 9 days old.
  • He died on 20 Mar 1862 at Sandy Hook, Harford County, Maryland, unmarried, by drowning in a canal near the Potomac River, while in discharge of duty, as a Corporal. He was 20 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 3, Lot 80.
  • An unknown person received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; but no further information is known.
  • In 1888, Charles was included in the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" which says he "drowned 20 March 62 while relieving guard on a dark, stormy night, on the banks of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal."
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2016

Dwight B. Woods

b. October 1842, d. 23 January 1921
  • Father: Jonas Wheeler Woods b. 26 Apr 1803, d. 1 Feb 1886
  • Mother: Sarah Brainerd b. 5 Apr 1813, d. 29 Dec 1904
  • Company: D
  • Dwight B. Woods was born in Oct 1842 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonas Wheeler Woods and Sarah Brainerd.
  • Dwight B. Woods was enumerated in the household of Jonas Wheeler Woods and Sarah Brainerd in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonas W. Woods, 47, machinist, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Sarah, 37
    Ann M., 15
    Alma I., 12
    **Dwight B., 8
    Alvin S., 6
    John Boyd, 30 shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Geo., 28, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Seamour Trowbridge, 21, machinist, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Dwight gave his occupation as blacksmith.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Dwight mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 18 years and 9 months old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Dwight ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • On 24 Dec 1867 Dwight B. Woods, 25, married Mary A. Hickey, 24, daughter of John Hickey and Mary [--?--], at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Dwight B. Woods and Mary A. Hickey were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Woods, Dwight B., 28, laborer, b. MA
    ---, Mary A., 26, b. MA.
  • Dwight B. Woods and Mary A. Hickey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wood, Dwight B., 37, machinist, b. MA (as were all the family)
    ---, Mary A., 36, wife,
    ---, Marion C., 9, daughter
    ---, Ethel M., 7, daughter
    ---, Cliffor G., 6, son.
  • Dwight B. Woods was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jul 1892, and received certificate number 1086191.
  • On 18 Sep 1895 Dwight's daughter, Marion C. Woods married Elmer Julius Putnam.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Dwight B. Woods attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • On 9 Dec 1910 Dwight and Mary's son, Clifton Gordon Woods married Ethel J. Livingston at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Dwight B. Woods attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1918 Mary A. Hickey, his wife, died.
  • Dwight B. Woods was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 2 Jan 1920 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Woods, Dwight B., head, 75, widower
    ---, Ethel M., dau, 47, single
    Putnam, Marion C., sister-in-law, 49, widow.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1921 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years and 3 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1921 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Mary A. Hickey b. Feb 1843, d. 1918

  • Marion C. Woods b. 30 Jan 1871
  • Ethel Maria Woods b. 24 Sep 1872, d. 1951
  • Clifton Gordon Woods b. 11 Feb 1874, d. 22 Mar 1955
  • Cora A. Woods b. 29 Aug 1876, d. 22 Nov 1878
  • Effie Mary Woods b. 19 Jul 1885, d. 1892

Edwin Porter Woodward

b. 16 July 1832, d. 15 July 1910

Edwin P. Woodward
  • Father: Samuel Bayard Woodward b. 10 Jun 1787, d. 3 Jan 1850
  • Mother: Maria Porter
  • Company: D
  • Edwin Porter Woodward was born on 16 Jul 1832 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Samuel Bayard Woodward and Maria Porter.
  • On 3 Jan 1850 his father, Samuel Bayard Woodward, died at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 62.
  • On 29 Oct 1860 Edwin Porter Woodward, 28, married Helen M. Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave and Martha [--?--], at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as accountant.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years and 16 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Porter Woodward was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 Edwin was promoted to as Captain.
  • On 29 Jul 1863 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts as a 1st Lieutenant.

  • Starting between 1864 - 1865, Edwin also served in the U. S. Signal Corps.
  • From Crane's Worcester Memoirs,
    After the close of the war he engaged in the drug business at Worcester in partnership with David Scott, and later went to New York and engaged in the brokerage business. He now (1907) lives a retired life at Summit, New Jersey.
  • He and Helen M. Musgrave were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, where he is retired, and they own their own home. Of their 5 children only 2 are still living (needs review, or possibly she has forgotten the baby that only lived a year in 1863-1864.)
  • Edwin Porter Woodward made application at New Jersey for a veteran's pension on 13 Apr 1904, and received certificate number 107915.
  • Edwin's wife, Helen M. Musgrave, died and was buried in Jun 1906 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73 years and 8 months.
  • In 1907 Edwin was living at Summit, Union County, New Jersey.
  • He died on 15 Jul 1910 at Summit, Union County, New Jersey. He was 77 years, 11 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1910 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Edwin Porter Woodward was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2016

Family: Helen M. Musgrave b. Oct 1832, d. 22 Jun 1906

  • Thomas N. Woodward b. 8 Jul 1863, d. 27 Jul 1864
  • Helen M. Woodward b. 8 Dec 1864, d. 9 Jan 1870
  • Martha G. Woodward b. 6 Jul 1867
  • William S. Woodward b. 17 Oct 1869, d. 1890
  • Anna T. Woodward b. 17 Sep 1871
  • Hannah T. B. Woodward b. Sep 1873