William M. Blodgett

b. 14 February 1835, d. 31 May 1862
  • Father: William Blodgett
  • Mother: Eliza [--?--]
  • Company: D
  • William M. Blodgett was born on 14 Feb 1835 at Dorchester, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of William Blodgett and Eliza [--?--].
  • On 22 Aug 1859 William M. Blodgett, 24, married Cynthia A. Smith, 18, daughter of Sanford J. Smith and Mary [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1861 William was living at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 4 months and 28 days old.
  • He died on 31 May 1862 at Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, in battle, being shot through the head. He was 27 years, 3 months and 17 days old.
  • William has no known grave.
  • On 16 Jul 1862 Cynthia A. Smith received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his widow, received certificate 970.
  • On 31 Aug 1863 William's widow, Cynthia A. Smith remarried to William Flynn at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 23 Oct 1863 Sanford J. Smith, William's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, and received certificate 11711.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sanford J. Smith and Mary [--?--] in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Sanford J., 49, works in shoe bactory
    ---, Mary M., 53, b. RI
    Blodgett, Franklin, 10, b. MA.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 William M. Blodgett was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Aug 1875 the pension to a minor child was ended.
  • On 1 Jan 1881 William's son, Franklin Blodgett married Julia A. Allen at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2016

Family: Cynthia A. Smith b. 15 Aug 1841

  • Franklin Blodgett b. 10 Aug 1859

William L. Blood

b. 2 September 1841, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Lawson Blood b. 19 Sep 1807, d. 3 Jul 1881
  • Mother: Susannah Permelia Bennet b. 1812, d. 17 Jan 1857
  • Company: F
  • William L. Blood was born on 2 Sep 1841 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lawson Blood and Susannah Permelia Bennet.
  • William L. Blood was enumerated in the household of Lawson Blood and Susannah Permelia Bennet in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his father is a wheelwright; also enumerated - Harriet and Adaline Richardson, age 17 and 14, b. MA (relationship unknown; possibly boarders).
  • On 17 Jan 1857 his mother, Susannah Permelia Bennet, died at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William L. Blood and Artemas Draper Ward were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, two future members of the 15th Massachusetts living in the same boarding house of one "Richard Litchfield", hotel keeper, and working as shoemakers.
  • In 1861 William was living at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
  • On 15 Mar 1862 William's widowed father, Lawson Blood, remarried to Adeline L. Darling at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • William L. Blood died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 21 years and 15 days old.
  • On 22 Sep 2002, William was finally added to the Civil War Memorial in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. It had been overlooked when the column was originally erected. Click HERE to see the event. Or click the document icon to see how it happened.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 William L. Blood 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.)
  • George, his brother, outlived William and died on 27 Mar 1924 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Lawson Blood of Oxford was apparently unrelated to the Charlton families.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

George W. Bolster

b. 20 April 1832, d. 7 February 1892
  • Father: Washington Bolster b. 26 Sep 1806, d. 9 Sep 1893
  • Mother: Phebe Ann Sage b. 1 Oct 1812, d. 7 Feb 1884
  • Company: K
  • George W. Bolster was born on 20 Apr 1832 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Washington Bolster and Phebe Ann Sage.
  • On 3 Oct 1850 George W. Bolster, 18, married Mary L. Winslow, daughter of Simeon Aldrich Winslow and Mary Shepherd Slade, at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George W. Bolster and Mary L. Winslow were divorced before 1858 apparently.
  • On 7 Oct 1858 George's former wife, Mary L. Winslow remarried James Hopkins at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • George W. Bolster was enumerated in the household of Washington Bolster and Phebe Ann Sage in the 1860 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Washington Bolster, 52, farmer, b. MA
    P. Ann, 41, b. CT
    **Geo. W., 27, farmer, b. MA
    Jerome B., 25, common school teacher, b. MA
    Ellen, 14 (sic), b. MA
    Andrew, 23, farmer, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 George was living at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private, being credited to the quota of Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
  • On 3 Aug 1861 George was promoted to to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 9 Jun 1862 George was promoted to as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 7 Nov 1862 George was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant, and assigned to Co. C.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Bolster was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 18 Mar 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to resignation.

  • On 26 May 1863 George W. Bolster, 31, married Anne Estella Gaskill, 20, daughter of Asa B. Gaskill and Melissa Mowrey, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Bolster was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Bolster attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He and Anne Estella Gaskill were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, as:
    Bolster, Geo. W., 35, horse farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Estella, 25
    ---, Cora, 6.
  • After some years spent in the Mississippi Valley, Mr. Bolster has returned to his native town, and now lives upon the old homestead, where the Mowrys have resided for a full century. (from the Mowry Genealogy ca. 1878.)
  • George W. Bolster and Anne Estella Gaskill were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer, and they live next door to his parents.
  • About in 1887 George and Anne's daughter, Cora Melissa Bolster married Lester Eugene Inman.
  • George W. Bolster was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in 1890 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served as a Captain in Co. K of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 31 May 1890, and received certificate 842510.
  • He died on 7 Feb 1892 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 59 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1892 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 2 Row 33 Lot 205.
  • An obituary for George W. Bolster was published on 10 Feb 1892 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "Uxbridge - Capt. George Bolster, an old and esteemed resident residing in the Ironstone district, died Sunday. Deceased was a veteran of the late war, having been captain in Co. K, 15th regiment Massachusetts volunters. Mr. Bolster was highly respected by all who knew him. His funeral will take place from his residence Friday at 11 o'clock, and will be in charge of H. H. Legge Post, No. 25, G. A. R."
  • On 18 Nov 1892 Anne Estella Gaskill received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on George's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 360915.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Lester Eugene Inman and Cora Melissa Bolster in the 1900 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1900 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Inman, Lester E., b. Dec 1860, married 13 years, b. RI. grocery clerk
    ---, Cora M., wife, b. Feb 1864, no children, b. MA
    Bolster, Estella, mor-in-law, b. Sep 1842, widow, b. MA.
  • Anne, his wife, outlived George and died on 20 Feb 1929 at age 86.
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2017

Family 1: Mary L. Winslow b. between 1829 - 1830

Family 2: Anne Estella Gaskill b. 2 Sep 1842, d. 20 Feb 1929

  • Cora Melissa Bolster b. 13 Feb 1864, d. 28 Apr 1901

Calvin Bond

b. August 1827, d. 30 November 1903
  • Father: Jacob Bond Jr. b. 18 Nov 1795, d. 22 May 1883
  • Mother: Tamison Powers b. 3 Jul 1800, d. 13 Oct 1878
  • Company: A
  • Calvin Bond was born in Aug 1827 at Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers.
  • Calvin Bond married Sophia Fuller, daughter of Lyman Fuller and Tamer Grave.
  • Calvin Bond and Sophia Fuller were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 3 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Calvin Bond, 22, shoemaker, b. RI
    Sopia, 24, b. RI
    Josephine, 3, b. MA
    Eliza Smith, 19, b. MA
    Eli, 17, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • On 6 Jul 1855 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Hannah Bond, married Francis Andrew Barnes at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Calvin Bond was also known as Wm. C. Bond (note: the 1860 census shows "Wm.C." crossed out and "Calvin" written above it.)
  • He and Sophia Fuller were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 30 Jul 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Calvin BOND, 33, shoe maker, $300 in real estate, $200 in personal estate, b. MA
    Sophia, 34, b. RI
    Josephine C. TOWER, 13, b. MA (possible step-dau?)
    Terzia A. , 6, b. MA
    Calvin, Jr., 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Calvin gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Calvin was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Calvin Bond and Stephen Robbins, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Francis Andrew Barnes and James Henry Bond, Calvin Bond, and Stephen P. Bond, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 20 Mar 1862 Calvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years and 7 months old.
  • NOTE: on 19 Apr 1862 Josephine S. Powers, married Thomas F. Dockham at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, She appears to be the same person enumerated with the Bond family in 1860 Charlton, but exact relationship is unknown.
  • James Henry Bond and Stephen P. Bond, Calvin Bond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Lucy Ann Bond, married Stephen Robbins at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Calvin was wounded.
  • On 24 Dec 1863 Calvin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 25 Dec 1863, Calvin also served in the 37th Company, 2nd Batallion, V. R. C.
  • On 7 May 1864, Calvin was reenlisted.
  • He ended his service with 37th Company, 2nd Batallion, V. R. C. on 26 Sep 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Nov 1864, received certificate number 60993.
  • On 23 Nov 1879 Calvin and Sophia's daughter, Terzia A. Bond married Henry J. Wright at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Calvin Bond and Sophia Fuller were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Farmer, and his son, Calvin, Jr., is a carriage painter.
  • On 12 Jul 1896 Sophia Fuller, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69 of consumption.
  • Calvin Bond was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a "pensioner" living as a boarder in the household of H. RICHARDSON.
  • He died on 30 Nov 1903 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years and 3 months old.
  • He was buried on 3 Dec 1903 at Westridge Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • His estate was probated on 26 Jan 1904 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calvin Bond and Terzia A. Wright appointed administrators.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Sophia Fuller b. 12 Aug 1826, d. 12 Jul 1896

  • Josephine Bond b. between 1846 - 1847
  • Terzia A. Bond b. 24 Aug 1854
  • Calvin Bond Jr. b. 1 Jan 1859, d. 1930

Herbert W. Bond

b. 1845, d. 6 May 1864
  • Father: Leonard Emery Bond b. between 1824 - 1825, d. 1910
  • Mother: Harriet M. Proctor b. between 1819 - 1820, d. 7 Apr 1886
  • Company: D
  • Herbert W. Bond was born in 1845 at Saccarrapa, (Westbrook) Cumberland County, Maine, son of Leonard Emery Bond and Harriet M. Proctor.
  • Herbert W. Bond was enumerated in the household of Leonard Emery Bond and Harriet M. Proctor in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Jul 1850 at Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, as:
    Leonard E. Bond, 25, laborer, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Harriet, 30
    **Herbert, 4
    Isabella J., 8/12.
  • Herbert W. Bond moved with Leonard Emery Bond and Harriet M. Proctor, his parents, from Maine to Grafton.
  • In 1861 Herbert was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Herbert gave his occupation as boot and shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Herbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a musician, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years old.
  • On 23 Aug 1861 Herbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 14 Dec 1863, Herbert also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Company "H."
  • He died on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, killed in action. He was 19 years old.
  • On 5 Jun 1884 Harriet M. Proctor received a pension to surviving family member based on Herbert's service; his mother.
  • Harriet, his mother, outlived Herbert and died on 7 Apr 1886 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jan 1901 Leonard Emery Bond received a pension to surviving family member based on Herbert's service; his father.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2012

James Henry Bond

b. 4 August 1835, d. 29 October 1916
  • Father: Jacob Bond Jr. b. 18 Nov 1795, d. 22 May 1883
  • Mother: Tamison Powers b. 3 Jul 1800, d. 13 Oct 1878
  • Company: A
  • James Henry Bond was born on 4 Aug 1835 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers.
  • James Henry Bond was enumerated in the household of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob Bond, 55, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Tamison, 45
    Marcus, 28, carder
    Tessa, 28,
    Benjamin, 26, farmer
    Unis, 24
    Whitman, 20, shoemaker
    Polly, 18
    Lucy Ann, 17
    **James, 14
    **Stephen, 12
    Hannah, 10.
  • On 6 Jul 1855 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Hannah Bond, married Francis Andrew Barnes at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jul 1857 James Henry Bond, 21, married Pheobe A. Dockham, 14, daughter of Newell P. Dockham and Elizabeth [--?--], at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, James gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 James was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Henry Bond and Francis Andrew Barnes, and Calvin Bond and Stephen P. Bond, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • James Henry Bond and Francis A. "Frank" Rice, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. A.
  • James Henry Bond and Stephen P. Bond, and Calvin Bond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Lucy Ann Bond, married Stephen Robbins at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years and 10 days old.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 Pheobe A. Dockham, his wife, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 19 of typhoid fever, as reported in the Worcester Spy Volume 91 # 42, Oct. 15, 1862.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 James was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, shoulder.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Henry Bond was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 18 Aug 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts dated to 28 July 1864.

  • On 20 Feb 1865 James Henry Bond, 29, married Malinda Jane Rice, daughter of James Rice and Mary Maynard, at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • James Henry Bond made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Mar 1876, but no further details are known.
  • He and Malinda Jane Rice were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer.
  • James Henry Bond 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, Company A.
  • On 2 Jul 1915 Malinda Jane Rice, his wife, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Henry Bond died on 29 Oct 1916 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 81 years, 2 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1916 at Westridge Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family 1: Pheobe A. Dockham b. 12 Oct 1842, d. 4 Oct 1862

  • James H. Bond b. 27 Mar 1858, d. 9 Apr 1858
  • Newell Alphonso Bond b. 1860, d. 1921
  • Jacob D. Bond b. 1861, d. 11 Oct 1862

Family 2: Malinda Jane Rice b. 1837, d. 2 Jul 1915

  • Winfield E. Bond b. 1866, d. 10 Sep 1916
  • Bertie Homer Bond b. 10 Jan 1870, d. 2 Dec 1950
  • Albion Castella Bond b. Apr 1872, d. 13 Mar 1949
  • James Herbert Bond b. 5 Jun 1875, d. 1946
  • Augustus Eugene Bond b. 12 Nov 1878, d. 26 May 1925

Stephen P. Bond

b. 1837, d. 27 October 1913
  • Father: Jacob Bond Jr. b. 18 Nov 1795, d. 22 May 1883
  • Mother: Tamison Powers b. 3 Jul 1800, d. 13 Oct 1878
  • Company: A
  • Stephen P. Bond was born about in 1837 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers.
  • Stephen P. Bond was enumerated in the household of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob Bond, 55, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Tamison, 45
    Marcus, 28, carder
    Tessa, 28,
    Benjamin, 26, farmer
    Unis, 24
    Whitman, 20, shoemaker
    Polly, 18
    Lucy Ann, 17
    **James, 14
    **Stephen, 12
    Hannah, 10.
  • On 6 Jul 1855 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Hannah Bond, married Francis Andrew Barnes at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Sep 1855 Stephen P. Bond married Frances A. Pope, 20, daughter of Horace Pope and Abigail Walker, at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Stephen P. Bond and Frances A. Pope were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Aug 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a shoemaker, with personal estate of $50.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Stephen gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 Stephen was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Andrew Barnes and James Henry Bond, Stephen P. Bond, and Calvin Bond, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 26 Mar 1862 Stephen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • Stephen P. Bond and James Henry Bond, and Calvin Bond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Calvin, James and Stephen's sister, Lucy Ann Bond, married Stephen Robbins at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Dec 1862 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 32689.
  • He and Frances A. Pope were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, where he is a shoemaker.
  • Stephen P. Bond and Frances A. Pope were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Junk Dealer. His married; son and daughter-in-law live with them.
  • Stephen P. Bond 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. A.
  • He and Frances A. Pope were divorced before 1900.
  • Stephen P. Bond was not enumerated in the household of Edmund M. Bond in the 1900 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1900 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bond, Edmund V., head, b. Dec 1859, divorced, b. MA of MA parents
    ---, Francis A., mother, b. Nov 1834, divorced, two of her four children living, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • In 1906 Stephen was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stephen P. Bond attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 12 May 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bond, Stephen B., 74, divorced, b. MA (parents place of birth "unknown"), no occupation.
  • On 8 Oct 1912, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Pacific Branch), Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, Stephen was admitted.
  • He died on 27 Oct 1913 at California. He was 76 years old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1913 at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Plot: 24 R A 18.
  • Note: Stephen appears to have gone to California after 1910, either with or to join his son Frederick who is found in the 1920 census of Santa Monica, CA. He also gives Frederick as next-of-kin upon entry into the Soldiers' Home.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Frances A. Pope b. Nov 1834

  • Edmund M. Bond b. 6 Dec 1858, d. 23 May 1926
  • Frederick Loemi Bond b. 15 Sep 1862, d. 22 Jul 1950

Joseph Bonner

b. 1826, d. 6 May 1864
  • Father: Peter Bonner b. 1794, d. 27 Dec 1871
  • Mother: Margaret Buck b. 16 Sep 1797, d. 7 Nov 1888
  • Company: G
  • Joseph Bonner was born about in 1826 at Canada, son of Peter Bonner and Margaret Buck.
  • On 22 Mar 1854 Joseph Bonner married Mary Pellican, daughter of Peter Pellican and Frances St. Martin, at Saint John Parish, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Bonner and Mary Pellican were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Bonner, 32, shoemaker, b. Canada, cannot read or write
    Mary, 23, b. Canada, cannot read or write
    Joseph, 6, b. Canada
    Peter, 5, b. Canada
    Mary, 4, b. Canada
    Josephine, 2, b. MA
    living nextdoor to:
    Peter Bonner, 67, b. Canada
    Margarite, 66, b. Canada
    Lauritia, 17, b. Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years 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, Joseph Bonner 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, Joseph Bonner 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, Joseph Bonner was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • He died on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, killed in action, at Spottsylvania Court House. He was 38 years old.
  • On 29 Jul 1864 his toddler daughter, Eliza J. Bonner, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 by scalding.
  • On 11 Jun 1865 Mary Pellican applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Joseph's service; but no certificate was issued as she remarried while the application was in processing.
  • On 6 Dec 1865 Joseph's widow, Mary Pellican remarried to Charles Denahaux at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 28 Nov 1866 Edward Bonner made application for a pension as guardian to Joseph's surviving dependants, and was made gardian.
  • On 9 May 1873 Joseph and Mary's daughter, Mary Bonner married Adelard "Henry" Desnoyer at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jan 1876 Joseph and Mary's daughter, Josephine Elizabeth Bonner married Joseph Harper at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Mar 2015

Family: Mary Pellican b. 1836, d. 31 Dec 1874

  • Harry Joseph Bonner b. 1854
  • Peter Bonner b. 4 Mar 1855
  • Mary Bonner b. 13 May 1856
  • Josephine Elizabeth Bonner b. 11 Apr 1858
  • Auerlex "Alice" Bonner b. 15 Aug 1860
  • Eliza J. Bonner b. 15 Dec 1862, d. 29 Jul 1864

Daniel Bonney

b. 1835, d. 13 November 1898
  • Father: Seth Bonney b. 30 May 1804, d. 30 Oct 1880
  • Mother: Sally C. Goddard b. 30 Aug 1801, d. 26 Sep 1870
  • Company: B
  • Daniel Bonney was born about in 1835 at Irving, Massachusetts, son of Seth Bonney and Sally C. Goddard.
  • Daniel Bonney was enumerated in the household of Seth Bonney and Sally C. Goddard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Seth Bonney, 46, manufacturer, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Sally C., 48
    Maria C., 22
    Fanny A., 20
    **Daniel, 15, laborer
    **James, 13
    Seth, 11
    William W., 6
    Cynthia R. French, 21
    Alonzo N. Hows, 14, b. ME.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Daniel gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Bonney and James Alvin Bonney, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • On 25 Oct 1862 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in U. S. Army (Regular.)

  • Starting 26 Oct 1862, Daniel also served in the Battery I, 1st U. S. Light Artillery.
  • He ended his service for disability, having a shell wound on his left leg on 18 Mar 1863 at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.
  • On 17 Nov 1863 Daniel Bonney married Sarah Elizabeth Ross, 29, daughter of Peter Ross and Polly Burpee, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 30 May 1864 his brother, James Alvin Bonney, died at Totopotomoy Creek, Hanover County, Virginia, unmarried, and registered in Clinton, MA.
  • Daniel Bonney and Sarah Elizabeth Ross were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1870 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Bonney, 35, painter, b. MA,
    ---, Sarah E., 36, keeping house, b. MA.
  • On 3 Apr 1876 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel founded the local Temperance Reform Club, according to the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 3 Mar 1884 Sarah Elizabeth Ross, his wife, died at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 50 of blood poisoning.
  • In Jun 1886 Daniel was living at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 18 Sep 1890, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Daniel was admitted.
  • In May 1898 Daniel was living at Togus, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Bonney was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He died on 13 Nov 1898 at West Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid, while on furlough from the Soldiers' Home. He was 63 years old.
  • He was buried on 16 Nov 1898 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his parents, after a funeral held at the Unitarian Church.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Bonney reported as deceased within the previous year at a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Elizabeth Ross b. 15 Dec 1833, d. 3 Mar 1884

James Alvin Bonney

b. between 1836 and 1837, d. 30 May 1864
  • Father: Seth Bonney b. 30 May 1804, d. 30 Oct 1880
  • Mother: Sally C. Goddard b. 30 Aug 1801, d. 26 Sep 1870
  • Company: C
  • James Alvin Bonney was born between 1836 - 1837 at Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Seth Bonney and Sally C. Goddard.
  • James Alvin Bonney was enumerated in the household of Seth Bonney and Sally C. Goddard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Seth Bonney, 46, manufacturer, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Sally C., 48
    Maria C., 22
    Fanny A., 20
    **Daniel, 15, laborer
    **James, 13
    Seth, 11
    William W., 6
    Cynthia R. French, 21
    Alonzo N. Hows, 14, b. ME.
  • James Alvin Bonney was enumerated in the household of Caroline Downs Sawyer and Hiram Cromett in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hiram Cromett, 34, b. ME (who enlisted in the 1st MA Cavalry in Sep 1861, and returned safely from the war in 1865.)
    Caroline , 42 (Joseph's remarried mother)
    Mary Holman, 9
    Francis, 7
    **Joseph , 20, laborer, b. MA
    ... also
    **Alexander Lord, 27, laborer, b. NH, married within the year
    Lucia Lord, 21, b. NH, married within the year
    ... also
    **James Bonney, 22, printer, b. MA
    (Note: Joseph Holman, James Bonney, and Alexander Lord, future members of the 15th, lived in the same boarding house with 20 other people and possibly went together, along with Joseph's brother Henry, to enlist the following year. Only Joseph returned alive..)
  • From the History of Clinton:
    The young men who worked in the "Courant" (newspaper) office during these earlier years of publication have a remarkable war record. They enlisted, one after another, untill every man who had worked there, outside of Mr. Ballard and the regular editors, was in the service of his country. Henry Bowman, Henry Greenwood, William J. Coulter, James A. Bonney and James P. Chenery were in the Light Guard...
  • In 1861 James was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as printer.
  • James Alvin Bonney and Daniel Bonney, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Alvin Bonney 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, James A. Bonney was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 30 May 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, Hanover County, Virginia, unmarried, and registered in Clinton, MA..
  • He was buried after 30 May 1864 at Yorktown National Cemetery, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, Block # 2, Tomb # 50.
  • In 1896, James was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Charles Porter Bonzey

b. 19 December 1831, d. 12 February 1885
  • Father: Alexander Bonzey b. 1793, d. 12 Jan 1858
  • Mother: Roxana Cheney b. 1790, d. 26 Jul 1872
  • Company: D
  • Charles Porter Bonzey was born on 19 Dec 1831 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Alexander Bonzey and Roxana Cheney.
  • Charles Porter Bonzey was enumerated in the household of Alexander Bonzey and Roxana Cheney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alexander Bonzie (sic), 53, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    Roxana, 50
    **Charles, 18, in mill
    Ora, 15, in mill.
  • On 21 Sep 1852 Charles Porter Bonzey, 20, married Lydia Dorinda Dyke, 17, daughter of James Dyke and Calista White, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 16 Oct 1855 his infant daughter, Luella Maria Bonzey, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cholera.
  • On 12 Jan 1858 his father, Alexander Bonzey, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Porter Bonzey and Owen McCann were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as close neighbors:
    Michael McQuinn, 65, and wife Bridget, 53, and seven children, b. Ireland
    **Owen McCann, 19, operative, b. Ireland
    (Note: unclear exactly what the relationship of these people is. He is in enumeration position as a boarder.)
    ... and a few doors away
    **Charles Bonzy, 25, weaver, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Lydia, 23
    Elura J., 3
    Roxanna, 65 (his mother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as mechanic in MASSCW, and carpenter in Ford's history.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 6 months and 23 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, Charles Porter Bonzey 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, Charles Porter Bonzey 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, Charles P. Bonzey was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, C. B. Bouger 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.)
  • The 1870 roster reports him died on 31 May 1862 at Ft. Monroe, VA, but this is an error. Both Ford's history and the MASSCW say he mustered out in 1864.
  • On 27 Jun 1862 his daughter, Elura Jane Bonzey, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 5 of rubeola.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • He was enumerated in the household of James Dyke and Calista White in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his in-laws as:

    Dike James, 64, blacksmith, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Calesta, 60
    Bonzey, Charles, 38, laborer
    ---, Lydia D., 35
    Pettybone, George, 23, clerk, b. CT
    ---, Mary, 19, b. MA.
  • Charles Porter Bonzey and Lydia Dorinda Dyke were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bonzey, Charles P., 48, edge tool grinder, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Lydia D., 46, wife
    ---, Lula M., 6.
  • Charles Porter Bonzey died on 12 Feb 1885 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 53 years, 1 month and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1885 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for Charles Porter Bonzey was published as follows:
    "The funeral of Chas. P. Bonzey took place at the residence of James Dike Saturday afternoon and was attended by man friends and relatives, including old shopmates from Buck Bros. chisel works, where the deceased had been employed as a grinder for 14 years, and veterans of the late war, in which Mr. Bonzey served as a member of Company D, 15th Mass. regiment. Rev. D. W. Hoyt officiated. The bearers were four near relatives of the deceased. The remains were interred at Central cemetery." (Worcester Daily Spy, 16 Feb 1885.)
  • On 2 May 1885 Lydia Dorinda Dyke received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 284468.
  • Lydia Dorinda Bonzey was enumerated as the widow of Charles Porter Bonzey, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Nov 1896 Charles and Lydia's daughter, Lula May Bonzey married James McCool at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lydia outlived Charles and died on 23 Oct 1901 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Family: Lydia Dorinda Dyke b. 5 Dec 1834, d. 23 Oct 1901

  • Luella Maria Bonzey b. 16 Mar 1855, d. 16 Oct 1855
  • Elura Jane Bonzey b. 3 Nov 1856, d. 27 Jun 1862
  • Lula May Bonzey b. 20 Nov 1873, d. 5 Apr 1900

Edwin Booth

b. 1835, d. 20 September 1868
  • Company: E
  • Edwin Booth was born about in 1835 at Ireland.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 3 Jan 1862 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Booth was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edwin Booth 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.
  • He ended his service with by discharge for disability on 31 Dec 1864 at Dale General Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Jan 1865, and received certificate number 41957.
  • He died on 20 Sep 1868 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1868 at Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Old Cemetery: Range 8: Lot 16.
  • Edwin Booth was Note: Despite proof that he was issued a gov't stone, there is no visible marker at this time, April 2016.
  • In 1890 Edwin Booth was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the memorial tablets.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2016

George L. Boss

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 2 July 1863

George L. Boss
  • Father: George H. Boss b. 28 Nov 1819, d. 16 Mar 1902
  • Mother: Catherine L. Boss b. between 1823 - 1824
  • Company: B
  • George L. Boss was born between 1841 - 1842, son of George H. Boss and Catherine L. Boss.
  • George L. Boss was enumerated in the household of Catherine L. Boss in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Catherine L. Boss as the head -- the boys' mother. She is 26 and born in VT. Why their father is not with them at this time is unknown. I thought at first she was widowed, but it seems not. The boys are George L., age 8, Orlando, age 6, and Adelbert, age 1.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as building mover, acording to Ford's history, and mechanic according to the MASSCW.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • He was buried at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 10 - recorded with surname BASS.
  • He was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (South Side of Pilgrim Path and Locust Avenue) Laurel Avenue (Note: this is possibly a memorial only.)
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George L. Boss was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    Pvt. George L. Bass (sic), Company B, wounded in the hip by a shell on July 2, died July 5, buried on the Schwartz Farm on Rock Creek opposite the George Bushman Farm, reinterred in D-10 of the Massachusetts plot, age 19.
  • Between 1861 - 1864 Orlando Phidelio Boss, his brother, served in the 25th MVI and was a Medal of Honor man - "rescued his Lieutenant who was lying mortally wounded between the lines; this under a heavy fire of the enemy."
  • After 1863 Catherine L. Boss received a pension to surviving family member, in Massachusetts based on George's service; mother, receiving certificate number 450096 (date on card difficult to read.)
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Orlando Phidelio Boss in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his brother, Orlando, and wife Jennie live.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John White Kimball gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 12 Mar 1897 Catherine L. Boss received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his mother, received certificate number 450096.
  • On 29 Dec 1931 his brother, Orlando Phidelio Boss, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88 as noted in the "Springfield Republican," - "Orlando P. Boss, 88, a past commander of Edwin B. Sumner post of the G. A. R., died at Burbank hospital this morning. He enlisted in Co. F, of the 25th Massachusetts infantry volunteers. He held a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 8, 1864."
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Whitman Worthington Bosworth

b. 11 May 1839, d. 10 May 1912
  • Father: Stillman Whitman Bosworth b. 2 May 1809, d. 23 Aug 1895
  • Mother: Nancy Moulton b. 1804, d. 1 Jun 1843
  • Company: I
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth was born on 11 May 1839 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Stillman Whitman Bosworth and Nancy Moulton.
  • Whitman's mother, Nancy Moulton, died and was buried in Jun 1843 at North Ashford Cemetery, Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 39 years.
  • Whitman's widowed father, Stillman Whitman Bosworth, remarried to Hannah [--?--].
  • On 7 Nov 1855 his sister, Sarah Ann E Bosworth, died at age 21.
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth was enumerated in the household of Stillman Whitman Bosworth and Hannah [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stillman Bosworth, 51, farmer, b. CT
    Hannah, 46, b. MA (step-mother)
    **Whitman, 21, farm labor, b. CT
    (plus seven paupers who apparently work and live at the "Paupers Farm" run by Stillman Bosworth.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Whitman gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Whitman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Whitman Worthington Bosworth, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Whitman Worthington Bosworth was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Whitman Worthington Bosworth was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Whitman Worthington Bosworth 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 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Whitman W. Bosworth was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Whitman Worthington Bosworth 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.)
  • Whitman was in hospital from January to September 1863.
  • Whitman wrote a letter on 27 Sep 1863 as follows: (Transcript generously provided by D: Mahar.)
    Lovell Genl Hospital
    Portsmouth Grove, R.I.
    Sept. 27, 1863
    Dear Parents,
    Again a few lines for I suppose you are anxious to hear from me as often as I can write. I received yours of the 13th [and] the 16th and was right glad to hear that you had nearly regained your usual health for although I am not sick I begin to know what poor health is. I am having one of my poor spells now with bloody passages of urine and a severe pain in my right side just under the lower edge of the ribs. But you must not worry on my account for I am getting so well used to it that I don’t think it hardly worth mentioning. But I must give you a brief how I got played out this time.
    Last Wednesday morning my Doctor gave me an invitation to go on a fishing trip and sailing excursion and I accepted it. We crossed the bay (some twelve miles across) in a sail boat and landed at the town of Wickford and then walked into the country about five miles to a factory pond. The object of the expedition was to get some small specimens of pouts, flat fish and pickerel for the Doctor’s aquarium.
    Well we had no luck and a little after sunset we started for home but not a breath of air and we expected an all nights job in getting home. I told the Doctor I should hold him responsible for my safe arrival home at roll call and he said he should punish me if was not there. So I suggested a mode of punishment which he accepted (a six day pass to come home). Well I had a huge time and the Doctor acted the boy and done all the work (I mainly went for the company). I did not walk over four miles but the Doctor found out my case more fully than he would in six months in the Hospital. But he don’t want to discharge me but keep me for Wardmaster. Well I like it some. The duty is light but I have considerable writing to do.
    I received letters from Sarah and Ellen two day since all well and Sarah was talking of coming up to her cousins that lives where Rev. Dockery did. I hope I shall get my pass and be at home at the same time. If I come I shall reach Webster Thursday evening the 1st day of October on the boat train and come home on Friday. But don’t look for me to strong for in military nothing is certain. But I must close with kind regards to all and much love for yourselves.
    Whitman [Bosworth].
  • On 6 Aug 1864 Whitman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • Whitman apparently wrote a number of letters home during his service.
  • On 9 Jan 1867 Whitman Worthington Bosworth, 27, married Charlotte L. M. Howland, 20, daughter of Willard Howland and Unis [--?--], at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth and Charlotte L. M. Howland were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Howland, Bernice, 62, b. MA
    ---, Emily J., 31, b. MA
    **Bosworth, Whitman, 31, house painter, b. CT
    ---, Charlotte, 23, b. MA
    ---, Olin S., 10/12, b. MA in Aug
    and seven apparent boarders.
  • On 30 Dec 1871 Charlotte L. M. Howland, his wife, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 25 of consumption.
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth married Elizabeth Jane Davis, daughter of Joseph Davis and Mary [--?--], the widow of Almon A. Keith.
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth and Elizabeth Jane Davis were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Bosworth, Whitman, 41, painter, b. CT
    ---, Elizabeth, 39, wife, b. MA
    Keith, Frederick, 16, son, works in woolen mill, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Emma, 12, daur
    ---, Emory, 9, son.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Whitman Worthington Bosworth 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.
  • Before 1910 Elizabeth Jane Davis, his wife, died after which he was enumerated as a widower.
  • A pension file exists for this man on Roll Number: 209, but details are unknown.
  • Whitman Worthington Bosworth died on 10 May 1912. He was 72 years, 11 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1912 at North Ashford Cemetery, Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • NOTE: Whitman W. Bosworth is known to have written a series of letters to his parents during his stay in hospital from January to September 1863.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Charlotte L. M. Howland b. 30 Jul 1846, d. 30 Dec 1871

  • Olin Seeley Bosworth b. 2 Aug 1869

Family 2: Elizabeth Jane Davis b. between 1840 - 1841, d. before 1910

Sandford Botham

b. 17 September 1842, d. 10 September 1864
  • Father: Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham b. 1803, d. 20 Feb 1896
  • Mother: Esther Minerva Sanford b. 4 Dec 1801, d. 22 Aug 1843
  • Company: A
  • Sandford Botham was also known as Pierpont Sanford Botham in some records.
  • He was born on 17 Sep 1842 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham and Esther Minerva Sanford.
  • On 22 Aug 1843 his mother, Esther Minerva Sanford, died at age 41.
  • Sandford's widowed father, Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham, remarried to Lovina C. [--?--]
  • Sandford Botham was enumerated in the household of Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham and Lovina C. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    P. E. B. Botham, 49, laborer, b. RI
    Lovina, 36, b. CT
    **Pierpont S., 7, b. CT
    Lucy M., 3, b. CT.
  • Sandford Botham was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, a Sanford BOTHAM, 16, farm laborer, b. MA (living alone with no adults)
    (note: it is unclear if the right man has been identified here.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sandford gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Sandford was living at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1861 Stanford mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 10 months and 14 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Sandford was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the wrist.
  • On 17 Oct 1862 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sandford was the subject of a letter detailing his wounds, as published in the newspaper.
    We are permitted to copy a portion of a family letter touching Sanford Botham of this town, private in Co. A, 15th Regiment Mass. Vols. It will be remembered this Company took the rebel colors, and this Regiment of 600 men came out of the Antietam fight with only 200.
    New York, Oct., 8, 1862
    Dear Brother:
    Sanford is in the city hospital here. He arrived last Sunday, coming on from Washington in cattle cars with some sisteen hundred wounded soldiers, without seats, and so crowded they had not room to strech themselves on the bottom of the cars,that made their couch hither. This is only one item of discomfort not to say cruelty, incident to soldiers life.
    It was at the battle of Antietam, on Sanford’s birthday, while lying on the ground loading his gun hat he was shot in the right arm just above wrist, making a frightful wound, shattering the larger bone, injuring the muscles, and rupturing blood vessels, ect. And while in this state, unconscious and exhausted, within the enemy’s lines he was denuded of all his clothing except his shirt, and thus remained until he found the Sanitry Commission who supplied his wants.

    At Frederick Md., he found a surgeon from Worcester, Mass., that for the first time after five days, kindly dressed his wound. Other surgeons declined, saying he must have his arm amputated. Thanks to a good Providence he is yet in possession of his arm, and is comforted in the hope through the assurance of the hospital surgeon here, there is a chance to save it, though perhaps in a disabled state.
    He still has a ball in the flesh part of his left thigh, received in a skirmish on picket duty at Fair Oaks, and since healed over. He has been in some eight battles or engagements during his fifteen months service. I forgot to say that at the time his regiment went out to do battle at Antietam, he was on the invalid list, suffering from dysentry, and now has chronic diarrrhea, but go he would and did, against the adviceof the Regimental Surgeon. The result I have before stated.

    I am rejoiced he shows so good a record, yet pained at the consequences necessary and attendant upon serving his country on the bloody fields of fraturnal strife. You may judge how the wear and tear of camp and the battle field has worn into him, when I tell you that not one of our small family or any one at the store recognized him on his return.

    Oh this war! Who is there that has not felt its sad death dealing, or sorrowing effects in some way? Two of our blood I fear will be maimed for life. when and how is the end to be? When will this terribile hecacomb of our youth cease? When will the Moloch of destruction of our sons and fathers be appeased?

  • On 17 Dec 1862 Sandford ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability due to wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1863, received certificate number 15247.
  • Starting 6 Oct 1863, Sanford also served in the 7th New Hampshire Infantry, having enlisted from Hardwick, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 10 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, killed in action. He was 21 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried on 18 Sep 1864 at Poplar Grove National Cemetery (Petersburg National Battlefield), Petersburg, Virginia, in section D, site 1302, as a member of Co. G, 7th New Hampshire Infantry.
  • On 24 Oct 1866 Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham received a pension to surviving family member based on Sanford's service; his father, received certificate number 103867 for his son's service in the 7th New Hampshire.
  • An obituary of Frederick Whiting Botham, his uncle, on 12 Apr 1883 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, provides some family background information. (click icon to read.)
  • Pierpont, his father, outlived Sandford and died on 20 Feb 1896 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham on 27 Feb 1896 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his father. Sturbridge
    Pierpont Edwards Bates Botham, an old and well known and somewhat eccentric citizen, died Feb. 20 at the home of Willis Hiscox, in the south part of the town, and was buried in Southbridge, Saturday.
    Mr. Botham was born in Southbridge about 93 years ago, the son of Frederick Botham, Esq., who was a lawyer in that town. He also had a brother Frederic, who was also a lawyer, and well known in Southbridge.
    Mr. Botham had a fair academic education. He published the first newspaper ever printed in Southbridge in 1828, but it was not a paying venture and was short-lived. A gentleman well known is living now in Southbridge who peddled papers for Mr. Botham when he was a boy.
    Mr. Botham kept himself well informed on what was going on, and had peculiar ideas of mathematics and spelling.
    He was twice married and had a son who died in the army, by reason of which he drew a pension many years. Notwithstanding his peculiar manner of living, he was quite active and vigorous up to within ten days of his death.
  • In 1914 Sandford Botham was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • This family appears in "Thomas Sanford, the emigrant to New England : ancestry, life, and descendants, 1632-4."
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2017