Robert Bruce

b. 23 September 1837, d. 2 April 1917
  • Father: Abner Bruce b. 1805, d. 2 Jun 1861
  • Mother: Laurina Whiting Jones b. 13 Jan 1811
  • Company: B
  • Robert Bruce was born on 23 Sep 1837 at Albany, Albany County, New York, son of Abner Bruce and Laurina Whiting Jones.
  • Robert Bruce was enumerated in the household of Abner Bruce and Laurina Whiting Jones in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, as:
    Abner Bruce, 45, butcher, b. MA
    Laurina W., 43, b. MA
    Abner, Jr., 17, butcher
    Marian B., 14
    **Robert, 12
    **Napoleon B., 10
    Wallace, 6
    Friend, 4 (m.)
    Benardo del Caspeda de, 8/12 (f.)
  • In 1861 Robert was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Robert gave his occupation as tub and pail maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • Robert Bruce and Napoleon B. Bruce, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.
  • On 17 Mar 1862 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 14 Mar 1867 Robert Bruce, 29, married Cornelia F. Hamilton, 20, daughter of David A. Hamilton, at Washington County, Ohio.
  • Robert Bruce and Cornelia F. Hamilton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1870 at Williams, Wood County, West Virginia, as:
    Bruce, Robert, 32, farmer, b. NY
    ---, Cornelia, 23, b. PA
    ---, Allen, 2, b. OH
    ---, unnamed female, 2/12, b. Oct, in OH.
  • Robert Bruce made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Nov 1870, certificate number 111630.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert Bruce was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • Robert and Cornelia's son, Dr. Allen Bruce, died and was buried in 1899 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, at age 31 years.
  • Robert Bruce and Cornelia F. Hamilton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1900 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, as:
    Robert Bruce, 62
    Cornelia H Bruce, 54, 2 of 3 children living
    Rita H Bruce, 25.
  • Robert Bruce and Cornelia F. Hamilton were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, noting that they've been married 43 years, and he is living on his pension. Of their three children, two are still living.
  • Robert Bruce died on 2 Apr 1917 at Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. He was 79 years, 6 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried on 5 Apr 1917 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.
  • On 11 Apr 1917 Cornelia F. Hamilton received a pension to surviving family member, in Ohio based on Robert's service; certificate number 82792.
  • Cornelia, his wife, outlived Robert and died on 20 Jan 1938 at Orchard Springs Sanitarium, Harrison, Montgomery County, Ohio, at age 91.
  • Robert's wife, Cornelia F. Hamilton, died and was buried on 22 Jan 1938 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, with her husband at age 91 years, 3 months and 28 days.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Cornelia F. Hamilton b. 25 Sep 1846, d. 20 Jan 1938

  • Dr. Allen Bruce b. 1868, d. 1899
  • Girl Bruce b. Oct 1869
  • Rita H. Bruce b. Apr 1875

William Bruce

b. between 1828 and 1829
  • Company: A
  • William Bruce was born between 1828 - 1829 at Scotland.
  • In 1863 William was living at an unknown place.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, William gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Jan 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

Kennedy Brunnock

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 17 September 1903
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • Braneck Kennedy was an alias.
  • Kennedy Brunnock was born between 1834 - 1835 at Ireland.
  • Kennedy Brunnock married Mary [--?--].
  • Kennedy Brunnock and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1860 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Canada Bennack, 27, ax maker, b. Ireland
    Mary, 25, b. Ireland
    Robert, 2, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Kennedy gave his occupation as blacksmith, when enlisting in the 25th Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1862 Kenedy mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Kennedy ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no further service record in the 1870 roster or the MASSCW, apparently having deserted.

  • Starting 4 Aug 1862, Kenedy also served in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. F.
  • On 2 Sep 1862, at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, Kennedy was arrested as a deserter from the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Branock also served in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, unassigned.
  • He ended his service with 25th Massachusetts Infantry, discharged due to disability on 8 Dec 1862.
  • In 1879 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, is included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts, as Kennedy BRONOCK.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 20 Oct 1892, for service in the F/36th, unassigned 15th, unassigned 25th Massachusetts Infantry, as well as the A/16th, G/18th and A/25th U. S. Inf., but no certificate number is given.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1903 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was buried on 25 Sep 1903 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: the record says only "Pine Grove Cemetery." It is unclear just which of many in the area is meant.)
  • Last Edited: 7 Oct 2012

Family: Mary [--?--] b. 1835

  • William H. Brannock b. 1855, d. 30 Apr 1859
  • Robert J. Brannock b. 13 Feb 1858
  • Elinor E. Branock b. 22 Feb 1862

Asaph T. Bryant

b. 1838, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Consider Bryant b. 6 Jan 1793, d. 10 Jul 1863
  • Mother: Sarah Norberry b. 1817, d. 2 Aug 1849
  • Company: G
  • Asaph T. Bryant was born about in 1838 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Consider Bryant and Sarah Norberry.
  • On 2 Aug 1849 his mother, Sarah Norberry, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Asaph T. Bryant was enumerated in the household of Consider Bryant in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Consider Briant, 57, b. MA
    Andrew J., 14
    Etheabrada, 12
    Aseph, 11
    Betsy, 10
    Consider J., 9
    Mary A., 7
    Roxa M., 5.
  • Asaph T. Bryant was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 27 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph H Clark, 30
    Olive F Clark, 32
    Sarah A Clark, 13 (his future sister-in-law)
    William G Clark, 4
    Freeman Clark, 2
    **Asa Bryant, 11.
  • He was enumerated in the State census in 1855 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as age 16, a shoemaker. Also enumerated: an Andrew J. Bryant, age 19, a shoemaker, living with the same Joseph H. Clark as in 1850.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Asaph gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Asaph was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Asaph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • Starting 1862, Thomas Consider Bryant, his brother, served in the 34th.Mass.Inf., Co. A, and mustered out 16 June 1865.
  • Asaph T. Bryant died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 24 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Asaph T. Bryant was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 29 Aug 2016

Edward W. Bryant

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 19 July 1913
  • Company: K
  • Edward W. Bryant was born between 1835 - 1836 at Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (by default in Ford's history.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edward gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Edward was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward W. Bryant 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, Edward W. Bryant was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Between 1864 - 1865 Edward was living at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, due to expiration of term of service.

  • Starting 31 Aug 1864, Edward also served in the 2nd MA Heavy Arty, Co. "D."
  • He ended his service with the 17th Massachusetts Infantry by transfer on 9 Feb 1865.
  • Starting Dec 1864, Edward also served in the transferred by order to Co. "G", 17th Mass. Inf.
  • He ended his service with the 17th Massachusetts Infantry by discharge at the end of the war on 30 Jun 1865 at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 17 Nov 1904, received certificate number 1105240 for service in the 15th and 17th Massachusetts Infantry, as well as for the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • On 6 Feb 1909, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Edward was was admitted. He noted no next-of-kin.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 23 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as age 67 and single.
  • He died on 19 Jul 1913 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, unmarried, of liver cancer.
  • He was buried in Jul 1913 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, in Lot L, no. 3137, as a member of the 2nd MA Heavy Artilley.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Francis W. Bryant

b. 2 March 1841, d. 21 August 1899
  • Father: Nathan Bryant b. 1 Aug 1793, d. 10 Mar 1869
  • Mother: Mary Gardner b. 3 May 1803, d. 16 Jul 1872
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Francis W. Bryant was born on 2 Mar 1841 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Nathan Bryant and Mary Gardner.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at East Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Francis gave his occupation as Farmer.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Frank W. Bryant mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a musician. He was 20 years and 6 months old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Francis W. Bryant was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Francis ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, by desertion, according to one report.

  • On 5 Nov 1875 Francis W. Bryant, 34, married Annie W. Gifford, 22, daughter of Jireh B. Gifford and Janet Ann Severence, at Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Mar 1896 Francis and Annie's daughter, Mary G. Bryant married Alfred George Doe at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis W. Bryant died on 21 Aug 1899 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, of Brights disease. He was 58 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1899 at First Congregational Church Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Annie W. Gifford b. May 1853, d. 1929

  • Mary G. Bryant b. 28 Feb 1877

Alfred E. Bryon

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • Alfred E. Bryon was born between 1838 - 1839.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Alfred gave his occupation as carriage maker.
  • In 1864 Alfred was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 21 Apr 1864 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no further service record in the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 12 Jul 1864, Alfred also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, having been transferred from the 15th.
  • He ended his service absent sick, with no further record on 29 Jul 1864.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

Alexander Bryson

b. 4 August 1835, d. 20 August 1897
  • Father: David Bryson b. 22 Mar 1810, d. 27 Aug 1879
  • Mother: Margaret Learmont b. Jan 1817, d. 30 Dec 1907
  • Company: I
  • Alexander Bryson was born on 4 Aug 1835 at Malone, Franklin County, New York, son of David Bryson and Margaret Learmont.
  • Alexander Bryson was enumerated in the household of David Bryson and Margaret Learmont in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1850 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Sep 1857 Alexander Bryson, 22, married Eliza Ann Briggs, 20, daughter of Jacob Briggs and Susan Bennett, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alexander Bryson was enumerated in the household of David Bryson and Margaret Learmont in the 1860 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1860 at Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, as:
    David Bryson, 50, overseer in mill, b. Scotland
    Margaret, 43, b. Scotland
    David, Jr., 26, weaver, b. ??
    **Alexander, 25, b. NY
    Margaret, 33, b. VT
    Jane E., 21, b. NY
    Robert, 16, works in mill, b. NY
    John, 14, b. MA
    Charles, 11, b. MA
    Mary, 8, b. MA
    Ida, 5, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alexander gave his occupation as none is given for him in Ford's history.

  • On 10 Jul 1861 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 11 months and 6 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Alexander Bryson 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 26 Nov 1861 his brother, James E. Bryson, died at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, after three months serving in Company H, Massachusetts 21st Infantry.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Alexander was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • Alexander was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 10 Jul 1863 his brother, David Bryson Jr., died at Morris Island, South Carolina, serving with the 6th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alexander Bryson was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 30 Jun 1864 Alexander was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Alexander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as on detached service.


  • On 27 Jul 1864 Alexander Bryson 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 being mustered out on 5 Aug 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jan 1880, receiving certificate number 710865.
  • He and Eliza Ann Briggs were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bryson, Alex, 44, laborer, b. NY, parents b. Scotland
    ---, Eliza, 43, wife, b. MA
    ---, Adelbert A., 19, son, apprentice.
  • On 6 Mar 1893 Alexander and Eliza's son, Adelbert A. Bryson married Bertha Garraux at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • Adelbert, his son, became a physician in Fall River and married Bertha from Switzerland. By 1900, both were in their late 30's and had no children.
  • Alexander Bryson died on 20 Aug 1897 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 62 years and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1897 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Oct 1897 Eliza Ann Briggs received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Alexander's service; his wife, receiving certificate 463794.
  • Eliza, his wife, outlived Alexander and died on 29 Nov 1904 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • In 1914 Alexander Bryson was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 May 2016

Family: Eliza Ann Briggs b. 8 Nov 1836, d. 29 Nov 1904

  • Adelbert A. Bryson b. 10 Jun 1860, d. 15 Nov 1914

Charles Edward Buck

b. 20 June 1843, d. 27 September 1862
  • Father: Artemus Buck b. between 1783 - 1784
  • Mother: Freelove Adams b. 1806, d. 9 May 1875
  • Company: I
  • Charles Edward Buck was born on 20 Jun 1843 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Artemus Buck and Freelove Adams.
  • Charles Edward Buck was enumerated in the household of Artemus Buck and Freelove Adams in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Artemus Buck, 66, basket maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mrs. Buck, 46
    Marie, 22
    Lucinda, 18
    Mary A., 11
    Henry, 9
    **Charles, 8
    Lyman, 3
    ?? Billings, 78, (m.)
  • Charles Edward Buck was enumerated in the household of Artemus Buck and Freelove Adams in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Artemus Buck, 52, basket maker, b. MA (as were all)
    Freelove, 57
    **Charles E., 12
    Lyman A., 8
    Isaac A., 2
    Mary A., 17
    Amey W., 14.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 15 May 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 10 months and 25 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Charles Edward Buck 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 27 Sep 1862 of disease. He was 19 years, 3 months and 7 days old.
  • An obituary for Charles Edward Buck was published on 18 Oct 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: as follows:
    Deaths
    In Mill Creek Hospital, near Fortress Monroe, of consumption, Sept. 27, Charles E. Buck a member of Co. I, 15th Mass. Reg’t. son of Mr. and Mrs. Artemas Buck, of this town aged 19 years.
    [Funeral services at the Baptist Church Sabbath evening, at half past six o’clock]
  • He was buried on 18 Oct 1862 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Oct 1863 Freelove Adams received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; mother, with application number 166785, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Artemus Buck and Freelove Adams in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Artemus Buck, 70, basket maker, b. MA
    ---, Freelove, 64
    ---, Isaac, 19, invalid
    ---, Lyman, 24, painter.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Charles Edward Buck 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: 3 Apr 2016

Michael Buckley

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 28 May 1877
  • Father: Daniel Buckley
  • Mother: Catherine [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Michael Buckley was born between 1842 - 1843 at New Brunswick, Canada, son of Daniel Buckley and Catherine [--?--].
  • In 1864 Michael was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Michael gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 11 Mar 1864 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Michael was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent Prisoner of War."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Michael also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Buckley was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 19 Dec 1864, Michael was exchanged from prison.
  • In Mar 1865 Michael Buckley was court martialed at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, as documented in case number OO-680 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 22 Aug 1876, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Michael was admitted, as a former member of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He died on 28 May 1877 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of tuberculosis.
  • Last Edited: 14 Mar 2012

Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum

b. 4 February 1842, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: Thomas Madison Buffum b. 12 Jun 1809, d. 7 Apr 1869
  • Mother: Rosannah Kimball b. 15 Nov 1819, d. 4 Nov 1858
  • Company: K
  • Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum was born on 4 Feb 1842 at Nova Scotia, Canada, son of Thomas Madison Buffum and Rosannah Kimball, (Note: the Canadian location is given in the history of the 15th Mass., however, it is more likely he was born in Worcester county.)
  • Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum was enumerated in the household of Thomas Madison Buffum and Rosannah Kimball in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas M. Buffum, 41, bos weaver, b. RI
    Rosanna, 31, b. RI
    Leander, 10, b. RI
    **Cincinnatus, 8, b. MA
    George R., 6, b. MA
    Charles T., 4, b. MA
    Marian M., 2, b. MA
    (female), 3/12, b. MA.
  • On 4 Nov 1858 his mother, Rosannah Kimball, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 38.
  • Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum was enumerated in the household of Thomas Madison Buffum in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jun 1860 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, living in a boarding house, age 53, b. MA, as a weaver, with his two sons:
    **Cincinnatus, 18, weaver, b. RI
    Leander, 20, finisher, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Cincinnatus gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Cincinnatus was living at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum and Edwin R. Buffum, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company K.
  • Leander Angell Buffum, his brother, was "enlisted in the 2d Regt. R. I. Cavalry, and served in the Union army three years, lacking 6 weeks."

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Cincinnatus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 19 years, 4 months and 27 days old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action. According to the Ballou Genealogy,
    "he was shot through the head and instantly killed, while swimming the Potomac river, at the battle of Balls Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861"
    . He was 19 years, 8 months and 17 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum 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, Cincinnatus was mentioned as follows:
    A Soldiers Remains Recovered
    Among the five dead bodies taken from the Potomac, with that of Lieut. Grout, at Long Bridge, above Washington, Nov. 3, was the body of Cincinatus A. Buffum of Co. K. , 15th Regiment Mass Vol., as ascertained by letters on his person. He had also on him a miniature , a revolver of Colt’s patent, a purse containing $25 in gold, and other smaller effects. The revolver was put into the hands of Quartermaster Howe, for which he gave a receipt; all the other effects are now in the office of Col. Ruckner of Gen. McClellan’s staff in Washington.
  • Edwin R. Buffum, killed in action, survived Cincinnatus and died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, (an unknown value) at age 22.
  • George Riley Buffum, his brother, survived Cincinnatus and died on 19 Oct 1862 unmarried, "from wounds received in the battle of Antietam", a Lieutenant in the 1st Regt. R. I. Infantry at age 18.
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2014

Edwin R. Buffum

b. 30 May 1840, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: David Ballou Buffum b. 9 Oct 1795, d. 22 Aug 1862
  • Mother: Jemima Morrill b. 1802, d. 4 Jun 1849
  • Company: K
  • Edwin R. Buffum was born on 30 May 1840 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of David Ballou Buffum and Jemima Morrill.
  • On 4 Jun 1849 his mother, Jemima Morrill, died at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Edwin's widowed father, David Ballou Buffum, remarried to Nancy Thayer.
  • Edwin R. Buffum was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Newburyport P. O., Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eben (sic) R. Buffum, 20, fisherman, b. MA
    living with
    Sam'l R. Morrill, 36, farmer, b. NH
    and a number of other Morrills, believed to be his mother's family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as none noted, however the 1860 census says he is a fisherman.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Edwin R. Buffum and Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company K.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 21 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 his cousin, Cincinnatus Augustus Buffum, died at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, at age 19 killed in action. According to the Ballou Genealogy,
    "he was shot through the head and instantly killed, while swimming the Potomac river, at the battle of Balls Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861."
  • On 22 Aug 1862 his father, David Ballou Buffum, died at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 66.
  • Edwin R. Buffum died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 22 years, 3 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 E. R. Buffum was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Osgood Judson Bugbee

b. 7 September 1834, d. 10 June 1907
  • Father: Lathrop Bugbee b. 1808, d. 1870
  • Mother: Clarissa Boyce d. before 1848
  • Company: A
  • Osgood Judson Bugbee was born on 7 Sep 1834 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lathrop Bugbee and Clarissa Boyce.
  • Before 1848 his mother, Clarissa Boyce, died.
  • On 13 Apr 1848 Osgood's widowed father, Lathrop Bugbee, remarried to Nancy S. Rice at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Osgood was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Osgood gave his occupation as boot-treer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Osgood mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 10 months and 5 days old.
  • On 2 Mar 1862 Osgood ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 18 Oct 1863 Osgood Judson Bugbee, 29, married Mary W. Tucker, 25, daughter of Hosea Tucker and Evelina Holmes, at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Osgood Judson Bugbee made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Nov 1878, and received certificate number 361062.
  • On 11 Dec 1879 his daughter, Ellenor Eveline Bugbee, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 13 of typhus fever.
  • Osgood Judson Bugbee and Mary W. Tucker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bugbee, Osgood, 45, warden of the Webster Town Farm, b. MA
    ---, Mary W., 42, wife, b. MA
    ---, Charles L., 15, son, b. MA
    (and 11 paupers.)
  • On 19 Oct 1883 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Osgood was mentioned in an article (Volume XXV # 34) as follows:
    "The comrades of Nathaniel Lyon Post 61, and their lady friends, paid a surprise visit to comrade O. J. Bugbee and wife, at the poor farm, they being the wardens thereof, on Thursday evening, the occasion being their eighteenth anniversary of their marriage. The comrades mustered in large numbers, completely filling the large house. On behalf of the comrades John M. Clark, presented the host and hostess with a handsome easy chair, a towel rack and a roll of crash, which the recipients feelingly acknowledged. Mr. Bugbee was completely surprised by the actions of his comrades, and generously served out to the visitors a fine collation. The company returned home at a seasonable hour, well pleased with the social gathering."
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • He and Mary W. Tucker were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where they live on Hohnes Street. Mary Bugbee has had two children, but only one is still living. Osgood is apparently retired. His son, Clarence, a shop keeper, and daughter-in-law, Lizzie, live with them.
  • On 30 Jun 1904 Osgood appears in the Fitchburg Sentinel as having filed a bounty application for his military service.
  • He died on 10 Jun 1907 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 72 years, 9 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried on 13 Jun 1907 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1907 Mary W. Tucker received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Osgood's service; his wife, received certificate number 632186.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Osgood and died in 1924.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Family: Mary W. Tucker b. Apr 1838, d. 1924

  • Charles L. Bugbee b. 20 Oct 1864
  • Ellenor Eveline Bugbee b. 9 Nov 1866, d. 11 Dec 1879
  • Clarence Bugbee b. 9 Apr 1879

Emerson Henry Bullard

b. 5 July 1844, d. 15 June 1862
  • Father: Henry Bullard b. 20 Jan 1802, d. 12 Jan 1865
  • Mother: Caroline Gilbert b. 27 Oct 1811, d. 25 Nov 1893
  • Company: F
  • Emerson Henry Bullard was born on 5 Jul 1844 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Bullard and Caroline Gilbert.
  • Emerson Henry Bullard was enumerated in the household of Henry Bullard and Caroline Gilbert in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his father, Henry, is a laborer. Also enumerated, Amisa BULLARD, 40, male, laborer, possibly an uncle.
  • Emerson Henry Bullard was enumerated in the household of Henry Bullard and Caroline Gilbert in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated as "Henry E." His father, Henry, is now a farmer with $700 in real estate and $200 in personal estate. Amasa C. BULLARD, 48, a farm laborer with $800 in personal estate, is still living with them.
  • In 1861 Emerson was living at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Emerson gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Emerson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years and 7 days old.
  • Emerson wrote a letter on 29 Nov 1861 from Poolesville, Maryland, as follows:
    "Friend Edwin - I take this an opertunity to write you that I am well and hope these lines will find you the same
    we are on picket gard down clost whare we had our fight
    we have a good time now
    you may believe that we yoused our guns prety carlice over at Balls Bluff
    we are about 10 miles from the camp on the bank of the Potomack
    we have huts built now so that they are warmer than our tents
    we have about a weak longer to stay our boys have wrote home from Richmond that they are in an old tobbacko house
    they say that they are comfortable all but clothes
    the rebels acrost the river have on some of our coats that belong to the 15 regt which we had oter take of and we will if we go over there again
    we will go beter perpared for them
    you may believe that the bulets flew prety thick at lest I thort that they did
    ther was a horse that was tied to a tree that was shot and came prety nere faling on to me
    we wer in the woods and the twigs were cut of clost to my head and I did not now how soon that they would cut my head of. but I got out of it with an hole head and are ready to go again
    this is all I think of now
    so good day but write soon as you resieve my Letter - Emerson H Bullard."
  • On 2 Jun 1862 Emerson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 15 Jun 1862 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 17 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1862 at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his parents.
  • Henry, his father, outlived Emerson and died on 12 Jan 1865 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 62.
  • On 30 Aug 1867 Caroline Gilbert received a pension to surviving family member based on Emerson's service; his mother, receiving certificate number 137488.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Franklin Eugene Bullard

b. October 1842, d. 25 August 1912
  • Father: Joseph Bullard b. 30 Oct 1806, d. 15 Sep 1872
  • Mother: Olivia P. Hill b. 14 Sep 1812, d. 25 Feb 1890
  • Company: H
  • Franklin Eugene Bullard was born in Oct 1842 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Bullard and Olivia P. Hill.
  • Franklin Eugene Bullard was enumerated in the household of Joseph Bullard and Olivia P. Hill in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Joseph Ballard (sic), 44, farmer, b. MA (as were in in household)
    Olive, 38
    Eliza A., 15
    Ira, 13
    Henry, 11
    **Franklin, 8
    Georgia Mason, 20, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Franklin gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Franklin was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 9 months old.
  • Starting 20 Aug 1862, Ira Barton Bullard, his brother, served in the the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and later serving in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Franklin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the thigh.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Eugene Bullard was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 24 May 1864 his brother, Ira Barton Bullard, died at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, at age 26 of wounds while serving with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Eugene Bullard was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 23 Jun 1864 Franklin was promoted to to Corporal.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 15 Sep 1872 his father, Joseph Bullard, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • On 4 Aug 1873 Franklin Eugene Bullard, 30, married Ellen Benson Baldwin, 25, daughter of Alfred Baldwin and Susan [--?--], at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Ellen Benson Baldwin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bullard, Franklin E., 36, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Ellen B., 32, wife, shoe stitcher, b. MA
    ---, Charles F., 6, son, b. MA.
  • Franklin Eugene Bullard made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 252809.
  • He and Ellen Benson Baldwin were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bullard, Franklin, head, b. Oct 1842, married 28 years, b. MA (as were all), travelling salesman, they live in a rented home.
    ---, Ellen B., wife, b. July 1848
    ---, Charles F., son, b. Mar 1874, grocery salesman.
  • In 1906 Franklin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Eugene Bullard 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 and Ellen Benson Baldwin were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 22 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Franklin Eugene Bullard died on 25 Aug 1912 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 69 years and 10 months old.
  • He was buried on 28 Aug 1912 at West Sutton Cemetery, West Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Sep 1912 Ellen Benson Baldwin received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Franklin's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 751046.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen Benson Baldwin b. Jul 1848

  • Charles Franklin Bullard b. 23 Mar 1874