William Levi Adams

b. 5 March 1840, d. 7 November 1862

William L. Adams
  • Father: Benjamin F. Adams b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 1 Aug 1877
  • Mother: Frances Perham Holmes b. 2 Mar 1815, d. 12 Oct 1882
  • Company: F
  • William Levi Adams was born on 5 Mar 1840 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin F. Adams and Frances Perham Holmes.
  • William Levi Adams was enumerated in the household of Benjamin F. Adams and Frances Perham Holmes in the 1860 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1860 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benj. F. Adams, 48, shoemaker, b. ME
    Frances P. 45, b. VA
    Rebecca F., 18, b. MA
    Charles H., 14, b. MA
    Thomas J., 12, b. MA
    Austin H., 7, b. MA
    John W., 22, bootmaker, b. MA
    **William L., 20, mariner, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as seaman (per MASSCW); farmer (per Ford's hisotry.)
  • In 1861 William was living at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 21 years, 4 months and 7 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861, at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, William was missing.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Levi Adams 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, William L. Adams 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, William Levi Adams 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.)
  • John C. and Joseph T. Blancher, confirming Sidney Smith's death at Ball's Bluff in a pension application dated 13 May 1862, reported that "Corporal (William L.) Adams of his Company who was taken prisoner and afterward released stated that he took him in his arms and laid him under a tree and that he was dead."
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • Edward J. Russell wrote a letter on 28 Sep 1862 from Bolivar, Virginia, mentioning William L. Adams, as follows: in support of a widow's pension for the wife of Sidney Smith, as follows:
    Bolivar Heights, Sep 28th 1862
    Horatio Woodman, Esq.
    Dear Sir
    I received your communication relative to the death of Sidney Smith last night and I will hasten to reply. The names of the men who were with him I cannot send at present as Henry Slater is a "paroled prisoner of war" at Anapolis and Corporal William L. Adams is severely wounded at the hospital at Frederick Md, but I certify that Sidney Smith was killed at the Battle of Balls Bluff Oct 21st 1861, and that his body was left on the field, and if any other testimony was needed than the rolls of our Company, it can be found in a letter which was sent to ?? Smith last spring taken from a rebel soldier which he (the soldier) took from ?? Smiths body on the field.
    If I can do anything that will be of any service to Mrs. Smith I shall be happy to do.
    I remain your obedient servant
    Edward J. Russell
    2nd Lieut Command Co F
    15th Reg MV
    P.S. Said Smith was said to have been wounded in the chest and died shortly after and at the time was in discharge of his duty.
    EJR.
  • He died on 7 Nov 1862 at Smoketown, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.. He was 22 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Gravesite:#980.
  • He was buried in Nov 1862 at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. N2. Lot 33 (Note: This is probably a cenotaph, since he also has a grave site at the Antietam National Cemetery.)
  • John W. Adams, his brother, was wounded on 15 May 1864 at New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, serving with the 34th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • George, his brother, outlived William and died on 15 May 1864 at New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, killed in action, serving with the 34th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 William Levi Adams was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Andrew Addison

b. between 1843 and 1844, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: William Addison b. 1809, d. 15 Dec 1892
  • Step-mother: Mary Ann Muller b. between 1817 - 1818, d. before 1891
  • Company: H
  • Andrew Addison was born between 1843 - 1844 at Scotland, son of William Addison and Mary Ann Muller.
  • On 18 Jan 1851 James and Andrew's widowed father, William Addison, remarried to Mary Ann Muller at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Andrew Addison was enumerated in the household of William Addison and Mary Ann Muller in the 1860 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. ADDISON, 49, m., day laborer, b. Scotland
    Mary A., 42, b. Scotland
    James, 19, apprentice mechanic, b. Scotland
    Andrew, 15, day laborer, b. Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, however he joined the Northbridge Company H, with his brother and father.
  • Andrew Addison and James Addison, and William Addison, two brothers and their father, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 22 Jul 1862 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried, and the death was registered in Northbridge..
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, in an unknown grave.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Addison was mentioned among the deceased.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Andrew Addison was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Aug 1891 at Oakedale, Whitman County, Washington, William Addison states in his application to enter the Washington State Soldiers' Home, that he had eight children and all are deceased by this time. Also that two of his sons were killed in the late war.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Andrew Addison 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

James Addison

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Father: William Addison b. 1809, d. 15 Dec 1892
  • Step-mother: Mary Ann Muller b. between 1817 - 1818, d. before 1891
  • Company: H
  • James Addison was born between 1840 - 1841 at Scotland, son of William Addison and Mary Ann Muller.
  • On 18 Jan 1851 James and Andrew's widowed father, William Addison, remarried to Mary Ann Muller at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • James Addison was enumerated in the household of William Addison and Mary Ann Muller in the 1860 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. ADDISON, 49, m., day laborer, b. Scotland
    Mary A., 42, b. Scotland
    James, 19, apprentice mechanic, b. Scotland
    Andrew, 15, day laborer, b. Scotland.
  • In 1861 James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Addison and Andrew Addison, and William Addison, two brothers and their father, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, James Addison was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Addison was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 1 Sep 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion.

  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, Andrew Addison, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried, and the death was registered in Northbridge.
  • On 28 Aug 1891 at Oakedale, Whitman County, Washington, William Addison states in his application to enter the Washington State Soldiers' Home, that he had eight children and all are deceased by this time. Also that two of his sons were killed in the late war.
  • Last Edited: 21 Dec 2014

William Addison

b. 1809, d. 15 December 1892
  • Father: Charles Addison
  • Company: H
  • William Addison was born in 1809 at Scotland, son of Charles Addison.
  • William Addison was born in 1816 at Scotland, son of Charles Addison, according to his claim upon enlistment. However, his papers for admittance to the Soldiers' Home say he claimed he was younger for purposes of enlistment in 1861.
  • On 18 Jan 1851 William Addison married Mary Ann Muller, daughter of Robert Muller, at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • William Addison and Mary Ann Muller were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. ADDISON, 49, m., day laborer, b. Scotland
    Mary A., 42, b. Scotland
    James, 19, apprentice mechanic, b. Scotland
    Andrew, 15, day laborer, b. Scotland.
  • In 1861 William was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a musician (or "Fifer", in the MASSCW), being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 52 years old.
  • Andrew Addison and James Addison, William Addison, two brothers and their father, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 23 Jan 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 17 Sep 1862 his son, Andrew Addison, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried, and the death was registered in Northbridge.
  • Starting Feb 1865, William also served in the 1st Maine Light Artillery, Company G as a "Major Fifer."
  • He ended his service on 26 Feb 1866 at New York City, New York.
  • In 1878 William was living at Washington Territory.
  • He appeared on the census of 1883 at Whitman County, Washington Territory, alone, as age 73.
  • He appeared on the census of 4 Apr 1887 at Whitman County, Washington Territory, alone, as age 78, born in Scotland.
  • He made application at Washington for a veteran's pension on 2 Nov 1889, and received certificate Nr. 487554.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Oakedale, Whitman County, Washington, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H as "Major Fifer", noting that he has applied for a pension.
  • Before 1891 Mary Ann Muller, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 28 Aug 1891 at Oakedale, Whitman County, Washington, states in his application to enter the Washington State Soldiers' Home, that he had eight children and all are deceased by this time. Also that two of his sons were killed in the late war.
  • On 6 Oct 1891, at Washington State Soldier's Home, Orting, Pierce County, Washington, William was admitted.
  • He died on 15 Dec 1892 at Washington State Soldier's Home, Orting, Pierce County, Washington. He was 83 years old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1892 at Washington State Soldier's Home, Orting, Pierce County, Washington, plot 1-E-3.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Ann Muller b. between 1817 - 1818, d. before 1891

Peter Agnew

b. between 1814 and 1815, d. 7 May 1888
  • Father: John Agnew
  • Mother: Miss [--?--] Byrnes
  • Company: No_SvcRec
  • Peter Agnew was born between 1814 - 1815 at Ireland, son of John Agnew and Miss [--?--] Byrnes.
  • Peter Agnew was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as Peter Agnew, 45, b. Ireland, living in the family of John Doria, 54, b. MA, apparently as a farm laborer.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter Agnew was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no further service record. His wife's unsuccessful application for a widow's pension is filed under Company I.

  • Peter Agnew married Marcella Leonard, daughter of Patrick Leonard and Bridget McDonald.
  • Peter Agnew and Marcella Leonard were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Peter Agnew and Marcella Leonard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Laborer.
  • Peter Agnew died on 7 May 1888 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer.
  • He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (North Village), Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Dec 1890 Marcella Leonard applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Peter's service; with application number 488.400 ; but no certificate recorded.
  • Marcella, his wife, outlived Peter and died on 23 Feb 1898 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • According to Ford, men designated here as "No_SvcRec" were apparently "mustered into the service of the United States and assigned to the Fifteenth Regiment, but none of them have a record of service with that organization."
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Marcella Leonard b. between 1837 - 1838, d. 23 Feb 1898

Henry Waldo Ainsworth

b. 25 January 1838, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Elam Waldo Ainsworth b. 11 Aug 1810, d. 24 Feb 1864
  • Mother: Candace Allen b. 3 Jan 1800, d. 6 Jun 1861
  • Company: H
  • Henry Waldo Ainsworth was born on 25 Jan 1838 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elam Waldo Ainsworth and Candace Allen.
  • Henry Waldo Ainsworth was enumerated in the household of Elam Waldo Ainsworth and Candace Allen in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his father is a XXXsmith, with a real estate value of $1100, as:
    Elam W. AINSWORTH, 40
    Candis A. S., 50
    **Henry W., 12
    **Samuel A., 8
    Caroline R., 3
    and four young men termed "laborers."
  • Henry and Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth were educated at The Millbury Academy, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in Feb 1851 where the boys were students and shown as residents of Millbury, according to the catalogue of 1851.
  • Henry Waldo Ainsworth was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where Henry is a clerk, living alone in a large boarding house.
  • On 6 Jun 1861 his mother, Candace Allen, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • On 7 May 1862 Henry, Samuel and Caroline's widowed father, Elam Waldo Ainsworth, remarried to Sarah A. Prescott at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Henry gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 6 months and 12 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried. He was 24 years, 7 months and 23 days old.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Waldo Ainsworth was mentioned among the deceased.
  • He was buried at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Waldo Ainsworth and Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth, brothers, served in separate units, with Samuel joining the Sharpshooters after Henry's death in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Feb 1864 his father, Elam Waldo Ainsworth, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • Samuel, his brother, outlived Henry and died on 26 Oct 1869 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption at age 27.
  • Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth survived Henry and was buried in Oct 1869 in Millbury Central Cemetery, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where the brothers are buried not far apart.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah A. Greenwood and Caroline Roena Ainsworth in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jul 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    W J Eddy, 25, bookkeeper, b. MA (as were all)
    Martha A., 25
    Harry P., 3/12, b. Apr
    **S Ainsworth, 49 (his widowed step-mother)
    E B Prescott, (m.) 18, machinist
    **C R Ainsworth, 23 (his sister), dress maker.
  • On 25 Mar 1879 his sister, Caroline Roena Ainsworth, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32 unmarried, of consumption.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Henry W. Ainsworth 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

Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth

b. 11 July 1842, d. 26 October 1869
  • Father: Elam Waldo Ainsworth b. 11 Aug 1810, d. 24 Feb 1864
  • Mother: Candace Allen b. 3 Jan 1800, d. 6 Jun 1861
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth was born on 11 Jul 1842 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elam Waldo Ainsworth and Candace Allen.
  • Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth was enumerated in the household of Elam Waldo Ainsworth and Candace Allen in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where his father is a XXXsmith, with a real estate value of $1100, as:
    Elam W. AINSWORTH, 40
    Candis A. S., 50
    **Henry W., 12
    **Samuel A., 8
    Caroline R., 3
    and four young men termed "laborers."
  • Samuel and Henry Waldo Ainsworth were educated at The Millbury Academy, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in Feb 1851 where the boys were students and shown as residents of Millbury, according to the catalogue of 1851.
  • On 6 Jun 1861 his mother, Candace Allen, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as gunsmith.
  • In 1862 Samuel was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 May 1862 Henry, Samuel and Caroline's widowed father, Elam Waldo Ainsworth, remarried to Sarah A. Prescott at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Sep 1862 Samuel enlisted.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, Henry Waldo Ainsworth, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 24 killed in action, unmarried.
  • Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth and Henry Waldo Ainsworth, brothers, served in separate units, with Samuel joining the Sharpshooters after Henry's death in the 15th Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Nov 1862 Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 20 years, 3 months and 30 days old.
  • On 18 Feb 1863 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters being discharged for disability.

  • Starting 25 Sep 1863, Samuel also served in the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 24 Feb 1864 his father, Elam Waldo Ainsworth, died at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • Samuel Adelbert Ainsworth died on 26 Oct 1869 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 27 years, 3 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1869 at Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where the brothers are buried not far apart.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah A. Greenwood and Caroline Roena Ainsworth in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jul 1870 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    W J Eddy, 25, bookkeeper, b. MA (as were all)
    Martha A., 25
    Harry P., 3/12, b. Apr
    **S Ainsworth, 49 (his widowed step-mother)
    E B Prescott, (m.) 18, machinist
    **C R Ainsworth, 23 (his sister), dress maker.
  • On 25 Mar 1879 his sister, Caroline Roena Ainsworth, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32 unmarried, of consumption.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

George Washington Albee

b. 11 September 1840, d. 19 November 1909
  • Father: Asa Albee b. 2 Apr 1807, d. 8 Sep 1843
  • Mother: Rachael Brown b. 20 Dec 1807, d. 31 May 1891
  • Company: E
  • George Washington Albee was born on 11 Sep 1840 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Asa Albee and Rachael Brown, (Asa, Willard, Benjamin, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Benjamin_1617.)
  • On 8 Sep 1843 his father, Asa Albee, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36.
  • About 1844 George's widowed mother, Rachael Brown, remarried to Sanford Morris.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 10 months and 1 day old.
  • George Washington Albee and Henry Clinton Albee, distant cousins, descendants of Benjamin Albee 1617, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.
  • George Washington Albee and George Henry Nicholas, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.
  • In 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, on the wrist.
  • On 21 Oct 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 11 May 1863 George Washington Albee, 22, married Emily Arabelle Nicholas, 17, daughter of Nelson Nicholas and Lovina Goldthwait Fairbanks, at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Washington Albee made application for a veteran's pension on 29 May 1863, and received certificate number 20836.
  • On 5 Sep 1866 George's sister, Sophia Morris, married George Henry Nicholas at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Washington Albee and Emily Arabelle Nicholas were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Albee, George W., 30, shoemaker, $400 personal estate, b. MA ( as were all in family)
    ---, Emily, 25
    ---, Charles E., 4
    ---, Henry L., 2.
  • On 11 Oct 1874 his Winnie Ethel Albee, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, daughter.
  • On 18 Aug 1876 his Lena Venette Albee, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 daughter.
  • In 1879 George was living at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Washington Albee was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Emily Arabelle Nicholas were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Carpenter.
  • On 2 Sep 1889 George and Emily's daughter, Melissa Jane Albee married Frank A. Thurber at Manchaug, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Washington Albee attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 5 Sep 1894 George and Emily's daughter, Iola May Albee married Albert F. Hewett at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 19 Mar 1901 Emily Arabelle Nicholas, his wife, died at South Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 55.
  • On 18 Nov 1907 George and Emily's daughter, Grace Emma Lovina Albee married Edgar E. Williams at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • George Washington Albee died on 19 Nov 1909 at South Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cerebral exhaustion, the "disease originating during his army life". He was 69 years, 2 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried on 20 Nov 1909 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Emily Arabelle Nicholas b. 15 Sep 1845, d. 19 Mar 1901

  • George Emory Albee b. 27 Apr 1864, d. 10 Aug 1864
  • Charles Edgar Albee b. 2 May 1866, d. 1933
  • Henry Lewis Albee b. 30 Sep 1867, d. 1916
  • Melissa Jane Albee b. 19 Jul 1870, d. 6 Feb 1907
  • Asa Nelson Albee b. 28 Mar 1872, d. Jun 1923
  • Winnie Ethel Albee b. 10 Jan 1874, d. 11 Oct 1874
  • Lena Venette Albee b. 17 Jun 1875, d. 18 Aug 1876
  • Iola May Albee b. 29 Apr 1877, d. 30 Jun 1900
  • Grace Emma Lovina Albee b. 14 Sep 1884, d. 1916
  • Clara Isabelle Albee b. 27 Dec 1886, d. 1967

Henry Clinton Albee

b. 16 June 1834, d. 31 December 1894
  • Father: Clark Albee b. 3 May 1812, d. 18 Jun 1845
  • Mother: Viana Holbrook b. 1813, d. 7 Apr 1875
  • Company: F
  • Henry Clinton Albee was born on 16 Jun 1834 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Clark Albee and Viana Holbrook, (Clark, Seth, James, James, James, Benjamin_1617.)
  • On 18 Jun 1845 his father, Clark Albee, died at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33.
  • In 1845 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, There was a guardianship hearing for Henry and his siblings.
  • On 9 Sep 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a Henry ALBEE, 16, shoemaker, b. MA, lives in the household of A. J. Tourtellott (maybe.)
  • On 1 Sep 1852 Henry's widowed mother, Viana Holbrook, remarried to Silas Hixon at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 23 Jan 1855 Henry Clinton Albee, 20, married Elizabeth H. Smith, daughter of Stephen Smith and Angeline Cummings, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Clinton Albee was not enumerated in the household of Angeline Smith in the 1860 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1860 at Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, his mother-in-law, as:
    Angeline Smith, 58, widow
    **Lizzie H. Albie, 26, married woman
    Hattie M. Smith, 15
    **Emma F. Albie, 5.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 27 years and 26 days old.
  • Henry Clinton Albee and George Washington Albee, distant cousins, descendants of Benjamin Albee 1617, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.
  • On 21 Oct 1861, at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, Henry was missing.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Clinton Albee 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, Henry Clinton Albee 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, Henry C. Albee was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • In 1864 his daughter, Emma F. Albee, died.
  • Before 1866 Elizabeth H. Smith, his wife, died apparently, or they were separated, before Henry C. Albee remarried.
  • On 6 Feb 1866 Henry Clinton Albee, 31, married Mary Josephine Searles, 27, daughter of Orville Searles and Caroline Moore, at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 7 Apr 1875 his mother, Viana Holbrook, died at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Clinton Albee made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Jun 1879, and received certificate number 314295.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • He died on 31 Dec 1894 at Hampton, Virginia. He was 60 years, 6 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1895 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia, Plot: 7034.
  • On 28 Jun 1895 Mary Josephine Searles received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 419615.
  • Mary outlived Henry and died on 6 Aug 1909 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Elizabeth H. Smith b. 1834, d. before 1866

  • Emma F. Albee b. 1855, d. 1864

Family 2: Mary Josephine Searles b. 27 Jun 1838, d. 6 Aug 1909

Bradford E. Aldrich

b. June 1840, d. 14 April 1911
  • Father: Omer Aldrich b. 19 Jun 1805
  • Mother: Mary Ann Fay b. about 1809
  • Company: G
  • Bradford E. Aldrich was born in Jun 1840 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Omer Aldrich and Mary Ann Fay, (or possibly in Northbridge.)
  • Bradford E. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of Omer Aldrich and Mary Ann Fay in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Omar Aldrich, 45, stone layer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary A., 48
    Charles P., 19, shoemaker
    Chandler B., 16, laborer in factory
    Malissa, 14
    Mary A., 12
    **Bradford L. (?), 10
    Ira C., 6
    Jane E. Stickley, 4
    Homer Cole, 18, works in factory.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Bradford gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • On 1 Feb 1862 Bradford E. Aldrich, 21, married Lydia A. Cromb, daughter of George W. Cromb and Sarah A. Houghton, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 4 Feb 1862 Bradford mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 8 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Bradford was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the face.
  • On 27 Jul 1863 Bradford ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the 14th V R C by mustering out on 6 Feb 1865.
  • Before 1866 Lydia A. Cromb, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 17 May 1866 Bradford E. Aldrich, 25, married Mary E. Knowles, 19, daughter of Simon Knowles and Margaret Stanley, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Bradford E. Aldrich and Mary E. Knowles were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Bradford E. Aldrich and Mary E. Knowles were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where he Works In a Shoe Factory.
  • Bradford E. Aldrich made application at Pennsylvania for a veteran's pension in Dec 1888, where the certificate number is illegible.
  • Bradford's daughter, Lottie M. Aldrich married Frank D. Horan at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Bradford E. Aldrich was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G, noting that he has a gunshot wound in the shoulder and face.
  • He and Mary E. Knowles were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where he works as a "shoe tacker". They own their own home, free of mortgage, and their son and married daughter with her family live with them. Of the three children they had, only the two are still living.
  • In 1902 Mary E. Knowles, his wife, died at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
  • Bradford E. Aldrich was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 25 Apr 1910 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, noting that he is married for the second time, but no wife is enumerated.
  • He died on 14 Apr 1911 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He was 70 years and 10 months old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1911 at Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family 1: Lydia A. Cromb b. between 1842 - 1843, d. before 1866

Family 2: Mary E. Knowles b. Jan 1847, d. 1902

  • Lottie M. Aldrich b. 26 Sep 1867, d. 1966
  • Willis Mower Aldrich b. Aug 1877, d. 1953

Charles H. Aldrich

b. 1836, d. 5 January 1874
  • Father: Welcome Aldrich b. 8 Jun 1814, d. 8 Jan 1858
  • Mother: Eliza A. Pratt b. 1816
  • Company: G
  • Charles H. Aldrich was born in 1836 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, son of Welcome Aldrich and Eliza A. Pratt.
  • Charles H. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of Welcome Aldrich in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Welcom Aldrich, 36, laborer, b. RI
    Eliza, 36, b. RI
    **Charles, 14, b. CT
    Welcom, 8, b. RI
    Eliza, 1, b. MA.
  • On 8 Jan 1858 his father, Welcome Aldrich, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 43.
  • Charles H. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of Eliza A. Pratt in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliza A. Aldrich, 44, b. RI
    **Chas. H., 23, farmer, b. CT
    Welcome, 17, (m), b. RI
    Abby E., 11, b. MA
    Emma, 8, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles was transferred from to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, according to the 1870 roster, but the MASSCW does not support this to.
  • On 1 Aug 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • On 9 Sep 1869 Charles H. Aldrich married Amarantha Knight, daughter of Edward Knight, at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Charles H. Aldrich and Amarantha Knight were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Jun 1870 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Aldrich, Charles, 34, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Amarantha, 30, b. RI
    Knight, Edward, 65, cooper, b. RI
    living nextdoor to his mother:
    Eliza, and sisters Abby and Emma.
  • Charles H. Aldrich died on 5 Jan 1874. He was 38 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1874 at Mineral Spring Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 10 Nov 1875 Charles's sister, Emma C. Aldrich, married Ossus A. Jeffers at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Amarantha Knight b. between 1838 - 1839

Marcus M. Aldrich

b. 18 March 1833, d. 30 December 1886
  • Father: John Aldrich b. 20 May 1796, d. 28 Dec 1874
  • Mother: Betsey Johnson b. 31 May 1801, d. 18 Jun 1878
  • Company: I
  • Marcus M. Aldrich was born on 18 Mar 1833 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson.
  • On 9 Jun 1850 Marcus's sister, Cynthia Maria Aldrich, married William L. Sibley at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 28 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Aldrich, 55, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Betsey, 40
    Cynthia M., 20
    **Marcus M., 18, works in factory
    John O. P., 16, works in factory
    June D., 11
    Susan A., 7
    Patrick (other name not known), 39, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • On 15 Sep 1855 Marcus M. Aldrich, 22, married Mary A. Wright, daughter of Thomas B. Wright and Charlotte Nichols, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson in the 1860 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Aldrich, 60, b. NH
    Betsey J., 60, b. MA
    **William Sibley, 30, shoemaker, b. MA
    Cynthia M. Sibley, 30, b. MA
    **Marcus M. Aldrich, 28, shoemaker, b. MA
    Mary A., 22, b. MA (his wife)
    Charlotte B., 3, b. MA
    Charles F., 1, b. MA.
  • No occupation is given for him in Ford's history.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich and William L. Sibley, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 8 Aug 1861 Marcus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 4 months and 21 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Marcus M. Aldrich 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 11 Dec 1862 Marcus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Jan 1863, with application number 7324, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • On 11 Sep 1865 his brother-in-law, William L. Sibley, died at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, at age 35 of disease with the 2nd MA HA.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich and Mary A. Wright were separated apparently. His death record indicates he was divorced.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich was enumerated in the household of John Aldrich and Betsey Johnson in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Aldrich, John, 74, b. NH
    ---, Betsey, 69, b. MA
    **---, Marcus, 38, boot bottomer, b. MA
    Sibley, Cynthia, 40, b. MA
    ---, Jennie M., 7, b. MA.
  • On 13 Apr 1871 Marcus's sister, Cynthia Maria Aldrich, married Willis Bates Taft at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Marcus M. Aldrich died on 30 Dec 1886 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 53 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1887 at Benson Cemetery (Riverdale Cemetery), Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Marcus M. Aldrich 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: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Mary A. Wright b. between 1837 - 1838

  • Charlotte B. Aldrich b. 2 Apr 1857, d. 29 Mar 1864
  • Charles Francis Aldrich b. 19 Apr 1859

Edward H. Alexander

b. 1837, d. 27 February 1928
  • Company: A
  • Edward H. Alexander was born about in 1837 at Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Edward gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1863 Edward was living in a place not specified.

  • On 18 Jul 1863 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • Starting 18 Jul 1863, Edward also served in the Company G, 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Edward appears to be the subject of some confusion in the records. He is shown as mustering into the 15th and the 22nd on the same day.
    From the 22nd he was transferred in an orderly manner to the 32nd and served honorably.
    Therefore, it appears doubtful that he was ever really physically present in the 15th. As he received a pension for his other service, it would appear that he was not considered a deserter. slh Jan 2011.
  • On 11 Aug 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Morrisville, Fauquier County, Virginia, by desertion.

  • He ended his service by Special Order of transfer to the 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 21 Oct 1864.
  • He ended his service with Company M, 32nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 29 Jun 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Feb 1907, for service in Co. M, 32nd Massachusetts,and received certificate number 591852.
  • On 1 Dec 1917, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Leavenworth, Kansas, Edward was admitted, mentioning service in the 22nd Mass. Inf. consolidated with 32nd Mass Inf.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 11 Jan 1920 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Leavenworth, Kansas, as:
    Alexander, Edward H., 85, single, immig 1862, b. Nova Scotia (fat b. NH, mor b. Nova Scotia.)
  • He died on 27 Feb 1928 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Leavenworth, Kansas, unmarried, of myocarditis. He was 91 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1928 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas, Sec. 35, Row 8, Grave 7559.
  • On 28 Feb 1928 his personal effects, bank books and oil stocks were delivered to his neice, Mrs. Ellen Alexander.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Nathaniel Alexander

b. 5 August 1821, d. 3 April 1891
  • Father: Nathanial Alexander b. 27 Jan 1785
  • Mother: Rebecca Nichols b. Jun 1781, d. 7 Nov 1843
  • Company: C
  • Nathaniel Alexander was born on 5 Aug 1821 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Nathanial Alexander and Rebecca Nichols, (Note: Ford's history says he was 40 when he mustered in on 17 Dec 1861.)
  • On 28 Sep 1848 Nathaniel Alexander, 27, married Lydia N. Nutting, daughter of Charlotte Reed, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Nathaniel gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Nathaniel was living at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 17 Dec 1861 Nathaniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 40 years, 4 months and 12 days old.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 Nathaniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability. From Marvin's history of Lancaster - "Exposure rendered him unfit for duty, and after being in several engagements, he was honorably discharged."

  • On 16 Sep 1864 his daughter, Elizabeth Alexander, died at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cholera.
  • Nathaniel Alexander and Lydia N. Nutting were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alexander, Nathaniel, 48, in saw mill, b. MA
    ---, Lydia, 46
    ---, Herbert, 25, in saw mill, b. MA
    ---, Elmon, 19, in saw mill
    ---, Warren, 11
    ---, Nellie, 9
    ---, Ella, 21, house work.
  • Nathaniel Alexander and Lydia N. Nutting were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, along with two of their own children, and Herbert W. NUTTING, 35, b. MA, lives with them as son-in-law, but no daughter Mrs. Nutting is in the household.
  • On 6 Dec 1883 his daughter, Nelly Maria Alexander, died at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 22 of heart disease.
  • Nathaniel Alexander made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Oct 1888.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C, noting that he spent four or five months in hospital during his service.
  • He died on 3 Apr 1891 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 69 years, 7 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1891 at Holland Cemetery, Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jul 1891 Lydia N. Nutting received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Nathaniel's service; his wife, received certificate number 357151.
  • On 10 Dec 1892 the Sturbridge, Massachusetts GAR Personal Sketchbook shows an entry for Nathaniel, as follows:
    HEADQUARTERS
    J. Arthur Johnson Post No. 173
    Department of Massachusetts
    GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
    Personal War Sketch
    of Comrade Nathaniel Alexander
    Who was born the fifth day of August A.D. 1822 in Lancaster County of Worcester State of Massachusets; son of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Nichols) Alexander.
    He enlisted on the fourteenth day of December A.D. 1861, as a private in company C. 15th Massachusetts Regiment; and was discharged therefrom on the fifteenth day of October A.D. 1862, by reason of disability; described as five feet ten inches in height, dark complexion and hazel eyes.
    He was in the battle of Fair Oaks and some others. He contracted measles of which he never entirely recovered. Previous to his discharge he was in Convalescent Hospital at Fort Ellsworth, Virginia.
    He was a mechanic and subsequent to the war resided in the town of Holland, owning a saw mill on the Quinebaug River.
    I certify that the Sketch of my War Service as above written is true as I verily believe.
    Date December 10, 1892 Signed Levi B. Chase, Post Historian
    We Certify that Comrade Nathaniel Alexander Joined J.A. Johnson Post No. 173 Department of Massachusetts, September 9 1884 Held offices of-- he died a member in good standing on the fourth day of April A.D. 1891
    (signed) Levi B. Chase, Adjutant --- Commander.
  • Lydia, his wife, outlived Nathaniel and died on 23 Aug 1905 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1915, at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel was included in Levering's History of Holland, MA.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Lydia N. Nutting b. between 1826 - 1827, d. 23 Aug 1905

  • Herbert Alexander b. 1849
  • Elmore Alexander b. 9 Jun 1850, d. 12 Sep 1917
  • Warren Alexander b. 9 Jun 1858, d. 6 Jun 1932
  • Nelly Maria Alexander b. 14 Apr 1861, d. 6 Dec 1883
  • Elizabeth Alexander b. 2 Oct 1863, d. 16 Sep 1864

Warren H. Alger

b. 1840, d. 14 August 1864

Warren H. Alger
  • Father: George Warren Alger b. 22 Oct 1815, d. 23 Aug 1849
  • Mother: Susan E. Sanders b. 28 Sep 1819, d. 8 Feb 1901
  • Company: D
  • Warren H. Alger was born about in 1840 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Warren Alger and Susan E. Sanders.
  • On 23 Aug 1849 his father, George Warren Alger, died at age 33.
  • On 9 Sep 1850 his brother, Milton Alger, died at Massachusetts at age 11.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Warren gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Warren was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his widowed mother.
  • Starting 16 Apr 1861, Joel Harvey Prouty, his future brother-in-law, married to Ellen Patch, served in the 6th Massachusetts at the outset of the war and later as an officer in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Warren mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Warren was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren H. Alger 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, Warren H. Alger 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, Warren H. Alger was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 23 Feb 1862, at Newport News, Newport News (city), Virginia, Warren was paroled from prison.
  • On 1 Dec 1862 Warren H. Alger married Emma Maria Patch, 19, daughter of Leonard Patch and Maria Webb, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Warren was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren H. Alger was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 8 Feb 1864, Warren was reenlisted for a bounty of $325.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Warren was taken prisoner at The Jerusalem Plank Road, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren H. Alger was mentioned among the wounded.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Warren ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by (administrative) transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He died on 14 Aug 1864 at Camp Sumpter, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war of "starvation by rebels" according to the entry in the Worcester death register. He was 24 years old.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warren H. Alger was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He was buried in Aug 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, Section F, grave # 5650; but his body was returned to Worcester after the war.
  • An obituary for Warren H. Alger was published on 21 Dec 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: from Volume 93 # 51
    Among the gallant braves of our glorious but unfortunate 15th regiment who have give their lives a sacrifice for their country, we have the painful intelligence of the death, in August last, at Andersonville Ga. prison pen, of Corporal Warren A. Alger, Co. D., only son of widow Susan E. Alger of this city, aged 24 years and 4 months.
  • On 13 Mar 1865 Emma Maria Patch received a pension to surviving family member based on Warren's service; his wife, received certificate number 50526.
  • He was buried on 8 May 1866 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, after a funeral in the Central Church Chapel, attended by many survivors of the 15th.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Maria Webb in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Patch, Maria, 69, b. MA (as were all)
    **Alger, Emma M., 26, works in shoe shop
    Bibbert, Albert, 25, machinist.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Warren and died on 8 Sep 1871 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 28.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Warren H. Alger was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Aug 1883 Susan E. Sanders received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Warren's service; his mother, received certificate number 247607.
  • Susan, his mother, outlived Warren and died on 8 Feb 1901 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Family: Emma Maria Patch b. 12 Jul 1843, d. 8 Sep 1871