Dyer Davis Cady

b. 26 July 1844, d. 24 March 1920
  • Father: Hale Columbia Cady b. 29 Dec 1803, d. 3 Aug 1883
  • Mother: Sally Perry b. 16 Sep 1807, d. 18 Sep 1847
  • Company: I
  • Dyer Davis Cady was born on 26 Jul 1844 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hale Columbia Cady and Sally Perry.
  • On 18 Sep 1847 his mother, Sally Perry, died at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 40.
  • On 6 Mar 1849 Dyer's widowed father, Hale Columbia Cady, remarried to Hannah Cheney Farnum at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Dyer Davis Cady was enumerated in the household of Hale Columbia Cady and Hannah Cheney Farnum in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hale C. Cady, 46, b. RI
    Hannah C., 38, b. MA
    Maria, 18, b. MA
    Louisa A., 17, b. CT
    Horace H., 14, b. MA
    Geo. W., 10, b. MA
    **Dyer D., 6, b. MA
    Sarah E., 4, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Dyer was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Dyer gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 15 May 1861 Dyer mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 16 years, 9 months and 19 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Dyer Davis Cady 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.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 5 Sep 1862, mentioning Dyer Davis Cady, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • Starting 1 Feb 1863, Dyer also served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, where his name appears on the roster of Battery B.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Dyer was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, while serving with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dyer Davis Cady was reported as a casualty while serving with the 1st Rhode Island Artillery at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Dyer ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Dyer also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by discharge on 5 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 12 Jun 1865 Dyer Davis Cady ended his service with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery the roster showing him until this date.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Oct 1875, received certificate number 160893.
  • On 18 May 1882 Dyer Davis Cady, 37, married Lucy E. Williams, 35, daughter of Edward Williams and Sarah E. Chase, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. (Note: she was the widow of Thomas G. Beauchamp, mariner, of Lynn, MA.)
  • On 2 Mar 1885 Lucy E. Williams, his wife, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 37 of hepatitis.
  • On 24 Aug 1888, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, Dyer was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Friend Street, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, with no indication of regiment.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Ellen Sarah Cady in the 1900 US Federal Census on 12 Jun 1900 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Woodell, Ellen S., head, b. Dec 1845, a widow with no children, b. MA
    Cady, Horace H., brother, b. Feb 1835, single, b. MA
    ---, Dyer D., brother, b. July 1844, widower, b. MA.
  • In 1909 Dyer Davis Cady was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Aug 1909, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, Dyer was discharged for the last time at his own request.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cady, Dyer D., boarder, 65, widower, b. MA (as were his parents.)
  • On 13 Aug 1917 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, Dyer D. Cady attended the 48th reunion of Battery M, 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery, as was reported the following day in the Pawtucket Times.
  • On 30 Jan 1919 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dyer Davis Cady was mentioned in an article about Elias Benjamin Wakefield (an unknown value.)
  • Dyer Davis Cady died on 24 Mar 1920 at Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years, 7 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1920 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Plot: Yucca Path,Lot-23,Grave-1.
  • Last Edited: 2 Nov 2016

Family: Lucy E. Williams b. 5 May 1847, d. 2 Mar 1885

Peter C. Cain

b. January 1837, d. 1905
  • Father: Philip Cain b. 1810, d. Jul 1865
  • Mother: Ann Tully b. 1815, d. 17 Jul 1861
  • Company: D
  • Peter C. Cain was born in Jan 1837 at Ireland, son of Philip Cain and Ann Tully.
  • Peter C. Cain appeared on the census of 1855 in the household of Philip Cain and Ann Tully at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Peter C. Cain was enumerated in the household of Philip Cain and Ann Tully in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Phillip Cain, 50, day laborer, b. Ireland, cannot read or write
    Ann, 40, b. Ireland, cannot read or write
    Patrick, 20, b. Ireland
    **Peter, 18, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 16, b. Ireland
    Philip, 13, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Peter gave his occupation as mule-spinner, according to Ford, and operative, according to the MSSCW.
  • In 1862 Peter was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Jan 1862 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter C. Cain was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Feb 1864, Peter was regained from prison.
  • On 6 May 1864 Peter was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, receiving a gunshot wound on the left hand and loosing his forefinger.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter C. Cain was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter C. Cain was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 20 Jan 1865 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 13 Feb 1865, and received certificate number 42034.
  • On 14 Nov 1872, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Peter was admitted.
  • On 30 Dec 1874, Peter was transferred to the southern branch.
  • On 29 Sep 1878, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, Peter was dishonorable discharged.
  • On 4 Dec 1878, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Peter was readmitted to the home, upon forfeiture of half his pension for three months.
  • On 23 Sep 1880 Peter C. Cain, 43, married Climena Perkins, 27, at Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, (Note: she is believed to have been a widow at the time. )
  • Peter C. Cain was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, noting that he has a gunshot wound in his right hand.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, noting that he has a gunshot wound in his left hand. (Apparently enumerated twice, with gunshot wound variously noted.)
  • On 11 Apr 1898, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Peter was discharged at his own request.
  • He and Climena Perkins were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Cain, Peter C., head, b. Jan 1837, 67 (sic), married 20 years, b. MA (sic), (no occupation given)
    ---, Clara, wife, b. May 1853, 47, both her children are still living, b. ME
    ---, Louisa F., dau, b. Feb 1882, 18, b. ME
    ---, Edward M., son, b. Jan 1885, 15, b. ME.
  • Peter C. Cain died in 1905. He was 68 years old.
  • He was buried in 1905 at Marston Cemetery, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 7 Aug 1905 Climena Cain received a pension to surviving family member, in Maine based on Peter's service; receiving certificate 832980.
  • Peter's wife, Climena Perkins, died and was buried in Sep 1905 at Marston Cemetery, Kennebec County, Maine, with her husband at age 52 years and 4 months.
  • In 1914 Peter C. Cain was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Climena Perkins b. May 1853, d. 19 Sep 1905

  • Louisa F. Cain b. Feb 1882
  • Edward M. Cain b. Jan 1885

Charles E. Callahan

b. 1844, d. 3 March 1895
  • Father: Francis Callahan b. 1819, d. 1859
  • Mother: Marcella Cooper b. 1816, d. 1856
  • Company: K
  • Charles E. Callahan was born about in 1844 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Francis Callahan and Marcella Cooper.
  • Charles E. Callahan was enumerated in the household of Francis Callahan and Marcella Cooper in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Francis Callyham, 32, manufacturer, b. MA
    Marcilla, 34, b. RI
    Franses E., 6, b. RI
    **Charles E., 5, b. RI.
  • In 1856 his mother, Marcella Cooper, died at Rhode Island.
  • In 1859 his father, Francis Callahan, died.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 17 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Aug 1877, received certificate number 149615.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles E. Callahan attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 24 Oct 1890, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, Charles was admitted.
  • NOTE: Upon entry into the home, Charles named his maternal uncle, Hazael Harris Cooper in Pascoag, RI, as his next-of-kin.
  • On 11 Jul 1891 his uncle, Hazael Harris Cooper, died at Rhode Island at age 77.
  • Charles E. Callahan died on 3 Mar 1895 at Grant County, Indiana, unmarried. He was 51 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1895 at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, Grave No. 189.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

James Lyon Callahan

b. October 1847, d. 25 April 1921
  • Father: Patrick Callahan b. 18 Mar 1815, d. 12 Apr 1885
  • Mother: Ann [--?--] b. 12 Jul 1817, d. 14 May 1891
  • Company: F
  • James Lyon Callahan was born in Oct 1847 at Ireland, son of Patrick Callahan and Ann [--?--].
  • In Apr 1853 James Lyon Callahan emigrated with Patrick Callahan and Ann [--?--], his parents, from Ireland Massachusetts.
  • James Lyon Callahan was enumerated in the household of Patrick Callahan and Ann [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1860 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Patrick Callahan, 45, laborer, b. Ireland (as were all)
    Ann, 43
    Sarah M., 18
    Phillip I., 15
    **James, 13
    Mary I., 10
    Annie., 7, b. MA
    Francis, 5, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, James gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 James was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • James Lyon was an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. It is recorded in the MASSCW as Lyons with an "s" in 1863.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for one Thomas A. Eames, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years and 10 months old.
  • In May 1864 James was wounded.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while a prisoner of war.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, James also served in the 20th MVI, Company G.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • In 1874 James Lyon Callahan was a stone mason.
  • On 14 Sep 1874 James Lyon Callahan, 26, married Katherine M. Driscoll, 23, daughter of Patrick Driscoll and Bridget Harrigan, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Lyon Callahan and Katherine M. Driscoll were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Callahan, James, 30, stone cutter, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 28, wife, b. MA (of Irish parents)
    ---, P. Charles, 3, son
    ---,George, 1, son.
  • In 1889 James Lyon Callahan was a stone mason.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, noting that he used the alias "James Lyon Callahan" at enlistment.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 28 Aug 1891, and received certificate number 1105203.
  • He and Katherine M. Driscoll were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:

    Callahan, James L., head, b. Oct 1847, 52, married 25 years, b. Ireland of Irish parents, immig. 1848, policeman
    ---, Katherine A., wife, b. July 1851, 48, seven of 10 children living. b. MA (of Irish parents)
    ---, William J., son, b. Oct 1880, shoemaker (cutter)
    ---, Sarah A., daur, b. Dec 1883, shoemaker (stitcher)
    ---, Annie K., daur, b. Aug 1886
    ---, Elizabeth, daur, b. Dec 1889.
  • On 22 Jul 1900 his son, Frank Callahan, died at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 25 by drowning.
  • In 1906 James was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Lyon Callahan 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.)
  • In 1907, James was included in the Military History of Watertown, MA, as having served in the 15th and the 20th.
  • On 12 Oct 1908 James and Katherine's son, William Joseph Callahan married Emma R. Cole at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, jin a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Nov 1909 James and Katherine's daughter, Sarah Alice Callahan married Hugh R. Hawkins at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Lyon Callahan and Katherine M. Driscoll were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 27 Apr 1910 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Callahan, James L., 62, married 35 years, b. Ireland of Irish parents, emmigrated in 1850, and works as a city policeman
    ---, Catherine M., wife, 57, six of her ten children are still living, b. MA of Irish parents
    ---, Annie, dau, 23, b. MA, works in a rubber factory
    ---, Elizabeth F., dau, 20, b. MA, works in a shoe factory.
  • On 16 Feb 1911 James and Katherine's daughter, Elizabeth Callahan married Frank Frawley at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, jin a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Sep 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Lyon Callahan attended a reunion of Company F. From The Worcester Evening Post, September 18, 1917 (Volume XXXV # 143)
    FIFTEEN MEMBERS ATTEND REUNION
    F. Co., 15th Mass. Volunteer Infantry
    F Company, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had its 50th annual reunion yesterday in the Warren Hotel. Dinner was served at noon, followed by speaking. James L. Callahan of Marlboro, president of the organization, called the meeting to order, afterward resigning the chair to Col. Henry E. Smith, who was elected permanet president. George W. Ward, secretary and treasurer, was also given a permanent tenure of office. The assosiation voted to dispense with its board of directors, leaving all of the responsibilities to the president and secretary.
    Each of the 15 members present and guests contributed to the program of after dinner remarks. other speakers gave anecdotes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
    These members were present, James L. Callahan of Marlboro, Everett A. Hibbard of Berlin, Benjamin Stevens of North Brookfield, Porter Walbridge of Wales, David Reekie of Boylston Center, Henry H. Slate, of Charlton Depot, Elbridge Doane of Joplin Mo., Col. Henry Smith, Sumner H. Bannister, A. F. Earle and George W. Ward, all of Worcester.
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Lyon Callahan attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • He died on 25 Apr 1921 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1921 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 May 1921 Katherine M. Callahan received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; his wife, receiving certificate 911574.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family: Katherine M. Driscoll b. 10 Jul 1851

  • Frank Callahan b. 17 Jun 1875, d. 22 Jul 1900
  • Charles Phillip Callahan b. 21 Aug 1876
  • George L. Callahan b. 7 Jun 1878
  • William Joseph Callahan b. 23 Nov 1880
  • Sarah Alice Callahan b. 20 Dec 1883, d. 1952
  • Annie K. Callahan b. 23 Aug 1886
  • Jennie Callahan b. 23 Aug 1887, d. 16 Nov 1888
  • Elizabeth Callahan b. 6 Dec 1889
  • Joseph Callahan b. 12 Jul 1892, d. 12 Aug 1893

Charles N. Cameron

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles N. Cameron was born between 1839 - 1840.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 11 Nov 1862 Charles N. Cameron mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report, with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

Donald Asaph Campbell

b. 1 January 1844, d. 16 February 1865
  • Father: Daniel Campbell b. between 1813 - 1814, d. 1885
  • Mother: Lucy Perry b. 16 Apr 1816, d. 1900
  • Company: G
  • Donald Asaph Campbell was born on 1 Jan 1844 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Campbell and Lucy Perry.
  • Donald Asaph Campbell was enumerated in the household of Daniel Campbell and Lucy Perry in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated as follows:
    Donald Campbell, 46, P. Watchman, b. Scotland
    Lucy, 44, b. MA
    **Donald, 16, Flagboy
    Lucy A., 14
    Margaret, 12
    Wm., 10
    Henry A., 7
    John F., 4
    Hannah Perry, 79.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Donald gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 30 Jul 1862 Donald mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 6 months and 29 days old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Donald was taken prisoner.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Donald Asaph Campbell was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 16 Feb 1865 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as prisoner of war. He was 21 years, 1 month and 15 days old.
  • He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 12663.
  • At Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a memorial was placed in the family plot for him stating that he was a member of the 15th and died at Andersonville. His parents and two siblings are also buried here.
  • On 15 Dec 1870 Lucy Perry received a pension to surviving family member based on Donald's service; his mother, receiving certificate number 184952.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

John Campbell

b. 1839, d. 17 September 1862

John Campbell
  • Father: David Campbell b. 1810
  • Mother: Ann [--?--] b. 1815
  • Company: B
  • John Campbell was born in 1839 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, son of David Campbell and Ann [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 3 Aug 1861 John Campbell married Elizabeth Sarah Morton, 16, daughter of Sydney Morton and Sylvia Laws, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John wrote a letter on 1 Jan 1862 as follows:
    Headquarters Camp Foster Poolesville. M.d.
    15 Reg’t Mass Volunteers, Comp B
    Jan 1st, 1862
    Dear Father & Mother
    I received your kind letter last night and was glad to here from you and the rest of the folks. I received seven letters from different persons last night the first that I have had in three weeks and it made me feel good. I was on guard last night and I had a chance to watch the old year out and the new one in. I hope
    that this will end better than the last. There was four nigers come over the river one day this week and gave themselves up to our pickets. They had four good horses with them. They ar in our camp and I have had a chance to talk with them. They say that the rebels have four regts in Leesburg and they ar all from mississippie. He sayes that the rebels lost more men in the fight at balls bluf that we dide. There is a good deal of sickness in camp at the present time. There is three of ours boys sick with the measles and some sick with the jaundice and it makes the duty hard for the well ones but I am willing to do all that I can when I am well. There has a good many gon home on furloughs. We have to go on guard about four times a week and that is the hardest duty
    we do. We have about one hundred new recruits and it will not be so hard for us after they get use to dutys of a soldier. We hade our monthly inspection yesterday noon. I will tell you what that is for. It is to see that we have everything that we need and to answer to our name when the rool is called so that we can get our money when pay day comes. I do not think we shall get paid befour the middle of this month. What do you think of the officers in the union army? Do you think they ar the men for the places they hold. I think we have some traitors left and the sooner we get them cleaned out we will be better off. I suppose you heard of the trick that Gen Stone played about three weeks ago when the fight was. There was four slaves crosed the river and staid with us some time one Saturday.
    He took them and went to the Ferey and sent them acrost but the Rebel pickets would not let them land and I for one am glad of it. Do you call such a man as that true to the union? It will not do for me to say anymore at present but you know what I think of such men. We have got some new tents and they are good big ones. There is 17 of us in one and we enjoy ourselfs in good shape. I received a letter from Uncle Laws last night. He is at Annapolis. He says the talk is that they are going in the expidition. I wished that the 15th Regt was going for I want to see the south before this is settled. I had a letter from Cousin Ellen and four from Lizzie so you must excuse me for not writing more to you. Give my love to the folks. Write often. Accept this from your affectionate son.
    GoodBy
    John Campbell
    My health is good.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 23 years old.
  • Elizabeth Sarah Morton received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 165076.
  • He and Elizabeth Sarah Morton had no issue.
  • On 29 Aug 1863 John's widow, Elizabeth Sarah Morton remarried to Addison A. Gilbert at Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont, in a second marriage for both, and the marriage was registered in Fitchburg.
  • On 30 Dec 1875 John's widow, Elizabeth Sarah Morton remarried to William F. Harris at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, for a second time.
  • S. Elizabeth Harris was enumerated as the widow of John Campbell, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts, giving his exact service dates, apparently having remarried.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 John Campbell 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: 28 Aug 2016

Family: Elizabeth Sarah Morton b. 6 May 1845, d. 28 Mar 1910

Patrick Campbell

b. April 1837, d. 11 March 1908
  • Father: Thomas Campbell b. 1815
  • Mother: Ann Doryer b. 1812
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Campbell was born in Apr 1837 at Ireland, son of Thomas Campbell and Ann Doryer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years and 3 months old.
  • On 13 May 1863 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Jul 1874, and received certificate number 132640.
  • On 10 Jul 1881 Patrick Campbell, 44, married Elizabeth Graves, 36, daughter of Michael Dade and Catherine [--?--], at South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Henry A. Graves.
  • Patrick Campbell was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company K.
  • He and Eliza B. Dade were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Campbell, Patrick, b. Apr 1837, 63, married 19 years, b. Ireland
    ---, Eliza B., wife, b. Oct 1844, 55, five of her seven children are living, b. NY (of parents from Kentuckey)
    ---, Mary T., dau, b. July 1889, b. MA.
  • Patrick Campbell died on 11 Mar 1908 at State Hospital, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, of sinility. He was 70 years and 11 months old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1908 at Evergreen Cemetery, South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 May 1908 Eliza Campbell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Patrick's service; his wife, received certificate 707108.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Eliza B. Dade in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at West Hampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Campbell, Eliza B., head, 65, widow, five of her seven children are still living, b. Eng. Ire
    ---, Mary T., dau, 20, single, b. MA.
  • Eliza, his wife, outlived Patrick and died on 22 Dec 1916 at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Eliza B. Dade b. Oct 1844, d. 22 Dec 1916

  • Mary T. Campbell b. 15 Jul 1889

Samuel G. Campbell

b. 20 October 1830, d. 8 November 1899
  • Father: Robert Campbell
  • Mother: Sally Nichols
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel G. Campbell was born on 20 Oct 1830 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Robert Campbell and Sally Nichols.
  • On 13 Apr 1851 Samuel G. Campbell, 20, married Sophronia White, 20, daughter of Oliver White and Aseneth Wilkins, at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel G. Campbell and Sophronia White were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel G. Campbell, 29, cordwainer, b. MA
    Sophronia W., 30, b. MA
    Edgar L., 8
    Chester C., 5
    Fred L., 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Samuel G. Campbell mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 30 years, 10 months and 13 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Samuel G. Campbell 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 24 Jul 1863 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 24 Jul 1863, Samuel also served in the 14th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company B.
  • He ended his service with the 14th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Company B by mustering out on 2 Sep 1864.
  • Samuel was a member of General Lander G.A.R. post #5, Lynn, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 6 May 1899, and received certificate number 987324.
  • He died on 8 Nov 1899 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 69 years and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1899 at Oakdale Cemtery, Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Nov 1899 Sophronia White received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Samuel's service; his wife received certificate number 512248.
  • Sophronia, his wife, outlived Samuel and died on 16 Jan 1901 at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2016

Family: Sophronia White b. 17 May 1830, d. 16 Jan 1901

  • Edgar Leverett Campbell b. 5 Mar 1852
  • Chester Clifton Campbell b. 30 May 1855
  • Fred E. Campbell b. 8 Sep 1856, d. 29 Nov 1916
  • Roscoe Ellsworth Campbell b. 16 Mar 1861, d. 12 Mar 1905

Thomas Cane

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: B
  • Thomas Cane was born between 1842 - 1843 at Canada.
  • Thomas was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 20 May 1864 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Thomas was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas 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, Thomas also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • Thomas was returned from prison at a date not shown.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Kane was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Thomas was reported as a prisoner as a member of Company B.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

Owen Canty

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 21 January 1897
  • Company: K
  • Owen Canty was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Owen gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1861 Owen was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Owen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Mar 1864, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Owen was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Owen 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, Owen also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen Canty was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 5 Dec 1864, Owen was exchanged from prisoner of war.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Jun 1880, received certificate number 312171.
  • On 17 Apr 1886, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Owen was admitted.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company K.
  • He died on 21 Jan 1897 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, unmarried, of pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • He was buried in Jan 1897 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Plot: J 1320.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

John Caramody

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • John Caramody was born between 1838 - 1839 at unknown.
  • John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 27 Apr 1864 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia, and later paroled.
  • In 1889, at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was included as a member of the 15th from Warren in Hurd's History of Worcester County.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

John Stevens Carleton

b. 22 May 1838
  • Father: Lewis Carleton b. 7 Oct 1809
  • Mother: Phebe Stover
  • Company: A
  • John Stevens Carleton was born on 22 May 1838 at Sedgwick, Hancock County, Maine, son of Lewis Carleton and Phebe Stover.
  • His mother, Phebe Stover, died.
  • On 28 Aug 1847 John's widowed father, Lewis Carleton, remarried to Harriet Easterbrooks at Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine.
  • John Stevens Carleton was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 16 Aug 1850 at Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, possibly as:
    Joseph Allen, 42, farmer, b. ME
    Hannah, 35, b. ME
    Joanna Herrick, 15, b. ME
    **John Carlton, 12, b. ME.
  • In 1861 John was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability. (Note: the 1870 roster says April 1864, but this appears to be a mis-print.)

  • The parents attributed to this man and what happened to him after the war need further clarification.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Daniel Carpenter

b. between 1830 and 1831, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Thomas Carpenter b. 8 Mar 1797, d. 18 Sep 1869
  • Mother: Ann Stevens b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Jun 1875
  • Company: B
  • Daniel Carpenter was born between 1830 - 1831 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Carpenter and Ann Stevens, or more likely in Wiltshire, England.
  • On 5 May 1850 Daniel Carpenter married Rosanna Cassidy, daughter of Benjamin Cassidy and Mary [--?--], at Albany, Albany County, New York.
  • Daniel Carpenter and Rosanna Cassidy were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 12 Sep 1850 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Carpenter, 22, shoemaker, b. England
    Rose, 20, b. Ireland.
  • Daniel Carpenter and Rosanna Cassidy were enumerated in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Carpenter, 27, England
    Rose Carpenter, 22, Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Daniel gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Carpenter and George Carpenter, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. (Note: at this time, Apr 2010, this is a working theory and needs further verification.)
  • Daniel Carpenter died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 30 Nov 1862 his son, George Albert Carpenter, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 5 kof diphtheria.
  • On 2 Jan 1863 Rosanna Cassidy received a pension to surviving family member based on Daniel's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 1945.
  • Frederick Nichols considered that some of his most intimate comrades included Oscar Kendall, William Taylor, Frank Burrell (not 15th), and Daniel Carpenter.
  • On 17 Apr 1880 Rosanna Cassidy, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Daniel Carpenter 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

Family: Rosanna Cassidy b. 1830, d. 17 Apr 1880

  • George Albert Carpenter b. 12 May 1857, d. 30 Nov 1862

Eugene Henry Carpenter

b. 19 November 1840, d. 3 May 1905
  • Father: Jacob Corey Carpenter b. 14 Feb 1814, d. 2 Feb 1890
  • Mother: Cemantha Mason b. 5 Apr 1817, d. 11 May 1904
  • Company: A
  • Eugene Henry Carpenter was born on 19 Nov 1840 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jacob Corey Carpenter and Cemantha Mason.
  • Henry E. Carpenter was enumerated in the household of Jacob Corey Carpenter and Cemantha Mason in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacob C. Carpenter, 46, boot maker, $1600 in real estate, $200 in personal estate, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Samantha, 43
    **Henry E., 19.
  • In 1862 Eugene was living at South Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Eugene gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 1 Apr 1862 Eugene mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 4 months and 13 days old.
  • On 29 Dec 1862 Eugene ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Jul 1863, and received certificate number 292096.
  • On 1 Sep 1864 H. Eugene Carpenter, 23, married Lucy Adeline "Addie" Smith, 17, daughter of Abner Smith and Adeline Stevens, at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Mar 1872 his son, Wallace A. Carpenter, died at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 6.
  • Eugene Henry Carpenter and Lucy Adeline "Addie" Smith were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Wire Drawer, and Addie Works In a Corset Shop.
  • Eugene Henry Carpenter 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 Lucy Adeline "Addie" Smith were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he owns a 50-acre farm, and is a farmer.
  • In 1900 The census notes that the one child of Eugene and Addie has died before the census. Also noted, that Eugene is the only child of his mother who is enumerated with them.
  • Eugene Henry Carpenter died on 3 May 1905 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 64 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried on 6 May 1905 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1905 Lucy Adeline "Addie" Smith received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Eugene's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 608163.
  • Last Edited: 26 Jul 2012

Family: Lucy Adeline "Addie" Smith b. 8 Sep 1846

  • Wallace A. Carpenter b. 11 Sep 1865, d. 18 Mar 1872