George Carpenter

b. 4 February 1835, d. 20 December 1915
  • Father: Thomas Carpenter b. 8 Mar 1797, d. 18 Sep 1869
  • Mother: Ann Stevens b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Jun 1875
  • Company: B
  • George Carpenter was born on 4 Feb 1835 at Wiltshire, England, son of Thomas Carpenter and Ann Stevens.
  • On 11 Nov 1835 George Carpenter was included on a passenger list of the "Grand Turk", with Thomas Carpenter and Ann Stevens arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from Bristol, England as:
    James Carpenter, 40, shoemaker
    Ann, 30
    Thos., 10
    **Dan'l, 8 (?)
    Reuben, 3
    **George, 2
    (Note: family history reports that Thomas Carpenter's brother, James, and his wife had purchased passage to emigrate to the United States, but his wife had an accident and broke her leg. So Thomas and Ann took the tickets.)
  • George Carpenter was enumerated in the household of Thomas Carpenter and Ann Stevens in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Carpenter, 52, shoemaker, b. England
    Ann, 45, b. England
    Reuben C., 17, engraver, b. England
    George, 14, b. England
    Sophia M., 9, b. MA
    Charles A., 6, b. MA
    Ann L., 4, b. MA.
  • George Carpenter was enumerated in the household of Thomas Carpenter and Ann Stevens in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jun 1860 at Cambridgeport, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Carpenter, 55, boot maker, b. England
    Ann, 50, b. England
    George, 22, cabinet maker, b. England
    Charles, 16, b. MA
    Ann L., 14, b. MA
    George Herbert, 3, b. MA.
  • In 1861 George was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as cabinet maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 5 months and 8 days old.
  • George Carpenter and Daniel 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.)
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the head.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Carpenter was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 6 Jan 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 18 Sep 1869 his father, Thomas Carpenter, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • On 8 Sep 1884, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, George was admitted.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1885, and received certificate number 46794.
  • Between 1888 - 1889 George Carpenter married Julia A. [--?--]
  • George Carpenter was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • He and Julia A. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Carpenter, George, b. Feb 1836, 64, married 11 years, b. England, emm. 1838 and was naturalized, no occupation given, they live in a rented home
    ---, Julia A., b. Jan 1848, 52, she has no children, b. ME, servant.
  • On 28 Jun 1906, George was discharged at his own request from the Soldiers' Home.
  • On 18 Sep 1906 Julia A. [--?--], his wife, died at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, at age 58 of a heart attack.
  • On 16 Nov 1908 his brother, Reuben Carpenter, died at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • George Carpenter was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as Carpenter, George, lodger, 74, widower, b. England, with no occupation
    living in the house of William H. Welch who appears to be no relation.
  • He died on 20 Dec 1915 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 80 years, 10 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1915 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, Western Div Lot 263.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Family: Julia A. [--?--] b. Jan 1848, d. 18 Sep 1906

  • Mary O. Carpenter

Henry Merritt Carpenter

b. 3 December 1839, d. 7 October 1933
  • Father: Jason Carpenter b. 29 Sep 1802, d. 1880
  • Mother: Mercy Merritt b. 9 May 1797, d. 18 Jan 1854
  • Company: B
  • Henry Merritt Carpenter was born on 3 Dec 1839 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jason Carpenter and Mercy Merritt.
  • Henry Merritt Carpenter was enumerated in the household of Jason Carpenter and Mercy Merritt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jason Carpenter, 48, ???, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary, 53
    Jane M., 19
    **Henry M., 12.
  • On 18 Jan 1854 his mother, Mercy Merritt, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 56.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as harness maker.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the arm.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Merritt Carpenter was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the leg.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Merritt Carpenter was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 21 Jan 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 22 Jan 1864, Henry also served in the 22nd V. R. C., Company C.
  • He ended his service on 4 Aug 1864 at Washington, DC.
  • On 5 Oct 1864 Henry Merritt Carpenter, 24, married Sephronia Allen Fuller, 22, daughter of Charles Fuller and Mariel Allen, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Merritt Carpenter attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In Jun 1886 Henry was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • In May 1898 Henry was living at Nebraska.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Merritt Carpenter was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Sephronia Allen Fuller were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, as:
    Carpenter, Henry M., head, b. Dec 1839, married 35 years, b. MA (as were his parents), harness maker
    ---, Sephronia, wife, b. Sep 1842, 4 of her 5 children are still living, b. MA (fat b. VT, mor b. MA)
    ---, Nina E., daur, b. Aug 1865 in MA, teacher
    ---, William H., son, b. Oct 1869 in MA, salesman
    ---, Jennett L., daur, b. June 1871 in MA, teacher
    ---, Allen F., son, b. June 1880 in Iowa, student.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 Henry Merritt Carpenter wrote a letter to be read at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 9 Jan 1906 Sephronia Allen Fuller, his wife, died at age 63.
  • Henry Merritt Carpenter made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Feb 1907, but no further details are known.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, age 71, widowed, and still a harness maker. His two daughters who are shool teachers are living with him.
  • In 1914 Henry Merritt Carpenter was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Oct 1931 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Merritt Carpenter was mentioned as having sent his regrets at being unable to attended the 65th regimental reunion, or regrets were sent for him.
  • He died on 7 Oct 1933. He was 93 years, 10 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1933 at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Sephronia Allen Fuller b. 3 Sep 1842, d. 9 Jan 1906

  • Evelina Eugenia Carpenter b. 4 Aug 1865
  • Mary Louisa Carpenter b. 10 Sep 1867, d. 17 Apr 1869
  • William Henry Carpenter b. 31 Oct 1868, d. 10 Feb 1961
  • Jennett Louisa Carpenter b. 28 Jan 1871
  • Allen Fuller Carpenter b. 12 Jun 1880

John Henry Carpenter

b. 13 July 1841, d. 26 November 1912
  • Father: Edwin Ruthven Carpenter b. 16 Apr 1817, d. 28 Feb 1878
  • Mother: Delphia French Merriam b. 1817, d. 9 Aug 1894
  • Company: C
  • John Henry Carpenter was born on 13 Jul 1841 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edwin Ruthven Carpenter and Delphia French Merriam.
  • John Henry Carpenter was enumerated in the household of John Carpenter in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in his grandfather's house as:
    John Carpenter, 62, cabinetmaker, b. RI
    Edwin R., 33, cabinetmaker, b. MA (as were all others)
    Delphia F., 33
    **John H., 8
    Ellen L., 4
    Sarah H., 25 (his aunt)
    Florentia D., 20 (his aunt.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 John was living at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • John Henry Carpenter and Stillman Clark Newell, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the shoulder.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 John was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the side and shoulder.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Henry Carpenter was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 25 Mar 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • On 25 Jan 1866 John's sister, Ellen Lucretia Carpenter, married Stillman Clark Newell at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jun 1869 John Henry Carpenter, 27, married Helen Frances Holton, 24, daughter of Quartus Holton and Mary Ann Butman, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Henry Carpenter and Helen Frances Holton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carpenter, John H., 27, ?? fitter, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Hellen F., 25, b. MA
    ---, Edwin H., 1/12 (b. May) in MA.
  • On 2 Apr 1874 Helen Frances Carpenter, his wife, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 29 of consumption.
  • On 22 Nov 1877 John Henry Carpenter, 36, married Rebecca S. Clark, 34, daughter of Eli Clark and Mary Ann Moseley, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • John Henry Carpenter made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Aug 1879, and received certificate number 194461.
  • He and Rebecca S. Clark were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carpenter, John H., 39, steam gaspipe fitter, b. MA
    ---, Rebecca S., 39, wife, b. NH (as were her parents)
    ---, Edwin R., 10, son
    ---, Frank A., 6, son
    ---, Charles, 20, brother
    Price, Fred O., 24, boarder, gas fitter, b. NH.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 John Henry Carpenter included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • In 1886 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 John Henry Carpenter took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Henry Carpenter attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 18 Sep 1903 John and Rebecca's daughter, Anna Clark Carpenter married Howard L. Maitland at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John H. Carpenter attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Henry Carpenter 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.)
  • John Henry Carpenter was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • He and Rebecca S. Clark were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carpenter, Rebecca, head, married once 34 years, of her two children, one is living, b. NH (fath b. NH, mor b. SC)
    ---, John H., husband, 68, this is his second marriage
    (Note: enumeration has arrows pointing John to the head-of-household position.)
  • On 28 Apr 1910 John attended a meeting of the Fitchburg Historical Society where the discussion was about the Battle of Gettysburg in which he participated. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 20 Apr 1910.)
  • On 16 Feb 1912 Rebecca S. Clark, his wife, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • John Henry Carpenter died on 26 Nov 1912 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of thrombosis. He was 71 years, 4 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 29 Nov 1912 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Nov 1912 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, there was a report on his funeral:
    Funeral of John H. Carpenter.
    The funeral of John H. Carpenter was held, this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home at 42 Hartwell street, in the presence of an especially large gathering of relatives and friends, with former business associates of the deceased and a large representation of follow comrades from E. V. Sumner post 19, G. A. R., also in attendance.
    Rev. Arthur J. Covell, pastor of the Rollstone church, was the officiating clergyman and there were appropriate vocal selections by Miss Florence M. Hersom and Dr. E. H. Page, who sang "Lead, Kindly Light," and "Jesus, lover of my soul." The floral tributes were both numerous and beautiful, giving many evidences of the wide acquaintance and many friendships of the deceased, and the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him well.
    The bearers were Charles Carpenter of this city, a brother of the deceased, and three nephews, Harry C., Robert H. and E. Raymond Newell, all of Uxbridge. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Helen Frances Holton b. 8 Jul 1844, d. 2 Apr 1874

  • Edwin Holton Carpenter b. 15 May 1870, d. 5 Feb 1927
  • Frank Alvord Carpenter b. between 1873 - 1874

Family 2: Rebecca S. Clark b. 6 Mar 1843, d. 16 Feb 1912

  • Walter Carpenter b. 29 Sep 1878
  • Anna Clark Carpenter b. 1881

William Fay Carpenter

b. 20 January 1841, d. 25 January 1873
  • Father: Benjamin Rodman Carpenter b. 28 Jun 1810, d. 20 Nov 1853
  • Mother: Eunice Fay b. 12 Dec 1806, d. 29 Dec 1863
  • Company: H
  • William Fay Carpenter was born on 20 Jan 1841 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Benjamin Rodman Carpenter and Eunice Fay.
  • On 20 Nov 1853 his father, Benjamin Rodman Carpenter, died at Wickford, Rhode Island, at age 43.
  • William Fay Carpenter was enumerated in the household of Eunice Fay in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1860 at Sutton P. O., Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    E. Carpenter, 53, (f), boarding mistress, b. RI
    E. V., 19, (f), b. RI
    **Wm. F., 18, b. RI
    Thomas J., 15 , b. RI
    Wm. Wilcox, 31, matress manufacture, b. RI
    (and 30 more boarders.)
  • In 1861 William was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as student.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 William was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Fay Carpenter was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 25 Nov 1861 William's sister, Elizabeth Vaughn Carpenter, married Mowry M. Bolster at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jun 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability.

  • On 29 Dec 1863 his mother, Eunice Fay, died at Wilkinsonville, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • Starting 1864, Thomas Jefferson Carpenter, his brother, served in the 187th Ohio volunteers, Company C.
  • William Fay Carpenter died on 25 Jan 1873 at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, (Note: this date and place need confirmation.) He was 32 years and 5 days old.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2013

Alvan Leland Carr

b. 14 February 1836, d. 30 August 1898

Alvin L. Carr
  • Father: George Marden Carr b. 1 Mar 1803, d. 5 May 1875
  • Mother: Prudence Town b. 5 Nov 1810, d. 25 Nov 1867
  • Company: H
  • Alvan Leland Carr was born on 14 Feb 1836 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Marden Carr and Prudence Town.
  • Alvan Leland Carr was enumerated in the household of George Marden Carr and Prudence Town in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George M. Carr, 46, weaver, b. ME
    Prudence, 39, b. CT
    Mary J., 16, b. MA
    Alvan L., 14, b. MA
    Joseph T., 11, b. MA
    Jerome, 9, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alvan gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Alvan Leland Carr and Jerome Marden Carr, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. H. Both lived to come home.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 Alvan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 5 months and 11 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Alvan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 8 Apr 1866 Alvan Leland Carr, 30, married Elizabeth B. Shears, 31, daughter of Joseph Shears, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Nov 1867 his mother, Prudence Town, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • Alvan Leland Carr and Jerome Marden Carr were photographed.
  • On 5 May 1875 his father, George Marden Carr, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alvan Leland Carr was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He and Elizabeth B. Shears were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, but no children were enumerated in the household.
  • Alvan Leland Carr was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company H.
  • He made application at Rhode Island for a veteran's pension on 4 Apr 1891, received certificate number 832842.
  • On 25 Feb 1894 Elizabeth B. Shears, his wife, died at age 59.
  • Alvan Leland Carr died on 30 Aug 1898. He was 62 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1898 at Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, where he joined his wife.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth B. Shears b. 2 Oct 1834, d. 25 Feb 1894

Charles Carr

b. November 1836, d. 31 March 1911
  • Father: Andrew Carr
  • Mother: Rose [--?--]
  • Company: C
  • Charles Carr was born in Nov 1836 at Massachusetts, son of Andrew Carr and Rose [--?--], according to the 1900 census.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as sailor or mariner.
  • In 1861 Charles was living Chelsea, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
  • Starting 23 Nov 1861, Charles also served in the enlisted in Co. F of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He ended his service with the 24th Massachusetts Infantry by discharge for disability on 19 Apr 1862 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Cornelius Carr was an alias upon entry into the 15th Massachusetts Infantry, as shown in Ford's history in Jul 1863.

  • On 23 Jul 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a "substitute", according to Ford's history, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years and 8 months old.
  • On 4 Dec 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 16 Mar 1864 Charles Carr, 27, married Ellen Carr, 17, daughter of Charles Carr and Sarah [--?--], at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles Carr and Ellen Carr were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1870 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carr, Charles, 36, mariner, b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 25, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 4, b. MA
    ---, Sarah A., 2, b. MA.
  • Charles Carr and Ellen Carr were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Carr, 42, seaman, b. MA (parents b. Ireland)
    Ellen, 34, wife, b. Ireland
    Mary, 14, daur, servant, b. MA
    Sarah E., daur, servant, b. MA
    Charles, 9, son, b. MA
    Margaret, 7, daur, b. MA
    John E., 4, son, b. MA
    James F., 1, son, b. MA.
  • On 6 Nov 1888, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Charles was admitted, citing only his service in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 24th Massachusetts Regiment, Company F.
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 5 Jan 1891, made application number 981827, but no certificate is given.
  • On 24 Oct 1891, Charles was discharged from the Soldiers' Home.
  • On 15 Sep 1903, Charles was readmitted to the Home.
  • On 31 Mar 1904 Ellen Carr, his wife, died at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 57 of apoplexy.
  • On 11 Aug 1904 his son, Charles Carr, died at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 33 of heart failure.
  • On 13 Mar 1908, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Charles was readmitted to the Home.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 30 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Carr, Charles, 73, widower, b. MA (parents b. Ireland.)
  • He died on 31 Mar 1911 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 74 years and 4 months old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1911 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Lot A, 2845, as a member of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen Carr b. May 1846, d. 31 Mar 1904

  • Mary Carr b. 29 Apr 1866
  • Sarah E. Carr b. 18 Jul 1868
  • Charles Carr b. 20 May 1871, d. 11 Aug 1904
  • Margaret Carr b. 6 Sep 1873
  • John E. Carr b. 21 Jan 1876
  • James F. Carr b. 28 Jul 1878
  • Alexander Carr b. 13 Mar 1881
  • Martha Ellen "Nellie" Carr b. 15 Jun 1883

George Henry Carr

b. 12 May 1840, d. 3 February 1909
  • Father: Dexter Carr b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Mary M. Perry b. 1810, d. 4 Nov 1853
  • Company: E
  • George Henry Carr was born on 12 May 1840 at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dexter Carr and Mary M. Perry.
  • George Henry Carr was enumerated in the household of Dexter Carr and Mary M. Perry in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dexter Carr, 41, blacksmith, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary, 40
    Harriet A., 14
    Mary E., 12
    **Geo. H., 10
    Louisa, 9
    Eugen, 6.
  • On 4 Nov 1853 his mother, Mary M. Perry, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Dec 1854 George's widowed father, Dexter Carr, remarried to Rhoda Phinney Winslow at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was the widow "Dexter" at the time.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 2 months old.
  • In Aug 1861 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 27 May 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 5 Jan 1864, Eugene Carr, his brother, was enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Co. G, and mustered out 14 November 1865 at Richmond, VA.
  • George Henry Carr married Emma Scott.
  • George Henry Carr and Emma Scott were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, as:
    Carr, George, 28, machinist, b. CT (sic)
    ---, Emma, 21, b. NJ
    ---, Lizzie, 3, b. NJ.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Henry Carr was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Emma Scott were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as:
    Carr, George H., 36, leader press machine, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Emma, 30, wife, b. NJ
    ---, Lizzie, 13, dau, b. NY
    ---, Emma, 8, dau, b. OH
    ---, Georgie F., son, b. OH.
  • George Henry Carr was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He made application at Ohio for a veteran's pension on 29 Dec 1894, and received certificate number 1033966.
  • He and Emma Scott were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as:
    Carr, George H., head, b. May 1840, 60, m. 34 years, b. MA , foreman in press room
    ---, Emma, wife, b. June 1848, 3 of 7 children living, b. NJ
    ---, George F., son, b. Oct 1875 in OH
    ---, Mable, dau, b. Apr 1880 in OH.
  • George's wife, Emma Scott, died and was buried in Jan 1906 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Plot: Section 8 Lot 105-0 at age 57 years and 7 months.
  • George Henry Carr died on 3 Feb 1909 at Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was 68 years, 8 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1909 at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Plot: Section 8 Lot 105-0, with his wife.
  • On 16 May 1916 George and Emma's daughter, Mable M. Carr married William Henry French at Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  • Note: there is apparently a letter from this man written from Poolesville, MD, early in 1862 somewhere in circulation.
  • Last Edited: 3 Oct 2016

Family: Emma Scott b. Jun 1848, d. 17 Jan 1906

  • Lizzie Carr b. between 1866 - 1867
  • Emma Carr b. between 1871 - 1872
  • George Frederick Carr b. 15 Oct 1878, d. 17 Feb 1957
  • Mable M. Carr b. 5 Apr 1880, d. 14 May 1940
  • Theodore Carr b. 1883, d. 22 Jan 1887
  • Herbert H. Carr b. 1888, d. 18 Jul 1888

Jerome Marden Carr

b. 3 January 1841, d. 30 July 1888

Jerome M. Carr
  • Father: George Marden Carr b. 1 Mar 1803, d. 5 May 1875
  • Mother: Prudence Town b. 5 Nov 1810, d. 25 Nov 1867
  • Company: H
  • Jerome Marden Carr was born on 3 Jan 1841 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Marden Carr and Prudence Town.
  • Jerome Marden Carr was enumerated in the household of George Marden Carr and Prudence Town in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George M. Carr, 46, weaver, b. ME
    Prudence, 39, b. CT
    Mary J., 16, b. MA
    Alvan L., 14, b. MA
    Joseph T., 11, b. MA
    Jerome, 9, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Jerome was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Jerome gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Jerome mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 6 months and 9 days old.
  • Jerome Marden Carr and Alvan Leland Carr, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. H. Both lived to come home.
  • Jerome Marden Carr and Charles Beane, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Jerome ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 25 Nov 1867 his mother, Prudence Town, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • In 1869 Jerome Marden Carr was as straw hat operative, by occupation.
  • Jerome Marden Carr and Alvan Leland Carr were photographed.
  • On 28 Apr 1869 Jerome Marden Carr, 28, married Frances Jane Bean, daughter of Hazen O. Bean and Mary Ann McBride, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Jerome Marden Carr and Frances Jane Bean were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jul 1870 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carr, Jerome M., 29, straw worker, b. CT (sic)
    Frances J., 26, boarding house keeper, b. MA
    George H., 7/12, b. MA.
  • On 5 May 1875 his father, George Marden Carr, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Jerome Marden Carr was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • About 1878 Jerome Marden Carr and Frances Jane Bean moved from Massachusetts to Kansas.
  • Jerome Marden Carr made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Apr 1880, and received certificate 271974.
  • He and Frances Jane Bean were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, as:
    Carr, Jerome M., 37, saloon keeper, b. CT (father b. ME; mor b. CT)
    ---, Frances J., 35, wife, b. MA
    ---, George H., 10, son, b. MA
    ---, Jerome P., 1, son, b. KS.
  • On 21 Jan 1887 Jerome was living at West Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and was granted an increased pension.
  • Jerome Marden Carr was hotel proprietor at the time of his death.
  • He died on 30 Jul 1888 at West Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cardiac disease and consumption. He was 47 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1888 at Maplewood Cemetery, Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Apr 1889 Frances Jane Carr received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Jerome's service; his wife, received certificate number 260445.
  • Frances Jane Bean was enumerated as the widow of Jerome Marden Carr, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Frances Jane Bean b. between 1843 - 1844, d. 1920

  • George H. Carr b. 9 Dec 1869
  • Jerome P. Carr b. between 1878 - 1879

John E. Carruth

b. February 1843, d. 7 August 1875
  • Father: Edwin E. Carruth b. between 1810 - 1811, d. 2 Nov 1887
  • Mother: Melinda Ball b. 21 Apr 1817, d. 3 Feb 1896
  • Company: C
  • John E. Carruth was born in Feb 1843 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edwin E. Carruth and Melinda Ball, the grandson of William and Elizabeth (Rice) Ball, of Northborough.
  • John E. Carruth was enumerated in the household of Edwin E. Carruth and Melinda Ball in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edwin Carruth, 49, jobber, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Melinda, 43
    Louise L., 21
    Emily A., 19
    **John E., 17
    Mary E., 15
    Willie E., 7.
  • 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 Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 5 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the face.
  • On 4 Feb 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by reason of disability due to wounds.

  • On 23 Jun 1863 John E. Carruth, 20, married Harriet Judson Rice, 20, daughter of Josiah Rice and Mary Brooks, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John E. Carruth made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 20165.
  • Starting 12 Dec 1863, John also served in the in Company M, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd MA Heavy Artillery on 3 Sep 1865 at Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina.
  • He and Harriet Judson Rice were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carruth, John E., 27, barber, b. MA
    ---, Harriet J., 27, b. MA.
  • John E. Carruth died on 7 Aug 1875 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 32 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1875 at West Burying Ground, Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jan 1876 Harriet Judson Rice received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 175824.
  • Harriet Judson Carruth was enumerated as the widow of John E. Carruth, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1896, John was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Harriet Judson Rice b. 6 Sep 1842

Simon Carson

b. 25 November 1835, d. 27 March 1910
  • Father: James Carson
  • Mother: Mary Armstrong
  • Company: E
  • Simon Carson was born on 25 Nov 1835 at Ireland, son of James Carson and Mary Armstrong.
  • Simon Carson emigrated in 1846 from Ireland and was later naturalized.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Simon gave his occupation as finisher.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Simon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 7 months and 17 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Simon was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 Simon was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Simon Carson was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 14 May 1863 Simon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jul 1863, received certificate number 30096.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Simion Carson, 36, no occupation, b. MA (sic)
    at what appears to be a poor farm run by Samuel Fairbanks, 59.
    There are numerous other people with "no occupation", some noted as "idiotic" or blind.
  • In 1873 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he was involved in a "guardianship" proceeding.
  • In 1879 Simon was living at Insane Asylum, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Simon Carson was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Northampton Lunatic Hospital, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as being from Worcester, MA, and having served in the 15th Massachusetts. He is "insane" according to this enumeration.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Northampton Lunatic Hospital, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Carson, Simeon, b. Dec 1835, single, b. Ireland, arrived in 1846 and was naturalized.
  • He died on 27 Mar 1910 at Northampton State Hospital, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 74 years, 4 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried on 29 Mar 1910 at Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Simon Carson was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

William Carter

b. 1823, d. 18 July 1862
  • Mother: Sally Carter b. 1788
  • Company: E
  • William Carter was born about in 1823 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Sally Carter.
  • William Carter was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 7 Sep 1850 at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    John B. Gould, 29, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Olive M., 23
    Jerome, M., 4
    Elmer, 3
    **William Carter, 27, farmer
    Ezra Bowen, 15
    Henrietta Converse, 17 (his future wife.)
  • On 28 Nov 1850 William Carter married Henrietta S. Converse, 16, daughter of Edwin Converse and Mary Polly Munger, at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jul 1853 his infant son, Lewis Carter, died at Holland, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of "fits."
  • William Carter and Henrietta S. Converse were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William, 36, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Henrietta, 26
    Mary P., 6
    William E., 4
    Frank E., 9 mos.
  • In 1861 William was living at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 17 Dec 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company C, according to Ford's history, but both the MASSCW and the 1870 roster place him Company E, being credited to the quota of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • He died on 18 Jul 1862 at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, in the Regimental Hospital, of typhoid fever, as a member of Company C. He was 39 years old.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 Henrietta S. Converse received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 2150.
  • On 26 Sep 1863 William's widow, Henrietta S. Converse remarried to George L. Marsh at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of William Carter, who had died in 1862 at Harrison's Landing with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 11 Dec 1863 D. Hyde made application for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, and received certificate 26236 (Relationship, if any, unknown.)
  • (Note: Dwight Hyde and his wife, Martha Rice, appear to have become guardians to the surviving children of two men from the 15th Massachusetts, William Carter and Harrison W. Stone. To date there is no known family connection in either case.)
  • On 13 Oct 1868 William's widow, Henrietta S. Converse remarried to William Harrison Walker at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • William Carter's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Dwight Hyde and Martha M. Rice in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hyde, Dwight, 51, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Martha M., 44
    **Carter, Mary E., 16
    **---, William E., 13.
  • On 16 Jan 1873 William and Henrietta's daughter, Eva Mary Carter married Henry S. Hyde at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 22 Dec 1881 William and William's widow, Henrietta S. Converse remarried to Sidney Albert Whiting at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both (sic.)
  • William Carter was included on the Civil War memorial at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the memorial tablets.
  • Henrietta, his wife, outlived William and died on 28 Aug 1908 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2016

Family: Henrietta S. Converse b. 20 Jun 1834, d. 28 Aug 1908

  • Lewis Carter b. 19 May 1852, d. 1 Jul 1853
  • Eva Mary Carter b. 5 Jan 1854, d. 22 Apr 1923
  • William Everett Carter b. 2 May 1856, d. 1911
  • Frank Earle Carter b. 25 Mar 1860, d. 30 Mar 1865

Charles Cassidy

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: C
  • Charles Cassidy was born between 1842 - 1843 at Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Charles gave his occupation as teamster.
  • He lived in 1863.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 May 1864 Charles was wounded.
  • On 2 Jul 1864, at Washington, DC, Charles was admitted to hosptal. (Note: Did he possibly die there?)
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to Co. E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while he was absent and sick.

  • After Jul 1864 No further record found according to the MASSCW. Ford's history says he was mustered out as "absent sick."
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2012

George Cassidy

b. 1843, d. 5 December 1904
  • Company: B
  • George Cassidy was born about in 1843 at New York City, New York.
  • In 1863 George was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, George gave his occupation as boiler maker.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 16 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Cassidy was mentioned as follows: (Volume 92 # 49)
    Massachusetts 15th Regiment,---The following soldiers have been placed in Fairfax hospital: J.H. Prior, Co. F, wounded in hand; George Cassady, Co. B.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • George also served in the 14th Veterans' Reserve Corps, Company K, at an unknown date.
  • He ended his service with the VRC on 26 Jul 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jul 1879, and received certificate number 195848.
  • George Cassidy married Julia [--?--].
  • George Cassidy was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Pompton, Passaic County, New Jersey, as having served in the 14th (sic) Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K (sic), noting that he was wounded in the left leg and giving the dates from 31 July 1863 to 26 July 1865. These dates match those in the MASSCW for George Cassidy of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 5 Dec 1904 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, (Note: this information needs further verification.) He was 61 years old.
  • He was buried on 8 Dec 1904 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, Plot: St. Stephen, System: CEM, Section: STEP, Row: M, Plot: 18.
  • On 23 Dec 1904 Julia [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 598967.
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2016

Family: Julia [--?--] b. 1845

Thomas Cassidy

b. 1823, d. 21 October 1861
  • Company: I
  • Thomas Cassidy was born about in 1823 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas was living at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, according to the Webster Times.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 15 May 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, killed in action. He was 38 years old.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Thomas Cassidy, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Cassidy was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Cassidy was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Thomas Cassidy was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Cassidy was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Thomas Cassidy was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2016

Charles L. Caswell

b. 1842, d. 13 December 1862
  • Father: Charles Caswell
  • Company: G
  • Charles L. Caswell was born about in 1842 at Vermont, son of Charles Caswell.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Charles was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles L. Caswell was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles L. Caswell was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles L. Caswell was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was 20 years old.
  • Charles Caswell received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his father, receiving certificate number 245460.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016