Thomas Caulfield

b. 11 April 1838, d. 3 August 1895
  • Father: Patrick Caulfield b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Mother: Mary McDonough b. between 1812 - 1813, d. 11 Nov 1879
  • Company: C
  • Thomas Caulfield was born on 11 Apr 1838 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Patrick Caulfield and Mary McDonough.
  • Thomas Caulfield was enumerated in the household of Patrick Caulfield and Mary McDonough in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Sep 1850 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Patrick Coffield, 37, laborer, b. Ireland
    Mary, 38, b. Ireland
    **Thomas, 15, b. MA
    George, 7, b. MA
    Peter, 4, b. MA.
  • On 13 Aug 1855 Thomas Caulfield, 17, married Mary McCarron, 22, daughter of John McCarron and Ellen [--?--], at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Thomas Caulfield and Mary McCarron were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Cauffield, 26, moulder, b. MA
    Mary, 25, b. Ireland
    Mary E., 4, b. MA
    John F., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as iron moulder.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • On 23 Nov 1861, Thomas was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 30 May 1862, Thomas was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was taken prisoner at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, captured or missing in action.
  • 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 20 Feb 1863 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion. There is a pension application, but the index card is missing, so it is impossible to tell if one was granted. There is no mention of this issue in "The History of Clinton, MA."

  • Starting 18 Jan 1864, Thomas also served in the enlisted in the 2nd Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.
  • Thomas McDonough was an alias as he used in the 2nd Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery on 18 Jan 1864.
  • On 8 Apr 1864 Thomas was wounded at Sabine Cross Roads, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, wounded and taken prisoner, he was confined at Mansfield, Texas.
  • Starting 11 Aug 1865, Thomas also served in the mustered out of the 2nd MA Light Artillery.
  • He and Mary McCarron were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a "moulder".
  • On 29 Nov 1871 his infant son, Walter Henry Caulfield, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of scarlet fever.
  • On 12 Dec 1871 his son, George Thomas Caulfield, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 4 of scarlet fever.
  • Thomas Caulfield and Mary McCarron were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is an Iron Molder.
  • Thomas Caulfield was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, where he was wounded in the leg.
  • He died on 3 Aug 1895 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a suicide. He was 57 years, 3 months and 23 days old.
  • On 4 Sep 1895 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Mary McCarron, his wife, was appointed administrator of her husband, Thomas Caulfield's estate, of Clinton, $300 real, $100 personal.
  • Mary McCarron received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 473339.
  • On 8 Apr 1896 Thomas and Mary's son, George Henry Caulfield married Georgia A. Lewis at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1896, Thomas was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 30 Jun 1897 Thomas and Mary's daughter, Mary E. Caulfield married O. Scott Lee at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Mary outlived Thomas and died on 27 May 1898 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Family: Mary McCarron b. 15 Oct 1832, d. 27 May 1898

  • Mary E. Caulfield b. 1856
  • John F. Caulfield b. 15 Oct 1857
  • Male Caulfield b. Sep 1866
  • George Thomas Caulfield b. 3 Dec 1867, d. 12 Dec 1871
  • Walter Henry Caulfield b. 3 Dec 1869, d. 29 Nov 1871
  • George Henry Caulfield b. 30 Jun 1872
  • Walter Thomas Caulfield b. 12 Jan 1876, d. 17 Apr 1900

James Henry Chadwick

b. 5 December 1838, d. 6 April 1917
  • Father: James Chadwick b. 20 Feb 1804, d. 4 Mar 1881
  • Mother: Phebe Bishop b. 1807, d. 26 Aug 1885
  • Company: H
  • James Henry Chadwick was born on 5 Dec 1838 at New York City, New York, New York, son of James Chadwick and Phebe Bishop.
  • James Henry Chadwick was enumerated in the household of James Chadwick and Phebe Bishop in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Sep 1850 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Chadwick, 45, operative, b. England
    Phebe, 43, b. England
    **James H., 12, b. NY
    Upton S., 6, b. RI
    Alma F., 8, b. RI
    Culbert R., 2, b. RI
    Sephronia E., 21, b. NH
    Mary A., 17, b. NH.
  • James Henry Chadwick married Helen T. Reynolds, daughter of Welcome Zachias Reynolds and Alma Ida Chamberlain.
  • On 21 Jun 1858 his son, Oscar Chadwick, died at age 4 by drowning.
  • James Henry Chadwick and Helen T. Reynolds were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 17 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Chadwick, 21, machinist, b. MA (sic)
    Ellen, 21, b. CT
    Welcome Reynolds, 60, b. CT
    Ellin Campbell, 21, operator, b. CT.
  • James Chadwick and Phebe Bishop, his parents, were enumerated near by in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1862 James was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, James gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 7 months and 24 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the legs.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, James H. Chadwick was listed among the wounded.
  • On 25 Oct 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Sep 1863, and received certificate number 23081.
  • He and Helen T. Reynolds were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jul 1870 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chadwick, James H., 31, works in machine shop, b. MA
    ---, Helen, 30, b. MA
    ---, Alma, 8, b. MA
    ---, Ernest W., 4, b. MA.
  • On 15 Sep 1879 James and Helen's daughter, Alma Ellaetta Chadwick married Arthur Williston Bacon at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Feb 1880 his grandson, Williston Chadwick Bacon, son of Arthur Williston Bacon and Alma Ellaetta Chadwick, was born at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • James Henry Chadwick and Helen T. Reynolds were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chadwick, James H., 41, police officer, b. NY (sic), fat b. England, mor b. RI
    ---, Helen F., 41, wife, b. CT, fat b. RI, mor b. CT
    ---, Ernest W., 13, son, b. MA
    Reynolds, Almy I., 95, mor-in-law, b. CT.
  • On 20 Sep 1881 his granddaughter, Jennie Frances Bacon, daughter of Arthur Williston Bacon and Alma Ellaetta Chadwick, was born at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • James Henry Chadwick was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Walnut Hill, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • In 1900 James's grandson, Williston Chadwick Bacon married Viola R. Macdonald at Massachusetts.
  • James Henry Chadwick and Helen T. Reynolds were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chadwick, James H., b. Dec 1837, married 41 years, b. NY, father b. England, mor b. RI, officer safe deposit vaults
    ---, Helen F., b. Mar 1839, two of her three children are still living, b. CT.
  • On 12 Sep 1906 James's grand-daughter, Jennie Frances Bacon married Archie J . Pratt at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 James Henry Chadwick was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 10 Apr 1909 James and Helen's daughter, Alma Ellaetta Chadwick married David Harvey Sherman at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 26 Feb 1911 Helen T. Reynolds, his wife, died at Westboro State Hospital, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71 of senile dementia.
  • James Henry Chadwick died on 6 Apr 1917 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 4 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1917 at North Grosvenor Cemetery, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Helen T. Reynolds b. 29 Mar 1839, d. 26 Feb 1911

  • Oscar Chadwick b. 21 Aug 1853, d. 21 Jun 1858
  • Alma Ellaetta Chadwick b. 8 Jul 1861, d. 5 Jun 1919
  • Frances H. Chadwick b. 2 Jul 1864, d. 26 Jul 1864
  • Ernest W. Chadwick b. Jul 1866

Frederick William Chaffin

b. 1 December 1831, d. 24 September 1887
  • Father: Charles Chandler Chaffin b. 12 Jan 1807, d. 19 Feb 1881
  • Mother: Elisabeth Bailey b. 28 Sep 1809, d. 12 Jan 1842
  • Company: A
  • Frederick William Chaffin was born on 1 Dec 1831 at Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Charles Chandler Chaffin and Elisabeth Bailey, entered in the Holden records as "Of Holden."
  • Note: there is a discrepancy in his middle initial over the years -- "W", "F", or "H." But all appear to be the same man, due to occupation with horses and location.
  • On 12 Jan 1842 his mother, Elisabeth Bailey, died at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32.
  • Frederick's widowed father, Charles Chandler Chaffin, remarried to Harriet Farnum.
  • Frederick William Chaffin was enumerated in the household of Charles Chandler Chaffin and Harriet Farnum in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Oct 1850 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles C. Chaffin, 44, bootmaker, b. NH
    Harriot, 30, b. NH
    **Frederick F. (sic), 18, ostler, b. NH
    Charlott M., 16, b. NH
    Elizabeth M., 14, b. NH
    Caroline S., 10, b. NH
    Frances H., 7, b. MA
    Charles C., 5, b. MA
    George W., 3, b. MA.
  • On 11 Jun 1853 his step-mother, Harriet Farnum, died at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33 of consumption.
  • On 29 Jan 1854 Frederick's widowed father, Charles Chandler Chaffin, remarried to Mary B. Savage at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 19 Aug 1854 Frederick's sister, Marietta Elizabeth Chaffin, married Edward Spaulding Betterley at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Jun 1856 Frederick William Chaffin, 24, married Caroline S. Durling, daughter of Peter Pims, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, his first marriage and her second.
  • Frederick William Chaffin and Francis West Knight were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, two future members of the 15th, living as boarders and employees in the home of:
    Philander Bodwell, 41, master truckman, b. VT, and his wife, Susan A., 41
    **Frank Knights, 25, truckman, b. MA
    **Fred Chaffin, 30, truckman, b. MA
    Wm. Pratt, 25, truckman, b. MA
    Johanna Barry, 18. domestic, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Frederick gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 Frederick was living at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Frederick William Chaffin and Edward Spaulding Betterley served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry brothers-in-law.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 7 months and 11 days old.
  • On 15 Dec 1861 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 20 Oct 1872 Frederick William Chaffin, 40, married Eliza Lorinda Smith, 23, daughter of Thoret Smith and Caroline D. H. Gilbert, at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his second marriage and her first.
  • Frederick William Chaffin and Eliza Lorinda Smith were divorced apparently.
  • Frederick William Chaffin made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Sep 1879, with application number 309594, but no certificate number is mentioned.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brigham, George C., 46, fish dealer, b. VT
    ---, Abbie H., 45, wife, b. NH
    ---, Elizzie E., 20, b. MA
    Chaffin, Frederick H., 49, servant, farm labor, b. NH (of NH parents.)
  • He died on 24 Sep 1887 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "Softening of the Brain". He was 55 years, 9 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1887 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Eliza Chaffin was enumerated as the widow of Frederick William Chaffin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, however there does not appear to be any widow's pension for her. Divorce would explain why.
  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2016

Family 1: Caroline S. Pims b. between 1824 - 1825

Family 2: Eliza Lorinda Smith b. 4 Nov 1848, d. after 1900

Windsor H. Chamberlain

b. 13 September 1842, d. 7 February 1904
  • Father: Lucas Chamberlain b. 15 Jan 1803, d. 7 Apr 1868
  • Mother: Sarah Johnson b. 24 Aug 1803, d. 15 Dec 1880
  • Company: H
  • Windsor H. Chamberlain was born on 13 Sep 1842 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lucas Chamberlain and Sarah Johnson.
  • Windsor H. Chamberlain was enumerated in the household of Lucas Chamberlain and Sarah Johnson in the 1860 US Federal Census in 1860 as:
    Lucius Chamberlain, 57, bootmaker, $100 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Sarah, 57
    Susan C. 18
    **Rufus W., 17, bootmaker (Windsor)
    Orra, (m.) 14.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Windsor gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Windsor was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Windsor mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 9 months and 29 days old.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Windsor was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the breast.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Windsor H. Chamberlain was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Windsor ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service by mustering out on 26 Jul 1864.
  • On 7 Apr 1868 his father, Lucas Chamberlain, died at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Windsor H. Chamberlain made application for a veteran's pension on 15 Jul 1877, and received certificate number 187456.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chamberlain, Windsor, 37, single, works in shoe shop
    ---, Sarah J., 76, mother, widow
    ---, Susan C., 39, sister, single
    ---, Orra, 32, brother, bootmaker
    (Note: brother Orra is enumerated as "married", but no wife is enumerated.)
    (Windsor is indexed as "Winston.")
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chamberlain, Windsor, head, b. Sep 1842, single, b. MA (as were their parents), pressman ??, they own a home without mortgage
    ---, Susan C., sister, b. Jan 1841, single, b. MA.
  • He died on 7 Feb 1904 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried on 10 Feb 1904 at Lakeview Cemetery, Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 Windsor H. Chamberlain was noted as deceased during the previous year at the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report, believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Hiram A. Chambers

b. 30 November 1841, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: George F. Chambers b. 20 Oct 1817, d. 11 Nov 1906
  • Mother: Freelove E. McIntire b. 1813, d. 28 Dec 1891
  • Company: C
  • Hiram A. Chambers was born on 30 Nov 1841 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George F. Chambers and Freelove E. McIntire.
  • Hiram A. Chambers was enumerated in the household of George F. Chambers and Freelove E. McIntire in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George F. Chambers, 32, dresser, b. MA
    Freelove E., 37, b. RI
    **Zadock C., 15, b. MA
    **Hiram C., 8, b. RI
    Calvin M., 3, b. MA.
  • Hiram A. Chambers was enumerated in the household of George F. Chambers and Freelove E. McIntire in the 1860 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George F. CHAMBERS, 42, wire coverer, $900 personal estate, b. MA
    Freelove E., 47, b. RI
    **Hiram, 19, wire coverer, b. RI
    Calvin M., 14, b. MA
    Adolphus B., 5, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Hiram was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Hiram gave his occupation as wire-worker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Hiram mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 7 months and 12 days old.
  • Hiram A. Chambers and Zadoc C. Batterson, half-brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his half-brother, Zadoc C. Batterson, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • Hiram A. Chambers died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 20 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • Freelove E. McIntire, his mother, lost two sons on the same day.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Hiram A. Chambers was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Nov 1890 Freelove E. McIntire received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Hiram's service; his mother, receiving certificate number 482758.
  • On 4 Jan 1892 George F. Chambers received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Hiram's service; his father, receiving certificate number 48275.
  • In 1896, Hiram was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Hiram A. Chambers 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: 19 Aug 2016

John Holland Champney

b. 8 November 1836, d. 6 June 1891
  • Father: Ebenezer Champney b. 8 Mar 1808, d. 16 Apr 1882
  • Mother: Sarah Nichols b. 10 Mar 1811, d. 26 Jun 1873
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Holland Champney was born on 8 Nov 1836 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer Champney and Sarah Nichols.
  • On 22 Aug 1857 John Holland Champney, 20, married Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald, 21, daughter of Ephraim Heald and Betsey Hodgman, at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Holland Champney and Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John H. Champney, 24, farmer, b. MA
    Elizabeth R., 24
    Adriana E., 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1862 John was living at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 24 Mar 1862 John H. Champney mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 25 years, 4 months and 16 days old.
  • On 26 Jan 1864 John ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • John's mother, Sarah Nichols, died and was buried in Jun 1873 at Green Cemetery, Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 62 years and 2 months.
  • On 12 Nov 1877 John and Elizabeth's daughter, Adriana E. Champney married Frank H. Rowe at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • John Holland Champney and Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Champney, John N., 45, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth R., 43, wife, b. MA
    ---, Anna B., 19, daur, b. MA.
  • John Holland Champney made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jun 1880, and received certificate number 314966.
  • John's father, Ebenezer Champney, died and was buried in Apr 1882 at Green Cemetery, Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years.
  • On 22 Oct 1883 his daughter, Anna Belle Champney, died at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 23 unmarried of unknown causes.
  • John Holland Champney was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He died on 6 Jun 1891 at Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 54 years, 6 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1891 at Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Jul 1891 Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife received certificate number 355984 (date could also be 1881.)
  • John's wife, Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald, died and was buried in Mar 1914 at Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 78 years and 1 month.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth Ruhamma Heald b. 5 Jan 1836, d. 6 Mar 1914

  • Adriana E. Champney b. 11 Feb 1858
  • Anna Belle Champney b. 17 Sep 1860, d. 22 Oct 1883

Edward Fletcher Chapin

b. 1 May 1840, d. 15 August 1863

Edward F. Chapin
  • Father: Nicholas Baylies Chapin b. 9 May 1801, d. 6 Jul 1845
  • Mother: Margaret Fletcher b. 19 Jun 1807, d. 19 Oct 1887
  • Company: H
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin was born on 1 May 1840 at White Pigeon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, son of Nicholas Baylies Chapin and Margaret Fletcher, grandson of Henry and Abigail (Baylies) Chapin, and of Samuel and Lydia (Spring) Fletcher.
  • On 6 Jul 1845 his father, Nicholas Baylies Chapin, died at White Pigeon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, at age 44.
  • Edward was educated at Harvard College, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 1860.
  • Edward Chapin's mother was Margaret Fletcher -- sister to Ephraim Fletcher, and aunt of George, James B. and Capt. Samuel Fletcher of the 15th Massachusetts.
    Edward's cousin, James, was killed at Antietam. Edward and his other cousin, George Fergo Fletcher, both survived Antietam, but George was then killed later at Gettyburg on July 3,1863. Edward Chapin was wounded at Gettysburg and died August 1,1863 at Baltimore of complications from his leg wound.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as student.
  • Edward Fletcher joined Co. H of the 15th Massachusetts with his three Fletcher cousins, Samuel, James and George. Of the four men, only Samuel J. Fletcher returned home.

  • On 6 Aug 1862 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 3 months and 5 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his cousin, James Brainerd Fletcher, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 23 killed in action, unmarried.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Edward was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 8 Apr 1863 Edward was promoted to Sergeant.
  • Edward was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 his cousin, George Fergo Fletcher, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 19.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the legs.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Fletcher Chapin was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He died on 15 Aug 1863 at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of wounds. He was 23 years, 3 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An extensive biography of Edward Chapin can be found in Harvard Memorial Biographies (p. 447 - 455), by Thomas W. Higginson, ed., Cambridge, Sever and Francis, 1866, online at Making of America., University of Michigan. Click HERE to read it. (Close frame to return here.)
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Clinton A. Chapman

b. 23 July 1832, d. 3 May 1910
  • Father: Palmer Chapman b. 10 Jan 1802, d. 26 Jan 1866
  • Mother: Phebe Twiss b. 10 Jul 1797, d. 2 Dec 1870
  • Company: D
  • Clinton A. Chapman was born on 23 Jul 1832 at China, Delaware County, New York, son of Palmer Chapman and Phebe Twiss.
  • Clinton A. Chapman was enumerated in the household of Palmer Chapman and Phebe Twiss in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Apr 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Palmer Chapman, 48, watch in factory, b. NY
    Phebe, 52, b. ME
    Celestia, 23, b. NY
    Augustus, 19, spinner, b. NY
    **Clinton, 16, spinner, b. NY
    Cordelia, 14, b. NY
    Loren, 12, b. NY
    Franklin Chapman, 25, spinner, b. NY
    Augusta, 18, b. MA.
  • Clinton A. Chapman was enumerated in the household of Palmer Chapman and Phebe Twiss in the 1860 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Clinton gave his occupation as gunsmith.
  • In 1862 Clinton was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Feb 1862 Clinton mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 6 months and 12 days old.
  • On 6 Aug 1862, Loring Brown Chapman, his brother, a carpenter, was enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Co. D, and mustered out on 29 June 1865 as a full corporal at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Clinton 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, Clinton also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 22 Feb 1865, Clinton was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 3 Apr 1865.
  • On 26 Jan 1866 his father, Palmer Chapman, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 64.
  • On 31 Jan 1868 Clinton A. Chapman, 35, married Hannah Elizabeth Hill, 24, daughter of John Hill Jr. and Diana Nichols, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Clinton A. Chapman and Hannah Elizabeth Hill were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a carpenter, and no children are enumerated.
  • Clinton A. Chapman made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Aug 1885, received certificate number 373489.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C (sic.)
  • He and Hannah Elizabeth Hill were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1900 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter. They own a mortgaged home, and he was unemployed 3 months in the previous year. They have no children.
  • In 1906 Clinton was living at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Jul 1906 Hannah Elizabeth Hill, his wife, died at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63 of heart disease.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clinton A. Chapman 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.)
  • Clinton A. Chapman was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower in a boarding house, together with Loring B. Chapman, 72, widower, b. NY, his brother.
  • He died on 3 May 1910 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years, 9 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried on 7 May 1910 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He left a will on 16 Jun 1910 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, which was filed for probate, naming Loring B. Chapman (his brother) as executor. (Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Clinton A. Chapman was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Last Edited: 8 Oct 2012

Family: Hannah Elizabeth Hill b. 29 Mar 1843, d. 14 Jul 1906

Henry S. Chapman

b. 1839, d. 25 April 1875
  • Father: Thomas Chapman b. 1808, d. 1848
  • Mother: Mary Lynch b. 1809, d. 12 Jul 1893
  • Company: H
  • Henry S. Chapman was born in 1839 at Ireland, son of Thomas Chapman and Mary Lynch.
  • Henry S. Chapman was enumerated in the household of Mary Chapman in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mary Chatman (sic), 50, b. Ireland
    Simon, 29, day laborer, b. Ireland
    Mary, 26, weaver, b. Ireland
    Bridget, 24, weaver, b. Ireland
    **Henry, 22, b. Ireland
    Barney, 15, b. Ireland
    Kate, 12, b. Ireland
    Martin O'brien, 23, bootmaker, b. Ireland
    Frances O'Brien, 3/12, (f), b. MA
    Thomas Lynch, 17, b. Ireland
    James, 16, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Mary Chapman in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1870 at Blackstone P. O., Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living with his mother and working at a satin mill. His sisters Mary and Kate live with them.
  • Henry S. Chapman died on 25 Apr 1875 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • He was buried in 1875 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • About 1880 Henry S. Chapman was included on the Civil War memorial at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Jul 1883 Mary Lynch received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his mother, receiving certificate number 255300.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Orsemus Griffin Chapman

b. 1825, d. 22 September 1862
  • Father: Jehiel Chapman b. 13 Nov 1787, d. 29 May 1885
  • Mother: Eliza Griffin b. 10 Mar 1800, d. 24 Jul 1871
  • Company: I
  • Orsemus Griffin Chapman was born in 1825 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Jehiel Chapman and Eliza Griffin.
  • On 6 Mar 1851 William and Orsemus's sister, Laura Jane Chapman, married Calvin P. Dustin at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 16 Mar 1854 Orsemus Griffin Chapman married Rowena A. Upton, daughter of Paul Upton and Sally Nichols, at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 Dec 1854 Orsemus's brother, William Seymour Chapman, married Mary Ann Upton at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. Two brothers married two sisters.
  • On 12 Aug 1859 Rowena A. Upton, his wife, died at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Orsemus gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Orsemus Griffin Chapman and William Seymour Chapman, and Calvin P. Dustin, brothers, and brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co I.

  • On 17 Oct 1861 Orsemus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry enlisted on this date, per 1870 Adjutant General Roster and Ford's history., being credited to the quota of Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • On 1 Dec 1861 Orsemus Griffin Chapman's sister, Elizabeth A. Chapman, married Joseph A. TYLER, their brother-in-law, who enlisted in the 31st Massachusetts Regiment Infantry.

  • On 4 Dec 1861 Orsemus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by enlistment, according to descendant., being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • On 31 Jul 1862 James Phineas Chapman and Edward R. Chapman, brothers, joined the 34th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, William Seymour Chapman, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • Orsemus Griffin Chapman died on 22 Sep 1862 at Mill Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe, Virginia, "... while in the line of his duty in service contracted disease called dropsy brought on by the necessary hardships of a soldier's life. That the said disability caused his death". He was 37 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia.
  • On 20 Apr 1863 Daniel R. Upton made application for a pension as guardian to Orsemus's surviving dependants, and pension certificate number 21858 was issued.
  • William Lewis Paul Chapman, his son, was adopted on 5 Apr 1864 by Rufus and Sarah (Blaikie) DAMON of Reading.
  • Charles Fremont Chapman, his son, was adopted on 5 Apr 1864 by Henry and Martha (Upton) PEARSON of Wilington, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Orsemus Griffin Chapman was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Rowena A. Upton b. between 1836 - 1837, d. 12 Aug 1859

  • William Lewis Paul Chapman b. 28 Jul 1855
  • Charles Fremont Chapman b. 3 Mar 1858

William Seymour Chapman

b. 1832, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Jehiel Chapman b. 13 Nov 1787, d. 29 May 1885
  • Mother: Eliza Griffin b. 10 Mar 1800, d. 24 Jul 1871
  • Company: I
  • William Seymour Chapman was born in 1832 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Jehiel Chapman and Eliza Griffin.
  • On 6 Mar 1851 William and Orsemus's sister, Laura Jane Chapman, married Calvin P. Dustin at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 16 Mar 1854 William's brother, Orsemus Griffin Chapman, married Rowena A. Upton at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Dec 1854 William Seymour Chapman married Mary Ann Upton, daughter of Paul Upton and Sally Nichols, at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. Two brothers married two sisters.
  • William Seymour Chapman and Mary Ann Upton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 31 Jul 1860 at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    William S. Chapman, 27, farmer, b. CT
    Mary A., 33, b. MA
    Ella T., 4, b. MA
    Edward P., 2, b. MA
    Mary, 8/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as farmer.
  • William Seymour Chapman and Orsemus Griffin Chapman, and Calvin P. Dustin, brothers, and brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co I.

  • On 17 Oct 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years old.
  • On 1 Dec 1861 William Seymour Chapman's sister, Elizabeth A. Chapman, married Joseph A. TYLER, their brother-in-law, who enlisted in the 31st Massachusetts Regiment Infantry.
  • On 31 Jul 1862 James Phineas Chapman and Edward R. Chapman, brothers, joined the 34th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • William Seymour Chapman died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 30 years old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Orsemus Griffin Chapman survived William and died on 22 Sep 1862 "... while in the line of his duty in service contracted disease called dropsy brought on by the necessary hardships of a soldier's life. That the said disability caused his death" at Mill Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
  • On 17 Feb 1863 Mary Ann Upton received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 592, and $8 per month.
  • On 9 Sep 1872 William and Mary's daughter, Ella Gilenas Chapman married Charles A. Taylor at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 May 1873 his married daughter, Ella Gilenas Chapman, died at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 17 of anemia.
  • In Feb 1877 Mary Ann Upton moved from Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Jul 1886 Mary Ann Upton, his wife, died at Wisconsin.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 William S. Chapman 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: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Ann Upton b. between 1825 - 1826, d. 5 Jul 1886

  • Ella Gilenas Chapman b. 1 Sep 1855, d. 7 May 1873
  • Edward Paul Chapman b. 23 Oct 1857, d. about 1888
  • Mary Ellen Chapman b. 26 Sep 1859, d. 4 Mar 1941

John Chappell

b. 16 September 1838, d. 3 September 1902
  • Father: William Henry Chappell b. 22 May 1810, d. 12 Oct 1886
  • Mother: Harriet Fay b. 9 Feb 1811, d. 10 Sep 1840
  • Company: G
  • John Chappell was born on 16 Sep 1838 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of William Henry Chappell and Harriet Fay.
  • On 10 Sep 1840 his mother, Harriet Fay, died at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 29.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as sailor, per Ford's history. (This may possibly be "jeweler".)
  • In 1861 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 9 months and 26 days old.
  • According to the White Genealogy,
    He was in the battles of Bald Bluff (sic), Antietam, through the seven days' fight, and lost his hearing in front of Yorktown; discharged Dec. 25, 1862, on account of disability.
  • On 20 Dec 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 29 Jun 1863 John Chappell, 24, married Almira Gray at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • John Chappell was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jul 1870 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Chappell, John, 25, jeweler, $1500 personal estate, b. RI
    ---, Almira, 23, keeping house, b. RI.
  • On 26 Nov 1875 Almira Gray, his wife, died at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • John's wife, Almira Gray, died and was buried in Nov 1875 at North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 30 years.
  • John Chappell made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Apr 1879, received certificate number 221633.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, widower, as a boarder in the home of Maggie E. Osborn...
    Chappell, John, boarder, b. Sep 1837, age 62, widower, b. RI (parents place of birth unknown) fishisher of jewelery.
  • He died on 3 Sep 1902 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 63 years, 11 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1902 at North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, possibly, since his wife and parents are there. However, there is no entry for him in the RI Historical Cemetery Transcription.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 John Chappell was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Almira Gray b. 1845, d. 26 Nov 1875

Félix Charbonneau

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 8 May 1864
  • Father: Joseph Charbonneau b. between 1806 - 1807
  • Mother: Adalaide [--?--] b. 1811
  • Company: E
  • Félix Charbonneau was also known as Felix Shibino as written on the memorial tablets in Oxford, MA.
  • He was born between 1842 - 1843 at Canada, son of Joseph Charbonneau and Adalaide [--?--].
  • Félix Charbonneau was enumerated in the household of Joseph Charbonneau and Adalaide [--?--] in the 1851 census of Canada in Apr 1851 at Ste Rose de Lima, Terrebonne County, Quebec, Canada (East), possibly as:
    Joseph Charbonneau, cultivateur, b. Bas Canada F, catholique, 41
    Mary O'Connell, 44
    Francois Charbonneau, joumalier, 17
    Adolphe, 15
    **Félix, 13
    Pierre, 12
    Elie, 10
    Philomene, 8
    Magloise (?), 7 (f)
    Gilbert, 5
    Alexandre, 1
    Augustin Goyer, cultivateur, 40
    **Adelaide Charbonneau, 40
    Augustin Goyer, journaliste, 19
    etc.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Félix gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 19 Feb 1864 Félix mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry he received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Félix Charbonneau was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 12 Dec 1889 Adalaide Cherboneau received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Félix's service; his mother, but no certificate number is given.
  • In 1890 Felix Shibino was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2015

Edwin Chase

b. March 1841, d. 29 February 1928
  • Father: Silas Chase b. 27 Nov 1794, d. 18 Apr 1876
  • Mother: Nancy Pratt b. 8 Oct 1795, d. 30 Jun 1874
  • Company: B
  • Edwin Chase was born in Mar 1841 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Silas Chase and Nancy Pratt.
  • Edwin Chase was enumerated in the household of Silas Chase and Nancy Pratt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Sep 1850 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Silas Chase, 55, laborer, b. MA
    Nancy, 55, b. NH
    Mary A., 14, b. NH
    William D., 11, b. MA
    **Edwin, 9, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edwin gave his occupation as box maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 4 months old.
  • 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 19 Dec 1862, Edwin was gained back to his unit.
  • 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, Edwin Chase was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Edwin was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 25 Jun 1864, Edwin was paroled.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Chase was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 5 Nov 1864 Edwin Chase, 23, married Annie Wilson, 21, daughter of Thomas Wilson, at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edwin Chase and Annie Wilson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Chase, Edwin, 39, cooper, b. MA (fath b. MA; mor b. NH)
    ---, Anna, 38, b. MA (parents b. Ireland)
    ---, Maggie, 10, b. PA
    ---, William, 8, b. PA.
  • Edwin Chase was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a musician in Company B.
  • He made application at Pennsylvania for a veteran's pension on 25 Apr 1892, and received certificate number 841975.
  • He and Annie Wilson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Edwin Chase, 59, b. MA
    Annie Chase, 58, b. MA, 3 of her 5 children are still living
    Margaret G Chase, 31, b. PA
    William E Chase, 28, b. PA
    John W Chase, 15, b. PA
    Ida Chase, Daughter-in-law, 20, b. PA.
  • Edwin's wife, Annie Wilson, died and was buried in 1907 at Trinity Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, at age 64 years.
  • On 2 Aug 1913 Edwin and Annie's daughter, Margaret Genevieve Chase married Charles Manford Bowersox at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Edwin Chase was enumerated in the household of Margaret Genevieve Chase and Charles Manford Bowersox in the 1920 US Federal Census on 22 Jan 1920 at Le Boeuf, Erie County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Charles M Bowersox, Head, 34, b. PA
    Margaret G Bowersox, Wife, 41, b. PA
    Edmund L Chase, Nephew, 10 , b. PA
    Edwin Chase, Grandfather, 78 , b. MA.
  • Edwin Chase died on 29 Feb 1928 at Cambridge, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. He was 86 years and 11 months old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1928 at Miller Station Cemetery, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2017

Family: Annie Wilson b. Dec 1842, d. 1907

  • Margaret Genevieve Chase b. 28 Jun 1869, d. 11 Apr 1938
  • William E. Chase b. 8 May 1872, d. 17 Apr 1933
  • John W. Chase b. Dec 1885

Samuel D. Chase

b. 17 December 1842, d. 21 March 1899
  • Father: Samuel Chase b. 17 Apr 1810, d. 13 Apr 1869
  • Mother: Lydia Holbrook b. 31 Mar 1802, d. 16 Apr 1866
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Samuel D. Chase was born on 17 Dec 1842 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Chase and Lydia Holbrook.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Samuel gave his occupation as Bootmaker.
  • In 1862 Samuel was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 Samuel D. Chase mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 19 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • On 16 Feb 1864 Samuel reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 1 Jul 1864 Samuel was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 Samuel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 21 Oct 1864, Samuel also served in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company K.
  • On 16 Apr 1866 his mother, Lydia Holbrook, died at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, of consumptiion at age 64.
  • On 26 Dec 1866 Samuel D. Chase, 24, married Mary L. White, daughter of David White and Mary Hayden, at Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 13 Apr 1869 his father, Samuel Chase, died at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • Samuel D. Chase was enumerated in the household of Mary Hayden in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 4 Jun 1880 at at Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with his mother-in-law as:
    White, Mary, 67, b. MA
    Chase, Samuel D., 37, son-in-law, makes shoes, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 31, daur, b. MA
    Hunt, Charles, 25, boarder.
  • Samuel D. Chase was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 19th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He died on 21 Mar 1899 at Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, of cancer. He was 56 years, 3 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1899 at Wendell Cemetery, Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Oct 1901 Mary L. White received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Samuel's service; his wife received certificate number 550290.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Mary L. White b. between 1847 - 1848