Michael Cosgrove

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 3 September 1862
  • Company: K
  • Michael Cosgrove was born between 1842 - 1843 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Aug 1860 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Michael Cosgrave, 41, laborer, b. Ireland
    Catherine, 41, b. Ireland
    Michael Jr., 6, b. RI
    Thomas McGuire, 19, spinner, b. MA
    Mary Ann " , 16, b. MA
    Joseph Gill, 32, card stripper, b. Ireland
    **Michael Cosgrave 2nd, 19, weaver, b. Ireland
    Lewis " , 17, tailer, b. Ireland
    John " , 15, spinner, b. Ireland
    Mary " , 20, b. Ireland
    Ellen Sullivan, 25, b. Ireland
    Bridget " , 23, b. Ireland
    Edward Ryan, weaver, 19, b. Ireland
    James Welsh, 28, laborer, b. Ireland
    Sarah Wiley, 63, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Michael gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Michael was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 3 Sep 1862 at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, of wounds.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Section 13 Site 12348 A.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

James Costello

b. August 1843, d. 26 December 1909
  • Father: James Costello b. 1815
  • Mother: Sarah Bogue b. 1823
  • Company: F
  • James Costello was born in Aug 1843 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of James Costello and Sarah Bogue.
  • James Costello was enumerated in the household of James Costello and Sarah Bogue in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Jul 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Costello, 34, express man, b. Ireland
    Sarah, 28, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Thomas, 9
    **James, 7
    John, 3
    Helen, 1
    Alice Hand (?), 60, b. Ireland
    Enos Lane, 20, b. Ireland
    Ellen Ryan (?), 18, b. Ireland.
  • James Costello was enumerated in the household of James Costello and Sarah Bogue in the 1860 US Federal Census on 12 Jul 1860 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Costello, 45, express man, b. Ireland
    Sarah, 36, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Thos. 19, express driver
    **James, 17
    John, 14
    Helen, 12
    Edwd. 7
    James Burgin, 17, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 James was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years and 11 months old.
  • On 28 Jun 1862 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Costello was mentioned as follows:(Volume 25 # 26)
    Arrival of Wounded.--- The steamer Commodore, with sick and wounded soldiers, has arrived at New York, and among the list we notice the names of the following of the 15th regiment;---J. F. Costello, Co. F., Brookfield; O. H. Fuller, Co. D., Worcester; A. V. Walker, Co. E., Northbridge; B. F. Edmands, (not identifiable as a member of the 15th.)
  • On 3 Jul 1863 James was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Costello was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 7 Jan 1864, James was gained from missing in action.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Sarah Bogue in the 1880 US Federal Census on in 1880 at at Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois, as:
    Sarah Costello, 50, farming, b. MA (as were all)
    James P. Costello, 36
    John Costello, 32
    Helen Costello, 26
    Edward Costello, 27
    Frank Costello, 19.
  • James Costello was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as a boarder, unmarried, age 56, b. MA, postal clerk.
  • He died on 26 Dec 1909 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was 66 years and 4 months old.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2016

John Costello

b. 1 October 1838, d. 5 June 1913

John Costello
  • Father: John Costello b. 1810
  • Mother: Mary Hagerty b. 1812
  • Company: K
  • John Costello was born on 1 Oct 1838 at Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland, son of John Costello and Mary Hagerty.
  • John Costello emigrated in 1854 from Ireland and was naturalized.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Michael O'BRINE, 45, farmer, $4000 real estate value, $4000 personal estate, b. Ireland
    Mary, 40. b. Ireland
    John, 12, b. MA
    Thomas, 9, b. MA
    Mary, 8, b. MA
    Michael, 7, b. MA
    William, 5, b. MA
    **John COSTELLO, 20, boot bottomer, b. Ireland
    Thomas, 7, b. MA
    Marty (?), 8/12, (m) b. MA
    John McCormic, 24, b. Ireland

    (Note: The boys Thomas and Marty are enumerated in a way so as to suggest they are John's sons. However, his marriage record in 1869 says that is his first marriage. The boys may be younger brothers or cousins. Thomas still lives with John in 1870.)
  • In 1861 John was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 9 months old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Costello was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 28 Apr 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Aug 1867, and received certificate number 14470.
  • On 15 Nov 1868 John Costello, 30, married Mary E. Lynch, 27, at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Jul 1870 his infant, John Thomas Costello, died at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Costello and Mary E. Lynch were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Aug 1870 at Mendon P. O., Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    COSTELLO, John, 33, bottomer for boot factory, $1500 real estate value, $200 personal estate, b. Ireland, (he cannot write)
    ---, Mary, 28, keeping house, b. Ireland, (she cannot read or write)
    ---, John T., 8/12, (Sep. 1869), b. MA
    MURPHY, Michael, 35, bottomer for boot factory, b. Ireland,
    COSTELLO, Thomas, 16, bottomer for boot factory, b. MA.
  • John Costello and Mary E. Lynch were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a farmer and bootmaker.
  • John Costello was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • He and Mary E. Lynch were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Beaver Street, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Costelle, John, head, b. Oct 1838, 61, married 32 years, b. Ireland (as were his parents), immigrated in 1854, and was naturalized, he is a farmer who owns his own farm free of mortgage.
    ---, Mary E., wife, b. Aug 1841, 58, four of her five children are still living, b. Ireland (as were her parents), she immigrated in 1865.
    ---, Mary E., daughter, b. Nov. 1870, single, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, James J., son, b. July 1872, single, works in machine shop
    ---, Annie T., daughter, b. Apr 1875, single, works in a shoe shop
    ---, Delia I., daughter, b. Feb 1877, single, works in a shoe shop.
  • John Costello died on 5 Jun 1913 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years, 8 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1913 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 149, Section Calvary.
  • On 14 Aug 1913 Mary E. Lynch received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 767512.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived John and died in 1914.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Mary E. Lynch b. Aug 1841, d. 1914

  • John Thomas Costello b. 3 Sep 1869, d. 25 Jul 1870
  • Mary E. Costello b. 20 Nov 1870, d. 1923
  • James Costello b. 8 Jul 1872, d. 1952
  • Annie Costello b. 6 Apr 1874, d. 1959
  • Delia Costello b. 20 Jan 1876, d. 1946

William James Coulter

b. 13 February 1841, d. 2 January 1922

William J. Coulter
  • Father: James W. Coulter b. 31 Aug 1806, d. 14 Feb 1871
  • Mother: Margaret Barr Dawson b. 9 Jul 1807
  • Company: C
  • William James Coulter was born on 13 Feb 1841 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, son of James W. Coulter and Margaret Barr Dawson.
  • From the History of Clinton:
    The young men who worked in the "Courant" (newspaper) office during these earlier years of publication have a remarkable war record. They enlisted, one after another, untill every man who had worked there, outside of Mr. Ballard and the regular editors, was in the service of his country. Henry Bowman, Henry Greenwood, William J. Coulter, James A. Bonney and James P. Chenery were in the Light Guard...
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as printer.
  • James W. Coulter his father, enlisted, 1861, in the 22d Regt. N. Y. Vols., for two years; was discharged at expiration of term of service, June 6, 1863; reenlisted in the 2d N. Y. Veteran Cavalry, and after serving about one year was discharged on account of old age (from the Dawson Genealogy) in 1861.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 4 months and 29 days old.
  • William James Coulter and George W. Hunt, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • On 12 Nov 1862 William was promoted to promoted to Corporal.
  • On 12 Dec 1862 William was promoted to promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 2 Oct 1863 his brother, Clarence L. Coulter, died at The Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, at age 25 having enlisted in the 123d Regt. N. Y. Vols. He died in hospital at Alexandria, Va. from wounds received at the battle. He was unmarried and.
  • On 21 Nov 1863 William was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 10 Dec 1863, William was assigned to Company B of the 15th MVI.
  • On 6 Apr 1864 William's sister, Fannie S. Coulter, married George W. Hunt at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 William was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, and was in prison for seven months.
  • Daniel W. Freeman wrote a letter on 25 Jun 1864, mentioning William James Coulter, as follows: published in the Webster Times. (Click icon to read.)
  • On 12 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts as 1st Lieutenant of Company B, by administrative transfer to Company E the 20th Massachusetts, while absent as a Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 13 Jul 1864, William also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William James Coulter was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William James Coulter was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 21 Sep 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William James Coulter was among those Union officers listed as being confined in Libby Prison in Richmond.
  • On 8 Mar 1865 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William James Coulter was listed among six hundred Union officers released from prison and having arrived in Annapolis on 5 March.
  • He ended his service discharged from service as a "paroled prisoner" on 12 Mar 1865.
  • On 15 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William and Thomas J. Hastings, and James E. May were mentioned in Volume 94 # 11
    More Exchanged Prisoners
    Four government steamers arrived at Annapolis from Wilmington, last Sunday, bringing six hundred released Union officers. Several thousand more prisoners are to follow immediately. The following Massachusetts officers are among the arrivals on Sunday:
    Capt. Joseph (sic) May, Lieut. W. J. Coulter, and Lieut. Thomas J. Hastings of the 15th regiment....
  • On 30 Sep 1865 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William published the first edition of the Clinton Courant.
  • On 18 Dec 1865 William James Coulter, 24, married Selina Craven, 23, daughter of William Craven and Mary [--?--], at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 14 Feb 1871 his father, James W. Coulter, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 64.
  • In 1873 William James Coulter was the publisher of the "Clinton Courant" newspaper.
  • In 1873 William was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Selina Craven were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Newspaper Proprieter & Printer.
  • William had a portrait made.
  • In 1886 William was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 William James Coulter took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He 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.
  • In 1896, William was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts".
    "It has, perhaps, been noted that little has been said of the Fifteenth Regiment since the battle of Cold Harbor. The fact is, that the only three Clinton men, Lieutenant William J. Coulter, Sergeant David O. Wallace and James Clifford, out of the seventy-eight who had left home, now remained on regular duty with the regiment in the field. On the 22d of June, these three were all captured, with the rest of the Fifteenth, in an advance on the Weldon Railroad. ...."
  • On 5 Jan 1898, William was was elected to MOLLUS, with Insignia 12068.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 12 Jun 1906, and received certificate number 1125554.
  • He died on 2 Jan 1922 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 10 months and 20 days old.
  • An obituary for William James Coulter was published on 3 Jan 1922 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death Takes an Aged Publisher
    William J. Coulter of Clinton Item and Courant was in His 81st Year

    William J. Coulter, one of the veteran newspaper publishers of the state, died at his home here yesterday, following an operation performed at the Clinton hospital in November. He would have been 81 years old had he lived until Feb.14.
    Mr. Coulter, in company with Wellington E. Parkhurst, established the Clinton Courant, a weekly newspaper, in 1865, which is still being published. In 1893 he acquired the Clinton Daily Item, which with the Courant, is owned by the W. J. Coulter Press. Mr. Coulter was the active head of the company until last July when illness overtook him while he was on his vacation.,
    A native of Troy, N. Y., he came here when a very young man, enlisted in C company, 15th Massachusetts regiment, and at the end of the Civil war was a first lieutenant in command of the company.
    His wife, a son, Clarence C., and a daughter, Miss Annie M., who were both associated with him in the newspaper business, survive.
    Funeral service will be held at his home Wednesday afternoon.
  • He was buried in Jan 1922 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Grave 633, Section 31, Grave 1 (corner of Spruce & Jewett.)
  • In Feb 1922 Selina Craven received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 929740.
  • William's wife, Selina Craven, died and was buried in 1939 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 96 years.
  • (Note: As a journalist, it may well be that he left personal papers covering his experience in the 15th Massachusetts. If you are aware of any, please make contact.)
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Selina Craven b. 18 Mar 1842, d. 1939

  • Clarence Craven Coulter b. 1 Jun 1868, d. 1963
  • Annie May Coulter b. 31 May 1870, d. 1958

Charles Courier

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles Courier was born between 1840 - 1841.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Oct 1862 Charles Courier mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report, with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

John H. Cowan

b. 13 October 1835, d. 13 May 1864
  • Father: John Cowan
  • Mother: Elizabeth [--?--]
  • Company: C
  • John H. Cowan was born on 13 Oct 1835 at Scotland, son of John Cowan and Elizabeth [--?--].
  • John H. Cowan married Catherine Clooney, daughter of James Clooney and Catherine [--?--].
  • In 1863 John was living at Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as cooper.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • On 31 Mar 1864 his infant daughter, Agnes Cowan, died at Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 2 of typhoid fever.
  • On 6 May 1864 John was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He died on 13 May 1864 at Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, of amputation wounds. He was 28 years and 7 months old.
  • On 7 Oct 1864 Catherine Clooney received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife received certificate number 73077.
  • On 14 Apr 1870 Josiah H. Brown made application for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, receiving certificate number 142532.
  • On 10 Jun 1870 John's widow, Catherine Cowan remarried to Josiah H. Brown at Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • John H. Cowan's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Josiah H. Brown and Catherine Clooney in the 1880 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1880 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Brown, Josiah H., 39, carpenter, b. ME
    ---, Catherina, 39, wife, milliner, b. England
    ---, Catharina (Cowan), 16, daur, at school, b. MA (fath b. ME, mor b. Eng)
    ---, George, 9, son, b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2013

Family: Catherine Clooney b. Nov 1843

  • Agnes Cowan b. 30 Sep 1861, d. 31 Mar 1864
  • Caty Ellen Cowan b. 21 Aug 1863

Andrew W. Cowdrey

b. 12 June 1834, d. 4 November 1861

Cpl. Andrew W. Cowdrey
  • Father: William Cowdery b. 22 Jan 1803, d. 28 Jan 1839
  • Mother: Lydia Ann W. Phelps b. 17 Apr 1813, d. 7 Jun 1892
  • Company: A
  • Andrew W. Cowdrey was born on 12 Jun 1834 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of William Cowdery and Lydia Ann W. Phelps.
  • On 28 Jan 1839 his father, William Cowdery, died at age 36.
  • In 1839, at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew was involved in a "guardianship" proceeding according to the Worcester County Probate index.
  • On 18 Apr 1848 Andrew's widowed mother, Lydia Ann W. Phelps, remarried to Abel Stevens, 35, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew W. Cowdrey was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 28 Aug 1850 at Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nathaniel N. Cowdry, 35, carpenter, b. MA
    Augusta, 35, b. ME (neé Phelps)
    Ellen A., 4, b. MA
    **Andrew W., 16, b. MA
    Sarah J., 14, b. MA (his sister)
    Levi W. Phelps, 27, b. MA
    Barzilla Stutman(?), 23, b. MA
    Ira Taylor, 24, b. MA
    Samuel Lakin, 19, b. MA.
  • On 29 Nov 1855 Andrew W. Cowdrey, 21, married Lydia M. Reed, 18, daughter of Edmond Reed and Mary Cook, at Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Andrew W. Cowdrey and Lydia M. Reed were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    A. Cowdry, 25, mechanic, $600 real estate, $200 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    L. , 22, f, wife
    L., 3, m
    L. A., 7/12.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years and 1 month old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Andrew was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew W. Cowdrey 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 "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew W. Cowdrey was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He died on 4 Nov 1861 of wounds. He was 27 years, 4 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried on 4 Nov 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • He was buried in Nov 1861 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 7, Lot 38.
  • On 16 Dec 1861 Lydia M. Reed received a pension to surviving family member based on Andrew's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 187.
  • On 21 Feb 1872 Andrew's widow, Lydia M. Reed remarried to John A. Cotton at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 May 1872 Lydia M. Cotton, Andrew W. Cowdrey's remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to Andrew W. Cowdrey's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 160222.
  • Andrew Cowdrey Tainter, his nephew, son of his sister Sarah, was named after Andrew W. Cowdrey on 12 Jul 1872 at Missouri.
  • On 04 Jan 1877, Post 53, G. A. R., publically thanks Mrs. Lydia Cotton for the portrait of her late husband who was the first volunteer who fell from this town, according to an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • In 1888, Andrew was included on p. 96 the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical" as follows:
    Cpl. Andrew W. Cowdrey, the first martyr from Leominster, was severely wounded at Ball's Bluff, Octr. 21st, and died of his wounds, Nov. 3d, 1861, at Poolesville hospital, Maryland shore. He left a wife and two children, and was buried in Leominster with military honors.
  • Lydia M. Cotton was enumerated as the widow of Andrew W. Cowdrey, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, noted as "former widow", widowed for a second time.
  • Lydia, his wife, outlived Andrew and died on 17 Sep 1901 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer at age 64.
  • On 13 Sep 1907 his his son, Frederick Aurora Cowdrey, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 47 of tuberculosis after an illness of several years.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Lydia M. Reed b. 14 Sep 1837, d. 17 Sep 1901

  • Lizzie Adele Cowdery b. 25 Sep 1856, d. 11 Jan 1917
  • Frederick Aurora Cowdrey b. 15 Dec 1859, d. 13 Sep 1907

Patrick Coyle

b. 1830, d. 3 July 1863
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Coyle was born about in 1830 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Coyle was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Coyle was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Coyle was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action. He was 33 years old.
  • He was buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Coyle was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Joseph Coyne

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: B
  • Joseph Coyne was born between 1832 - 1833 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 Joseph was living at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Joseph gave his occupation as laborer.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Joseph was taken prisoner at Bristoe Station, Virginia, (Note: Ford incorrectly identifies him as a deserter.)
  • On 14 Oct 1863, Joseph was incorrectly presumed to have been a deserter in the 1870 roster and Ford's history.
  • On 20 Nov 1864, Joseph was paroled.
  • In Jan 1865 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Infantry.

  • Starting Jan 1865, Joseph also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service on 16 Jul 1865.
  • Last Edited: 14 Oct 2012

David A. Craig

b. 7 September 1845, d. 31 July 1888
  • Father: William Craig
  • Mother: Sarah Ann Burns b. 1819, d. 10 Aug 1871
  • Company: E
  • David A. Craig was born on 7 Sep 1845 at England, son of William Craig and Sarah Ann Burns.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, David gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 7 Jul 1862 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a drummer, according the the 1870 roster, being credited to the quota of Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 10 months old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 David ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 David Craig appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company E.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, David also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • In 1879 David was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David A. Craig was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rand, Joseph, 28, works in woolen mill, b. MA
    ---, Jannie, 26, wife, b. NY (fath b. Scotland; mor b. England)
    ---, Cilla Bele, 1, dau, b. MA
    Robins, Elroy, 13, boarder, b. NH
    Tatwiley, Agnes, 23, sister-in-law, married, works in woolen mill, b. NY (fath b. Scotland; mor b. England)
    ---, Sarah, 2, niece, b. MA (fat b. VA, mor b. NY)
    ---, William, 5/12 (Dec), nephew, b. MA (fat b. VA, mor b. NY)
    **Craig, David A., 34, boarder, single, machinist, b. England (fath b. Scotland; mor b. England.)
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 8 May 1888, but no certificate number is recorded in the index.
  • He died on 31 Jul 1888 at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of pulmonary phthisis. He was 42 years, 10 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1888 at South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the 20th Massachusetts.
  • In 1909 David A. Craig was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2016

John H. Crain

b. 1837, d. 16 April 1865
  • Father: Albert Crain b. between 1797 - 1798, d. 21 Aug 1847
  • Mother: Ann Colborn b. 24 May 1805, d. 24 Jan 1857
  • Company: A
  • John H. Crain was born in 1837 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Albert Crain and Ann Colborn.
  • John H. Crain appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of Albert Crain at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, probably as:
    1 x male under 5; 1 x male ae 20-30; 1 x male ae 40-50; 1 x male ae 50-60; 5 x male 70-80// 1 x female 5-10; 2 x female 30-40; 1 x female ae 40-50; 1 x female ae 50-60; 3 female 70-80. Note: this looks like the poor farm.
  • On 21 Aug 1847 his father, Albert Crain, died at Otsego County, New York, of bilious fever, and the death was registered in Lancaster, MA.
  • John H. Crain was enumerated in the household of Ann Colborn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ann CRANE, 45, f. , b. MA
    Charles WOODS, 21, m., b. MA, farmer (relationship unkown)
    **John H. CRANE, 14, m. b. MA.
  • On 24 Jan 1857 his mother, Ann Colborn, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • On 16 Apr 1857 John H. Crain married Susan B. Wood, daughter of Lewis Wood and Abigail Mirriam Jones, at Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • John H. Crain and Susan B. Wood were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. H. Crane, 24, mechanic, b. MA (as were all)
    S. B. (f.), 24
    F. A., (m. sic), 1
    C. A., (f.), 3.
  • In 1861 John was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 15 Dec 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability.

  • He died on 16 Apr 1865 at Winslow, Camden County, New Jersey, of consumption, and the death was registered in Leominster, noting that he was born in Westminster. He was 28 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1865 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with an inscription identifying him as a member of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Jun 1865 Susan B. Wood received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; in Co. A, 2nd New Jersey Infantry, his wife received certificate no. 102623.
  • On 4 Jul 1868 John H. Crain was included on the Civil War memorial at Main Street, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the "Massachusetts Spy," (Worcester, Massachusetts), 17 July 1868:
    A very fine soldiers' monument of Fitchburg granite, with curb of the same material, was dedicated in Westminster, July 4. It stands 22 1/2 feet high, the names of 82 soldiers being on marble slabs attached to the sides of the monument.
    The dedicatory services proper consisted of prayer, singing of an original ode, floral demonstration, an address, the reading of a poem, and the playing of a dirge by the Gardner Brass Band. A free dinner was provided in the grove....speeches were made by Captain Holden and General Kimball....
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Flora Augustana Crain and William Robinson in the 1880 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1880 at Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, as:
    Robinson, William, 33, steamboat captain, b. NJ
    ---, Flora, 20, wife, b. MA (of NJ parents?)
    Gaskill, Enoch, 44, boarder, b. NJ
    ---, Lydia, 40, boarder, b. NJ
    **Crane, Susan B., 44, mother-in-law , dressmaker, b. MA (of MA parents)
    Robinson, Amanda, 38, sister, single, b. NJ
    ---,George P., 3/12, b. Mar, son, b. NJ (father b. NJ, mor b. MA)
    and two boarders.
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2016

Family: Susan B. Wood b. between 1836 - 1837

  • Anna Crain b. 22 Nov 1857
  • Flora Augustana Crain b. 13 Dec 1859

Robert T. Crane

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Robert T. Crane was born between 1833 - 1834.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Robert gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1862 Robert was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1862 Robert T. Crane mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 13 Feb 1863 Robert ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, by discharge for disability.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Wallace W. Crawford

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 2 April 1927
  • Company: B
  • Wallace W. Crawford was born between 1841 - 1842 at New York City, New York, New York, (Note: the NY Roster says he was 17 in Feb 1862, making a DOB 1844-1845, but the 1860 census says he was 17 then. So it appears likely that he was actually 19 when he was enlisted in the NY.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 19 Oct 1850 at Moores, Clinton County, New York, a Wallace CRAWFORD, 7, b. NY, is in the house of his parents: William, 40, a farmer b. in Ireland - wife Eliza, 32, b. Ireland -- children James and Jane, 13 and 11, both b. Ireland, Margaret, Thomas and Wm., 9, 5, and 2, all b. New York (unclear if the right person has been identified here).
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Aug 1860 at East Beekmantown, Beekmantown, Clinton County, New York, a Wallice CRAWFORD, age 17, b. NY, farm laborer, is listed in the household of Thomas WILLSON, a farmer from Ireland (unclear if the right man has been identified here).
  • Starting 14 Feb 1862, Wallace also served in the 16th New York Infantry, Co. K.
  • He ended his service with discharged for disability on 22 Nov 1862 at Stafford Court House, Virginia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Wallace gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1863 Wallace was living at New York.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 26 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 145983.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 Wallace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 Wallace was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, a gunshot wound on the right thigh.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wallace W. Crawford was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Wallace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while "absent wounded."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Wallace also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E.
  • On 5 Feb 1865 Wallace was taken prisoner at Hatcher's Run, Virginia.
  • On 17 Feb 1865, Wallace was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 5 Jun 1865 at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
  • Wallace W. Crawford married Anna L. [--?--]
  • Wallace W. Crawford and Anna L. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, as:
    Crawford, Wallace, 42, R. R. Supervisor, b. NY (of NY parents)
    ---, Annie, 30, wife, b. Georgia (fat b. VA; mor b. NC)
    ---, May, 5, dau, b. Wisconsin (fat b. NY, mor b. GA)
    ---, Lela, 1, b. TX, (fat b. NY, mor b. GA)
    Furgson, Jane, 45, servant, widow, b. VA.
  • On 11 Jul 1899, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Pacific Branch), Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, Wallace was admitted.
  • He and Anna L. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1900 at Fruitvale, Alameda County, California, as:
    Crawford, Walter (sic), head, b. July 1842, married 22 years, b. NY (of NY parents), merchant
    ---, Anna G., wife, b. Sep 1852, both her children have died, b. Wis (fath b. MA; Mor b. NY.)
  • Wallace W. Crawford was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 2 May 1910 at Oakland, Alameda County, California, as:
    Crawford, Wallace, 65, clerk in hotel, married 32 years, b. NY (father b. Eng, mor b. Scot), hotel clerk
    ---, Anna, 57, she has no children, b. WI, (father b. NY, mor b. Ger.)
  • He and Anna L. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 6 Feb 1920 at San José, Santa Clara County, California, as:
    Crawford, Wallace, 73, b. NY (father b. Canada, mor b. VT)
    ---, Anna, 67, b. WI, (father b. NY, mor b. VT.)
  • On 21 Dec 1920 Anna L. [--?--], his wife, died at California at age 68.
  • Wallace W. Crawford died on 2 Apr 1927 at Retsil Veterans Home, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington.
  • He was buried in Apr 1927 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San José, Santa Clara County, California, Sec. P, Blk. 88, with his wife. (Note: as of May 2016, there is no headstone for him; the space is marked with his wife's headstone.)
  • Last Edited: 7 May 2016

Family: Anna L. [--?--] b. Sep 1852, d. 21 Dec 1920

  • May Crawford b. 1875, d. before 1900
  • Lela Crawford b. 1879, d. before 1900

Matthew Creelman

b. 28 November 1837, d. 1 August 1902
  • Father: William Creelman b. 30 Nov 1800, d. 2 Apr 1889
  • Mother: Abigail Tupper b. 20 Oct 1809, d. 3 Jun 1882
  • Company: C
  • Matthew Creelman was born on 28 Nov 1837 at Otter Brook, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of William Creelman and Abigail Tupper.
  • Matthew Creelman emigrated in 1860 from Nova Scotia, Canada, according to the 1900 census.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Aug 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Matthew Creelman, 30 (sic), harness maker, b. Nova Scotia.
  • He was enumerated in the household of William Penn Holder and Hannah Smith Southwick in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Aug 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **William P. Holder, 43, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Hannah, 31
    Fred C., 3
    Albert P. Southwick, 10
    in same building:
    David Holder, 72, shoemaker
    Ruthe, 66
    Edward White, 21, shoemaker, b. RI
    Frederick White, 35, b. RI
    Mrs. White, 30, b. RI
    Andrew Lowe, 30, baker, b. England
    **Matthew Creelman, 30, harness maker, b. Nova Scotia
    **Charles H. Hapgood, 20, baker, b. MA
    Edwin Nurse, 24, stable keeper, b. MA
    Curtis Manchester, 30, painter, b. MA
    Albert Russell, 19, painter, b. NH
    (three future members of the 15th Massachusetts in the same house.)
  • In 1861 Matthew was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a single man, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Matthew gave his occupation as harness maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Matthew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 7 months and 14 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Matthew Creelman was mentioned as follows:
    Returned Soldiers of the Fifteenth Regiment
    Five privates of Co.C, fifteenth regiment belonging in Clinton named Briggs M. Daboil, Samuel L. Smith, Matthew Greelman, Frank Grachein, and Henry Kinney, the first three wounded in the Balls Bluff fight, and the last two sick from the hospital at Poolesville, arrived in Worcester by the express train from New York, Sunday forenoon. They left Poolesville on Friday morning. The men were in charge of Lieut. A. L. Fuller, and were taken to Clinton by private conveyance from this city. Governor Andrew received a dispatch Saturday, from his aide, Col. Henry Lee Jr. at Poolesville, stating that Private Turner of Clinton died of his wounds after the battle.
  • In Dec 1861 Matthew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, while on furlough.

  • In 1868 Matthew Creelman married Elizabeth Jean Gammell, daughter of John Gammell and Sarah Tupper.
  • Matthew Creelman and Elizabeth Jean Gammell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1870 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, a harness maker, with his wife and baby son, Walter, 1, b. Iowa.
  • Matthew Creelman and Elizabeth Jean Gammell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1880 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, as:
    Crielman, Mat, 42, harness maker, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Elizabeth G., 36, wife, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Walter, 10, son, b. Iowa
    ---, Lois, 5, dau
    ---, Josie, 2, dau
    ---, Baby, 1/12, son
    with 2 servants and a boarder.
  • On 7 Jan 1888 Elizabeth Jean Gammell, his wife, died at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.
  • In 1896, Matthew was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts", where it says, "missing from Dec 1861."
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, as:
    Creelman, Matthew, head, b. Nov 1837, 62, widower, b. Nova Scotia (as were his parents), carriages
    ---, Lois, dau, b. Jan 1875 in Iowa (both parents b. Nova Scotia)
    ---, Josephine, dau, b. Sep 1877 in Iowa (both parents b. Nova Scotia)
    ---, John, son, b. May 1880 in Iowa (both parents b. Nova Scotia.)
  • On 31 Oct 1900 Matthew and Elizabeth's daughter, Lois A. Creelman married Fred C. Fisher at Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.
  • Matt Creelman died on 1 Aug 1902 at Mitchell County, Iowa. He was 64 years, 8 months and 4 days old.
  • An obituary for Matthew Creelman was published as follows: From the "Mitchell County Press,"
    Matthew Creelman was born in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, on November 28, 1837, and died at Charles City, August 1, 1902. He learned the harness-making trade while a boy and when a young man became a citizen of the United States, living a short time in Boston, then came west, locating in Cedar Fals, Iowa, where he remained several years. He then came to Osage for a short time, and after a trip to Montana and California in 1863 and 1864, he returned here to make his home.
    He was married in 1868 to Jean Gammell, a native Nova Scotian. Four children were born to them: Walter, who is in the United States Navy, Lois, who is married to Mr. Fred Fisher of Charles City, Josephine, one of our city public school teachers, and John, who makes his home in Osage.
    Mrs. Creelman died 14 years ago, leaving the children to the care of their father who has faithfully filled the place of both parents and kept the home for them as long as he lived.
    He has always followed the harness business, being in partnership with J. H. White for many years, and later with E. P. Shipherd. The last four years, when his health permitted, he has travled in the interest of the Sidney Pole and Shaft Co.
    His health began to fail four years ago and he has had several severe attacks of sickness which confined him to his home for several weeks at a time. Last February he was taken with the final attack of Bright's Disease which ended his life.
    About three weeks ago, he was taken to Charles City to the home of his daughter, where loving hands cared for him until his death, which came Friday morning at 4:20 o'clock.
    The body was brought to Osage Saturday evening, being accompanied by a body of his fellow Masons who went to Charles City for the purpose.
    The funeral sermon was preached by Dr. W. W. Gist, and was filled with words of cheer and comfort to the stricken loved ones. The services throughout were in charge of the Knights Templars. He was buried in the Osage cemetery. Mr. Creelman was known as an honest, upright man and was a conscientious citizen of his country.
  • He was buried in Aug 1902 at Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2016

Family: Elizabeth Jean Gammell b. 1845, d. 7 Jan 1888

  • Walter Creelman b. 10 Apr 1869, d. 4 Dec 1912
  • Lois A. Creelman b. Jan 1875, d. 2 Sep 1957
  • Josephine Long Creelman b. Sep 1877, d. Nov 1963
  • John Lord Creelman b. 24 May 1880, d. 26 Apr 1954

George D. Critchet

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 3 February 1900
  • Father: Thomas Critchet b. 1811, d. 7 Dec 1859
  • Mother: Eliza Ann Conn b. 15 Mar 1809, d. 23 Oct 1889
  • Company: A
  • George D. Critchet was born between 1840 - 1841 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Critchet and Eliza Ann Conn.
  • George D. Critchet was enumerated in the household of Thomas Critchet and Eliza Ann Conn in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Aug 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Critchet, 37, inspector, b. NH
    Eliza A., 28, b. MA
    **George D., 8, b. MA
    Charles F., 5, b. MA.
  • On 7 Dec 1859 his father, Thomas Critchet, died at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • George D. Critchet and Frederick Louis Hildreth were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Susan W. Jones, 60, boarding house, b. MA
    **Frederick L. Hildreth, 19, railroad operative, b. MA
    **George D. Critchet, 19, railroad operative, b. MA
    John Q. Conant, 26, railroad operative, b. MA
    (Note: two future members of the 15th in the same boarding house.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as brakeman.
  • In 1861 George was living at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 21 Apr 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, for disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Jul 1863, and received certificate number 18383.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1870 at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, as:
    Critchet, George D., 25, Locomotive engineer, b. MA.
  • On 11 Jan 1884 George D. Critchet married Etta Richards at Pulaski, Arkansas.
  • Noted in "BREVITIES", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, February 3, 1900, page 7, column D:
    "George D. Critchett, of Company A, Fifteenth Massachusetts volunteer infantry, a G. A. R. veteran, who is ill at Providence hospital, wants to find a friend named Charles T. Ellen and a Mr. Harry. Critchett is a locomotive engineer and came here from Chattanooga, Tenn., and later from Portland, Or."
  • George D. Critchet died on 3 Feb 1900 at Seattle, King County, Washington.
  • He was buried on 4 Feb 1900 at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, plot 83, headstone B30.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family: Etta Richards b. between 1861 - 1862