James M. Day

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. between 1880 and 1890
  • Father: George Day b. 1813
  • Mother: Emma Brown b. 1822
  • Company: G
  • James M. Day was born between 1839 - 1840 at Albany, Albany County, New York, son of George Day and Emma Brown.
  • James M. Day was enumerated in the household of George Day and Emma Brown in the 1860 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1860 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, as:
    George Day, 46, $3000 real estate, $3000 personal estate, b. England
    Emma, 38, b. England
    Geo. J., 22, lawyer, b. NY
    Emma, 16, b. NY
    **James, 20, clerk, b. NY
    Fanny L., 11, b. NY
    Catherine Welch, 20, servant, b. Ireland
    Hanah Lanagan, 16, servant, b. Ireland
    Loisa Poole, 17, b. Canada.
  • James M. Day married Margaret [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as machinist.
  • George McConihe was an alias in the 15th Massachusetts according to his pension file and the 1890 Veterans' Enumeration.
  • In 1863 James was living at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

  • On 24 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while absent sick, according to Ford's history and the 1870 roster.

  • In 1865 his brother, George Day, died for reasons that may or may not be associated with the war.
  • On 17 Apr 1865 James was transferred from the 20th Massachusetts Infantry to the 117th Regiment V. R. C., 2nd Batallion.
  • He ended his service with the 117th Regiment V R C as a Corporal on 10 Oct 1865.
  • He and Margaret [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1870 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, as:
    Day, James, 30, bookkeeper, b. NY
    ---, Margaret, 34, b. Ireland
    ---, George, 6, b. NY.
  • James M. Day and Margaret [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, as:
    Day, James M., 40, clerk in law office, b. NY, parents b. England
    ---, Margaret, 36, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, George, 16, b. NY
    ---, James, 5, b. NY
    ---, Mary, 8, b. NY.
  • The CW pension file index clearly establishes that James M. Day was the man who served in the 15th Massachusetts under an alias as George McConhie, and that this man had a wife named Margaret who claimed a widow's pension after his death.
  • James M. Day died between 1880 - 1890.
  • Margaret Day was enumerated as the widow of James M. Day, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, mentioning his service in the 2nd Bat. VRC N. Y. and his alias as George McConhie.
  • On 22 Jun 1891 Margaret [--?--] applied for a pension to surviving family member, New York, based on James's service; with application number 521686, but no certificate is noted.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2017

Family: Margaret [--?--] b. May 1837

  • George Day b. between 1863 - 1864
  • Mary Day b. between 1871 - 1872
  • James Day b. between 1874 - 1875

Henry Sherman Dealing

b. 24 August 1830, d. 13 August 1866
  • Father: Jabez Dealing b. 1795, d. before 1845
  • Mother: Polly [--?--] b. 1799, d. 7 Jul 1836
  • Company: I
  • Henry Sherman Dealing was born on 24 Aug 1830 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, son of Jabez Dealing and Polly [--?--].
  • On 24 Apr 1853 Henry S. Dealing, 22, married Ruth Ann Phillips, 21, daughter of William Phillips and Polly Baker, at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry and Ruth's son, Homer Alfred Dealing, died and was buried in Apr 1856 at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 year and 11 months.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 Jun 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Wagoner, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 9 months and 27 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Henry Sherman Dealing was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • In 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Sherman Dealing was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He died on 13 Aug 1866. He was 35 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1866 at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ruth Ann Phillips in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dealing, Ruth A., 38, domestic servant, b. MA
    ---, Freddie E., 6, attends school, b. MA
    Lamb, Mary, 74, b. MA.
  • On 16 Aug 1879 Ruth Ann Dealing received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; made application number 249869 , but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 21 Jan 1884 Henry's widow, Ruth Ann Phillips remarried to John A. Ward at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Ruth Ann Phillips was enumerated as the widow of Henry Sherman Dealing, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry's wife, Ruth Ann Ward, died and was buried in Dec 1912 at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with Henry at age 81 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Ruth Ann Phillips b. 2 Sep 1831, d. 11 Dec 1912

  • Homer Alfred Dealing b. 23 Apr 1854, d. 20 Apr 1856
  • Fred Ernest Dealing b. May 1864, d. 27 Apr 1938

Amos B. Dean

b. 2 October 1833, d. November 1903
  • Father: Dr. John Dean b. 3 Nov 1789, d. 3 Jan 1860
  • Mother: Nancy Parks b. 20 Feb 1796
  • Company: F
  • Amos B. Dean was born on 2 Oct 1833 at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dr. John Dean and Nancy Parks.
  • Amos B. Dean was enumerated in the household of Dr. John Dean and Nancy Parks in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1850 at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Dean, 61, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy, 51
    William, 20
    **Amos, 16, laborer
    Homer, 14
    Sarah, 6.
  • On 21 Feb 1858 Amos B. Dean, 24, married Frances E. Jenks, 21, daughter of William Sanford Jenks and Mary A. Green, at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 3 Jan 1860 his father, Dr. John Dean, died at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • Amos B. Dean and Frances E. Jenks were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Amos Deane, 23, shoemaker, b. MA
    Francis E., 23, b. MA
    Lydia D., 21, tayloress, b. MA (his sister.)
  • In 1862 Amos was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Amos gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 1 Feb 1862 Amos mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 28 years, 3 months and 30 days old.
  • On 1 May 1862 Amos ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 22 Dec 1863, Levi L. Dean, his brother, served in the Co. H, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, mustering out 3 Sep 1865 in Wilmington, NC.
  • Amos B. Dean was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Hiawatha P.O., Irwin Twp., Brown County, Kansas, An Amos Dean, 35, R. R. Laborer, b. MA is enumerated. This may or may not be the right man.
  • In 1886 Amos was living "in the west -- locality unknown," according to the North Brookfield CW History.
  • He made application at Kansas for a veteran's pension on 1 Feb 1890, and received certificate number 491993.
  • He and Frances E. Jenks were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, as:
    Dean, Amos, head, b. Oct 1833, married 41 years, b. MA
    ---, Francis S., wife, b. Jan 1837, three of her four children still living, b. MA
    ---, Nellie F., daugher, b. Jan 1864, single, b. Kansas
    ---, Albert H., son, b. June 1875, single, b. Missouri.
  • Amos B. Dean died in Nov 1903 at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas. He was 70 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1903 at Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas.
  • In Nov 1903 Frances E. Jenks received a pension to surviving family member in Kansas based on Amos's service; his wife, received certificate number 573009.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jul 2016

Family: Frances E. Jenks b. 1 Jan 1837

  • Willie Arthur Dean b. 20 Aug 1860
  • Nellie F. Dean b. Jan 1864
  • Albert H. Dean b. Jun 1875

William Russell Dean

b. 24 July 1840, d. 13 April 1902
  • Father: Ansel J. Dean b. between 1801 - 1802, d. 3 Sep 1854
  • Mother: Elizabeth F. Russell b. 28 Sep 1806
  • Company: G
  • William Russell Dean was born on 24 Jul 1840 at Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Ansel J. Dean and Elizabeth F. Russell, and the birth was registered in Milford, MA.
  • William Russell Dean was enumerated in the household of Ansel J. Dean and Elizabeth F. Russell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ansil E. Dean, 48, wheelwright, b. VT
    Elizabeth F., 44, b. MA
    Francis, 12, b. MA
    **Wm. R., 10, b. MA
    Chas. N., 8, b. NH
    George S., 4, b. MA
    Ellen Locklin, 18, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1861 William was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 6 days old.
  • William Russell Dean and Ichabod W. Cook, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, for reasons not given.

  • Starting 24 Dec 1863, William also served in the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery, Co. B.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery on 22 Sep 1865.
  • In 1869 William Russell Dean was strawgoods worker.
  • On 9 Sep 1869 William Russell Dean, 29, married Vienna Matilda Cook, 26, daughter of Zimri Cook Jr. and Olive W. Allen, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Russell Dean and Vienna Matilda Cook were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dean, Wm., 38, boarder, letter carrier, b. CT (of CT parents)
    ---, Vannie, 38, boarder, b. MA
    in the home of Chas. Wesson.
  • William Russell Dean was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Vienna Matilda Cook were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dean, William R., head, b. July 1840, 59, married 30 years, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA), clerk
    ---, Vienna M., wife, b. Apr 1843, her one child is deceased, b. MA
    Chapin, George E., boarder, b. Mar 1865, single, school teacher.
  • William Russell Dean died on 13 Apr 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, encephalitis and dementia. He was 61 years, 8 months and 20 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1902 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: Lot 5452, Sec 75.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 William R. Dean 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: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Vienna Matilda Cook b. 26 Apr 1843

  • Minnie Russell Dean b. 1883, d. 1883

Henry Livingston Dearing

b. 1835, d. 2 October 1864
  • Father: Capt. Roger Deering Master Mariner b. 25 Apr 1795, d. 12 Jan 1873
  • Mother: Lucinda Boston b. 14 Dec 1802, d. 9 Mar 1867
  • Company: Staff
  • Henry Livingston Dearing was born in 1835 at Kittery, York County, Maine, son of Capt. Roger Deering Master Mariner and Lucinda Boston.
  • On 1 Jul 1856 Henry's brother, Dr. Thomas Haven Dearing, married Mary J. Jenkins at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as druggist.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Hospital Steward, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Livingston Dearing was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 31 Mar 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • On 22 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Livingston Dearing and Albert H. Gleason were mentioned as follows: "A. H. Gleason of Co. A. 15th Massachusetts regiment, having been connected with the regiment since its organization, has received the appointment of hospital steward, vice Deering, discharged for ill health."
  • Starting 9 Mar 1864, Henry also served in the Navy, as a comissioned officer.
  • He died on 2 Oct 1864 at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, of disease while serving with the Navy. He was 29 years old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1864 at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, Plot: 20 , 1864.
  • In 1865 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, there was an administration of his estate, case number 30561.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Charles L. Defose

b. 1840, d. 5 January 1911
  • Father: Francis Defose b. 24 Sep 1811, d. 3 Jan 1903
  • Mother: Nancy Webster b. 1814
  • Company: D
  • Charles L. Defose was born about in 1840 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Francis Defose and Nancy Webster.
  • His mother, Nancy Webster, died.
  • On 18 Mar 1849 Charles and Anastasia's widowed father, Francis De Fore, remarried to Elizabeth B. Rugg at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Charles L. Defose was enumerated in the household of Francis De Fore and Elizabeth B. Rugg in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Francis Defose, 37, wire drawer, b. Canada
    Elizabeth, 32, b. Canada
    Lucretia L., 13, b. MA
    **Charles L., 9. b. MA.
  • In 1857 his step-mother, Elizabeth B. Rugg, died.
  • On 27 Dec 1857 Charles and Francis's widowed father, Francis Defose, remarried to Mary B. Mills at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Charles L. Defose was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles L. Defose, 19, shoemaker, b. Canada
    in a boarding house.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles L. Defose was described as as being 5'5 ", black hair and eyes, and a dark complexion.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 22 Jan 1863 Ford says he reenlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant, but the MASSCW says he was discharged for disability the following April.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability.

  • Starting 18 Feb 1864, Charles also served in the 57th Massachusetts Volunteer (Veteran) Infantry, Company C.
  • On 20 Jul 1864 Charles was wounded at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 25 Mar 1865 Charles was wounded at Fort Stedman, Virginia.
  • On 12 Jun 1865 Charles was promoted to by commission as 2nd Lieutenant.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 30 Jul 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC.
  • On 19 Feb 1879, Francis Defose, his father, was naturalized.
  • Charles L. Defose made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 29 Jul 1879, and received certificate number 207106.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a single man, 35, b. CAN, working as a Roofer, in the household of Charles S. BARTEN, no apparent relationship.
  • On 16 Aug 1881 Charles L. Defose married Adaline Mims, daughter of Peter Mims and Charlotte [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles L. Defose was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.
  • He and Adaline Mims were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles L. Defose was buried on 5 Jan 1911 at Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 5 Jan 1911. He was 71 years old.
  • On 11 Jan 1911 Adaline Defose received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; and received certificate number 716208. Noted that the date may be 1914, since the index card was hard to read.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Adaline Mims b. between 1856 - 1857

  • Adeline Rosella Defose b. 23 Feb 1883
  • Lottie Defose b. Sep 1884
  • Lucy A. Defose b. 5 Apr 1888
  • Caroline M. Defose b. 6 May 1897

Carlton Montgomery Deland

b. 27 October 1838, d. 19 February 1910
  • Father: Dr. James Robert Deland b. 19 Mar 1785, d. 3 Jun 1850
  • Mother: Samantha Hooker Keith b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Company: F
  • Carlton Montgomery Deland was born on 27 Oct 1838 at Speedsville, Tompkins County, New York, son of Dr. James Robert Deland and Samantha Hooker Keith.
  • On 3 Jun 1850 his father, Dr. James Robert Deland, died at Speedsville, Tompkins County, New York, at age 65.
  • Carlton Montgomery Deland was enumerated in the household of Samantha Hooker Keith in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Sep 1850 at Caroline, Tompkins County, New York, as:
    Semantha H. Deland, 46, b. NY (as were all)
    Cornelia M., 21
    Portia A., 19
    Eugenia F. H., 16
    James R., 16
    Charles A., 15
    **Montgomery, 17
    Deborah J. V. 10
    Thomas A. H., 8
    James, 65, Physician, b. MA (deceased after official enumeration date on 1 June.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Carlton gave his occupation as printer.
  • In 1861 Carlton was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Carlton mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 22 years, 8 months and 15 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland 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, Carlton Montgomery Deland was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Carlton Montgomery Deland was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Carlton was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 31 Mar 1864, Carlton was having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 11 May 1864 Carlton was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Carlton was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, as 1st Sergeant.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Carlton M. Deland appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a commissioned officer.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Carlton ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as "absent Prisoner of War."

  • Starting 29 Jul 1864, Carlton also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E" as 1st Lieutenant.
  • Carlton was exchanged from prison at a date not shown.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by mustering out as 1st Lieutenant of Company "B" on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 29 May 1869 Carlton Montgomery Deland, 30, married Charlotte F. Ross, 22, daughter of Joshua Ross and Susan Gilbert, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Carlton Montgomery Deland and Charlotte F. Ross were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In Boot Factory.
  • Carlton Montgomery Deland made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 8 Mar 1881, and received certificate number 956734.
  • In 1886 Carlton was living at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He and Charlotte F. Ross were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Deland, Carlton M., head, b. Oct 1849, married 37 years, b. NY (fath b. MA; mor b. NY), he is a cutter in a boot shop
    ---, Lottie F., wife, b. Jan 1848, her one child is still living, b. MA
    ---, Alice M., daughter, b. June 1876, single, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Carlton Montgomery Deland attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 19 Feb 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of gall stones. He was 71 years, 3 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried on 22 Feb 1910 in Pine Grove Cemetery, at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Feb 1910 Charlotte F. Ross received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Carlton's service; and received certificate number 699416.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 Carlton Montgomery Deland was reported as deceased at the 44th regimental reunion.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Charlotte F. Ross b. 8 Jan 1847, d. 1924

  • Alice Mabel Deland b. 23 Jun 1873

Patrick Dempsey

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: C
  • Patrick Dempsey was born between 1832 - 1833 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Mansfield, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Patrick gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 24 Jul 1863 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Nov 1863 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion from hospital, according to the MASSCW and John Donaldson's letter. (see below.)

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent sick, according to Ford's history and the 1870 roster. However, he does ot appear on the rolls of the 20th.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Edward Deniff

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: C
  • Edward Deniff was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 Edward was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Edward gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 28 Jul 1863 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while absent sick, according to Ford's history.

  • Starting 13 Jul 1864, Edward also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service with the 20th MVI by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2013

James Tyler Dennis

b. 23 January 1841, d. 21 December 1871
  • Father: Edward S. Dennis b. 6 May 1810
  • Mother: Anna Maria P. Stockwell b. 1815
  • Company: G
  • James Tyler Dennis was born on 23 Jan 1841 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edward S. Dennis and Anna Maria P. Stockwell.
  • His father, Edward S. Dennis, died.
  • On 6 Sep 1849 James's widowed mother, Anna Maria P. Stockwell, remarried to Lysander Pratt at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • His mother, Anna Maria P. Stockwell, died.
  • James Tyler Dennis was enumerated in the household of Tyler Stockwell in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James T. Dennis, 19, farm laborer, b. MA
    living in the household of:
    Tyler Stockwell, 65, farmer, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as groom.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 6th Infantry V. R. C., Company H.

  • He ended his service with the 6th Infantry V. R. C. due to expiration of his term of service, as "absent sick" on the rolls on 28 Jul 1864.
  • On 13 Feb 1869 James Tyler Dennis, 28, married Josephine Denno, 21, at Washington, District of Columbia, according to one unconfirmed report.
  • James Tyler Dennis and Josephine Denno were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1870 at Washington, DC, as:
    Jas. T. Dennis, 30, Engineer, b. MA
    ---, Josephine, 28, b. Canada
    ---, Edwd., 7/12, b. DC.
  • James Tyler Dennis died on 21 Dec 1871 at Washington, DC. He was 30 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried on 23 Dec 1871 at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC, in Site - R5/29, showing his service in the 6th Infantry.
  • On 7 Sep 1886 Josephine Denno received a pension to surviving family member in Indiana based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 259816.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Josephine Denno b. Apr 1847, d. 24 Aug 1925

  • Edward Franklin Dennis b. Dec 1869, d. 8 Apr 1871

Alden Waldo Derby

b. 10 January 1839, d. 26 January 1916
  • Father: Josiah Derby b. 30 Dec 1808, d. 1 Jan 1852
  • Mother: Mary "Polly" Hoar b. 29 Dec 1798, d. 17 Mar 1866
  • Company: A
  • Alden Waldo Derby was born on 10 Jan 1839 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Josiah Derby and Mary "Polly" Hoar.
  • Alden Waldo Derby was enumerated in the household of Josiah Derby in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Josiah Derby, 40, farmer, $2298 property value, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Polly, 57
    Julia A., 16
    **Alden W., 11.
  • On 1 Jan 1852 his father, Josiah Derby, died at age 43.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Alden gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Alden was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Feb 1862 Alden Waldo Derby, 23, married Eliza Ann Robbins, 21, daughter of Ephraim Robbins and Eliza Nourse, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alden Waldo Derby and John Murray Robbins, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 9 Aug 1862 Alden mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 6 months and 30 days old.
  • On 31 Jan 1863 Alden ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, by desertion according to the MASSCW.

  • On 17 Mar 1866 his mother, Mary "Polly" Hoar, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67.
  • Alden Waldo Derby and Eliza Ann Robbins were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Derby, Alden W., 31, farmer, $4500 property value, $1900 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Eliza A., 30
    ---, Hellen L., 4
    ---, Emma A., 2
    ---, Anna M., 9/12
    Robbins, Eliza, 62
    ---, Timothy L., 20
    Nourse, Edward, 15, farm hand
    Bowker, Sarah A., 18, domestic
    (Note: The Robbins also appear with this family in 1880.)
  • Alden Waldo Derby and Eliza Ann Robbins were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer.
  • On 16 Feb 1881 Eliza Ann Robbins, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 40.
  • On 8 Jan 1882 Alden Waldo Derby, 42, married Ann Rebecca Melvin, 27, daughter of James Melvin and Harriet Hazen, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 27 May 1885 Alden and Eliza's daughter, Emma Angelia Derby married Edward Amory James at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 25 Jun 1889 his daughter, Anna Maria Derby, died at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 19 unmarried, a suicide by drowning.
  • Alden Waldo Derby was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 6 Jan 1897 Alden and Eliza's daughter, Marion Julia Derby married Lawrence Gove at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Dec 1898 Alden and Eliza's daughter, Edith Frances Derby married Henry J. Andrews at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 30 Nov 1904 Alden and Eliza's daughter, Florence May Derby married Walter W. Morse at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alden Waldo Derby and Ann Rebecca Melvin were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 30 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their five children, showing that this is his second marriage and her first.
  • Alden Waldo Derby died on 26 Jan 1916 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years and 16 days old.
  • He was buried on 29 Jan 1916 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 4 Lot 71.
  • Ann, his wife, outlived Alden and died on 1 Mar 1917 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family 1: Eliza Ann Robbins b. 24 May 1840, d. 16 Feb 1881

  • Hellen Louise Derby b. 25 Apr 1866, d. 6 Jun 1884
  • Emma Angelia Derby b. 27 May 1868, d. 27 Sep 1940
  • Anna Maria Derby b. 31 Aug 1869, d. 25 Jun 1889
  • Alice Eliza Derby b. 6 Nov 1870, d. 14 Sep 1871
  • Marion Julia Derby b. 27 Jun 1873, d. 29 Jan 1928
  • Edith Frances Derby b. 11 Feb 1875
  • Florence May Derby b. 13 Apr 1880, d. 19 Jun 1972

Family 2: Ann Rebecca Melvin b. Feb 1854, d. 1 Mar 1917

  • Ruth Mona Derby b. 6 May 1883, d. 22 Jan 1963
  • Wilfred Derby b. 26 Jan 1885, d. 18 Apr 1971
  • Clifton Derby b. 5 Jan 1887, d. 13 Dec 1971
  • Ralph Waldo Derby b. 22 Aug 1890
  • Everett Eugene Derby b. 6 Oct 1892, d. 27 Nov 1955

Richard C. Derby

b. 3 October 1834, d. 17 September 1862

Capt. Richard C. Derby
  • Father: Elias Haskett Derby b. 1 Sep 1796, d. 3 Dec 1840
  • Mother: Mary Ann Allen b. 10 Apr 1812, d. 7 May 1893
  • Company: C
  • Richard C. Derby was born on 3 Oct 1834 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Elias Haskett Derby and Mary Ann Allen.
  • On 3 Dec 1840 his father, Elias Haskett Derby, died at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, a suicide by hanging at age 44.
  • Richard was educated at Lawrence Academy, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as recounted in Ford's History of the 15th Mass. -
    "He was a scholar of excellent ability. He had intended to enter college, but the failure of his health forced him to relinquish this ambition. Later he attended the private school of Rev. Joseph Allen in Northboro, and took a course at a commercial college. "
  • From Ford's History of the 15th Mass.
    "He was skillful in the use of tools and had considerable talent in drawing and music. He worked for a time as a salesman for a dry goods firm in Beloit, Wisconsin. He settled upon some government land in Minnesota and built himself a house, where he lived for a year and half. Work as a salesman in the West and Boston filled up most of the intervening time between 1856 and the opening of the Civil War."
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as salesman.
  • From Ford's History of the 15th Mass. -
    When the President’s first call for troops was issued, he enlisted from Boston in the Fourth Battalion Rifles. He was at Fort Independence until August, when he received a commission as second-lieutenant in the Fifteenth Regiment. He was assigned to Company H.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant., being credited to the quota of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 9 months and 29 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard C. Derby was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 22 Nov 1861 Richard was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 6 Aug 1862 Richard was promoted to Captain.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 27 years, 11 months and 14 days old.
  • On 24 Sep 1862 Mary Ann Allen received a letter from Walter Gale at Bolivar, Virginia, mentioning Richard C. Derby as follows: (Click icon to read.)
  • He was buried at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in plot Section 16, with his parents.
  • In 1865 Mrs. Phebe Ann Hanaford
    published The Young Captain: a Memorial of Capt. Richard C. Derby, Fifteenth Reg. Mass. Volunteers, who fell at Antietam. (off-site link at Internet Archive, archive.org) (Note: Phebe Ann (Coffin) Hanaford had no known relationship to the Derby family. She was the first woman ordained in New England, a member and officer of many literary and temperance societies, as well as the author of many books and poems.)
  • In Nov 1868 Mary Ann Allen received a pension to surviving family member based on Richard's service; his mother, received certificate number 10221.
  • From Ford's History --
    His letters, collected in a memorial volume entitled "The Young Captain," have been one of our chief sources of information in regard to the history of the Fifteenth Regiment. From these we have been able to catch many glimpses of his life and character. He was made first-lieutenant November 22, 1861, and captain August 6, 1862. He commanded Company C.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Richard C. Derby was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Wallace Wellington Derby

b. 3 December 1842, d. 1869
  • Father: Gilbert Derby b. 5 Jun 1811, d. 26 May 1880
  • Mother: Caroline S. Chase b. 6 Mar 1814, d. 5 Feb 1875
  • Company: A
  • Wallace Wellington Derby was born on 3 Dec 1842 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Gilbert Derby and Caroline S. Chase.
  • Wallace Wellington Derby was enumerated in the household of Gilbert Derby and Caroline S. Chase in the 1850 US Federal Census on 4 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gilbert Derby, 38, comb manufacturer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline C., 36
    Saphona J., 16
    Andrew G., 15
    Mary C., 12
    Emma E., 10
    **Wallace W., 8.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Wallace gave his occupation as comb maker.
  • In 1861 Wallace was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Wallace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Wallace was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wallace Wellington Derby was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Wallace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • In Aug 1864 Wallace Wellington Derby was brakeman.
  • Starting 18 Aug 1864, Wallace also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company K.
  • On 18 Oct 1864 Wallace was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 1 Mar 1865 Wallace was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He ended his service by desertion from furlough, according to the MASSCW on 19 Apr 1865.
  • He died in 1869 according to one uncomfirmed source. He was 26 years old.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Col. Charles Devens Jr.

b. 4 April 1820, d. 7 January 1891

Col. Charles Devens, Jr.
  • Father: Charles Devens b. 1791, d. 1876
  • Mother: Mary Lithgow b. 1797, d. 1848
  • Company: Staff
  • Charles Devens Jr. was born on 4 Apr 1820 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Devens and Mary Lithgow, the great-grandson of Richard Devens, Commissary-General in the Revolutionary war, grandson of David Devens, and in the maternal line of Col. Arthur Lithgow of Augusta, Maine.
  • Charles Devens Jr. was graduated in 1838 at Harvard College, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was graduated in 1840 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1848 his mother, Mary Lithgow, died.
  • Between 1848 - 1849 Charles Devens Jr. was a Massachusetts State Senator.
  • Between 1849 - 1853 Charles Devens Jr. was U.S. Marshal for the district, under appointment of President Fillmore.
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 30 Oct 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in what appears to be a boarding or apartment house.
    Nabby Lewis, F, 69, b. MA
    Caroline Lewis, F, 35, b. MA
    John S. Lewis, M, 12, b. NY
    Joseph TILDEN, 70, Gentleman 95,000, b. MA
    Hannah Tilden, 60, b. England
    William S. ROGERS, 63, no occupation, b. RI
    Josiah STERNS, 38, Teacher, b. MA
    **Charles DEVENS, 30, Marshall, b. MA
    3 girls from Ireland (maids?)
  • In 1854 Charles Devens Jr. was practicing law.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as lawyer.

  • On 24 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as the commanding Colonel of the regiment, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years, 3 months and 20 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Col. Charles Devens Jr. was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 27 Apr 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to become a Brigadier General and Brevet Major General.

  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Col. Charles Devens Jr. wrote a letter read at the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • Between 1866 - 1873 Col. Charles Devens Jr. was Judge of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, by appointment of Governor Bullock,
    and as a Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 1873 by appointment of Governor Washburn.
  • In 1867 his brother, Arthur Lithgow Devens, died.
  • Arthur Lithgow Devens the General's brother, married Agnes Howard WHITE in 1862, and had daughter Mary ("Maddie"), Agnes (1866-1896) and son, Arthur Lithgow Devens, Jr.
  • On 10 Mar 1877 Col. Charles Devens Jr. was Attorney-General of the United States in the cabinet of President Hayes.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Washington, DC, living in what appears to be another genteel boarding house owned by the widow Susan V. WALKER. He is single and Attorney General of the US. Other boarders are:
    George DEWEY, U.S.N., age 41 from VT;
    Charles KNAP, age 54, occupation gold mining, from OH; and
    Leoner LAUGEL, age 26, an attache at the French legation. (Note of interest: This appears to be the same Commodore George Dewey of VT who, on 1 May 1898, with a squadron of six ships, attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila bay. The Philippines fell shortly after.)
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Col. Charles Devens Jr. attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Col. Charles Devens Jr. attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In Jun 1886 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with addition of "court house, Boston."
  • In Jun 1886 Col. Charles Devens Jr. took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 Col. Charles Devens Jr. wrote a letter read at the reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Col. Charles Devens Jr. attended the annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel., Monday, 22 October 1888)
    Fifteenth Regiment Reunion
    The annual reunion of the veterans of the 15th Mass. regiment was held at Worcester, Saturday, and was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The veterans, about 125 in number, formed by companies and were photographed on the common, near the soldiers' monument. Dinner was served at the Bay State House. Judge Devens presided, and made an eloquent speech, in which he referred to the 15th regiment as losing more men, in proportion to its members, than any other Mass. regiment.
    Col. J. M. Studley followed with some interesting memories of war times, and nearly every company was represented among the speakers.
    Sergt. Henry A. Spooner, for Co. B, told an amusing story of the strictmess of discipline in the regiment, and asked for a speech from A. A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Simonds spoke of the hard service that the regiment went through in the Wilderness campaign. He said that on visiting the field of Waterloo he was impressed with the openness of the field, which allowed for evolution which the field of Gettysburg made impossible. He closed by expressing his pleasure at being able to attend the reunion.
    Among the other speakers were:
    Dr. C. A. Wheeler,
    Capt. T. J. Hastings,
    J. E. Greene,
    D. M. EArle and others.
    Charles May, with his fiddle, and several members of the old regimental band, furnished popular music for the occasion.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 7 Jan 1891 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years, 9 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1891 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Tulip Path, Lot 1594.
  • Charles was unmarried and left no issue.
  • On 25 Nov 1892 John White Kimball gave his eye-witness account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff to the Boston Journal, and it was reprinted in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a statue of General Devens was dedicated. (click icon to read the report.)
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Alonzo Frederick Dewing

b. 5 July 1839, d. 10 February 1890
  • Father: Joel Dewing b. 12 Feb 1807, d. 16 Apr 1891
  • Mother: Mary W. Wheelock b. 16 Dec 1810, d. 4 Nov 1848
  • Company: No_SvcRec
  • Alonzo Frederick Dewing was also known as Alonzo Dewing.
  • He was born on 5 Jul 1839 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joel Dewing and Mary W. Wheelock.
  • On 4 Nov 1848 his mother, Mary W. Wheelock, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 37.
  • On 6 May 1851 Alonzo's widowed father, Joel Dewing, remarried to Sarah Congdon she was the widow Lowell at that time.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alonzo gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Alonzo was living at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 24 Mar 1862 Alonzo mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to the 1870 roster, being credited to the quota of Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 8 months and 19 days old.
  • Alonzo ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, and he was returned under "Presidential Proclamation 124" according to the 1870 roster. This was the proclamation which offered Pardons to Deserters, March 11, 1865, by Abraham Lincoln.

  • Starting 30 Sep 1862, Alonzo also served in the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.
  • He ended his service with the 51st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 27 Jul 1863.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alonzo Frederick Dewing was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • Alonzo Frederick Dewing was also known as Alonzo Drury in Pennsylvania.
  • On 3 Apr 1876 Alonzo Frederick Dewing, 36, married Lavern Tiffany, 27.
  • Alonzo Frederick Dewing died on 10 Feb 1890 at Edenboro, Pennsylvania. He was 50 years, 7 months and 5 days old.
  • On 5 Jun 1890 Lavern Tiffany received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on Alonzo's service; his wife received certificate number 333995 for his service in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • According to Ford, men designated here as "No_SvcRec" were apparently "mustered into the service of the United States and assigned to the Fifteenth Regiment, but none of them have a record of service with that organization."
  • Last Edited: 28 Dec 2013

Family: Lavern Tiffany b. 11 Apr 1848, d. before 1920

  • Frederick Wilber Dewing b. 12 Oct 1880, d. after 1942
  • Edna Ethel Dewing b. 27 Jun 1882