Richard Dowling

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 1890
  • Mother: Bridget Dowling b. 1803, d. 14 Nov 1892
  • Company: H
  • Richard Dowling was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland, son of Bridget Dowling.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Richard was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 Jan 1862 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Richard was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the shoulder.
  • On 29 Jul 1863 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 12th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps, Co. B.

  • He ended his service with the 12th Infantry Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 Nov 1865.
  • He died in 1890 or before.
  • In Apr 1890 Bridget Dowling received a pension to surviving family member based on Richard's service; mother made applicatiion number 420232; but there is no record of a certificate.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2017

Oscar M. Downes

b. 24 July 1823, d. 17 March 1879
  • Father: John S. Downes b. 1795
  • Mother: Amanda [--?--] b. 1800, d. 13 Mar 1849
  • Company: D
  • Oscar M. Downes was born on 24 Jul 1823 at Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut, son of John S. Downes and Amanda [--?--].
  • On 14 Nov 1848 Oscar M. Downes, 25, married Anna M. Gill, 18, daughter of George Gill and Maria Fisk, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Oscar M. Downes and Anna M. Gill were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 31 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Oscar Downes, 27, m, cabinet maker $425, b. CT
    Anna M., 19, b. VT
    **John M. Studley, 21, m, b. MA, stair builder, (noted that he married within the year)
    Julia “, 18, f, b. VT, (noted that she married within the year)
    (Note: Anna and Julia were sisters.)
  • Oscar Downs and Anna M. Gill were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1860 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, as:
    Oscar Downs, 36, b. CT
    Anna M., 29, b. VT
    Lizzie M., 9, b. MA
    Frederick O., 2, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Oscar gave his occupation as cabinet maker.
  • In 1861 Oscar was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Oscar M. Downes and John Moore Studley, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. D.

  • On 20 Aug 1861 Oscar mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years and 27 days old.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 Oscar ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Anna M. Gill were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Downes, Oscar, 46, works in cabinet shop, b. CT
    ---, Anna M., 39, b. VT
    ---, Lizzie M., 19, b. MA
    ---, Fred C., 12, b. MA
    ---, Geo. G., 9, b. MA.
  • Oscar M. Downes died on 17 Mar 1879 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of an embolism. He was 55 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1879 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot 549-2-F.
  • On 9 May 1879 Anna M. Gill received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Oscar's service; his wife received certificate number 364868.
  • Anna M. Downes was enumerated as the widow of Oscar M. Downes, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Apr 1910 his daughter, Elizabeth M. Downes, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 59 unmarried.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Anna M. Gill b. Oct 1830, d. after 1890

  • Elizabeth M. Downes b. 5 Aug 1850, d. 3 Apr 1910
  • Luella Amanda Downes b. 2 Dec 1853, d. 16 Oct 1855
  • Frederick Oscar Downes b. 1 Aug 1857
  • George G. Downes b. 7 Apr 1861
  • Anna G. Downes b. 16 Jul 1870, d. 25 Aug 1876

Caleb Fisher Dudley

b. 27 November 1830, d. 16 December 1907
  • Father: Peter Dudley b. 1807, d. 31 Jul 1840
  • Mother: Juliet Robinson
  • Company: E
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley was born on 27 Nov 1830 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Peter Dudley and Juliet Robinson.
  • On 31 Jul 1840 his father, Peter Dudley, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jan 1851 Caleb Fisher Dudley, 20, married Amelia Ann Hervey, daughter of James Hervey and Mary R. Hager, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley and Amelia Ann Hervey were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Aug 1860 at Webster P. O., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Caleb Dudley, ??, shoemaker, b. MA
    Amelia, 28
    Edwin A., ??
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Caleb gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley and Henry Tyler Dudley, first-cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Caleb mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 7 months and 15 days old.
  • On August 29, 1862, Caleb Dudley was in a field hospital in Alexandria VA and was left behind as the 15th MA regiment was ordered to the front. After the regiment left for the front, Dudley returned to find the regiment had left. Sgt. Peleg Murray, ordered Caleb Dudley, to join up with Andrews Sharpshooters who were attached to the 15th.
    In trying to locate this company on September 1, 1862, he became engaged with the Confederates at the Battle of Chantilly. He was wounded in the left foot and was removed to Mount Pleasant General Hospital in Washington, DC on September 3, 1862 (Source: Sgt Peleg Murray’s disposition for Caleb Dudley’s pension ; at the time, Murray was the First Sergeant of Co. E, 15th MA Regiment; also, Surgeon General Office’s record.)
  • On 1 Sep 1862 Caleb was wounded; shot in the left foot at the Battle of Chantilly.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Caleb ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Caleb later made the followings statement for his pension application:
    “I was wounded in the battle of Chantilly, in the left foot, under the following conditions: I was transferred in the latter part of August, 1862 to the sharp shooters who were attached to the 15th Regiment while I was a member. I was sent to Alexandria to change guns before going back to the Regiment, and got as far as Chantilly just as the battle opened, that is when and where I got hurt. I was sent to Fairfax Court House and put into a barn, stayed there all night, was taken next day by ambulance to Alexandria, thence I was conveyed by boat to Washington, and placed in Mount Pleasant Hospital, and there remained until discharged…”.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 26 May 1870 Caleb and Amelia's daughter, Elizabeth Eldora Dudley married Henry F. Robbins at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley and Amelia Ann Hervey were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Grafton P. O., Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dudley, C. F., 38, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Amelia, 37
    ---, Edwin A., 15
    ---, Ella M., 9.
  • In 1879 Caleb was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Amelia Ann Hervey were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he has been out of work for six months due to an accident, and no children are enumerated in the house.
  • On 27 Dec 1883 his son, Edward A. Dudley, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumptiion.
  • On 24 Dec 1884 Caleb and Amelia's daughter, Ella Medora Dudley married Victor J. Biedman Jr. at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Apr 1887, and received certificate number 503800.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he was wounded at Battle "Chilitta" (? smeared handwriting.)
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 27 Jun 1896 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Caleb Fisher Dudley attended a reunion of Company E. From The Webster Times, July 3, 1896(Volume XXXIX #18)
    The annual re-union of Co. E of the 15th regiment took place in Memorial Hall last Saturday. The roll call showed one more missing since their last meeting one year ago, this being Patrick Brennan of Webster. The following officers were elected: President Pelig F. Murray, Worcester; Vice-President Edward Cudworth, Rochdale; Secretary and treasurer, Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford; Directors, John W. Humphrey, of Oxford, Caleb F. Dudley, of North Natick, and Charles A. Baron, of Spencer. The fine dinner which was served by Landlord Bacon was followed by the customary smoke talk and reading of letters from members who were unable to be present.
  • He and Amelia Ann Hervey were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dudley, Caleb F., b. Nov 1830, 69, married 49 years, b. MA
    ---, Amelia A., wife, b. Jan 1837, two of her three children are living.
  • Caleb Fisher Dudley died on 16 Dec 1907 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years and 19 days old.
  • He was buried on 18 Dec 1907 at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Jun 1908 Amelia Ann Hervey received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Caleb's service; his wife, received certificate 641592.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Amelia Ann Hervey in the 1910 US Federal Census on 5 May 1910 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dudley, Amelia, boarder, 78, widow, saying both her children are deceased (sic) (?)
  • Amelia Ann Hervey survived Caleb Fisher Dudley and died on 27 Aug 1911 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 24 Oct 2016

Family: Amelia Ann Hervey b. 28 Jan 1832, d. 27 Aug 1911

  • Elizabeth Eldora Dudley b. 3 Sep 1851, d. 1873
  • Edward A. Dudley b. 1855, d. 27 Dec 1883
  • Ella Medora Dudley b. 30 May 1861, d. 17 Sep 1941

Henry Tyler Dudley

b. 17 April 1841, d. 8 December 1920

Henry T. Dudley
  • Father: David Tyler Dudley b. 24 Sep 1817, d. 5 Sep 1896
  • Mother: Lucy L. Wilder b. 28 May 1820, d. 5 Feb 1868
  • Company: A
  • Henry Tyler Dudley was born on 17 Apr 1841 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of David Tyler Dudley and Lucy L. Wilder.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as machinist.
  • Henry Tyler Dudley and Caleb Fisher Dudley, first-cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Henry Tyler Dudley and Cassius Moore Wilder, first-cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years, 2 months and 25 days old.
  • On 17 Jul 1862 his cousin, Cassius Moore Wilder, died at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, at age 18 unmarried, on board of the steamer Commodore on James River, Virginia, according to his tombstone.
  • On 3 Jan 1863 Henry was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 Henry was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 2 Dec 1863 Henry was promoted to Captain.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Co. G of the 20th MVI.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 25 Aug 1864 Henry was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and the fact was reported in the Worcester Daily Spy on 14 Sep 1864 (Volume 19 # 218): "Information has been received that Capt. H. T. Dudley of the 15th regiment Mass. Vols., was taken prisoner at the battle of Reams station on the weldon railroad, Aug. 25th."
  • Henry was paroled from prison.
  • He ended his service on 25 Mar 1865.
  • On 17 Oct 1866 Henry Tyler Dudley, 25, married Lucinda Holbrook Chase, 26, daughter of Silas Chase and Beulah Roberts, at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Tyler Dudley made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Nov 1867, and received certificate number 121622.
  • He and Lucinda Holbrook Chase were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dudley, Henry T., 39, shuttle maker, b. MA (as were all in family)
    ---, Lucinda, 39, wife
    ---, Lucy G., 10, daughter.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 Henry was living at Wilkinsonville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Henry Tyler Dudley 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 Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 30 Jun 1890 Lucinda Holbrook Chase, his wife, died at age 49.
  • On 4 Apr 1895 Henry Tyler Dudley, 53, married Almira Peck, 51, daughter of Joel S. Peck and Almira Stockwell, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (Reported in Worcester Daily Spy)
    Dudley-Hall Nuptials
    Sutton - Wednesday afternoon a quiet wedding took place at the residence of J. Patch Stockwell, the contracting parties being Capt. Henry Dudley, the wealthy shuttle manufacturer, and Almira Hall, both of Wilkinsonville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. C. Hall. Mr. Dudley served as captain of the 15th regiment Massachusetts Volunteers during the late war, and is one of Sutton's most prosperous and highly esteemed citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley left for a tour of New Work, Washington and points of interest in the south. They will be at home after the 15th in Wilkinsonville.
  • On 27 Dec 1899 Henry and Lucinda's daughter, Lucy Gertrude Dudley married Arthur C. Merrill at Wilkinsonville, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1906 Henry was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He and Almira Peck were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 29 Apr 1910 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dudley, Henry T., 69, M1 (sic), married for 15 years, b. MA (of MA parents), living on his own income
    ---, Myra P., 66, M2, 1 of 1 children living, b. MA (VT/MA.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Tyler Dudley attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Before 1920 Almira Peck, his wife, died.
  • Henry Tyler Dudley was enumerated close to the household of Lucy Gertrude Dudley and Arthur C. Merrill in the 1920 US Federal Census on 3 Jan 1920 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Merrill, Arthur C., 48, b. ME, Supt., fish hatchery
    ---, Lucy D., wife, 50, b. MA
    ---, Bulah, daur, 17
    ---, E. Dudley, son, 14
    nextdoor to
    Dudley, Henry T., head, widower, b. MA
    Brown, Harriet, house keeper, widow, b. MA
    ---, Helen M. boarder, 8, b. MA.
  • Henry Tyler Dudley died on 8 Dec 1920 at Wilkinsonville, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 79 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1920 at Wilkinsonville Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An entry for Henry T. Dudley appears in "The Cyclopædia of American biography", New York: The Press association compilers, inc., 1915. Click HERE to read it online at "Making of America", University of Michigan. (Close frame to return here.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Lucinda Holbrook Chase b. 7 Oct 1840, d. 30 Jun 1890

  • Bulah Chase Dudley b. 9 Dec 1867, d. 19 Jan 1874
  • Lucy Gertrude Dudley b. 14 Aug 1869, d. 1946

Family 2: Almira Peck b. Jan 1844, d. before 1920

James Duffy

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: E
  • James Duffy was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Milford P. O., Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Catherine Duffy, 40, b. Ireland
    **James, 18, weaver, b. Ireland
    John, 17, weaver, b. Ireland
    Peter, 12, b. Scotland
    Margaret, 7, b. Scotland
    Elizabeth, 4, b. Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, no further information in the 1870 roster.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Duffy 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, James Duffy was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862, James was paroled from prison.
  • On 15 Nov 1862, James was sent to Alexandria, Virginia.
  • On 15 Nov 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts after this time, there being no further record of him.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Duffy was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Duffy was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Michael Dugan

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Corselus Dugan b. 1815
  • Mother: Bridget [--?--] b. 1820
  • Company: G
  • Michael Dugan was born between 1842 - 1843 at Ireland, son of Corselus Dugan and Bridget [--?--].
  • Michael Dugan appeared on the census of 1855 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Michael DUGAN-12 (in residence of Stephen and Terzah Paine)
    (Note: his parents are not immediately apparent.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Michael Dugan, 17, farm laborer, b. Ireland
    living in the household of
    Geo. W. Taft, 37, b. MA
    Note: a Bridget Dugan, 40, b. Ireland, is a servant in another house. She may be his mother.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Michael gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Michael was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Michael was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Michael was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the heels.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Dugan was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Dugan was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Dugan 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, Michael Dugan 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.)
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, according to the Antietam Battlefield memeorial.
  • In Jul 1868 Bridget [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on Michael's service; his mother, received certificate number 173275.
  • In Jul 1877 Corselus Dugan received a pension to surviving family member based on Michael's service; his father, received certificate number 182673, apparently after the death of Bridget.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Michael Dugan 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

Daniel Dunn

b. between 1820 and 1821, d. 1 July 1895
  • Father: Daniel Dunn
  • Mother: Catherine Murphy
  • Company: A
  • Daniel Dunn was born between 1820 - 1821 at St. John's, St. John's County, New Brunswick, Canada, son of Daniel Dunn and Catherine Murphy.
  • On 27 May 1844 Daniel Dunn married Frances H. Thompson, 22, at Saint Dunstan, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Daniel Dunn and Frances H. Thompson were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 26 Aug 1850 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Dunn, 29, piano forte, b. Ireland
    Fanny, 29, b. MA
    Hugh, 5, b. MA
    Chs.,3, b. MA
    John, 1, b. MA
    Elizabeth Heard, 27, b. ME.
  • On 8 Jun 1859 his son, Charles Dunn, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, by drowning.
  • Daniel Dunn and Frances H. Thompson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jul 1860 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with their children.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Daniel gave his occupation as piano-maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Daniel Dunn was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Daniel Dunn was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 4 Dec 1862 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1863.
  • He and Frances H. Thompson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dunn, Daniel,49, works in piano shop, b. New Brunswick
    ---, Frances, 49, b. New Brunswick
    ---, Frances A., 19, b. MA
    ---, Isabella, 17, b. MA
    ---, Mary C., 14, b. MA
    ---, Sarah J., 11, b. MA.
  • On 5 Jul 1875 Daniel and Frances's daughter, Isabella H. Dunn married Patrick Albert Fox at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Daniel Dunn and Frances H. Thompson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Apr 1890 his son, John Bradley Dunn, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 40 unmarried.
  • Daniel Dunn 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, Company A, noting that he was discharged on a surgeon's certificate.
  • He died on 1 Jul 1895 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of heart disease.
  • He was buried in Jul 1895 at Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jul 1895 Frances H. Thompson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Daniel's service; received certificate number 414181.
  • He left family who were enumerated in the household of Frances H. Thompson in the 1900 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1900 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dunn, Frances H., b. Nov 1821, 78, widow, 3 of her 7 children are still living, b. Canada (English) (parents b. Scotland)
    ---, Annie F., daur, b. Mar 1852, b. MA (parents b. Canada (English)
    ---, Mary C., daur, b. Mar 1855
    ---, Sarah G., daur, b. Aug 1858
    Fox, Edward A., grandson, b. Mar 1884, b. MA (fath b. England, mor b. MA)
    ---, Eugene B., grandson, b. July 1889, b. NY (fath b. England, mor b. MA.)
  • Frances, his wife, outlived Daniel and died in 1914.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2012

Family: Frances H. Thompson b. Nov 1821, d. 1914

  • Eugene "Hugh" Dunn b. 1846, d. 27 Dec 1896
  • Charles Dunn b. between 1846 - 1847, d. 8 Jun 1859
  • John Bradley Dunn b. 26 Aug 1849, d. 16 Apr 1890
  • Frances Anne Dunn b. Mar 1852, d. 20 Nov 1915
  • Isabella H. Dunn b. 10 Apr 1853
  • Mary Catherine Dunn b. 2 Dec 1855, d. 17 Jul 1920
  • Sarah Jane Dunn b. 15 Aug 1858, d. 15 Oct 1936

Ervin Dunn

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: D
  • Ervin Dunn was born between 1837 - 1838 at unknown.
  • In 1863 Ervin was living at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Ervin gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 27 Jul 1863 Ervin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • In Aug 1863 Irvin Dunn was court martialed at Morrisville, Fauquier County, Virginia, as documented in case number MM-835 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 1 Sep 1863 Ervin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Morrisville, Fauquier County, Virginia, by desertion in the 1870 roster.

  • On 31 Mar 1864, Ervin was sentenced to hard labor on Dry Tortugas for the rest of the war, according to Ford's history. (Note: Fort Jefferson, was built on one of the Dry Tortugas islands at the very end of the chain of the Florida Keys, some 70 miles from the main land. During the Civil War it was used to house captured deserters.)
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Henry W. Dunn

b. 5 November 1844, d. 21 May 1864
  • Father: Emory Dunn b. 25 Jun 1810, d. 31 Dec 1864
  • Mother: Lydia W. Darling b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 22 Oct 1904
  • Company: H
  • Henry W. Dunn was born on 5 Nov 1844 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Emory Dunn and Lydia W. Darling.
  • Henry W. Dunn was enumerated in the household of Emory Dunn and Lydia W. Darling in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Emory Dunn, 50, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lydia, 44
    Moses, 18
    **Henry, 15
    **James, 14
    Mary, 11
    Augustina, 9
    Francis, 7
    Albert, 4
    Emma, 2
    Margret Dane, 19, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Henry was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry W. Dunn and James Fuller Dunn, and Book to 1865 Sammel-Notes1, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. H. Both died in service.

  • On 30 Jul 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 25 days old.
  • In Sep 1862 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the head.
  • On 7 Feb 1863 his brother, James Fuller Dunn, died at age 16 for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.
  • In May 1864 Henry was wounded in the leg.
  • On 10 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Henry W. Dunn was mentioned on page 8, among others, as having made his way north after the battle. (click icon to read partial article.)
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry W. Dunn was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • He died on 21 May 1864 at Washington, DC. He was 19 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry W. Dunn was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He was buried in May 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • He and James Fuller Dunn were memorialized at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on a family memorial stone.
  • In Dec 1864 Lydia W. Darling received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; mother received certificate number 75300.
  • Emory, his father, outlived Henry and James and died on 31 Dec 1864 at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 54.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

James Fuller Dunn

b. 11 December 1846, d. 7 February 1863
  • Father: Emory Dunn b. 25 Jun 1810, d. 31 Dec 1864
  • Mother: Lydia W. Darling b. 21 Oct 1816, d. 22 Oct 1904
  • Company: H
  • James Fuller Dunn was born on 11 Dec 1846 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Emory Dunn and Lydia W. Darling.
  • James Fuller Dunn was enumerated in the household of Emory Dunn and Lydia W. Darling in the 1860 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Emory Dunn, 50, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lydia, 44
    Moses, 18
    **Henry, 15
    **James, 14
    Mary, 11
    Augustina, 9
    Francis, 7
    Albert, 4
    Emma, 2
    Margret Dane, 19, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Fuller Dunn and Henry W. Dunn, and Book to 1865 Sammel-Notes1, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. H. Both died in service.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • He died on 7 Feb 1863 for reasons not given in the 1870 roster. He was 16 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1863 at Virginia without a headstone.
  • He was memorialized at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a family memorial stone.
  • Henry, his brother, outlived James and died on 21 May 1864 at Washington, DC, at age 19.
  • He and Henry W. Dunn were memorialized at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on a family memorial stone.
  • Emory, his father, outlived Henry and James and died on 31 Dec 1864 at Riverdale Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 54.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Frank Dupre

b. 1837, d. 4 July 1896
  • Father: Francis Dupre
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--]
  • Company: E
  • Frank Dupre was born about in 1837 at Canada, son of Francis Dupre and Sarah [--?--].
  • On 26 Feb 1859 Frank Dufra married Victoria King, daughter of Mitchell King and Florence Amelotte, at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frank Dupre and Victoria King were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1860 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Frank Dubray, 24, b. Canada
    Victoria, 18, b. VT
    Victoria M., 9/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 20 Aug 1862 his infant son, Francis Dabrey, died at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Dupre was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Oct 1867, and received certificate number 323456.
  • He and Victoria King were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dupree, Frank, 32, works in boot shop, b. Canada
    ---, Victorine, 28, b. VT
    ---, Victorine, 10, b. MA.
  • In 1879 Frank and Victoria King were living at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Dupre attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 18 Apr 1880 Frank and Victoria's daughter, Victoria Dupray married Loren Gibson at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Frank Dupre and Victoria King were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dupre, Frank, 41, works in shoe shop, b. Canada (of Canadian parents)
    ---, Victoria, 38, wife, b. VT (of Canadian parents.)
  • On 10 Dec 1887 Victoria King, his wife, died at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Frank Dupre died on 4 Jul 1896 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1896 at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: this burial needs viewing for verification.)
  • Last Edited: 5 Aug 2016

Family: Victoria King b. 1842, d. 10 Dec 1887

  • Victoria Dupre b. 29 Feb 1860, d. 29 Dec 1906
  • Francis Dabrey b. 20 Feb 1862, d. 20 Aug 1862

Joseph Durand

b. between 1828 and 1829
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Joseph Durand was born between 1828 - 1829.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 Joseph Durand mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report.
  • Joseph ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by desertion, with no further information.

  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2012

Calvin P. Dustin

b. 7 August 1820, d. 1 June 1885

Calvin P. Dustin
  • Father: Ebenezer Dustin b. 19 Nov 1788
  • Mother: Phebe Tucker
  • Company: I
  • Calvin P. Dustin was born on 7 Aug 1820 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, son of Ebenezer Dustin and Phebe Tucker.
  • On 6 Mar 1851 Calvin P. Dustin, 30, married Laura Jane Chapman, 16, daughter of Jehiel Chapman and Eliza Griffin, at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • Calvin P. Dustin witnessed the marriage of Rowena A. Upton and Orsemus Griffin Chapman on 16 Mar 1854 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Calvin P. Dustin witnessed the marriage of Mary Ann Upton and William Seymour Chapman on 23 Dec 1854 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. Two brothers married two sisters.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Calvin gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Calvin was living at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • William Seymour Chapman and Orsemus Griffin Chapman, and Calvin P. Dustin brothers, and brothers-in-law served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co I.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Calvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years, 3 months and 28 days old.
  • On 18 Apr 1862 Calvin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.


  • On 31 Jul 1862 James Phineas Chapman and Edward R. Chapman, brothers-in-law and brothers, joined the 34th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother-in-law, William Seymour Chapman, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 22 Sep 1862 Calvin P. Dustin witnessed the death of Orsemus Griffin Chapman at Mill Creek Hospital, Fortress Monroe, Virginia, "... while in the line of his duty in service contracted disease called dropsy brought on by the necessary hardships of a soldier's life. That the said disability caused his death."
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Calvin P. Dustin made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Apr 1880, and received certificate number 408981.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Otis, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Calvin DUSTEN, married, age 60, b. MA, is enumerated separately from his wife, in the household of William DUSTEN, age 25, b. MA, as William's "father."
  • He was enumerated in the household of Laura Jane Chapman in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, married, age 45, b. CT, (Calvin's wife) is enumerated separately from her husband, in the household of Walter F. REVES, as Walter's mother-in-law. Her daughter, Mary Jane, is Walter's wife.
  • Calvin P. Dustin died on 1 Jun 1885 at Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 64 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1885 at West Granville Cemetery, West Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1885 Laura Jane Chapman received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Calvin's service; rhis wife, received certificate number 247729.
  • Laura Jane Chapman was enumerated as the widow of Calvin P. Dustin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Laura, his wife, outlived Calvin and died on 26 Mar 1904 at Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 69.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Laura Jane Chapman b. 19 Jul 1834, d. 26 Mar 1904

  • Mary Jane Dustin b. 5 Jul 1854, d. 24 Oct 1912
  • William Thomas Dustin b. 13 Jun 1856, d. after 1920

Charles Henry Eager

b. 8 September 1830, d. 30 January 1903

Capt. Charles H. Eager
  • Father: Col. William Lewis Eager b. 19 Dec 1771, d. 20 Jul 1837
  • Mother: Harriet Whittemore b. 13 Jan 1798, d. 1869
  • Company: B
  • The Biography of Charles H. Eager, researched and written by Paul McCray. Click HERE to read Paul's biography of Eager.
  • Charles Henry Eager was born on 8 Sep 1830 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Col. William Lewis Eager and Harriet Whittemore.
  • On 20 Jul 1837 his father, Col. William Lewis Eager, died at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • On 5 Jun 1855 Charles Henry Eager, 24, married Mary Z. Wetherbee, 21, daughter of John Wetherbee and Mary [--?--], at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, (Note: there was originally confusion about her name. All evidence now indicates that the middle initial "Z" is for Zibbie, as she was known.)
  • The letters from Charles H. Eager posted here are from the Lewis Leigh Collection of the US Army Military History Institute, in process of transcription by Paul McCray. To read, press the document icon, and return here with the [Back] key in your browser.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 27 Apr 1861 as follows: to his brother, Alfred.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 1 May 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as hardware dealer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 10 months and 4 days old.
  • On 1 Aug 1861 Charles was promoted to as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 6 Sep 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 22 Oct 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie, after the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861, mentioning Charles Henry Eager, as follows.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 23 Oct 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 25 Oct 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 8 Nov 1861 as follows: to his wife, Zibbie.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 13 Jan 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 6 Mar 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 16 Mar 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 24 Mar 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 31 Mar 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 4 Apr 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 17 Apr 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • On 11 May 1862 Charles was promoted to as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quarter Master.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 16 Sep 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 18 Sep 1862 as follows: to his brother, Alfred, after the Battle of Antietam.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 19 Sep 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • Charles wrote a letter on 26 Sep 1862 as follows: to his wife.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 Charles was promoted to as a Captain.
  • On 2 Feb 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • In 1869 his mother, Harriet Whittemore, died.
  • Charles Henry Eager and Mary Z. Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eager, Charles, 40, clerk in express co., b. MA
    ---, Mary, 36, b. MA
    ---, Ethel Marie, 2/12, b. MA
    Nutter, Horton G., 32, R. R. Clerk, b. NH
    ---, Maria, 29, b. MA
    Boadly, Margret, 34, domestic servant, b. Nova Scotia.
  • On 3 Jul 1875 Reunions Sammel-Events attended a reunion of Company B, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.:
    At the reunion of Co. B, 15th regiment, at Wachusett park, the following officers were chose for the ensuing year:
    Capt. A. A. Gibson;
    Lieut. E. S. Kendall;
    2nd Lieut. Abram Scott;
    1st Sergeant, Gen. John W. Kimball. There was a good number out, and although it was replete with many a sad reminiscence, a good time was enjoyed. Walter A. Eames acted as toast-master and responses were made by Charles H. Eager, Andrew Fisher, George Gilchrist, Gen. Kimball and others. Two deaths have occurred since the last meeting. Voted, that at the next year's reunion all the widows and orphans who are of the company, shall be invited to attend.
  • Charles Henry Eager and Mary Z. Wetherbee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eager, Charles H., 50, boarder, clerk in store, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Mary Z., 45, boarder
    ---, Ethel M., 10, boarder.
  • On 20 Jan 1885 Mary Z. Wetherbee, his wife, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • In Jun 1886 Charles Henry Eager 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 Charles Henry Eager wrote a letter read at the reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B. (Note: his name is spelled differently, but he is positively identified.)
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager wrote a letter read at the 24th annual reunion of the Company B, 15th Massachusetts, association -- the Fitchburg Fusiliers. (Click the icon to read the report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • 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 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1896, received certificate number 906829.
  • In May 1898 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • On 20 Jun 1899 Charles and Mary's daughter, Ethel Maria Eager married Frederick Shenstone Woods in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1900 Charles joined the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Massachusetts Commandery with his membership passing to his nephew, Frederic W. Eager, in 1904.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 18 Aug 1900 his granddaughter, Emily Woods, daughter of Frederick Shenstone Woods and Ethel Maria Eager, was born at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 Charles Henry Eager wrote a letter to be read at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • He died on 30 Jan 1903 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, (Click icon to read his obituary.) He was 72 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried on 2 Feb 1903 at Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Grave No.6, Sect. 4, Lot 21, with his wife.
  • On 1 May 1903 his granddaughter, Helen Woods, daughter of Frederick Shenstone Woods and Ethel Maria Eager, was born at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Oct 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Eager was noted as deceased in the previous year in a newspaper article about the 38th regimental reunion. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 19 Oct 1903:
    Reunion of the 15th Regiment
    Wednesday will mark the gathering at Worcester of the survivors of that grand old fighting regiment, the 15th Massachusetts, who will meet in reunion in Worcester, to commemorate the 42d anniversary of the battle of Ball's Bluff, their first baptism of blood, shot, and shell.
    For 37 years the regimental association has had its annual reunion in Worcester on the date commemorating the fight at Ball's Bluff. All the original field officers have joined the great bivouac on the other side except Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who went out as the first major and won a glorious record for bravery and ability.
    The reunion Wednesday will include the business meeting at the board of trade rooms, Worcester, at 10.30 o'clock, followed by the annual dinner at Grand Army hall at 12 o'clock, which is furnished by the Women's relief corps. A rousing reunion is expected.
    Death has depleted the ranks of many prominent members since the last reunion, including three former captains, Capt. C. H. Eager; Capt. J. M. Studley, Capt. J. Evarts Green; William J. Woodbury, who constructed the granite shaft of the Antietam monument, Wilder S. Holbrook and Joseph Pecot.
  • The personal papers or letters of Charles Henry Eager are available at at Lewis Leigh Collection, US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, consisting of approximately 100 letters.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Z. Wetherbee b. 17 Jul 1833, d. 20 Jan 1885

  • Ethel Maria Eager b. 17 Apr 1870

Edward Orson Eames

b. 30 November 1840, d. 1 March 1914
  • Father: Harrison Eames b. 2 Nov 1816, d. 1865
  • Mother: Malinda Bradish Hunt b. 30 Dec 1817, d. 13 Feb 1902
  • Company: D
  • Edward Orson Eames was born on 30 Nov 1840 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Harrison Eames and Malinda Bradish Hunt.
  • Edward Orson Eames was enumerated in the household of Harrison Eames and Malinda Bradish Hunt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harrison Eames, 34, boot maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Malindia B., 32
    Henry D., 15, boot maker
    Nancy G., 12
    **Orisen E., 8
    Malissa A., 4
    James Herr??, 20, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • Edward Orson Eames was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Sutton P. O., Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harrison Eames, 44, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Malinda B., 32
    **Orrison E., 19, bootmaker
    Mary A., 15
    Eldora, 7.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 7 months and 12 days old.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Orson Eames was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 11 Mar 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 31 Dec 1863 Orrison E. Eames, 23, married Sarah Louisa Adams, 20, daughter of Warren Adams and Margaret [--?--], at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward Orson Eames and Sarah Louisa Adams were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1870 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Eames, Edmund, 27, traveling salesman, b. MA
    ---, Sarah, 26, b. MA
    ---, Harrison, 4, b. MA
    ---, Ralph, 2, b. NY.
  • Edward Orson Eames and Sarah Louisa Adams were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Edmund Oreans, 38, traveling agent
    Sarah Oreans, 35
    Harry W. Oreans, 14
    Ralph E. Oreans, 11
    Gracie P. Oreans, 8m, Oct.
  • Edward's wife, Sarah Louisa Adams, died and was buried in Nov 1889 at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, according to her death certificate at age 46 years and 5 months.
  • Edward Orson Eames married Effie F. [--?--]
  • Edmund O. Eames made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension on 15 Dec 1898, and received certificate number 1090314.
  • He and Effie F. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Eames, Edmond (sic) O., boarder, b. Nov 1840 in MA (father b. NY, mor b. MA) shoe salesman, married 10 years
    ---, Effie F., boarder, b. Nov 1860 in Illinois (of NY parents), she has no children.
  • Edward Orson Eames and Effie F. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 23 Apr 1910 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, her only child is deceased.
  • Edward Orson Eames died on 1 Mar 1914 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1914 at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, according to his death certificate, however this is questionable.
  • On 4 Sep 1917 Effie F. [--?--] applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Edward's service; with application number 1106803, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 3 Oct 2016

Family 1: Sarah Louisa Adams b. 11 May 1843, d. 29 Nov 1889

  • Harrison W. Eames b. 17 Aug 1865, d. 3 May 1940
  • Ralph Eames b. 1868
  • Gracie P. Eames b. Oct 1879, d. 12 Dec 1880

Family 2: Effie F. [--?--] b. Nov 1860