Walter Abbott Eames

b. 30 September 1841, d. 28 March 1905

Walter A. Eames
  • Father: Henry Harrison Eames b. 14 Jan 1813, d. 8 Jul 1869
  • Mother: Hannah Shore Eaton b. 7 Jul 1813, d. 23 Mar 1896
  • Company: B
  • Walter Abbott Eames was born on 30 Sep 1841 at West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Harrison Eames and Hannah Shore Eaton.
  • Walter Abbott Eames was enumerated in the household of Henry Harrison Eames and Hannah Shore Eaton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 18 Sep 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Eames, 37, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Hannah, 37
    **Walter, 9
    Thomas, 7
    Joseph, 5
    Rebecca, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Walter gave his occupation as stonecutter.
  • In 1861 Walter was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Walter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
  • On 18 Jul 1861 Walter Abbott Eames, 19, married Sarah Ann Ames, 19, daughter of Joel Ames and Jane A. Bardeen, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 22 Oct 1861 as follows.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 15 Nov 1861 as follows.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Hannah Shore Eaton, his mother, on 30 Nov 1861 as follows.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 27 Dec 1861 as follows.
  • Note: A transcript of Eames's letterbook is deposited with the U.S. Army Military History Institute, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
  • On 1 Jan 1862 Walter was promoted to Corporal.
  • He wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames on 25 Sep 1862 from Boliver's Heights, Bolivar, Virginia, as follows: his wife.
  • On 8 Oct 1862 Walter was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Walter was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on the breast.
  • On 27 Dec 1862 Walter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Mar 1863.
  • On 10 Apr 1870, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter was appointed justice of the peace.
  • 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.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • A photograph or image of Walter Abbott Eames is located.
  • He and Sarah Ann Ames were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eames, Walter A., 38, inspector custom house, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Sarah A., 38, wife
    ---, Walter C., 13, son
    ---, Annie R., 7, daur
    ---, Nellie E., 4, daur
    Ames, Jane A., 68, mor-in-law.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 28 Jun 1883 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended the 15th reunion of Company B, Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 29 June 1883
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    The 15th annual reunion of Co. B (Veteran Fusiliers) 15th Regt., was held at Wachusett Park on Thursday, June 28th. At a few minutes past noon the business meeting was called to order by 1st Lieut. John W. Kimball (the captain being absent); 22 comrades were present when the roll was called by the sergeant. The treasurer reported $5.68 in the treasury. The following list of officers were chosen for the ensuing year: Captain, John W. Kimball; 1st Lieut., William E. Taylor; 2d Lieut., Lyman Nichols; 1st Sergt., clerk and treasurer, Henry A. Spooner. The place of holding the next reunion was left to the discretion of the officers elect.
    Walter A. Eames, John W. Kimball and Henry A. Spooner were appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Comrades Roland E. Bowen and Orlando Wetherbee, who have died since the last reunion. Letters were read from Comrades A. J. Nye of Athol and Charles H. Eager of Boston. Captain Kimball stated that, since the death of AiOsborne, the association has but three honorary members (A. W. Benjamin of Westminster, Harrington Sibley and George H. Boss of Fitchburg)-- and he recommended that those who take an interest in the association and attend the reunions, bemade honorary members. On motion of Walter A. Eames, the recommendation was adopted and the following names were placed on the rolls of the association as honorary members:
    Charles Devens of Worcester, Charles May of Leominster, ---- Bowen of Millbury, Charles T. Bateman of Boston, Walter C. Eames of Belmont, Wilbur Taylor, D. H. Piper and Harry Taylor of Winchendon, Charles Nichols, Marcus M. Nichols and George W. Gibbs of Westminster, Edward F. Kimball, Edward H. Fletcher, S. G. Frost, Cyrus Thurston, Sidney Sibley, F. A. Monroe, Albert McIntire, M. Edwin Day, Fred A. Bruce and Samuel F. Spooner of Fitchburg.
    A bountiful collation was served in the grove and the afternoon was agreeably spent in games, boating and dancing to the music of a violin manipulated by Charles May of Leominster. At about 7 p.m. the festivities of the day were brought to a close by all uniting in singing "Auld Lang Syne."
  • In May 1885 his son, Walter Clifton Eames, died at Florida at age 19 in a shooting accident at age 19, according to an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel. Click icon to read the full story.
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended 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, Walter Abbott Eames 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.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Sarah Ann Ames were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eames, Walter A., b. Sep 1842, married 38 years, b. MA
    ---, Sarah A., wife, b. Oct 1841, two of three children living
    ---, Annie R., daur, b. May 1873, single
    ---, Nellie E., daur, b. Jan 1876, single.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • Walter was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 28 Aug 1901 Walter and Sarah's daughter, Annie Raymond Eames married Charles Henry Moses at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Walter Abbott Eames attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 28 Mar 1905 at West Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, (According to a notation from his daughter, Walter Eames died from the effects of his wounds "from which he suffered great pain all his life"). He was 63 years, 5 months and 28 days old.
  • An obituary for Walter Abbott Eames was published on 28 Mar 1905 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Former Fitchburger.
    Walter E. (sic) Eames of Somerville, for some years a resident of this city soon after the Civil War, died this morning. His age was 63 years, 6 months. He married Miss Sarah A. Ames, sister of Mrs. George Raymond, and she and his two daughters, who were born in this city, survive him. The eldest of the daughters is Mrs. Annie R. Moses, who makes her home at Mr. Raymond's, and the other is Miss Nellie Eames.
    Mr. Eames was a sergeant in Co. B, 15th Mass. infantry, during the war, and was a constant attendant at the regimental reunions in this city. He was a member of Post 19, G. A. R., during his residence here, and was commander of the Post in 1870. He had had the grip latterly, but went out too soon and had a relapse and then erysipelas in his face set in, and he was unable to recover from the combined collapse and the new disease.
  • He was buried on 31 Mar 1905 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (North Side of Pilgrim Path and Locust Avenue) Columbine Path, and it was reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel, Friday, March 31, 1905:
    Funeral of W. A. Eames
    Former Fitchburg Man Honored by Union Veterans and Fellow Emplpyees at Custom House
    The funeral of Walter A. Eames, who was distinguished for bravery as a Union soldier in the Civil War, and who had been employed as an inspector at the Boston Custom House since May 1, 1872, was held Wednesday afternoon at his home, 54 Chandler street, West Somerville.
    Rev. J. V. Garton officiated at the religious service, after which eulogies were delivered by Charles P. Battelle of Somerville, representing the inspectors' department at the custome house; Gen. Daniel W. Gould of Chelsea, commander-in-chief of the Union Veterans' Union, and Charles W. Wood of Worcester, a past commander-in-chief.
    The casket was draped with an American flag. There was a large number of floral tributes, among them a handsome design sent by the custom house inspectors.
    Mr. Eames has been a resident of West Somerville since 1878. He was a brother of the late Thomas H. Eames who a few years ago held the office of superintendent of streets in that city.
    Mr. Eames was born in old West Cambridge (now part of Arlington), on Sept. 30, 1841. At the age of 19, in April, 1861, he enlisted in company B (Fitchburg Fusiliers) 15th Massachusetts volunteer regiment, and served with great bravery for nearly two years. Among the engagements in which he participated were Ball's Bluff, Yorktown siege, West Point, the first and second battles at Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Vienna, Glendale, the first and second battles at Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fernue Hill (?) and Fredericksburg.
    On Dec. 15, 1862, which was the last day that the Union troops held the city of Fredericksburg at the first battle, Eames was seriously wounded by the explosion of a case shot, a bullet from which pierced his lungs.
    At the defeat at Ball's Bluff the Union soldiers were driven into the Potomac and only escaped by swimming. Col. Devens and Lieut. Eager of company B, 15th Massachusetts regiment, were unable to swim and were carried across the river by Eames and three comrades. Col Devens sat astride of a log which Eames, an expert swimmer, pushed across the river. He was discharged from the army with the rank of sergeant, on account of disability, on Dec. 27, 1862.
    He was commander of E. V. Sumner Post 19, G. A. R., of Fitchburg in 1870, a member of John Abbott Lodge of Masons of Somerville, assistant quartermaster-general of the national command of the Union Veterans' Union, and was treasurer of the United States Customs Inspectors' Relief Association of Boston.
    The remains arrived in this city on the train from Boston at 10:47 this morning and were place in the tomb at Laurel Hill cemetery.
  • In May 1905 Sarah Ann Ames received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Walter's service; received certificate number 611394.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 Walter Abbott Eames was noted as deceased at the reunion of Company B.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Annie Raymond Eames in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Moses, Annie R., 36, widow, no children, b. MA
    Eames, Nellie, sister, 34, single, b. MA, stitcher in shirt shop
    Eames Sarah A., mother, 68, widow, two of her three children living, b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2017

Family: Sarah Ann Ames b. Oct 1841, d. 29 Nov 1917

  • Walter Clifton Eames b. 12 Jan 1866, d. May 1885
  • Annie Raymond Eames b. 12 May 1873, d. 29 Apr 1932
  • Nellie Eaton Eames b. 8 Jan 1876, d. 29 May 1950

Anthony Earle

b. 11 November 1838, d. 23 April 1913

Anthony Earle
  • Father: Henry Earle b. 8 Jun 1801, d. 12 Oct 1858
  • Mother: Lucinda Brown Pierce b. 31 May 1801, d. 18 Apr 1890
  • Company: D
  • Anthony Earle was born on 11 Nov 1838 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Earle and Lucinda Brown Pierce.
  • Anthony Earle was enumerated in the household of Henry Earle and Lucinda Brown Pierce in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Earle, 49, stair builder, b. MA
    Lucinda B., 49, b. RI
    **Anthony, 11, b. MA
    Clark, 10, b. MA
    Mary A., 3, b. MA.
  • On 12 Oct 1858 his father, Henry Earle, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Anthony gave his occupation as carpenter, according to Ford's history, mechanic according to the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 Anthony was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Anthony mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 8 months and 1 day 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, Anthony Earle 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, Anthony Earle was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Earle was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In 1862, Anthony was paroled from prison.
  • On 2 Jun 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Earle was mentioned among the returned prisoners.
  • On 22 Nov 1862 Anthony ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 11 Jul 1863, Anthony also served in the 12th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, as a draftee.
  • He ended his service with by transfer to the 39th MVI on 25 Jun 1864.
  • Starting 26 Jun 1864, Anthony also served in the 39th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Dec 1864 Anthony was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 30 Dec 1864 Anthony was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • He ended his service with by transfer for promotion and commission on 5 Jan 1865.
  • Starting 6 Jan 1865, Anthony also served in the 61st Regiment Massachusetts, as 1st Lieutenant.
  • He ended his service with the 61st Massachusetts by mustering out as a 1st Lieutenant on 16 Jul 1865.
  • On 2 Dec 1867 Anthony Earle, 29, married Julia Ann Snow, 30, daughter of Samuel Snow and Lavinia Hall, at North Berwick, York County, Maine.
  • In 1873 Anthony Earle was a bookkeeper.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 4 Dec 1879, and received certificate number 456195.
  • He and Julia Ann Snow were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter.
  • On 3 Jun 1899 Julia Ann Snow, his wife, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • Anthony Earle was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter, and his two single daughters are school teachers living with him.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Earle attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Earle attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 23 Apr 1913 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 74 years, 5 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried on 28 Apr 1913 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, after cremation at Mt. Auburn, on Evergreen Path, Lot-855, with his wife and later his unmarried daughters.
  • In Jul 1920 Louise Snow Earle, his daughter, applied for a passport.
  • Last Edited: 1 May 2017

Family: Julia Ann Snow b. 27 Nov 1837, d. 3 Jun 1899

  • Louise Snow Earle b. 27 Aug 1869, d. Mar 1958
  • Mabel Lavinia Earle b. 1 Sep 1873, d. Mar 1963

David Matthews Earle

b. 15 August 1838, d. 29 January 1917

David M. Earle
  • Father: Slade A. Earle b. 31 Jul 1810, d. 9 Jul 1884
  • Mother: Fanny R. Matthews b. 8 May 1816, d. 3 Oct 1899
  • Company: F
  • David Matthews Earle was born on 15 Aug 1838 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Slade A. Earle and Fanny R. Matthews.
  • David Matthews Earle was enumerated in the household of Slade A. Earle and Fanny R. Matthews in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Slaid A Earle, 30, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Fanny, 34
    Slaide A., 13
    **David M., 11
    Israel C., 9
    Lydia R., 8
    **Henry G., 7
    Elizabeth C., 5
    Harriet F., 2
    Edward E., 1.
  • On 14 Dec 1859 David Matthews Earle, 21, married Emily A. Ives, 20, daughter of Jesse B. Ives and Almira Lombard, at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • David Matthews Earle and Emily A. Ives were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    David M. Earle, 21, shoe clicker, b. MA
    Emily E., 20, b. MA
    (living in what appears to be a boarding house nextdoor to her parents.)
  • In 1861 David was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, David gave his occupation as farmer.
  • David Matthews Earle and Henry Gardner Earle, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 22 years, 10 months and 27 days old.
  • On 24 Jul 1862 David was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 22 Aug 1862 Israel C. Earle another brother, enlisted in the 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, being discharged at the end of his service the following year.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 David was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 David was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, David Matthews Earle was listed among the wounded.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 David was promoted to as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 17 Apr 1863 David was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 9 Sep 1863 David was promoted to Captain.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 David ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term, as a Captain.

  • He and Emily A. Ives were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Earle, David M., 31, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Emily A., 30
    ---, George W., 5
    ---, Walter H., 3
    Ives, Jesse B., 62
    ---, Almira, 61.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jul 1879, and received certificate number 180710.
  • He and Emily A. Ives were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Earle, David M., 38, dept. sheriff, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Emily A., 40, wife
    ---, George W., 15, son, clerk in store
    ---, Walter H., 13, son
    ---, Mary E., 9, daur
    ---, David M., Jr., 5, son
    ---, William S., 4, son
    Ives, Almira, 71, mor-in-law, widow.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 9 Jul 1884 his father, Slade A. Earle, died at Lancha Plana, Amador County, California, from The Worcester Spy,
    DIED IN CALIFORNIA
    Mr. David M. Earle received a telegram Saturday from his brother in San Francisco, stating that their father, Slade A. Earle, was killed Wednesday, and particulars would be sent by mail.
    Mr. Earle went from North Brookfield to California in 1851, and has been engaged there in mining ever since, not once returning home. He was 75 years old, and a native of Leicester, being connected with some of the older families of the town. His mother was a sister of the late Anthony Chase of this city.
    In North Brookfield he was a carpenter and builder, and widely known throughout the western part of the country. He went to California in a sailing vessel, going from New York around Cape Horn. His vessell encountered a severe storm, and was so badly damaged that they had to put into port for repairs, and did not reach California until nine months after sailing from New York.
    The particulars of his death will be due by mail the later part of the week.
    at age 73.
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 David was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 He wrote the "History of the Excursion of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment and its Friends to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C. May 31-June 12, 1886," by Capt. David M. Earle. (Read it by clicking the document icon. Return to the person page with your button.)
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle 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 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Feb 1891, at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David and Henry were mentioned in connection with a family reunion:
    OFF FOR CALIFORNIA
    A Family Reunion at Capt. David M. Earle's Residence.

    Mrs. Fanny M. Earle of North Brookfield, mother of Capt. David M. Earle and A. F. Earle of this city, left for San Francisco yesterday afternoon, accompanied by her granddaughter Miss Lillian G. Earle of San Francisco. The latter has been visiting in the east for the past six months. Mrs. EArle has two sons in California, Slade A. and Henry G., and several grandchildren and a great grandchild whom she has never seen. She has not seen her son Henry since he went west 18 years ago. She expects to be gone about a year.
    Her departure was made the occasion of a pleasant family reunion at the residence of Capt. David M. Earle, 14 Lincoln square, yesterday, at which six of her children, three sons and three daughters. were present. These were David M. Earle, I. C. Earle of Boston, A. F. Earle of this city, Mrs. L. G. Tucker and Mrs. C. A. Green of North Brookfield and Mrs. D. P. Abbot of Westboro. The married sons and daughters were acompanied by their children. Mr. John B. Dewing of North Brookfield, a Relative, was also present.
    Mrs. Earle and Miss Earle left the city on the 2:25 train, and were accompanied to the station by their relatives to bid them farewell.
  • On 15 Jun 1891 David and Emily's daughter, Mary E. Earle married Charles S. Knight Jr. at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for birth.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 David was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 David Matthews Earle sent regrets that he could not attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David Matthews Earle 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, David Matthews Earle 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.
  • On 29 Jul 1908 Emily A. Ives, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • On 20 Nov 1909 David Matthews Earle, 71, married Lola M. Ham, 50, daughter of Mark Ham and Lois A. Davis, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was the widow Martin.
  • According to the MOLLUS Directory of 1912, his career was as follows:
    Private and Sergeant, 15th Mass. Infantry, July 12, 1861.
    2d Lieutenant, 15th Mass. Infantry, January 8, 1863; mustered, April 9, 1863.
    1st Lieutenant, April 17, 1863; mustered, October 16, 1863.
    Captain, September 9, 1863; mustered, December 8, 1863. Discharged July 28, 1864.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 David Matthews Earle sent a letter of regret that he wasn't able to attend the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He died on 29 Jan 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • An obituary for David Matthews Earle was published on 30 Jan 1917 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, as follows:
    Capt David M. Earle Dead
    Worcester Man, Doorkeeper of Senate, Once Warden of State Prison.

    Capt. David M. Earle, 79, a doorkeeper in the United States Senate on the republican side, and former warden of the Massachusetts stte prison when it was in Concord, died in Worcester yesterday, after an illness of several months with heart disease. He was born in North Brookfield, and served through the civil war in the 15th Massachusetts regiment, in which he rose from private to captain. After the war he served as deputy collector of internal revenue, warden of the state-prison and deputy sheriff if Worcester county until 15 years ago, when he was appointed doorkeeper in the Senate chamber.
    Capt Earle was born in North Brookfield, August 16, 1838, son of Slade A. and Fanny R. (Matthews) Earle. In 1859 he married Emily A. Ives of North Brookfield. In 1861, with his brothers, Antipas F. Earle and Henry G. Earle, he enlisted in Co. F, 15th Massachusetts regiment, as a private. He was promoted to sergeant during the Antietam campaign. In the battle of Antietam he was wounded, but returned to service and was successively promoted to a captaincy. As an adjutant he was at the side of Col. George H. WArd, after whom post 10 of Warcester is named, when the commander of the regiment was mortally wounded in the battle of Gettysburg.
  • He was buried in Jan 1917 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his first wife.
  • On 18 Sep 1917 Lolie M. Earle received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on David's service; his wife, received certificate number 921515.
  • Last Edited: 8 Apr 2016

Family 1: Emily A. Ives b. 15 Oct 1839, d. 29 Jul 1908

  • George Wade Earle b. 25 Sep 1864
  • Walter Gate Henry Earle b. 29 Aug 1866
  • Mary E. Earle b. 1871
  • Alfred "Freddie" S. Earle b. 12 Sep 1872, d. 14 Oct 1873
  • David M. Earle Jr. b. 1875
  • William Slade Earle b. 1 Mar 1876, d. 29 Sep 1947

Family 2: Lolie M. Ham b. Aug 1859

Henry Gardner Earle

b. 25 February 1844, d. 1 November 1920
  • Father: Slade A. Earle b. 31 Jul 1810, d. 9 Jul 1884
  • Mother: Fanny R. Matthews b. 8 May 1816, d. 3 Oct 1899
  • Company: F
  • Henry Gardner Earle was born on 25 Feb 1844 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Slade A. Earle and Fanny R. Matthews.
  • Henry Gardner Earle was enumerated in the household of Slade A. Earle and Fanny R. Matthews in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Slaid A Earle, 30, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Fanny, 34
    Slaide A., 13
    **David M., 11
    Israel C., 9
    Lydia R., 8
    **Henry G., 7
    Elizabeth C., 5
    Harriet F., 2
    Edward E., 1.
  • Henry Gardner Earle was enumerated in the household of Fanny R. Matthews in the 1860 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fanny Earle, 43, b. MA (as were all)
    Slede A. J., 23, ?? splitter
    Israel C., 20, heeling boots
    Lydia R., 18
    **Henry G., 16
    Elizabeth C., 14
    Hattie F., 12
    Antipast, 10
    Ama, 9.
  • Henry Gardner Earle and David Matthews Earle, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Henry gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 13 Aug 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 18 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • On 22 Aug 1862 Israel C. Earle another brother, enlisted in the 46th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, being discharged at the end of his service the following year.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 Henry was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Henry was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, as a Private.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Gardner Earle was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 19 Aug 1868 Henry Gardner Earle, 24, married Maria Jane Bogart, 18, daughter of Jacob Bogart and Sarah A. [--?--], at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Gardner Earle and Maria Jane Bogart were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, where he is a shoemaker, and their two children live with them.
  • On 9 Jul 1884 his father, Slade A. Earle, died at Lancha Plana, Amador County, California, from The Worcester Spy,
    DIED IN CALIFORNIA
    Mr. David M. Earle received a telegram Saturday from his brother in San Francisco, stating that their father, Slade A. Earle, was killed Wednesday, and particulars would be sent by mail.
    Mr. Earle went from North Brookfield to California in 1851, and has been engaged there in mining ever since, not once returning home. He was 75 years old, and a native of Leicester, being connected with some of the older families of the town. His mother was a sister of the late Anthony Chase of this city.
    In North Brookfield he was a carpenter and builder, and widely known throughout the western part of the country. He went to California in a sailing vessel, going from New York around Cape Horn. His vessell encountered a severe storm, and was so badly damaged that they had to put into port for repairs, and did not reach California until nine months after sailing from New York.
    The particulars of his death will be due by mail the later part of the week.
    at age 73.
  • In 1886 Henry was living at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
  • On 5 Feb 1891, at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry and David were mentioned in connection with a family reunion:
    OFF FOR CALIFORNIA
    A Family Reunion at Capt. David M. Earle's Residence.

    Mrs. Fanny M. Earle of North Brookfield, mother of Capt. David M. Earle and A. F. Earle of this city, left for San Francisco yesterday afternoon, accompanied by her granddaughter Miss Lillian G. Earle of San Francisco. The latter has been visiting in the east for the past six months. Mrs. EArle has two sons in California, Slade A. and Henry G., and several grandchildren and a great grandchild whom she has never seen. She has not seen her son Henry since he went west 18 years ago. She expects to be gone about a year.
    Her departure was made the occasion of a pleasant family reunion at the residence of Capt. David M. Earle, 14 Lincoln square, yesterday, at which six of her children, three sons and three daughters. were present. These were David M. Earle, I. C. Earle of Boston, A. F. Earle of this city, Mrs. L. G. Tucker and Mrs. C. A. Green of North Brookfield and Mrs. D. P. Abbot of Westboro. The married sons and daughters were acompanied by their children. Mr. John B. Dewing of North Brookfield, a Relative, was also present.
    Mrs. Earle and Miss Earle left the city on the 2:25 train, and were accompanied to the station by their relatives to bid them farewell.
  • Henry Gardner Earle made application at California for a veteran's pension on 9 Jun 1894.
  • He and Maria Jane Bogart were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, as:
    Earle, Henry G., b. Feb 1844, 56, married 31 years, b MA (as were his parents), shoe ??
    ---, Maria, wife, b. Sep 1849, both children living, b. Canada (Eng), immig 1858.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry G. Earle attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 29 Jan 1917 his brother, David Matthews Earle, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Henry Gardner Earle and Maria Jane Bogart were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 8 Jan 1920 at Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California.
  • Henry Gardner Earle died on 1 Nov 1920 at Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California. He was 76 years, 8 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1920 at I.O.O.F. Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, grave number 11-23.
  • On 29 Nov 1920 Maria Jane Earle received a pension to surviving family member in California based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 911299.
  • Maria, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 17 Apr 1935 at Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, at age 85.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Maria Jane Bogart b. Sep 1849, d. 17 Apr 1935

  • Lillian Gertrude Earle b. 29 Jan 1869
  • Frederick A. Earle b. 2 Dec 1875, d. 2 Jun 1953

Calvin Jefferson Eaton

b. 3 June 1839, d. 4 July 1863
  • Father: Marson Eaton b. 26 May 1806, d. 3 Jan 1873
  • Mother: Betsey Joslyn b. 1805, d. 16 Jun 1852
  • Company: B
  • Calvin Jefferson Eaton was born on 3 Jun 1839 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Marson Eaton and Betsey Joslyn.
  • On 16 Jun 1852 his mother, Betsey Joslyn, died at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Nov 1852 Calvin's widowed father, Marson Eaton, remarried to Sarah Tarbell at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Calvin gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Calvin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Calvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Calvin was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calvin Jefferson Eaton 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, Calvin Jefferson Eaton 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, Calvin J. Eaton was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 15 Jan 1862 Calvin was mentioned in the Worcester Spy (Volume 91 #3) among the prisoners at Richmond:
    During the evenings we have speaking by different members of the Massachusetts regiments. Private Eaton of Co. B. is called on very often.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Calvin Jefferson Eaton 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 4 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of wounds received on 2 July. He was 24 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calvin Jefferson Eaton was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He was buried at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his parents.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Calvin Jefferson Eaton was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016

Daniel Webster Eaton

b. 2 October 1839, d. 9 September 1916
  • Father: Sylvester Eaton b. 1813, d. 1905
  • Mother: Sophia Flint b. 1810, d. 1904
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was born on 2 Oct 1839 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Sylvester Eaton and Sophia Flint.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was enumerated in the household of Sylvester Eaton and Sophia Flint in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1850 at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sylvester Eaton, 37, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Sophia, 39
    C. H., 12, f.
    **D. W., 10, m.
    H.C., 5, m.
    H. E., 7/12, f.
    George Whittedge, 15, shoemaker.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was enumerated in the household of Sylvester Eaton and Sophia Flint in the 1860 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1860 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sylvester Eaton, 47, cordwainer, b. MA (as were all)
    Sophia, 50, seamstress
    **Daniel W., 20, cordwainer
    Henry G., 15, cordwainer
    Hannah E., 10
    Stephen Smith, 47, eating house
    Ann C., 44, seamstress
    Edward, 9
    James B., 7.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Daniel gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Daniel W. Eaton mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years and 11 months old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Daniel W. Eaton was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 8 Sep 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 12 Jan 1870 Daniel W. Eaton, 30, married Lizzie Merrill Parker, 18, daughter of Benjamin F. Parker and Lucy M. Cohen, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was enumerated in the household of Lucy M. Cohen in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Jun 1870 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Parker, Lucy M., 41, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Charles S., 17, works in shoe factory
    ---, Sally N., 13
    **Eaton, Daniel W., 29, works in shoe factory
    ---, Lizzie M., 18.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton and Lizzie Merrill Parker were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eaton, Daniel W., 39, shoe heeler, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth M., 27, wife
    ---, Sophia J., 9, daur
    ---, Anna M., 6, daur
    ---, George E., 2, son.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters, noting that he was shot through the left lung.
  • On 21 Feb 1891 Daniel and Lizzie's daughter, Sophia Jane Eaton married Lewis G. Holmes at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 18 Mar 1892, and received certificate number 848314.
  • On 16 Jun 1897 Daniel and Lizzie's daughter, Annie M. Eaton married Joseph R. Roberts at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for her and the second for him.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton and Lizzie Merrill Parker were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eaton, Daniel W., b. Oct 1839, married 30 years, b. MA, shoemaker
    ---, Lizzie M., wife, b. Aug 1851, all three children living, stitcher on shoes
    ---, George E., son, b. Sep 1877, single, shoemaker.
  • On 12 Feb 1902 Lizzie Merrill Parker, his wife, died at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 50.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton was enumerated in the household of George Elwood Eaton in the 1910 US Federal Census on 6 May 1910 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eaton, George E., 32, married first four years, b. MA
    ---, Isabelle G., wife, 30, no children, b. MA
    ---, Daniel W., father, 71, widower, b. MA.
  • Daniel Webster Eaton died on 9 Sep 1916 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years, 11 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1916 at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Plot: Section 2, Lot 66, Grave 1.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jul 2016

Family: Lizzie Merrill Parker b. 24 Aug 1851, d. 12 Feb 1902

  • Sophia Jane Eaton b. 24 Jun 1870
  • Annie M. Eaton b. 6 Aug 1873
  • George Elwood Eaton b. 25 Sep 1877

Francis William Eaton

b. 28 September 1812, d. 29 September 1864
  • Father: Nathaniel Eaton b. 24 Dec 1781, d. 30 Jan 1833
  • Mother: Mary Duncan b. 1783, d. 14 Mar 1872
  • Company: D
  • Francis William Eaton was born on 28 Sep 1812 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel Eaton and Mary Duncan.
  • On 30 Jan 1833 his father, Nathaniel Eaton, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • On 5 Apr 1837 Francis William Eaton, 24, married Nancy Davis Hastings, 23, daughter of Simeon Hastings and Lucy Prentice Shepard, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis William Eaton and Nancy Davis Hastings were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 11 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Francis W. Eaton, 39, tailor, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy D., 38
    Lucy , 13
    Francis W., 10
    Mary D., 8
    Freelove Cary, 21.
  • Francis William Eaton and Nancy Davis Hastings were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Franklin (sic) W. Eaton, 48, tailor, b. MA
    Nancy, 46, b. MA
    Lucy H., 22, b. MA
    Francis W., 20, clerk, b. MA
    Mary D., 18, b. MA
    Fanny H., 7, b. MA
    (and four boarders.)
  • In 1863 Francis was living at East Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Francis gave his occupation as tailor, according to Ford's history, and sailor according to the MASSCW.
  • On 1 Jan 1863 Nancy Davis Hastings, his wife, died at age 49.

  • On 27 Jul 1863 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 50 years, 9 months and 29 days old.
  • On 6 May 1864 Francis was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and taken prisoner.
  • Starting 27 Jul 1864, Francis also served in the by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.
  • He died on 29 Sep 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of scorbutus, as a prisoner of war. He was 52 years and 1 day old.
  • He was buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 10000.
  • On 4 Aug 1865 M. W. Clark made application for a pension as guardian to Francis William Eaton's surviving dependants, (She was his sister-in-law, née Mary Watson Hastings.)
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Watson Hastings in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jul 1870 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clark, Mary W., 50, b. MA
    ---, Charles C., 13
    Willson, Sarah C., 46
    ---, William C., 17, clerk flour store, b. NY
    ---, Charles H., 13, b. NY
    **Eaton, Fannie H., 17, b. NY (sic, error)
    Mighill, Julia, 23, teacher, b. MA.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Francis William Eaton was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Aug 1877 Francis and Nancy's daughter, Fanny Hastings Eaton married Herbert W. Carlton at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 23 Nov 2016

Family: Nancy Davis Hastings b. 14 Oct 1813, d. 1 Jan 1863

  • Lucy Hastings Eaton b. 7 Jan 1838
  • Francis William Eaton b. 8 May 1840
  • Mary Duncan Eaton b. 9 May 1842
  • Fanny Hastings Eaton b. 18 Mar 1853, d. 24 Mar 1917

Franklin Greenough Eaton

b. 1841, d. 20 December 1921
  • Father: George Washington Eaton b. 30 Mar 1813
  • Mother: Nancy Emelia Howe b. 9 Oct 1817
  • Company: E
  • Franklin Greenough Eaton was born about in 1841 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Washington Eaton and Nancy Emelia Howe.
  • Franklin Greenough Eaton was enumerated in the household of George Washington Eaton and Nancy Emelia Howe in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Geo. Eaton, 38, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy, 33
    Sarah, 12
    **Franklin, 9
    John E., 2
    Charly Carroll, 25, tinner
    Abby, 19.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Franklin gave his occupation as machinist.


  • On 30 Jul 1861 Franklin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Franklin was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 19 Mar 1863 Franklin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 May 1863, and received certificate number 14893.
  • Starting 8 Oct 1863, Franklin also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. F.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery on 3 Sep 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • On 1 Jun 1872 Franklin Greenough Eaton married Mary J. Brady, daughter of Michael Brady and Catherine [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Franklin was living at New Jersey according to the report in the Webster Times.
  • Franklin Greenough Eaton married Elizabeth M. Redmond.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Greenough Eaton was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 29 Oct 1906 Franklin Greenough Eaton married Emma Crane Warren, daughter of Calvin Warren and Nancy Hodgkins, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and a second for her.
  • On 12 Jun 1908 Franklin's daughter, Ellen Irene Eaton married Herbert B. Nichols at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for her and the second for him.
  • Franklin Greenough Eaton and Emma Crane Warren were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 May 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eaton, Franklin G., head, 68, 2nd marriage, four years, b. MA, own income
    ---, Emma C., wife, 64, 2nd marriage, b. MA (of VT parents.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Eaton attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 Franklin Greenough Eaton sent a letter of regret that he wasn't able to attend the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franklin Greenough Eaton attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Franklin Greenough Eaton died on 20 Dec 1921 at Bradford, Rhode Island. He was 80 years old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1921 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary J. Brady b. between 1845 - 1846

Family 2: Elizabeth M. Redmond

  • Ellen Irene Eaton b. 1880

Family 3: Emma Crane Warren b. between 1845 - 1846

William Eccles

b. 1838, d. 4 January 1863
  • Father: Miles Eccles b. 2 Feb 1800, d. 2 Aug 1872
  • Mother: Mary Aspinwall b. 1801, d. 12 Apr 1886
  • Company: C
  • William Eccles was born in 1838 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Miles Eccles and Mary Aspinwall.
  • On 11 Mar 1854 William's sister, Anna E. Eccles, married John Frazer at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • William Eccles was enumerated in the household of Roger Eccles in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rodger Eccles, 37, machinist, b. England (William's elder brother)
    Robert, 8, b. MA
    John F., 6, b. MA
    William P., 5, b. MA
    Lydia W., 4, b. MA
    Mary P. Eccles, 1, b. MA
    Miles Eccles, 60, machinist, b. England
    Mary, 60, b. England
    **William, 22, combmaker, b. RI.
  • In 1861 William was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as comb maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • William Eccles and John Frazer, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother-in-law, John Frazer, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • William Eccles died on 4 Jan 1863 at Stewart Hospital, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, of diarrhea. He was 25 years old.
  • On 11 Jan 1865 his brother, Roger Eccles, died at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, while serving with the 36th Massachusetts Infanty.
  • In Dec 1879 Mary Aspinwall received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother, received certificate number 200753.
  • In 1896, William was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2017

John Eckersley

b. 1838, d. 14 June 1890
  • Father: James Eckersley b. 1810
  • Mother: Sarah Whitehead b. 1816
  • Company: E
  • John Eckersley was born in 1838 at Oldham, Lancashire, England, son of James Eckersley and Sarah Whitehead.
  • John Eckersley was enumerated in the household of James Eckersley and Sarah Whitehead in the 1851 UK Census on 1 Apr 1851 at Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England, as:
    James Eckersley, husband, 41, weaver, b. Oldham, Lancs
    Sally, wife, 35, weaver, b. Oldham, Lancs
    **John, son, 13, weaver, b. Oldham, Lancs
    Cecilia, daur, 10, b. Oldham, Lancs
    James, son, 1, b. Oldham, Lancs.
  • On 18 Jan 1857 John Eckersley married Maria Mayall, 20, daughter of William Mayall and Ann Cheetham, at Oldham, Lancashire, England.
  • In Sep 1857 the birth of his son, Ashton Eckersley, was registered at Oldham, Lancashire, England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as weaver.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Ann Cheetham in the 1861 UK Census on 1 Apr 1861 at Oldham Above Town, Oldham, Lancashire, England, as:
    Ann Mayall, head, widow, 49, b. Lancs, Oldham
    Elizabeth, daur, 23, cotton weaver, b. Lancs, Oldham
    Mary Ann, daur, 20, cotton weaver, b. Lancs, Oldham
    Squire, son, 16, cotton ??, b. Lancs, Oldham
    **Maria Eckersley, daur, married, 25, cotton weaver, b. Lancs, Oldham
    **Ashton, g.son, 3, b. Lancs, Oldham.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • John Eckersley was described as five feet five and a half inches, with hazel eyes and dark hair.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was wounded by gun shots in his left forearn that prevented the use of the fingers of his left hand.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Between 24 Oct 1861 - 30 Apr 1862, at Mayo's Tobacco Factory, Richmond, Virginia, John was held as a prisoner.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Eckersley 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, John Eckersley was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 23 Feb 1862, at Newport News, Newport News (city), Virginia, John was paroled from prison, and was sent to Camp Parole (near Annapolis) in Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Eckersley was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 "suffered from the exertion of the march and from sun stroke causing a general breaking down of his constitution”. He was sent to hospital.
  • In Aug 1863, John was absent sick from active service.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Nov 1868, and received certificate number 385690.
  • On 1 Sep 1871 at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, John joined the G.A.R Ballou Post 3.
  • In 1879 John was living at Ashton, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Eckersley was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Maria Mayall in the 1881 UK Census on 1 Apr 1881 at Oldham Above Town, Oldham, Lancashire, England, as:
    Maria Eckersley, head, 45, cotton weaver, b. Lancs., Oldham
    Ashton, son, 23, cotton weaver, b. Lancs., Oldham
    John William Hinshaw, nephew, 20, clerk in ?? office, b. Lancs., Oldham
    Samuel Brierly, boarder, married, 29, b. Lancs., Oldham.
  • On 26 Mar 1883 James Eckersley was included on a passenger list of the "City of Paris", arriving New York City Harbor, New York, his brother, age 24, with destination Boston.
  • On 23 Mar 1887 Ashton Eckersley was included on a passenger list of the "Queen", arriving New York City Harbor, New York, his son, from Liverpool with destination Boston, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Dec 1888 Maria Mayall was included on a passenger list of the "Servia", arriving New York City Harbor, New York, his wife, from England, with destination Massachusetts. She was 53.
  • John Eckersley died on 14 Jun 1890 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 52 years old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1890 at Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, in the Ballou Post G.A.R. plot.
  • On 30 Apr 1891 Maria Mayall received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 334309.
  • Maria, his wife, outlived John and died on 8 Dec 1914 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Maria Mayall b. 29 Nov 1836, d. 8 Dec 1914

  • Ashton Eckersley b. 19 Jul 1857

Stillman William Edgell

b. 27 August 1830, d. 24 January 1892

Stillman W. Edgell
  • Father: William Edgell d. 29 Jun 1865
  • Mother: Lorena Miller d. 20 Dec 1864
  • Company: B
  • Stillman William Edgell was born on 27 Aug 1830 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Edgell and Lorena Miller.
  • Stillman William Edgell was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census in 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stillman W. Edgell, 19, m, chain maker, b. MA. It appears to be a boarding house run by one Joseph McComber, age 32, along with 10 other apparently unrelated people.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Stillman gave his occupation as chair maker.
  • In 1861 Stillman was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Stillman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 2 months and 30 days old.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stillman William Edgell was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 3 Jun 1864 Stillman was wounded at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, so severely wounded in the right arm, that amputation was deemed necessary. He was listed as being sick in Carver Hospital in Ward 31 for debility. He entered on September 28. He was not dispatched until January 11, 1865.
  • On 24 Nov 1864 Stillman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts according to the 1870 roster on 11 Jan 1865 having fulfilled his term of service, but the MASSCW says discharge to date from 24 Nov 1864.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 May 1865, received certificate number 66429.
  • On returning to Massachusetts he was employed at the State House, most of the time as doorkeeper of the Senate from 1865 to the present (1892).
  • He died on 24 Jan 1892 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Three months later on April 24th his body was found floating in the Charles river, Cambridge, into which he is supposed to have plunged from Harvard bridge, when in a state of temporary mental aberration. Read the full story. He was 61 years, 4 months and 28 days old.
  • Read full story as reported in the Boston Daily Advertiser.
  • He was buried on 28 Apr 1892 at Woodside Cemetery, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1892 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Stillman William Edgell was remembered "in memorium" at the 24th annual reunion of the Company B, 15th Massachusetts, association -- the Fitchburg Fusiliers. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Heman O. Edgerly

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. between June 1864 and December 1864
  • Company: C
  • Heman O. Edgerly was born between 1838 - 1839 at Cambridge, Lamoille County, Vermont.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1860 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a boarder in the family of:
    Wm. Horton, 51, bootmaker, b. MA
    Eliza A., 48, b. NY
    Geo. D. Horton, 14, b. MA
    Wm. H. 19, b. MA
    Arthur S. WILDER 20 , combmaker, b. MA
    **Heman EDGERLY, 20, m, combmaker, b. VT.
  • In 1861 Heman was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Heman gave his occupation as comb maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Heman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Heman was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Heman O. Edgerly 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, Herman Edgerly was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Heman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion. However, Ford's history simply says "no record of discharge", and his later death in service suggests otherwise.

  • Starting after 1862, Heman also served in the 4th New Hampshire, reportedly reenlisted, and was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • He died between Jun 1864 - Dec 1864 according to "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" of a wound at the Siege of Petersburg.
  • In 1896, Heman was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" where it says, "Herman O. Edgerly, who had been transferred from the Fifteenth to the Fourth New Hampshire, was wounded before Petersburg and died from the effects of the wound." (Note: record not given on N. H. rolls under this name.)
  • Noted: an Andrew J. EDGERLY served in Co. E of the 4th NH.
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2012

Lyman Haskell Ellingwood

b. 1 September 1839, d. 23 November 1911

Lyman H. Ellingwood
  • Father: Ezra Ellingwood b. 9 Dec 1787, d. 22 Apr 1869
  • Mother: Elizabeth Haskell b. 3 Apr 1810, d. 10 Jun 1844
  • Company: F
  • Lyman Haskell Ellingwood was born on 1 Sep 1839 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Ezra Ellingwood and Elizabeth Haskell.
  • On 10 Jun 1844 his mother, Elizabeth Haskell, died at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 34.
  • On 2 Nov 1845 Lyman and Charles's widowed father, Ezra Ellingwood, remarried to Mary Ann Haskell at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Lyman Haskell Ellingwood was enumerated in the household of Ezra Ellingwood and Mary Ann Haskell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Aug 1850 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ezra Ellingwood, 63, male, merchant, $4000, b. MA (as are all here)
    Mary A., 28, F,
    Edward P., 15
    Charles H., 13
    **Lyman H., 12
    Melanie A., 2
    Augusta Clear (?), 44, f, (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • In 1861 Lyman was living at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lyman gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Lyman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 11 months old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Haskell Ellingwood was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 17 Jan 1862 Lyman was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Lyman was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Lyman was promoted to Captain.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Lyman was promoted to Major, but not mustered in this rank.
  • On 11 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Haskell Ellingwood was mentioned as wounded:
    "Among the list of casualties in the Potomac army, on Friday, the 27th, we find the following in the 15th regiment; Adjutant Dwight Newbury, lower jaw fractured; G. Hawley, in arm; A. W. Potter, arm; Capt. L. H. Ellingwood, in head; J. H. Boyd, in hand, and J. E. Shepherd in shoulder."
  • On 28 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Haskell Ellingwood was mentioned: (Volume 18 #305)
    "Military Appointments - Maj. I. Harris Hooper of Boston has been appointed lieut.colonel of the 15th Mass. regiment, and Captain Lyman H. Ellingwood of Beverly, major."
  • On 11 Jan 1864 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Their Sammel-Events was honored by local citizens.
    Officers of the Fifteenth Regiment Remembered
    Quartermaster Bixby of the 15th Massachusetts regiment, at home in Hopkinton on furlough, was presented on the 5th by the citizens of H., with a pair of gauntlets; also with an elegant silver set for camp use, in behalf of Count Swuabe, whose liberality to the soldiers in the field is well known. The Hopkinton band was in attendance. After the proceedings at the Town Hall, Quartermaster Bixby held a levee at the hotel, where about five hundred ladies and gentlemen had the pleasure of taking him by the hand. At a late hour he was entertained by a sumptuous repast.
    Maj. Lyman Ellingwood of Beverly, a brave soldier, several times wounded, was, a few days after, the recipient of a silver dinner set, as a testimonial of his gallant service, also the gift of Count Swuabe.
  • On 6 May 1864 Lyman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by dishonorable dismissal by Special Order War Department No. 169, with the rank of Captain.

  • On 8 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman was mentioned (Volume 93 #23):
    Unjustly Accused

    Several days ago a paragraph, telegraphed from Washington, appeared in all the papers, stating that Captain Ellenwood of the fifteenth Massachusetts regiment had been dishonorably discharged from the service for cowardice, and, we believe, for absence from his regiment under false pretences. The accused officer has been with the fifteenth during the greater part of its trying history, has been engaged in not less than fifteen battles, and to the date of these accusations, has had the confidence of his superior officers. He thinks he has been the victim of most unfortunate circumstances, and is confident he will be able to show to the government, as soon as he can have a hearing that in this matter he is without fault. Till then he has the right to ask that he shall not be condemned, and that the reputation that he had bravely earned shall have its just weight in his behalf.

  • The circumstances of his dismissal are unclear. Click icon to read current information.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Haskell Ellingwood attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • In 1880 Lyman has not been identfied in the 1880 US census to date (June 2006.)
  • About 1890 Lyman may have lived with the family of John Draper, a photographer in New York City, according to Doug Sinclair.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at New York, New York.
  • He died on 23 Nov 1911 at New York, New York. He was 72 years, 2 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1911 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx Borough, New York.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Benjamin Russell Elliott

b. 28 August 1833, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Aaron Moore Elliott b. 10 Aug 1802, d. 10 May 1880
  • Mother: Susan Farnum b. 19 Jul 1806, d. 28 Jan 1896
  • Company: G
  • Benjamin Russell Elliott was born on 28 Aug 1833 at Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, son of Aaron Moore Elliott and Susan Farnum.
  • On 5 Jun 1857 Benjamin Russell Elliott, 23, married Ruth O. Paine, daughter of Simon Paine and Sarah Chappel, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Benjamin Russell Elliott and Ruth O. Paine were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1860 at Webster P. O., Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Russell Elliott, 25, farm labor, b. ME
    Ruth, 18, b. MA
    Oscar, 11/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Benjamin gave his occupation as teamster.
  • Farnum Austin Elliott, his brother, served in the 1st Maine Cavalry, Co. G.
  • In 1861 Benjamin was living at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Benjamin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 11 months and 2 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 29 years and 20 days old.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts: "Benjamin R. Elliott and William Oakes were also wounded at Antietam. "
  • On 14 Nov 1862 Ruth O. Paine received a pension to surviving family member based on Benjamin's service; received certificate number 1075.
  • On 16 Nov 1866 Benjamin's widow, Ruth O. Paine remarried to George C. Prouty at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in the first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • In Sep 1867 guardianship and a pension to surviving dependants was granted to George C. Prouty, based on Benjamin's military service.
  • In 1879 Benjamin Russell Elliott was included on the Civil War memorial at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ruth O. Paine and George C. Prouty in the 1880 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Prouty, George C., 39, coachman, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Ruth O., 36, wife
    Elliott, Hubert E., 19, step-son, carriage painter
    Prouty, George C., 8, son
    ---, Thomas S., son
    ---, Clarence G., son.
  • On 12 Oct 1884 Benjamin and Ruth's son, Hebert E. Elliott married Mary A. Carr at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Benjamin R. Elliott 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

Family: Ruth O. Paine b. between 1841 - 1842

  • Hebert E. Elliott b. 14 Jun 1859

Patrick Elliott

b. 1838, d. 4 December 1863
  • Father: Patrick Elliott
  • Mother: Ann Lovliss
  • Company: K
  • Patrick Elliott was born about in 1838 at Ireland, son of Patrick Elliott and Ann Lovliss.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a wagoner, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, and lost a leg.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 Patrick was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Elliott was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Aug 1863, received certificate number 20155.
  • On 28 Sep 1863 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He died on 4 Dec 1863 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of phthisis pulmonius. He was 25 years old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1863 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where a veteran's headstone was placed.
  • About 1890 Patrick Elliott was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016