James Ferguson

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: D
  • John Ferguson was an alias used in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • James Ferguson was born between 1839 - 1840 at England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, James gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1863 James was living at Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, according to the MASSCW, but Ford gives his residence as "unknown."

  • On 30 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the U. S. Navy, but MASSCW says no service found in the Navy.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension, to a man in Co. D of the 15th Mass, and received Navy certificate number 2331. No further details are known.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

John W. Ferren

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: A
  • John W. Ferren was born between 1841 - 1842 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 John was living at Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as paper maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Feb 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, from the MASSCW - medical records show him examined and rejected (presumably for disability.)

  • On 28 Jul 1864, John was supposedly mustered out as being "absent" per 1870 roster, however the MASSCW suggests that he had departed the regiment almost a year before.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

William Ferris

b. 7 July 1839, d. 25 January 1920
  • Father: Hugh Ferris b. 1791, d. 12 Apr 1877
  • Mother: Martha Gilmore
  • Company: H
  • William Ferris was born about on 7 Jul 1839 at Ireland, son of Hugh Ferris and Martha Gilmore.
  • On 9 Jun 1859 William Ferris, 19, married Mary J. Devlin, 20, daughter of Patrick Devlin and Maria Mulholland, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Ferris was enumerated in the household of Patrick Devlin and Maria Mulholland in the 1860 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Patrick Devlin, 48, blacksmith, b. Ireland
    Maria, 42, b. Ireland
    Mary, 21, b. Ireland (William's wife)
    Patrick, 18, blacksmith, b. Ireland
    Brainard, 15, b. Ireland
    James, 13, b. Ireland
    Isabella, 10, b. MA
    Francis, 7, b. MA
    John, 4, b. MA
    **Wm Ferris, 22, laborer, b. Ireland
    Martha A., 2/12, b. MA.
  • In 1862 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 7 Jul 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years old.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the breast.
  • On 30 Mar 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • Starting 6 Jan 1864, William also served in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Company C.
  • On 20 Jul 1864 William was promoted to Full Bugler.
  • He ended his service with the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry by mustering out on 14 Nov 1865 at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Jun 1869, mentioning his service in both the 15th, and the 4th MA Cavalry, and received certificate number 99054.
  • He and Mary J. Devlin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1870 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ferris, Wm., 30, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 31, b. Ireland
    ---, Martha, 10, b. MA
    ---, Catherine, 2 , b. MA
    ---, Patrick, 1/12, b. Apr, b. MA.
  • On 2 Jan 1873 Mary J. Devlin, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33 of a tumor on the thigh.
  • On 26 Apr 1876 William Ferris, 36, married Mary Patterson, daughter of Daniel Patterson and Lavinia [--?--], at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. She was the widow "Young" at the time.
  • William Ferris and Mary Patterson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Ferris, 40, works in cotton mill
    Mary Ferris, 30
    Samuel Ferris, 12
    Daniel Ferris, 11
    Alexander Ferris, 8
    Levina Ferris, 2
    Mary J. Ferris, 1.
  • On 5 Sep 1882 William and Mary's daughter, Martha Ann Ferris married Moses Veau at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for birth.
  • William Ferris was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, noting that he was wounded.
  • On 1 Feb 1896 William and Mary's daughter, Lovina Ferris married Andrew Keogh at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Oct 1896 William and Mary's daughter, Mary J. "Mamie" Ferris married Thomas Keogh at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. They were later divorced.
  • On 9 Jun 1908 William and Mary's daughter, Bertha Maria Ferris married Harvey Judson Lawton at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Oct 1919 Mary Patterson, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Ferris died on 25 Jan 1920 at Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 6 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1920 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 13 Apr 2017

Family 1: Mary J. Devlin b. 30 Apr 1839, d. 2 Jan 1873

  • Martha Ann Ferris b. 28 Mar 1860, d. 12 Jul 1907
  • Mary Jane Ferris b. 6 May 1862, d. 26 Mar 1865
  • Isabella Ferris b. 18 Jan 1864, d. 19 Aug 1865
  • Mary Jane Ferris b. 20 Aug 1866, d. 12 Dec 1867
  • Catherine Ferris b. 8 Apr 1868
  • Patrick Ferris b. 26 Apr 1870, d. 14 Dec 1872
  • William Patrick Ferris b. Dec 1872, d. 12 Jan 1873

Family 2: Mary Patterson b. 1845, d. 7 Oct 1919

  • Lovina Ferris b. Jan 1878
  • Mary J. "Mamie" Ferris b. 27 Mar 1879
  • Cora Ferris b. 27 Apr 1881, d. 7 Jan 1946
  • Boy Ferris b. 20 Sep 1883, d. 20 Sep 1883
  • Bertha Maria Ferris b. Jun 1885
  • William Ferris b. Jul 1887

William Finch

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 24 March 1864
  • Company: D
  • William Finch was born between 1841 - 1842 at England.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, William gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 William was living at England.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 24 Mar 1864 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.
  • On 27 Apr 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William was mentioned as follows: (Volume 93 #17) Fifteenth Regiment -- Among the deaths in the military hospitals at Washington recently reported is the name of Wm. Finch, Co. A, 15th regiment, who died March 24th.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Patrick Finnegan

b. 1843, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: James Finnegan b. 1808, d. 1 Aug 1858
  • Mother: Mary Dillagan b. 1805, d. 23 Apr 1898
  • Company: H
  • Patrick Finnegan was born about in 1843 at Ireland, son of James Finnegan and Mary Dillagan.
  • On 1 Aug 1858 his father, James Finnegan, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of liver disease.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 20 Jan 1862 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 19 years old.
  • Mary Dillagan received a pension to surviving family member based on Patrick's service; his mother, received certificate number 30880.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Patrick Finnegan was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Mary, his mother, outlived Patrick and died on 23 Apr 1898 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Patrick Finnegan 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

Ralph T. Finney

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 27 August 1870
  • Father: John E. Finney
  • Mother: Angenette [--?--] b. 1800
  • Company: D
  • Ralph T. Finney was also known as Ralph T. Phinney.
  • He was born between 1835 - 1836 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of John E. Finney and Angenette [--?--].
  • Ralph T. Finney was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ralph Phinney, 23, clerk, b. MA
    (in a boarding house.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Ralph gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 Ralph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Apr 1861 Ralph T. Finney married Ellen Taft, 19, daughter of Jotham W. Taft and Sarah Ellis Coe, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Ralph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Ralph was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the thighs.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ralph T. Finney was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ralph T. Finney was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 14 Feb 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ralph T. Phinney was mentioned as follows:
    "Lieut. Col. Ward, Lieut. H. P. Jorgensen of Co. A., Leominster, sergeant A. E. Shumway of Co. E., Oxford, sergeant Shove of Co. K., Blackstone, corporal Collar of Co. H., Northbridge, and private Ralph T. Phinney of Co. D., Worcester, have been detailed from the fifteenth regiment, for six months, to recruit for the Massachusetts regiments."
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Ralph T. Finney 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, Ralph T. Finney was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 5 Nov 1863 Ralph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Jan 1864, and received certificate number 154805.
  • On 30 Sep 1868 his infant son, Garnet Finney, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Ralph T. Finney died on 27 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of paralysis.
  • He was buried in Aug 1870 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Jotham W. Taft and Sarah Ellis Coe in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taft, J. M., 54, trader, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Sarah E., 55
    ---, Edward, 31, trader
    ---, Isabelle, 28
    Finny, Ralph, 36, painter
    ---, Sarah E., 28
    ---, Edgar W., 5.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Ralph and died on 31 Aug 1875 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 33.
  • On 8 Jan 1877 Jotham W. Taft, Ralph's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to Ralph's surviving dependants, and was named guardian for his grandson, receiving certificate 181777.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Jotham W. Taft and Sarah Ellis Coe in the 1880 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Taft, Jotham W., 64, ?? agent, b. MA
    ---, Sarah, 65, wife, b. RI
    ---, Isabella, 32, daur, single, works in ?? shop, b. MA
    ---, Edward A., son, married, ?? agent, b. CT
    ---, Harriet S., 29, wife, b. MA
    Finney, Edgar W., 15, grandson, single, b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2012

Family: Sarah Ellen Taft b. 10 Mar 1842, d. 31 Aug 1875

  • Edgar W. Finney b. between 1864 - 1865
  • Garnet Finney b. 28 Aug 1868, d. 30 Sep 1868

Andrew F. Fischer

b. 29 September 1839, d. 3 February 1920
  • Company: MusBand
  • Andrew F. Fischer was born on 29 Sep 1839 at Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • He was enumerated in the household of John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Riedle, 55, boarding house, $1500 personal estate, b. Bohemia
    Mary A., 48, b. Bohemia
    **John, 21, musician, b. Bohemia
    **Joseph, 19, musician, b. Bohemia
    Mathew, 17, armorer's apprentice, b. Bohemia
    Charles, 14, b. Bohemia
    Magdalene, 12, b. Bohemia
    Cath, 10, b. Bohemia
    Francis, 6, b. NY
    Joseph Stevens, 23, tailor, b. Switzerland
    August Mara, 24, wire drawer, b. Wurtemburg
    Mary, 20, b. Bohemia
    Mitchel Cronin, 26, cigar maker, b. VA
    Fred Scholder, 25, shoemaker, b. Baden
    Carl Maybaum, 28, hatter, b. Hanover (served in the 25th Mass. Inf.)
    Fried Dahlman, 24, shoemaker, b. Hanover
    **A. Fischer, 19, brass instrument maker, b. Bohemia
    **J. Sauer, 20, armorer, b. Hanover
    George Weimar, 32, carpenter, b. Bohemia
    S. Klein, cigarmaker, b. Saxony
    M. Gellert, 23, cigarmaker, b. Baden
    Joseph Koer, 30, barber, b. Prussia
    H. Bachman, 23, wire drawer, b. Bavaria
    R. Mende, 25, brass inst maker, b. Prussia
    Peter Kameur, 22, polisher, b. Baden
    J. Baker, 28, machinist, b. Prussia.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Andrew gave his occupation as musician.
  • Andrew F. Fischer and William Fischer, probably brothers, both b. Bohemia, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 7 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 1 Mar 1869, at US District Court, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Andrew was naturalized a United States citizen.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

William Fischer

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: MusBand
  • William Fischer was born between 1832 - 1833 at Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • William Fischer married Mary [--?--].
  • William Fischer and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 19 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. Fischer, 27, brass instrument maker, $70 personal estate, b. Austria
    Mary, 25, b. Baden.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as musician.
  • In 1861 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • William Fischer and Andrew F. Fischer, probably brothers, both b. Bohemia, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1891, but certificate was issued. No further information is known.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Mary [--?--] b. between 1834 - 1835

Andrew Fisher

b. 21 November 1829, d. 15 February 1908
  • Father: Herman Fisher b. 19 Jan 1798, d. 19 Jul 1876
  • Mother: Bathsheba Cobleigh b. 14 Apr 1803, d. 8 Sep 1854
  • Company: B
  • Andrew Fisher was born on 21 Nov 1829 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Herman Fisher and Bathsheba Cobleigh.
  • On 8 Sep 1854 his mother, Bathsheba Cobleigh, died at New Hampshire at age 51.
  • Andrew Fisher married Lucena Darling.
  • Andrew Fisher and Lucena Darling were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Aug 1860 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew Fisher, 31, pail maker, $100 personal estate, b. NH
    Lucina, 30, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as tub and pail maker.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 7 months and 21 days old.
  • Andrew Fisher and Seth Rice Fisher, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Andrew was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the hand.
  • On 19 Dec 1862 Andrew was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He was declared missing in action on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Fisher was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 14 Jul 1864 Andrew was promoted to Captain, but he was not mustered due to missing numbers in the ranks.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service, as a Sergeant.

  • He and Lucena Darling were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1870 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fisher, Andrew, 41, works in pail shop, b. NH
    ---, Lucena, 40, b. NH
    ---, Dengil, 11, (m), b. NY
    ---, Lula, 9, b. NY
    (foster children?)
  • On 18 Nov 1874 his brother, Seth Rice Fisher, died at age 46.
  • 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 19 Jul 1876 his father, Herman Fisher, died at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 78.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Fisher attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 25 Feb 1880, and received certificate number 212557.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Fisher, Andrew, 50, divorced, farmer, b. NH
    Sanford, Sylvanus, 28, laborer, b. NH.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B, noting that he was wounded at Antietam and was a prisoner at Libby and Belle Island for four months.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Fisher was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Fisher, Andrew, 70, "widower", b. NH, pensioner
    Misell, Mary, 29, housekeeper, divorced, no children, b. Canada.
  • He died on 15 Feb 1908 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 78 years, 2 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1908 at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, next to his brother and their parents.
  • On 21 Feb 1908 Lucena Darling received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Andrew's service.
  • On 28 Jun 1908 Andrew Fisher was reported as deceased at the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Lucena Darling b. Apr 1829

Seth Rice Fisher

b. 6 February 1828, d. 18 November 1874
  • Father: Herman Fisher b. 19 Jan 1798, d. 19 Jul 1876
  • Mother: Bathsheba Cobleigh b. 14 Apr 1803, d. 8 Sep 1854
  • Company: B
  • Seth Rice Fisher was born on 6 Feb 1828 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Herman Fisher and Bathsheba Cobleigh.
  • Seth Rice Fisher was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 10 Aug 1850 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Seth Fisher, 23, rake maker, b. NH
    (living in the house of Luke Bowteen, 49, b. NH.)
  • On 17 Mar 1852 Seth Rice Fisher, 24, married Almira B. Swan at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 8 Sep 1854 his mother, Bathsheba Cobleigh, died at New Hampshire at age 51.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Seth gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1861 Seth was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Seth Rice Fisher and Andrew Fisher, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.

  • On 2 Dec 1861 Seth mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 9 months and 26 days old.
  • On 13 Jan 1863 Seth ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Mar 1863, and received certificate number 15763.
  • Almira B. Swan, his wife, died apparently.
  • Seth Rice Fisher was enumerated in the household of Herman Fisher in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Herman Fisher, 72, farmer, b. NH (as were all)
    Seth, 40, works on farm
    Mary, 28 (his sister)
    Susan, 26 (his sister.)
  • Seth Rice Fisher died on 18 Nov 1874. He was 46 years, 9 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1874 at Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Herman, his father, outlived Seth and died on 19 Jul 1876 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Almira B. Swan

Francis Wayland Fiske

b. 30 May 1838, d. 27 December 1868
  • Father: Gallacian Wood Fiske b. 17 Apr 1788, d. 6 Apr 1853
  • Mother: Mary Brown b. between 1792 - 1793
  • Company: D
  • Francis Wayland Fiske was born on 30 May 1838 at Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Gallacian Wood Fiske and Mary Brown.
  • On 6 Apr 1853 his father, Gallacian Wood Fiske, died at Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia at age 64.
  • In 1863 Francis was living at Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Francis gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 27 Jul 1863 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as default value in Ford's history, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • On 6 May 1864 Francis was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the back.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Francis also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1868.
  • He died on 27 Dec 1868 at Greenwich, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a wound from a rebel bullet. He was 30 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1868 at Island Pond Cemetery, Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Dec 1869 Mary Fisk received a pension to surviving family member based on Francis's service; his mother, received certificate number 149157.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Charles M. Fitch

b. 1841, d. between 1886 and 1890
  • Father: George Washington Fitch b. 30 Dec 1799, d. 11 Dec 1878
  • Mother: Cassandra Eastman Morrill b. 13 Jul 1805, d. 31 Dec 1878
  • Company: D
  • Charles M. Fitch was born about in 1841 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of George Washington Fitch and Cassandra Eastman Morrill.
  • Charles M. Fitch was enumerated in the household of George Washington Fitch and Cassandra Eastman Morrill in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Fitch, 59, patern maker, b. VT
    Cassandra, 55, b. ME
    George H., 24, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Sarah B., 23
    Eliza N., 21
    **Charles M., 19
    Nattie M., 17
    Mary J., 15.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as butcher.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 4 Feb 1864, Charles was reenlisted.
  • On 5 Feb 1864, Charles was began new enlistment for a bounty of $325.
  • In May 1864 Charles was wounded.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent sick, but there is no entry for him in the 20th MVI.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Charles also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service by mustering out, although there is no entry for him in the 20th MVI at this late date on 30 Jun 1865.
  • On 7 May 1872 Charles M. Fitch married Ada Amanda Darling, 19, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Charles's wife, Ada Amanda Darling, died and was buried in Dec 1872 at North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, with their infant daughter at age 19 years and 10 months.
  • Charles M. Fitch married Fannie L. [--?--] apparantly, as she claimed a widow's pension in 1890.
  • Charles M. Fitch made application for a veteran's pension on 3 May 1886, for service in the 20th and 15th Massachusetts, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • He died between 1886 - 1890.
  • On 18 Oct 1890 Fannie L. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Tennessee based on Charles's service; received certificate number 318971.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

Family 1: Ada Amanda Darling b. 23 Jan 1853, d. 28 Dec 1872

  • Ada Eliza Fitch b. Dec 1872, d. 28 Feb 1873

Family 2: Fannie L. [--?--]

George Otis Fitch

b. 4 July 1839, d. 7 October 1862
  • Father: Newton Fitch b. 10 Jun 1810, d. 23 Jul 1877
  • Mother: Eunice H. Jillson b. between 1815 - 1816
  • Company: C
  • George Otis Fitch was born on 4 Jul 1839 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of Newton Fitch and Eunice H. Jillson, grandson of of Riley and Sylvia (Capron) Jillson.
  • George Otis Fitch was enumerated in the household of Newton Fitch and Eunice H. Jillson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Sep 1850 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Newton Fitch, 40, drugist, $2500 property, b. CT
    Eunice H., 34, b. MA
    Lucy M., 13, b. MA
    **George O., 11, b. MA
    Henry M., 6, b. MA
    Henry McIntire, 19, drugist, b. MA.
  • George Otis Fitch was enumerated in the household of Roswell Aylsworth Buck and Susan R. Drury in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Colerain, Franklin County, Massachusetts, with his in-laws, as:
    R. A. Buck, 47, carpenter, b. VT
    Susan R., 38, b. MA
    Sarah E., 19, domestic, b. MA
    Helen C., 2, b. MA
    George Fitch, 20, blacksmith, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • On 22 Apr 1861 his son, William Henry Fitch, was born at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jul 1861 George Otis Fitch, 22, married Sarah E. Buck, 20, daughter of Roswell Aylsworth Buck and Sarah Elisabeth Ford, at Colerain, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1862 George was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Mar 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 George was wounded at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, wounded and missing.
  • On 6 Sep 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • He died on 7 Oct 1862 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as reported in the Worcester Spy Volume 91 # 42, Oct. 15, 1862, saying,
    "He was wounded in the head, at the battle of Fair Oaks---the balls, two in number, remaining in his head---causing congestion of the brain."
    . He was 23 years, 3 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1862 at West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Dec 1862 Sarah E. Buck received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 1224.
  • On 13 Nov 1869 George's widow, Sarah E. Buck remarried to Charles G. Kendrick at Whitingham, Vermont.
  • George Otis Fitch's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Charles G. Kendrick and Sarah E. Buck in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Heath, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kendrick, Charles G., 30, farmer, b. MA (as were all in household)
    ---, Sarah E., 29 (his remarried widow)
    ---, Lyman, 2,
    Fitch, William H., 9, (his son.)
  • On 31 Mar 1871 Sarah E. Kendrick, George's remarried widow, made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, being named for a minor son.
  • Sarah E. Buck and Charles G. Kendrick were divorced.
  • On 8 Jul 1876 George's widow, Sarah E. Buck remarried to Eli A. Wood at Colerain, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the third for her.
  • George Otis Fitch's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah E. Buck and Eli A. Wood in the 1880 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1880 at Montague, Lewis County, New York, as:
    Wood, Eli, 55, farmer, b. NY
    ---, Sarah, 39, wife, b. MA
    Fitch, William, 18, adopted son, helps on farm, b. MA.
  • Note: When George's widow remarried for a second time, she and William H. Fitch moved to Lewis County, New York. There William became a dairy farmer, married, and had a family.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah E. Buck b. May 1841, d. 1904

  • William Henry Fitch b. 22 Apr 1861

John Fitzpatrick

b. 6 August 1839, d. 6 July 1911
  • Father: Patrick Fitzpatrick
  • Company: E
  • John Fitzpatrick was born on 6 Aug 1839 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Patrick Fitzpatrick.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 2 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 26 days old.
  • On 19 Jul 1861 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having never left the state.

  • Starting 30 Sep 1862, John also served in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry (9 months), Company "G."
  • He ended his service with the 51st MA Regiment on 27 Jul 1863.

  • On 23 Mar 1864 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry a second time, having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 7 months and 17 days old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Fitzpatrick was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 15 May 1865, John was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 28 Jun 1865.
  • On 17 Sep 1870 John Fitzpatrick was included on the Civil War memorial at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1879 John was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Fitzpatrick was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 3 May 1882, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was admitted.
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 23 Sep 1882, for service in the 15th and 20th Massachusetts Infantry and received certificate number 862017.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, noting that he had a shell wound on the head and that he spent ten months and 12 days in Andersonville prison.
  • He died on 6 Jul 1911 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of heat exhaustion. He was 71 years and 11 months old.
  • He was buried on 8 Jul 1911 at Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Jan 2013

Augustus Flagg

b. 27 September 1825, d. 19 February 1901
  • Father: Asa Flagg b. 1792, d. 18 Oct 1825
  • Mother: Lucretia [--?--] b. 1788, d. 24 Oct 1836
  • Company: B
  • Augustus Flagg was born on 27 Sep 1825 at Massachusetts, son of Asa Flagg and Lucretia [--?--].
  • On 18 Oct 1825 his father, Asa Flagg, died.
  • On 24 Oct 1836 his mother, Lucretia [--?--], died.
  • In 1837 at Worcester County, Massachusetts, a Guardianship process took place for Augustus Flagg of Boylston.
  • On 9 Apr 1848 Augustus Flagg, 22, married Almira Hudson, 30, daughter of Robert Hudson and Elizabeth Whitney, at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Augustus Flagg and Almira Hudson were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 17 Aug 1850 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, He is a farmer, but his age is (incorrectly) shown as 35. There are no children shown in the household.
  • Augustus Flagg and Almira Hudson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1860 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Augustus Flagg, 35, mill operator, b. MA
    Almira, 42, b. MA
    Betsey Hudson, 68, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Augustus gave his occupation as manufacturer.
  • In 1861 Augustus was living at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Augustus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • On 4 Nov 1862 Augustus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • He and Almira Hudson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Angustus, 54
    Elmira, 63, b. MA.
    There are no children enumerated in the house.
  • On 25 Mar 1886 Almira Hudson, his wife, died at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 68 of heart disease.
  • On 18 Aug 1886 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Flagg was listed on "Boylston's Roll of Honor in the War of the Rebellion," in the Centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Boylston, Massachusetts.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 20 May 1890, received certificate number 688261.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, and now has heart trouble.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is "widowed". He is a boarder in the family of Warren WRIGHT. There are many other Flagg Families in the area.
  • He died on 19 Feb 1901 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years, 4 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1901 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Almira Hudson b. 7 Jun 1817, d. 25 Mar 1886