Walter J. Flagg

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: G
  • Walter J. Flagg was born between 1832 - 1833 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Walter gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Walter was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Walter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Aug 1862 Walter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2012

Richard Flaherty

b. 1843
  • Company: K
  • Richard Flaherty was born about in 1843 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Richard was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years old.
  • On 16 Feb 1864, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard was credited to the quota of that town, having reenlisted as a Sergeant and receiving a bounty of $325.
  • On 15 May 1864 Richard was wounded.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard Flaherty was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Richard Flaherty appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Richard also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • Starting 16 Jul 1865, Richard also served in the by mustering out.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Jun 1876, and received certificate number 150006.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

James S. Flanigan

b. 3 May 1812, d. 3 November 1873
  • Father: Francis Flanigan
  • Mother: Ann Smith
  • Company: H
  • James S. Flanigan was born on 3 May 1812 at Ireland, son of Francis Flanigan and Ann Smith.
  • On 11 Aug 1838 James S. Flanigan, 26, married Hannah Phillips at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1849 Hannah Phillips, his wife, died at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of dropsey.
  • James S. Flanigan married Eunice Hagar Sawtell, daughter of Joseph Sawtell and Lucretia Collar, She was the widow of Lewis Smith of Shrewsbury, MA.
  • James S. Flanigan and Eunice Hagar Sawtell were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. S. Flannigan, 48, machinist, b. ireland,
    Eunice H., 49, b. MA
    Hattie E. Smith, 20, b. MA
    Henry Flannigan, 17, b. MA
    Chas. S. Smith, 17, b. MA
    Joel S. Flannigan, 7, b. MA
    John Ward, 32, shoemaker, b. England
    Mark Kittey, 32, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Fanny Depster, 35, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 49 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • James S. Flanigan and Thomas Wathey, future in-laws, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 23 Nov 1861 James's step-daughter, Harriet Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Lewis Smith and Eunice Hagar Sawtell,married Thomas Wathey, daughter of Lewis Smith and Eunice Hagar Sawtell, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James S. Flanigan was mentioned among the wounded.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James S. Flanigan was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jan 1869, and received certificate number 259502.
  • He and Eunice Hagar Sawtell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Flanegan, James S., 58, machinist, b. Ireland
    ---, Eunice H., 49, b. MA
    ---, Joel, 17, sailor, b. MA
    ---, Lucy, 23, milliner, b. MA.
  • On 10 Sep 1873 James and Hannah's daughter, Lucy Flanigan married Harvey V. Newell at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for her and the second from him.
  • James S. Flanigan died on 3 Nov 1873 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of paralysis. He was 61 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1873 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Sep 1880 Eunice Hagar Sawtell received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 284913.
  • Eunice, his wife, outlived James and died on 3 May 1905 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 94.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family 1: Hannah Phillips d. 20 Oct 1849

  • James Tayler Flanigan b. 15 Aug 1838
  • Eliza Flanigan b. 17 Oct 1839
  • Henry Flanigan b. 25 May 1842
  • Lucy Flanigan b. 22 Nov 1845, d. 9 Jan 1906

Family 2: Eunice Hagar Sawtell b. 9 Mar 1811, d. 3 May 1905

  • Joel S. Flanigan b. 1853

Asa Fletcher

b. 24 December 1820, d. 17 November 1880
  • Father: William Fletcher b. 2 Dec 1790, d. 30 Mar 1870
  • Mother: Susan Hood b. 1801
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Asa Fletcher was born on 24 Dec 1820 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of William Fletcher and Susan Hood.
  • On 10 Jun 1856 Asa Fletcher, 35, married Elizabeth Warren Willard, 37, daughter of Abel Houghton and Lydia Greene, at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Asa Fletcher and Elizabeth Warren Houghton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 5 Jul 1860 at Solon, Somerset County, Maine, as:
    Asa Fletcher, 47, farmer, b. ME (sic)
    Elizabeth H., 38, b. ME (as were all others)
    Sophrona G., 17, teaches school
    Silas H., 15
    Elvira J., 14
    Thomas A., 12.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Asa gave his occupation as Carpenter.
  • In 1862 Asa was living at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Aug 1862 Asa Fletcher mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 41 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • On 27 Oct 1862 Asa ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, by discharge for wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 17517.
  • He and Elizabeth Warren Houghton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fletcher, Asa, 60, carpenter, b. NH
    ---, Elizabeth, 58, b. ME
    Saunders, Mally N., 32, niece, married, b. ME.
  • Asa Fletcher died on 17 Nov 1880 at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 59 years, 10 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1880 at Hillside Cemetery, Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, where his wife would later join him, with the inscription:
    "Aged 59 ys. 10 ms. & 24 ds.
    Rest, dear husband, rest."
  • On 13 Mar 1889 Elizabeth Warren Houghton received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Asa's service; his wife received certificate number 262410.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived Asa and died on 30 Aug 1893 at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth Warren Houghton b. 9 Jun 1819, d. 30 Aug 1893

Charles Henry Fletcher

b. 2 May 1835, d. 9 May 1905
  • Father: Charles Fletcher b. 23 Jun 1813, d. 5 Jul 1889
  • Mother: Hepsibah Henry b. 15 Mar 1820, d. 30 Oct 1883
  • Company: A
  • Charles Henry Fletcher was born on 2 May 1835 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Fletcher and Hepsibah Henry.
  • (Note: it is possible that Hepsibah (Henry) Fletcher is his step-mother. The marriage date to his father is given as 1845, and in the 1880 census he says his mother was b. MA, not NH as was Hepsibah.)
  • Charles Henry Fletcher was enumerated in the household of Charles Fletcher and Hepsibah Henry in the 1850 US Federal Census on 5 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles Fletcher, 35, butcher, b. NH
    Hepsibeth, 30, b. NH
    **Charles Henry, 13, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Alvira F., 8
    George C., 4
    Emma A., 1
    Charles S. Howe, 25, butcher,
    **Leonard Wood, 20, butcher
    Sarah Flynn, 17.
  • Charles and Leonard were two future members of the 15th Massachusetts living under the same roof.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as butcher.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 17 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 2 months and 15 days old.
  • On 31 Dec 1861 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability for loss of right eye.

  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Lincoln, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, as:
    Fletcher, Charles H., 43, a widower, hired hand, farm laborer, with one blind eye, b. MA, father b. NH, mother b. MA.
  • He made application at Minnesota for a veteran's pension in Mar 1891, and received certificate number 784289.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, as: Charles H Flecher, 64, boarder, b. ME, of ME parents, day laborer.
  • He died on 9 May 1905 at Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. He was 70 years and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1905 at Lake Crystal Cemetery, Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

George Fergo Fletcher

b. 5 January 1844, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: Ephrahim Spring Fletcher b. 30 Jul 1805, d. 24 Oct 1868
  • Mother: Margaret Ann Chapin b. 15 Jun 1808, d. 15 Nov 1897
  • Company: H
  • George Fergo Fletcher was born on 5 Jan 1844 at Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin, (or in Maine.)
  • George Fergo Fletcher was enumerated in the household of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephrahim Fletcher, 47, farmer, b. MA
    Mary Ann, 44, b. MA
    Mary J., 21, b. Maine (as were all the children)
    **Samuel J., 19, machinist
    Josiah S., 17, farmer
    Wm. W. , 12
    **James B., 11
    Abby E., 8
    **George F., 6
    Emily M., 4
    Lewis (?) C.,2.
  • George Fergo Fletcher and James Brainerd Fletcher, and Samuel Judson Fletcher, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company H.
  • George was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jun 1861 Samuel, James and George's sister, Abby Elizabeth Fletcher, married George Warren Davison at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin joined Co. H of the 15th Massachusetts with his three Fletcher cousins, Samuel, James and George. Of the four men, only Samuel J. Fletcher returned home.

  • On 31 Jul 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 6 months and 26 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the face.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, James Brainerd Fletcher, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried at age 23.
  • On 1 Jan 1863 George was promoted to Corporal.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years, 5 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Fergo Fletcher was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin, their cousin, survived James and George and died on 15 Aug 1863 of wounds at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, at age 23.
  • Ephrahim Spring Fletcher survived George and James and died on 24 Oct 1868 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

James Brainerd Fletcher

b. 25 August 1839, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Ephrahim Spring Fletcher b. 30 Jul 1805, d. 24 Oct 1868
  • Mother: Margaret Ann Chapin b. 15 Jun 1808, d. 15 Nov 1897
  • Company: H
  • James Brainerd Fletcher was born on 25 Aug 1839 at Maine, son of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin.
  • James Brainerd Fletcher was enumerated in the household of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephrahim Fletcher, 47, farmer, b. MA
    Mary Ann, 44, b. MA
    Mary J., 21, b. Maine (as were all the children)
    **Samuel J., 19, machinist
    Josiah S., 17, farmer
    Wm. W. , 12
    **James B., 11
    Abby E., 8
    **George F., 6
    Emily M., 4
    Lewis (?) C.,2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as clerk.
  • James Brainerd Fletcher and George Fergo Fletcher, and Samuel Judson Fletcher, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company H.
  • James was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jun 1861 Samuel, James and George's sister, Abby Elizabeth Fletcher, married George Warren Davison at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 10 months and 17 days old.
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin joined Co. H of the 15th Massachusetts with his three Fletcher cousins, Samuel, James and George. Of the four men, only Samuel J. Fletcher returned home.
  • James Brainerd Fletcher died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried. He was 23 years and 23 days old.
  • Samuel Fletcher, his brother, in a diary outlines how he buried James in a flower garden and then went back later with other relatives to move James to the family plot.
  • He was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his brother, George.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Brainerd Fletcher was mentioned among the deceased.
  • George Fergo Fletcher survived James and died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 19.
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin, their cousin, survived James and George and died on 15 Aug 1863 of wounds at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, at age 23.
  • Ephrahim Spring Fletcher survived George and James and died on 24 Oct 1868 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 James B. Fletcher 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

Philander H. Fletcher

b. 1 June 1824, d. 6 December 1874
  • Father: Joseph Fletcher b. 14 Jun 1790, d. 18 Feb 1862
  • Mother: Nancy Hall b. 1795
  • Company: B
  • Philander H. Fletcher was born on 1 Jun 1824 at Berkshire, Franklin County, Vermont, son of Joseph Fletcher and Nancy Hall.
  • On 3 Jun 1845 Philander H. Fletcher, 21, married Hannah K. Fuller, 24, daughter of Barnard Fuller and Lydia W. [--?--], at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Philander H. Fletcher and Hannah K. Fuller were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1860 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    P. H. Fletcher, 37, roofer, b. MA
    H. K., 40, wife, b. NH
    H., 7, (m.), b. MA
    A. B., 3, (m), b. MA
    Lydia Fuller 89, b. NH
    A. Abbott, 20, (m), b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Philander gave his occupation as patent roofer.
  • In 1861 Philander was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Philander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 1 month and 11 days old.
  • On 18 Feb 1862 his father, Joseph Fletcher, died at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Philander H. Fletcher made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Apr 1862, and received certificate number 252700.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Philander was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the thigh and hand.
  • On 29 Apr 1863 Philander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He and Hannah K. Fuller were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1870 at Leominster P. O., Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fletcher, Philander, 46, works in machine shop, b. VT
    ---, Hannah, 49, b. VT
    ---, Edward H., 16, b. MA
    ---, Almon B., 13, b. MA.
  • Philander H. Fletcher died on 6 Dec 1874 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a tumor. He was 50 years, 6 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1874 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 3, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (North Side of Pilgrim Path and Locust Avenue) Beech Avenue.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Philander H. Fletcher was reported as deceased at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel. Click the icon to read the report.
  • On 6 Nov 1879 Philander and Hannah's son, Edward Hulbert Fletcher married Hattie R. Whitcomb at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. There were no children of the marriage.
  • Philander H. Fletcher's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Hannah K. Fuller in the 1880 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fletcher, Hannah, 59, widow, b. VT
    ---, Almond, 23, son, single, slater, b. MA (of VT parents.)
  • On 30 May 1884 his son, Almon Boyden Fletcher, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, crushed by accident while coupling railroad cars.
  • Hannah, his wife, outlived Philander and died on 13 May 1886 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Hannah K. Fuller b. 16 Jan 1821, d. 13 May 1886

  • Edward Hulbert Fletcher b. 13 Jun 1853
  • Almon Boyden Fletcher b. 1857, d. 30 May 1884

Samuel Judson Fletcher

b. 31 March 1831, d. 11 July 1924

Samuel J. Fletcher
  • Father: Ephrahim Spring Fletcher b. 30 Jul 1805, d. 24 Oct 1868
  • Mother: Margaret Ann Chapin b. 15 Jun 1808, d. 15 Nov 1897
  • Company: H
  • Samuel Judson Fletcher was born on 31 Mar 1831 at Solon, Somerset County, Maine, son of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin.
  • Samuel Judson Fletcher was enumerated in the household of Ephrahim Spring Fletcher and Margaret Ann Chapin in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephrahim Fletcher, 47, farmer, b. MA
    Mary Ann, 44, b. MA
    Mary J., 21, b. Maine (as were all the children)
    **Samuel J., 19, machinist
    Josiah S., 17, farmer
    Wm. W. , 12
    **James B., 11
    Abby E., 8
    **George F., 6
    Emily M., 4
    Lewis (?) C.,2.
  • Samuel was educated at Brown University, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, in 1857 graduated.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as engineer.
  • James Brainerd Fletcher and George Fergo Fletcher, Samuel Judson Fletcher, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company H.
  • On 27 Jun 1861 Samuel, James and George's sister, Abby Elizabeth Fletcher, married George Warren Davison at Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private. He was 30 years, 3 months and 12 days old.
  • Samuel Judson Fletcher and George Warren Davison, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts, along with George F. and James B. Fletcher, as well as Edward Chapin, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Edward Fletcher Chapin joined Co. H of the 15th Massachusetts with his three Fletcher cousins, Samuel, James and George. Of the four men, only Samuel J. Fletcher returned home.
  • On 18 Jul 1862 Samuel was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Samuel was wounded shot through the jaw, but his remarkable constitution kept him alive.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his brother, James Brainerd Fletcher, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, unmarried at age 23.
  • On 14 Nov 1862 Samuel was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • He was wounded again while leading his men in the battle of Gettyburg on 3 Jul 1863 For his bravery he was presented with a sword by the regimental commander.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 his brother, George Fergo Fletcher, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 19.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Samuel was promoted to as a Captain.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • On 15 Jul 1863, at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel was mentioned (Volume 92 # 27) as follows:

    Lieut. S. J. Fletcher, of Co. H. 15th regiment Massachusetts volunteers, arrived at his home in Whitinsville on Saturday last, having been wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. The ball entered the cheek, midway between the ear and the eye, and passed completely through his head, coming out in a corresponding position upon the opposite side of his face. Strange to say his wound is doing well and he appears to be in a fair way for recovery. Two brothers of Lieut. Fletcher have been instantly killed during the present war. James B. was killed at Gettysburg, all belonging to the same regiment and company.

  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 Aug 1863 his cousin, Edward Fletcher Chapin, died at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, at age 23 of wounds.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 9 Mar 1864 Samuel Judson Fletcher, 32, married Emma A. Luther, 23, daughter of Esek Luther, at Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service term.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Aug 1864, and received certificate number 34543.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 24 Oct 1868 his father, Ephrahim Spring Fletcher, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • About 1870 Samuel was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he entered the state police department and served in this position for several years. The citizens of Northbridge, recognizing his ability, elected Samuel as their representative to the state legislature where he served.
  • He and Emma A. Luther were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fletcher, Saml J., 49, farmer, b. ME
    ---, Ellen A., 35, wife, b. MA
    ---, Nellie C., 14, daur
    ---, Alice L., 13, daur
    ---, Bertha J., 1, son (sic)
    ---, Edward S., son.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 13 Feb 1888 Samuel and Emma's daughter, Nellie Chapin Fletcher married James Elliott Adams at South Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel Judson Fletcher was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, noting that he was wounded through the face and hand.
  • On 9 Oct 1899 Samuel and Emma's daughter, Alice Luther Fletcher married Walter E. Clapp at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel Judson Fletcher and Emma A. Luther were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1900 at Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fletcher, Samuel J., b. Mar 1821, 79, married 36 years, b. ME, produce dealer
    ---, Ellen A., wife, b. Aug 1840, four of five children living, b. MA
    ---, Bertha J., daur, b. Nov 1878, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Samuel was living at Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher 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 10 Jun 1908 Samuel and Emma's daughter, Bertha Judson Fletcher married Peleg W. Eddy at Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Judson Fletcher attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • About 1912 Samuel Judson Fletcher and Emma A. Luther moved to Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • The personal papers or letters of Samuel Judson Fletcher are available at consisting of a diary.
  • He died on 11 Jul 1924 at Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He was 93 years, 3 months and 11 days old.
  • An obituary for Samuel Judson Fletcher was published on 14 Jul 1924 at Turners Falls, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Capt. Samuel Fletcher, Civil War Veteran had been honored for Bravery.
    Turners Falls, July 14 -- Capt. Samuel Fletcher, 93 years old, died suddenly at his home in Gill Friday morning. He was born in Bethel, ME., in 1830. He was graduated from Brown University in 1857 and soon after the Civil War began enlisted. He made a remarkable record as captain of the 15th Massachusetts Regt. and was presented with a sword by the regimental commander in recognition of his bravery in the battles of Antietam and later at Gettysburg. He was wounded in both battles.
    After the war he entered the state police department and served several years until he was elected representative to the Legislature from the town of Northbridge.
    Mr. Fletcher went to Gill to make his home 12 years ago, and has been active in local affairs ever since. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Walter Clapp and Mrs. Peleg W. Eddy of Gill, and Mrs. James E. Adams of Newton, also a son, Edward F. Fletcher of West Newton.
    The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Thomas H. Vincent, pastor of the Congregational Church of Turners Falls officiated. The veterans of the Civil War and the Sons of Veterans attended the services in a body. Burial was in Sherburn.
  • He was buried in Jul 1924 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sherburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Aug 1924 Ellen A. Fletcher received a pension to surviving family member based on Samuel's service; his wife, received certificate number 956031.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Ward Collection.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2015

Family: Emma A. Luther b. Aug 1840

  • Nellie Chapin Fletcher b. 1 Jul 1865
  • Alice Luther Fletcher b. 19 Apr 1867
  • Edward Spring Fletcher b. 17 Jun 1869
  • Margaret T. Fletcher b. 15 Dec 1871, d. 5 Aug 1875
  • Bertha Judson Fletcher b. 4 Nov 1878

Henry Elwood Flint

b. 5 December 1837, d. 26 November 1869
  • Father: Henry Calvin Flint b. 13 Feb 1813
  • Mother: Susan Damon Swain b. 3 May 1807, d. 7 Oct 1881
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Henry Elwood Flint was born on 5 Dec 1837 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Calvin Flint and Susan Damon Swain.
  • On 17 Dec 1856 Henry Elwood Flint, 19, married Mary Frances Walsh, 19, daughter of Robert B. Walsh and Mary Lewis Ashton, at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Elwood Flint and Mary Frances Walsh were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1860 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Henry E. Flint, 22, cordwainer, b. MA (as were all)
    Mary F., 22
    Carrie A., 2
    Hellen M., 8/12
    **Joseph C. Orcutt, 23, cordwainer
    Mary, 22, seamstress, b. ME
    (Note: two future members of the 1st Andrew Sharpshooters.)
  • In 1861 Henry was living at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Henry gave his occupation as Shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Henry E. Flint mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 23 years, 8 months and 28 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Henry E. Flint 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 10 Sep 1862 Henry ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Mar 1863, and received certificate number 32683.
  • He died on 26 Nov 1869 at Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, of delirium tremens. He was 31 years, 11 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1869 at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Jan 1870 Mary Frances Walsh received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his wife received certificate number 165680.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Frances Walsh in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Wakefield P. O., North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Flint, Mary F., 32, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Francis E., 9
    ---, Laurie A., 6
    ---, Wallace B., 4.
  • On 25 Feb 1880 Henry and Mary's daughter, Hellen M. Flint married George A. Smith at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Sep 1880 Henry's widow, Mary Frances Walsh remarried to Sumner Foster at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Mary Frances Flint was enumerated as the widow of Henry Elwood Flint, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at North Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Frances Walsh b. 25 May 1837, d. 24 Oct 1912

  • Caroline D. Flint b. 14 Sep 1857
  • Ellen M. Flint b. 20 Jul 1859
  • Frank Elwood Flint b. between 1860 - 1861
  • Laura Ann Flint b. 13 Nov 1863
  • William Broomfield Flint b. 7 Sep 1865

Michael Flynn

b. 1840, d. 2 July 1863
  • Father: John Flynn b. 1812, d. 13 Jul 1868
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. 1812
  • Company: E
  • Michael Flynn was born about in 1840 at Stradbally, County Waterford, Ireland, son of John Flynn and Mary [--?--].
  • Michael Flynn emigrated in Apr 1858 from Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Michael gave his occupation as wire-drawer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry noted additionally in the 1870 roster under "unassigned recruits" with different muster-in date, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • Starting 1 Feb 1863, Michael also served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, appearing on the roster of Battery B.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, while serving with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery; in the 15th Massachusetts, under "unassigned recruits", he is noted as having been with Co. G at the time of his death.. He was 23 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Michael Flynn was reported as a casualty while serving with the 1st Rhode Island Artillery at Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    Pvt. Michael Flynn, Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, detaled from Company E, 15th MVI, killed July 3, buried on the side of the A. Bryan Farm, reinterred in D-3 in the Massachusetts plot, age 20.
  • He was buried at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 3.
  • On 11 Jan 1868 Mary Flynn received a pension to surviving family member based on Michael's service; his mother, received certificate number 125596.
  • John, his father, outlived Michael and died on 13 Jul 1868.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Michael J. Fog

b. between 1843 and 1844, d. 23 March 1916
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • James Ross was an alias he used upon entry into the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Michael J. Fog was born between 1843 - 1844 at unknown.

  • On 12 Jul 1864 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with no further service record according to the 1870 roster.

  • Michael also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 1142410.
  • He died on 23 Mar 1916 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2013

James Foley

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: D
  • James Foley was born between 1838 - 1839 at Ireland.
  • James Foley married Honora [--?--].
  • In 1861 he was married at the time of his enlistment, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, James gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1863 James was living at West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 28 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, James also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • He ended his service by discharge for disability on 22 Oct 1864 at West Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Feb 1866, and received certificate number 63593.
  • He died.
  • On 11 Nov 1878 Honora [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on James's service; his wife, received certificate number 493023.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

Family: Honora [--?--]

William H. Folger

b. between 1823 and 1824, d. 21 December 1861
  • Father: John B. Folger b. between 1793 - 1794
  • Mother: Elizabeth [--?--] b. between 1800 - 1801
  • Company: MusBand
  • William H. Folger was born between 1823 - 1824 at Albany, Albany County, New York, son of John B. Folger and Elizabeth [--?--].
  • On 25 Dec 1849 William H. Folger married Julia A. Dodge, daughter of John Dodge, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William H. Folger was enumerated in the household of John B. Folger and Elizabeth [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 21 Aug 1850 at Albany, Albany County, New York, as:
    John B. Folger, 56, last maker, b. NY (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 49
    **William, 29
    Analiza, 23 (his wife?)
    Theodore, 16.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • He died on 21 Dec 1861 of disease.
  • He was buried in Dec 1861 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Section 13 Site 7025.
  • On 3 Feb 1863 J. H. Dodge made application for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, and received certificate 172377.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of J. H. Dodge in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1870 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Dodge, J. H., 42, works in boot factory, $2000 real estate, $500 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in household)
    ---, Susan, 32
    ---, J. P. 5
    ---, Lewis G., 3
    ---, Herbert, 1
    Briggs, Lottie, 21, works in corset shop
    Note: this appears to be Joel H. Dodge. The children here are too young to be William Folger's. Open question as to what the relationship might be.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 William H. Folger was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 2016

Family: Julia A. Dodge b. between 1829 - 1830

William C. Forbes

b. 10 June 1843, d. 9 November 1864
  • Father: Lyman H. Forbes
  • Mother: Hannah C. March
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William C. Forbes was born on 10 Jun 1843 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Lyman H. Forbes and Hannah C. March.
  • In 1861 William was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, William gave his occupation as Shoemaker.
  • Starting 30 Apr 1861, William also served in the 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company A (Cushing Guards.)

  • On 2 Sep 1861 William C. Forbes mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 18 years, 2 months and 23 days old.
  • On 17 Feb 1862 William ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Poolesville, Maryland, by discharge for disability.

  • Starting 20 Nov 1863, William also served in the 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment Massachusetts, Company H.
  • He died on 9 Nov 1864 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 21 years, 4 months and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1864 at Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Nov 1866 Hannah C. Goodwin received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother received certificate number 237283.
  • Last Edited: 18 Jan 2013