Joshua Freeman

b. 2 July 1821, d. 26 June 1901

Joshua Freeman
  • Father: Joshua Freeman b. 21 Feb 1786, d. 3 Jun 1839
  • Mother: Abigail "Nabby" Fuller b. 1788, d. 11 Jul 1822
  • Company: C
  • Joshua Freeman was born on 2 Jul 1821 at Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, son of Joshua Freeman and Abigail "Nabby" Fuller.
  • On 8 Feb 1847 Joshua Freeman, 25, married Jane Wellington, 20, daughter of James Wellington and Mary Ballard, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joshua Freeman and Jane Wellington were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 5 Aug 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joshua Freeman, 40, blacksmith, b. MA
    Jane, 32, b. MA
    Alice, 6, b. MA
    Julia Davis, 22, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joshua gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1861 Joshua was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joshua mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 40 years and 10 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joshua Freeman was mentioned in dispatches or (not necessarily correctly) among the casualties of Ball's Bluff.
  • Joshua Freeman was the color sargeant for the 15th while a Non-com. He returned to Worcester in the Fall of 1861 after Ball's Bluff and was mentioned in several of Emily and George Ward's letters. He returned to Poolesville on 16-17 Dec 1861 with a group of new recruits. (from Peter H. Viles, Worcester, MA.)
  • On 1 Dec 1862 Joshua was promoted to Commissary Sergeant.
  • On 19 Mar 1863 Joshua was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joshua Freeman was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 20 Sep 1863 Joshua was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joshua Freeman was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 17 Oct 1863, Joshua was assigned to Company C.
  • Starting between 1 Nov 1863 - 18 Jan 1864, Joshua also served in the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps as detached, chief of pioneers.
  • In 1863 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joshua had his photo taken, probably some time in the summer. (Photo in uniform and portrait detail above provided courtesy of Thomas Harris, New York City.) Click icon to view.
  • On 28 Apr 1864 Joshua ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service, as 1st Lieutenant of Company B.

  • He and Jane Wellington were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Freeman, Joshua, 48, blacksmith, b. MA
    ---, Jane, 44, b. MA
    ---, Alice J., 15, works in carpet mill, b. VT
    ---, Joshua, 5, b. MA
    Chittenden, Rachel, 25, works in carpet mill, b. NY.
  • On 1 May 1875 Joshua and Jane's daughter, Alice J. Freeman married George E. Colby at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joshua also had his photo taken later in life. (Photo by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Ward Collection.)
  • He and Jane Wellington were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he "Works In Mill."
  • Joshua Freeman was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 29 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 577822.
  • On 21 Jun 1893 Joshua and Jane's daughter, Hattie Ruth Freeman married Arthur W. Jones at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1896, Joshua was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Jane Wellington were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of her 5 children, 3 are still living.
  • Joshua Freeman died on 26 Jun 1901 at Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of organic heart disease. He was 79 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1901 at Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jul 1901 Jane Wellington received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Joshua's service; his wife, received certificate number 542067.
  • Jane, his wife, outlived Joshua and died on 17 May 1902 at Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and was buried with her husband at age 75.
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family: Jane Wellington b. 30 May 1826, d. 17 May 1902

  • Alice J. Freeman b. 1854
  • Joshua Porter Freeman b. 8 Jun 1865
  • Hattie Ruth Freeman b. 18 Oct 1870

William H. Freeman

b. 1830, d. 13 April 1863
  • Father: William Freeman
  • Company: K
  • William H. Freeman was born in 1830 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of William Freeman, possibly the son of Willard and Olive (Wipen) Freeman.
  • On 2 Sep 1849 William H. Freeman married Clarissa A. Dexter, 20, daughter of Andrew Waterman Dexter, at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • William H. Freeman and Clarissa A. Dexter were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 14 Aug 1850 at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, in the home of:
    Willard Freeman, 52, farmer, b. RI
    Olive, 42, b. MA
    Olive W., 18, (f), 18, b. RI
    Allen M., 13, b. RI
    Stephen Kimball, 24, dresser tender, b. RI
    Mary, 22, b. RI
    Frederick, 2, b. RI
    **William H. Freeman, 20, dresser tender, b. RI
    Clarissa A., 20, b. RI
    Mary Smith, 24, b. Ireland
    Thos. Cogsdale, 24, weaver, b. RI
    Mary, 23, b. RI
    Mary Knox, 22, b. MA
    Mary WHipple, 25, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 William was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years 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, William H. Freeman 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, William H. Freeman was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William H. Freeman was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 4 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, William H. Freeman was listed among the sick and wounded soldiers arriving off the S. R. Spaulding, Elm City, and St. Mark at Philadelphia.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 William was promoted to to Sergeant.
  • He died on 13 Apr 1863 at Germantown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of disease. He was 33 years old.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Blackstone Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Oct 1863 Clarissa A. Dexter received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; and received certificate number 14343.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Charles H. Freeman and Julia West Tracy in the 1900 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Freeman, Charles H., head, b. Jan 1856, 44, married 8 years, b. MA (of RI parents), manufacture of printing presses
    ---, Julia, wife, b. July 1853, she has no children
    ---, Clarissa A., mother, b. June 1829, her one child is living.
  • Clarissa, his wife, outlived William and died on 6 Feb 1918 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88.
  • William's wife, Clarissa A. Freeman, died and was buried in Feb 1918 at Blackstone Cemetery, Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, next to her husband at age 88 years and 7 months.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Clarissa A. Dexter b. 8 Jun 1829, d. 6 Feb 1918

  • Charles H. Freeman b. 4 Jan 1856, d. 23 Apr 1908

Orrin A. French

b. 15 April 1848, d. 2 January 1865
  • Father: William James French b. 30 Jun 1822, d. 23 Feb 1894
  • Mother: Susan R. Lovering b. 10 Mar 1819, d. 7 Dec 1895
  • Company: C
  • Orrin A. French was born on 15 Apr 1848 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of William James French and Susan R. Lovering, grandson of Jonas and Martha (Jewett) French of Dunstable, Massachusetts.
  • Orrin A. French was enumerated in the household of William James French and Susan R. Lovering in the 1850 US Federal Census in Aug 1850 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, enumerated as follows:
    William J. French, 28, teamster, b. MA
    Susan R., 31, b. NH
    **Orrin A., 2, b. NH
    William H., 5/12, b. NH.
  • Orrin A. French was enumerated in the household of William James French and Susan R. Lovering in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Brookline, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, enumerated as follows:
    William J. French, 37, farmer, $1000 real estate, $100 personal, b. MA
    Susan R., 40, b. NH
    **Orrin A., 12, b. NH
    William H., 10, b. NH
    Luella A., 7, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Orrin gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Orrin was living at Brookline, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

  • On 14 Mar 1864 Orrin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • In May 1864 Orrin was wounded on the thumb.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Orrin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company E of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Orrin also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 25 Aug 1864 Orrin was taken prisoner at Reams' Station, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
  • He died on 2 Jan 1865 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, of disease, as a Prisoner of War. He was 16 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • A coincidence occurred at the Battle of Reams Station. Orrin's uncle, Jonas Clifton French (4th New Hampshire Infantry) was also captured and marched to Salisbury Prison from that battle. Clifton died on November 18, 1864, according to John Strong.
  • On 10 Jun 1878 Susan R. Lovering received a pension to surviving family member based on Owen's service; his mother, received certificate number 265486.
  • Susan R. Lovering, his mother, survived Orrin and died on 7 Dec 1895 at age 76.
  • Orrin A. French appears in History of Brookline, Formerly Raby, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with Tables of Family Records and Genealogies, (Edward Everett Parker, Gardner, MA: Meals Printing Co., 1914), as a member of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Joseph C. Fretts

b. 1829, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Jacob Fretts b. between 1790 - 1791
  • Mother: Rebecca Cilley b. 31 Aug 1800, d. 12 Oct 1881
  • Company: F
  • Joseph C. Fretts was born about in 1829 at Hebron, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Jacob Fretts and Rebecca Cilley.
  • Joseph C. Fretts was enumerated in the household of Jacob Fretts and Rebecca Cilley in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Aug 1850 at Hebron, Grafton County, New Hampshire, as:
    Jacob Frets, 59, farmer, b. NH (as were all in the family)
    Rebacca, 50
    Bradly, 26
    **Joseph, 21
    Henry, 19
    Angeline, 24
    Sally Jane, 27
    Emerline, 11
    Geo., 8
    Lydia Tafts, 17
    Susannah Clifford 73.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861, Joseph was unmarried at enlistment, per North Brookfield CW History.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 33 years old.
  • On 19 Jan 1870 Joseph C. Fretts was included on the Civil War memorial at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
    See: An Oration delivered Jan. 19, 1870 by Gen'l Francis A. Walker, at the Soldiers' Monument Dedication in North Brookfield; also the addresses of His Excellency Wm. Claflin, Gen. Chas. Devens and others, with a brief account of the celebration (off-site link at Internet Archive, archive.org.)
  • In 1886 Joseph C. Fretts was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Joseph G. Fretts 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: 29 Aug 2016

John Friederick

b. between 1827 and 1828, d. 1872
  • Company: D
  • John Friederick was born between 1827 - 1828 at Germany.
  • John Friederick married Catherine [--?--].
  • On 17 May 1861 John enlisted the Company H, New York 29th Infantry Regiment.
  • On 21 Jul 1861, John was transferred or mustered out of the 29th.
  • John also served in the 29th New York Infantry, Co. H and the 2nd Independant Battery, New York Light Artillery.
  • In 1863 John was living at East Brooklyn, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1863 John was married at the time of his enlistment, according to Ford's history.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 John was wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, in the leg.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Friederick was mentioned in the official casualty list (Volume 92 # 42):
    The Fifteenth Regiment
    Headquarters Fifteenth Regiment
    Oct. 1863
    Mr. Baldwin: Dear Sir;---The following is an official list of the killed and wounded in the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, in the engagement at Bristow Station, Va. Oct. 13, 1863
    Killed--- Corp, Samuel Stearns, Co. B., private A. E. Hinckley, Co. I.
    ]Wounded--- Lieut. Chas. H. Stevens; privates F. Merrifield, J. Frederick, Co. D; H. Jeverson, Co. E; Serg. G. A. Davis, Co. F. (since dead) privates D. Sherwood, Thomas Say, M. D. Tucker, Co. I; Adam Peacock, Co. K.
    Very Respectfully
    Your obedient servant,
    Geo. C. Joslin
    Lieut. Col. commanding Regiment.
  • On 22 Nov 1863, John was included in the names of patients in the Annapolis Hospitals #2 received at Naval School Hospital (Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland) - B. A. VANDERKIEFT, Surgeon in Charge, from The New York Times. (quoted in the USGenWeb Archives.)
  • On 24 May 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for wounds.

  • On 27 Jul 1864, John was noted as transfered to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the 1870 roster.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Sep 1864, and received certificate number 35359.
  • He died in 1872.
  • On 1 May 1872 Catherine [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 178122.
  • An unnamed person made application as guardian to surviving dependants and received certificate number 182438.
  • (Note: the pension file index shows combined service in Company D, 15th Mass. Inf; Company E, 20th Mass. Inf; Company H, 29th NY Inf., 2nd Indpt, Battery NY Light Artillery.)
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

Family: Catherine [--?--]

  • Barbara Friederick

Henry Augustus Frissell

b. 16 September 1844, d. 7 March 1864
  • Father: Otis Frissell b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 1889
  • Mother: Sarah Maria Chickering b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 1888
  • Company: G
  • Henry Augustus Frissell was born on 16 Sep 1844 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Otis Frissell and Sarah Maria Chickering.
  • Henry Augustus Frissell was enumerated in the household of Otis Frissell and Sarah Maria Chickering in the 1860 US Federal Census on 17 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Otis Frissele (sic), 52, shoe clicker, b. CT
    Sarah M., 52, b. MA (as were all children)
    Sarah L., 27
    **Henry A., 15
    George E., 18
    Neamiah M., 9.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as hostler.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 10 months and 26 days old.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Henry was taken prisoner.
  • He died on 7 Mar 1864 at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, as a prisoner of war. He was 19 years, 5 months and 20 days old.
  • On 3 Feb 1865, Samuel Wallace Armington was reported as a released prisoner bringing news of other prisoners:
    From Southern Prisons
    S. W. Armington of Rutland, Mass., a released prisoner who was for more than a year an inmate of the rebel prisons at Belle Island, Andersonville, Charlston and Florence reports the following Massachusetts soldiers as having died in prison:
    At Richmond: Henry Frissell, Co. G, 15th Regiment; John Savage, 25th regiment.
    At Andersonville: Walter Stetson, Co. G. 15th regiment.
    At Millen: C. A. Gleason, Co. D, 15th regiment.
    Left in prison at Florence and well: Sergt. James Comrie, Co. E., Sergt. Tripp, Co. A, Sergt Cummings, Co. C, Corp. George Farr, Co. D., C. A. Green, Co. D, all of the 15th regiment.
    at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Jun 1880 Sarah Maria Chickering received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his mother, received certificate number 211192.
  • In 1888 Otis Frissell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Henry's service; his father, received certificate number 287207.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Albert C Frost

b. 17 August 1845, d. 16 September 1863
  • Father: Henry Frost b. 5 Mar 1801, d. 12 Oct 1882
  • Mother: Miranda Clarinda Cutter b. 1810, d. 12 Jan 1892
  • Company: C
  • Albert C Frost was born on 17 Aug 1845 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Frost and Miranda Clarinda Cutter, grandson of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Lottridge) Frost.
  • Albert C Frost was enumerated in the household of Henry Frost and Miranda Clarinda Cutter in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Aug 1850 at West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Frost 49, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Marinda Frost 39
    Henry Frost, Jr. 19
    Marinda Frost, 2nd 16
    Sarah G Frost 14
    Chas A Frost 13
    **Albert C Frost 5
    Esther F Frost 1
    Lydia Cutler 82
    H D Hanson 21.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Albert gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1862 Albert was living at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 11 months and 28 days old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Albert was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Albert C Frost was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • He died on 16 Sep 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of wounds to the leg. He was 18 years and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Section B, Lot 267.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Joseph L. Frost

b. 1841, d. 15 February 1900
  • Father: Thaddeus Frost b. 7 Feb 1796, d. 3 Aug 1884
  • Mother: Abigail Locke b. 5 Dec 1807, d. 5 Jun 1865
  • Company: C
  • Joseph L. Frost was born about in 1841 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Thaddeus Frost and Abigail Locke.
  • Joseph L. Frost was enumerated in the household of Thaddeus Frost and Abigail Locke in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1860 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thadeus Frost, 64, farmer, $10,000 real estate, $350 personal state, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail, 52
    Ellen A., 26
    Edwin A., 23, farmer
    Margaret H., 21
    **Joseph L., 18
    Geo. A., 16
    Emma F., 12.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the hand.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph L. Frost was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 5 Jun 1865 his mother, Abigail Locke, died at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • Joseph L. Frost was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is single, a Clerk In Grocery, living in the household of Aaron A. ADAMS, who appears to be the owner of the grocery store.
  • In 1886 Joseph was living at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Joseph L. Frost took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jul 1890, made application number 786645, but no certificate recorded.
  • Joseph L. Frost was the postmaster.
  • He died on 15 Feb 1900 at Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 59 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1900 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Section D, Lot 71.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2016

Sumner Moore Frost

b. 28 January 1841, d. 8 October 1907

Sumner M. Frost
  • Father: Leonard R. Frost b. 1 Oct 1788, d. 28 Sep 1859
  • Mother: Orpha W. Way b. 19 Dec 1803, d. 6 Oct 1879
  • Company: A
  • Sumner Moore Frost was born on 28 Jan 1841 at South Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Leonard R. Frost and Orpha W. Way.
  • Sumner Moore Frost was enumerated in the household of Leonard R. Frost and Orpha W. Way in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1850 at Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Leonard Frost, 67, Meth. clergyman, b. MA
    Orpha W., 46, b. NH
    Isabella L., 15, b. MA
    **Sumner M., 9, b. MA.
  • On 28 Sep 1859 his father, Leonard R. Frost, died at Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sumner gave his occupation as carriage maker.
  • In 1861 Sumner was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Sumner mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 14 days old.
  • Sumner Moore Frost and William Blake Whitney, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company A.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Sumner was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, gained date (date returned to regimental rolls from prison) not shown.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sumner Moore Frost 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, Sumner Moore Frost 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, Sumner Moore Frost was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 10 Nov 1862 Sumner ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1863, received certificate number 25182.
  • On 15 Sep 1863 Sumner Moore Frost, 22, married Ellen A. Tilton, 22, daughter of William Tilton and Mary Laurentia Barber, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 Sep 1863 William Blake Whitney and Julia Pauline Tilton, daughter of William Tilton and Mary Laurentia Barber, were married at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • (Note: the Tilton girls appear to have had a double wedding.)
  • Starting 22 Aug 1864, Sumner also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company H.
  • He ended his service on 17 Jun 1865.
  • He and Ellen A. Tilton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is in Baby Carriage Manufacture. Also enumerated -- Bridgett BRYON, servant, 24, b. Ireland, and Susie WHITNEY, 24, b. MA, a boarder.
  • Sumner Moore Frost was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • On 26 Mar 1898 his son, Roscoe Stanley Frost, died at Massachusetts at age 25.
  • On 17 Oct 1898 Ellen A. Frost, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • On 15 Mar 1899 his daughter, Mary A. Frost, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid, age 32, unmarried, she had "a wide reputation as the author of German text books and educational works."
  • Sumner Moore Frost was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a widower, 59, with two boarders living in his home; states that he was b. in VT, along with his parents.
  • On 28 Nov 1901, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sumner was was the subject of a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
    Remedy for Insomnia
    About 8:30 Tuesday evening, people in the vicinity of the square were startled by two shots fired in rapid succession, the sound apparently coming from the direction of Pearl street. In about five minutes the telephone bell at police headquarters rang and Mrs. F. J Woodbury who lives on Pearl street told Officer Lynch that some one had fired a charge of shot through one of the windows in the rear of her house.
    Chief Lasselle visited that house and found it was evident that the shots were from a gun shot which must have been fired in the yard of Sumner Frost, who lives in the next house, a wide yard separating the two houses.
    Mr. Frost stated that he retired at an early hour but was unable to sleep and after lying for some time the thought struck him that to make a noise might settle his nerves, and opening his window he took his gun and fired both barrels aiming down into the yard, and not once thinking of doing any harm. After the shooting he retired and thought no more of the matter until the call of the police. Two lights of glass were broken but it is thought that the charge struck the hard ground and rebounded.
    Sumner Frost is one of Leominster's most respected citizens, and a man who has seen a great deal of trouble in the past 10 years, having lost his wife, son and daughter within that time. The talk about his having any mental derangement is all bosh, and his explanation will be satisfactory to any opne who has ever suffered sleepless nights, and has reached a state of nervous tension where a good loud noise to break the horrible stillness is a relief.
  • He died on 8 Oct 1907 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 66 years, 8 months and 10 days old.
  • An obituary for Sumner Moore Frost was published on 8 Oct 1907 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Leominster: Death of Sumner M. Frost
    Sumner M. Frost, a well-known citizen of this town, died at his residence, 35 Pearl street, early this morning, in 67th year of his age. Mr. Frost had been a resident of Leominster since he was 17 years old and after a most honorable record of service in the Civil War, came back and acquired a competency which enabled him to retire over 20 years ago and enjoy the fruits, though his later years were clouded by sorrow over the loss of his wife and children. This sorrow was a far heavier burden than the ill-health which he had been obliged to endure by reason of the privations he had suffered in the Civil War, most of which were the result of confinement in the prison pens of the South and which were sufficient in themselves to explain some eccentricities of conduct.
    Mr. Frost was born in Orange, Jan. 28, 1841, and when a child went with his parents to Phillipston to live. He came to Leominster in 1858 and entered the employ oif F. W. & F. A. Whitney and worked for them until the outbreak of the Civil War, and his enlistment in the 15th Mass. regiment of infantry. He was made a prisoner at the disastrous battle of Balls Bluff and was confined in Libby and Salisbury prisons for seven months, after which he was exchanged. He had undergone such hardships as to unfit him for military service and he was honorably discharged for disab ility. The call of patriotism was, however, too strong for him, and his health having become sufficiently renewed, he enlisted again, this time in the 4th Heavy artillery and served to the end of the war.
    After his discharge by reason of the expiration of the war, he came back to Leominster, entering the employ of the F. A. Whitney Carriage Co. and later became a member of the firm, retiring in 1885. He married, Sept. 15, 1864, to Miss Ellen A. Tilton, and their two children, Rosco F. and Mar A., are both dead. Mrs. Frost died in 1899. Mr. Frost was a member of the Orthodox church and a very liberal contibutor to its support. He was a member of the Leominster club and of Wilder lodge, F. & A. M.
    The funeral will be at his late residence, 35 Pearl street, Thursday at 2 p.m.
  • He was buried on 10 Oct 1907 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, after a funeral at his home.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Sumner Moore Frost was reported as "deceased" at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Charles Henry Wilder on 13 May 1909 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 17 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen A. Tilton b. 15 Sep 1841, d. 17 Oct 1898

  • Mary A. Frost b. 1867, d. 15 Mar 1899
  • Roscoe Stanley Frost b. 11 Feb 1873, d. 26 Mar 1898

James Frye

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: D
  • James Frye was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 James was living at Albany, Albany County, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, James gave his occupation as printer or painter.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James 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, James also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "E."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Frye was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 27 Nov 1864, James was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 27 Jul 1865.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Alden L. Fuller

b. 10 October 1832, d. 6 February 1908
  • Father: Eben W. Fuller b. 10 Mar 1803
  • Mother: Lucinda Frost b. 25 Sep 1793, d. 28 Sep 1873
  • Company: C
  • Alden L. Fuller was born on 10 Oct 1832 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Eben W. Fuller and Lucinda Frost.
  • Alden L. Fuller was enumerated in the household of Andrew Lowell Fuller and Olive Howard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew L. Fuller, 24, manufacturer, $12,000 estate value, b. MA
    Olive M., 23
    Emma S., 2
    Francis M., 4/12 (m.)
    [...]
    **Alden Fuller, 17, machinist, b. MA.
  • Between 1858 - 1859 Alden L. Fuller married Julia Agusta Bishop, daughter of Charles R. Bishop and Mary Roach.
  • Alden L. Fuller and Julia Agusta Bishop were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a mechanic.
  • In 1861 Alden was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alden gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alden mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 9 months and 2 days old.
  • Alden L. Fuller and Andrew Lowell Fuller, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. C.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Alden was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alden L. Fuller 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, Alden L. Fuller was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Alden L. Fuller was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 11 Mar 1863 Alden ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 10 Sep 1867 his cousin, Andrew Lowell Fuller, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 43 of consumption.
  • Alden L. Fuller and Julia Agusta Bishop were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, he "Works In Scale Shop" and his son is a Clerk in a Picture Gallery.
  • Alden L. Fuller made application at Vermont for a veteran's pension in Nov 1882, and received certificate number 275995.
  • In 1896, Alden was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Julia Agusta Bishop were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, as:
    Fuller, Alden, head, b. Oct 1832, married 41 years, machinist
    ---, Julia A., wife, b. July 1839, her only child is still living
    ---, Charles A., b. Aug 1860, married three years
    ---, Ruth A., grand-daughter, b. Jan 1892.
  • Alden L. Fuller died on 6 Feb 1908 at Vermont probable location. He was 75 years, 3 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1908 at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont.
  • In Mar 1908 Julia Agusta Bishop received a pension to surviving family member in Vermont based on Alden's service; his wife, received certificate number 657879.
  • Julia, his wife, outlived Alden and died on 8 Feb 1928 at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, at age 88.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Julia Agusta Bishop b. 11 Jul 1839, d. 8 Feb 1928

  • Charles A. Fuller b. 31 Aug 1860

Andrew Lowell Fuller

b. 6 June 1824, d. 10 September 1867

Andrew L. Fuller
  • Father: Ephraim Fuller b. 9 Jan 1793, d. 5 Jan 1876
  • Mother: Susan Hayward d. 1 May 1833
  • Company: C
  • Andrew Lowell Fuller was born on 6 Jun 1824 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Fuller and Susan Hayward.
  • On 19 May 1845 Andrew Lowell Fuller, 20, married Olive Howard, 18, daughter of George Howard III and Sarah Hayward Manley, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew Lowell Fuller and Olive Howard were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 9 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew L. Fuller, 24, manufacturer, $12,000 estate value, b. MA
    Olive M., 23
    Emma S., 2
    Francis M., 4/12 (m.)
    [...]
    **Alden Fuller, 17, machinist, b. MA.
  • On 22 Jul 1854 his toddler son, Francis H. Fuller, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 4 by drowning.
  • Andrew Lowell Fuller and Olive Howard were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Andrew L. Fuller, 36, manufacturer, b. MA
    Olive, 33
    Emma S., 12
    Albert S., 8
    Andrew C., 6
    Hannah McCloud, 18, operative in skirt mill, b. NZ
    Lucretia C. Brewer, 18, b. OH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as manufacturer.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew Lowell Fuller and Alden L. Fuller, first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. C.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 1 month and 26 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Lowell Fuller was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 7 Oct 1861 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation due to ill health.

  • On 9 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Lowell Fuller was mentioned as follows:
    Returned Soldiers of the Fifteenth Regiment
    Five privates of Co.C, fifteenth regiment belonging in Clinton named Briggs M. Daboil, Samuel L. Smith, Matthew Greelman, Frank Grachein, and Henry Kinney, the first three wounded in the Balls Bluff fight, and the last two sick from the hospital at Poolesville, arrived in Worcester by the express train from New York, Sunday forenoon. They left Poolesville on Friday morning. The men were in charge of Lieut. A. L. Fuller, and were taken to Clinton by private conveyance from this city. Governor Andrew received a dispatch Saturday, from his aide, Col. Henry Lee Jr. at Poolesville, stating that Private Turner of Clinton died of his wounds after the battle.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew Lowell Fuller was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Aug 1863 Andrew wrote an affidavit in support of Louisa Smith's application for a pension to surviving family member of Francis E. Smith.
  • He died on 10 Sep 1867 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 43 years, 3 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1867 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Lowell Fuller 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.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Olive Howard in the 1880 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fuller, Olive H., 59, b. MA
    ---, Emma S., 32, daur, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1884 Olive Howard applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Andrew's service; his wife, made application number 320595 , but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 27 Nov 1884 Andrew and Olive's daughter, Emma Susan Fuller married Harry W. Munyan at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Olive Fuller was enumerated as the widow of Andrew Lowell Fuller, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1896, Andrew was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Albert Smith Fuller and Olive Howard in the 1900 US Federal Census on 8 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fuller, Albert S., b. Feb 1852, 48, married 23 years, clerk in bank
    ---, Ella B., wife, b. jan 1854, all three children living
    ---, May D., daur, b. May 1879, clerk telephone
    ---, Bessie B., daur, b. Oct 1882
    ---, Howard A., son, b. Mar 1889
    nextdoor to:
    Fuller, Olive H., head, b. Mar 1827, widow, three of four children living
    ---, Emma S., daur, b. Apr 1847, single, dress maker.
  • Andrew's wife, Olive Howard, died and was buried on 5 May 1914 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 87 years, 1 month and 6 days.
  • Andrew's daughter, Emma Susan Fuller, died and was buried in 1937 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88 years.
  • Last Edited: 9 Apr 2016

Family: Olive Howard b. 29 Mar 1827, d. 2 May 1914

  • Emma Susan Fuller b. 25 Apr 1848, d. 1937
  • Francis H. Fuller b. 8 Apr 1850, d. 22 Jul 1854
  • Albert Smith Fuller b. 25 Feb 1852
  • Andrew Clifford Fuller b. 25 Aug 1853

Herbert Newton Fuller

b. 10 May 1841, d. 20 February 1865
  • Father: Aaron Fuller b. 25 Jul 1812, d. 17 Oct 1858
  • Mother: Jerusha Gale b. 24 Nov 1810
  • Company: E
  • Herbert Newton Fuller was born on 10 May 1841 at Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Aaron Fuller and Jerusha Gale, (Aaron-8, Ambrose7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Matthias4, Timothy3, Samuel2, Matthew1.)
  • On 17 Oct 1858 his father, Aaron Fuller, died at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, at age 46.
  • Herbert Newton Fuller was enumerated in the household of Sylvester Gale in the 1860 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sylvester Gale, (his maternal uncle) 37, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Susan, 74 (grandmother)
    Susan, 42 (aunt)
    Mary J., 34 (aunt)
    **Herbert N. Fuller, 19, farm labor.
  • Herbert Newton Fuller and Henry Jewett Ball, relations (Herbert was the cousin of Susan GALE, Henry's future wife), served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.
  • Herbert was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history. (Note: this appears to be an error, since his mother apparently received the pension for surviving dependant.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Herbert gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 24 Feb 1862 Herbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 9 months and 14 days old.
  • On 27 Feb 1864, Herbert was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $405.33.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Herbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert Newton Fuller was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 20 Feb 1865 at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of rheumatism. He was 23 years, 9 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1865 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, Grave # 12621.
  • He was memorialized at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a cenotaph in the family plot.
  • An obituary for Herbert Newton Fuller was published on 10 Jun 1865 at Charlton Gazette, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    The name of Herbert N. Fuller, of Charlton, is added to the host of martyrs who have died in rebel prisons. Corporal Fuller enlisted in Co. E; 15th Regiment in June and the first intelligence received of him is that he died at Andersonville, February 20th, and that his grave is numbered 12,681.
    His comrade writes that he had been without a blanket since his capture, and for three months without a shirt. Always faithful in the discharge of duty, quiet and obedient, accepting posts of danger from choice, he finally had to yeild to a barbarism which was more destructive than bullets.
    May his widowed mother who is left to mourn the loss remember that his name is linked with numberless other martyrs who have proceeded him, and that to die in a noble cause is again.
  • On 13 Nov 1865 Jerusha Gale received a pension to surviving family member based on Herbert's service; his mother, received certificate number 64611.
  • On 1 Jan 1868 Herbert's cousin, Susan E. Gale, daughter of William Gale and Emeline Dodge,married Henry Jewett Ball, daughter of William Gale and Emeline Dodge, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1890 Herbert Newton Fuller was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2016

James Henry Fuller

b. 3 February 1843, d. 6 May 1864
  • Father: Artemas Baker Fuller b. 1815, d. 25 Sep 1855
  • Mother: Ophelia Perkins Packard b. 27 Mar 1820, d. 4 Feb 1843
  • Company: D
  • James Henry Fuller was born on 3 Feb 1843 at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Artemas Baker Fuller and Ophelia Perkins Packard.
  • On 4 Feb 1843 his mother, Ophelia Perkins Packard, died at age 22.
  • James Henry Fuller was enumerated in the household of Artemas Baker Fuller in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, as:
    Artemas R. Fuller, 35, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    **Henry, 7
    Adaline Fry, 23
    Esther Fuller, 47.
  • On 6 Jan 1852 James's widowed father, Artemas Baker Fuller, remarried to Caroline W. Williams at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Sep 1855 his father, Artemas Baker Fuller, died at Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as wire-drawer, according to Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 James was living at Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 5 months and 9 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Henry Fuller 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, Henry Fuller 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, James Henry Fuller was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • In 1862, James was paroled from prison.
  • On 22 Jan 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, due to disability.

  • Starting 4 Jan 1864, James also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Company "B."
  • He died on 6 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, missing and presumed dead, as corporal of Co. B. He was 21 years, 3 months and 3 days old.
  • James Henry Fuller was included on the Civil War memorial at Warwick Cemetery, Rt. 78, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, on the cenotaph.
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2016

Ormando Henry Fuller

b. 7 April 1839, d. 28 October 1905
  • Father: Daniel Fuller b. 1812, d. 11 Nov 1862
  • Mother: Rhoda T. Goodell b. Aug 1815, d. 16 Jun 1904
  • Company: D
  • Ormando Henry Fuller was born on 7 Apr 1839 at Athens, Windham County, Vermont, son of Daniel Fuller and Rhoda T. Goodell.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller was enumerated in the household of Daniel Fuller and Rhoda T. Goodell in the 1840 US Federal Census in 1840 at Athens, Windham County, Vermont, where they liv nextdoor to Daniel Fuller, Sr.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller was enumerated in the household of Daniel Fuller and Rhoda T. Goodell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1850 at Athens, Windham County, Vermont, as:
    Daniel Fuller, 37y, farmer, b. VT (as were all)
    Rhoda, 35y
    George, 14y
    Orlando, 11y
    Mary, 2y
    James, 1y.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller was enumerated in the household of Daniel Fuller and Rhoda T. Goodell in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1860 at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont, as:
    Daniel Fuller, 48, farmer, b. VT
    Rhoda, 45, b. VT
    George D., 24, b. VT
    **Orlando (sic) H., 21, b. VT
    Mary E., 12, b. VT
    James, 11, b. Canada East
    Charles, 5, b. Canada East
    William, 4, b. Canada East.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Ormando gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 Ormando was living at Derby Centre, Orleans County, Vermont.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Ormando mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Derby Centre, Orleans County, Vermont. He was 22 years, 3 months and 5 days old.
  • On 28 Jun 1862 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ormando Henry Fuller was mentioned as follows:(Volume 25 # 26)
    Arrival of Wounded.--- The steamer Commodore, with sick and wounded soldiers, has arrived at New York, and among the list we notice the names of the following of the 15th regiment;---J. F. Costello, Co. F., Brookfield; O. H. Fuller, Co. D., Worcester; A. V. Walker, Co. E., Northbridge; B. F. Edmands, (not identifiable as a member of the 15th.)
  • On 11 Nov 1862 his father, Daniel Fuller, died at Derby, Orleans County, Vermont.
  • On 11 May 1863 Ormando ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, due to disability.

  • On 9 Nov 1865 Ormando Henry Fuller, 26, married Ella E. Soule, 20, daughter of Charles S. Soule and Elizabeth Levenseller, at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller and Ella E. Soule were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlestown District, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where he is a Hat Dealer. His widowed mother is enumerated with them, but there are no children in the household.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jul 1889, and received certificate number 469421.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He and Ella E. Soule were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is the manager of a hat and cap store. They have no children.
  • Ormando Henry Fuller died on 28 Oct 1905 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 66 years, 6 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried on 31 Oct 1905 at Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In Nov 1905 Ella E. Soule received a pension to surviving family member based on Ormando's service; his wife, received certificate number 657233.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Ormando Henry Fuller was reported as "deceased" at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • Last Edited: 18 May 2016

Family: Ella E. Soule b. Aug 1845