Charles Gay

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles Gay was born between 1832 - 1833.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 11 Nov 1862 Charles Gay mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 Charles ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters discharged for disability.

  • Note: this man's service is shown in the MASSCW, however no other supporting information has shown up to date.
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2012

John J. Geary

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: I
  • John J. Geary was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 John was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 20 Jun 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John J. Geary was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Aug 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Signal Corps.

  • On 4 Jul 1907 John J. Geary was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 16 Oct 2012

Edward G. Gee

b. 24 September 1846
  • Father: John L. Gee b. 1803
  • Mother: Salome Gibbs b. 31 Aug 1807, d. 8 Apr 1865
  • Company: A
  • Edward G. Gee was born on 24 Sep 1846 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of John L. Gee and Salome Gibbs.
  • Edward G. Gee was enumerated in the household of Salome Gibbs in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Salome Gee, 45, b. MA
    James, 17, b. MA
    **Edward, 3, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Edward was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Edward gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 15 years, 10 months and 21 days old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward G. Gee was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 27 Mar 1864, Edward was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Edward was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as an "absent prisoner."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Edward also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward G. Gee was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 8 Apr 1865 his mother, Salome Gibbs, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • On 5 May 1865, Edward was released from prison.
  • He ended his service on 7 Jun 1865.
  • Last Edited: 14 Apr 2017

Francis Geelin

b. 1833, d. 1883
  • Company: I
  • Francis Geelin was born about in 1833 at Ireland.
  • On 30 Jul 1855 Francis Geelin married Mary Foley, 17, at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis Geelin and Mary Foley were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1860 at Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, as:
    Francis Gillen (sic), 28, spinner, b. Ireland
    Mary, 23, b. Waterford, Ire.
    Alice, 3, b. CT
    Francis, 1, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as spinner.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 28 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Francis was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Geelin was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Gellan was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Francis Geelin was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 2 May 1862 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • Starting 25 Jun 1862, Francis also served in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry, Company E.
  • He ended his service with the 34th Massachusetts Infantry by desertion. (Note: this mention of service in the 34th Regt. does not appear in official records nor on his pension file, only in the Milbury Centennial.) on 24 Feb 1863.
  • On 19 Apr 1880 Francis and Mary's daughter, Mary Ann Geelin married Andrew M. Manning at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 5 Feb 1882 Francis and Mary's daughter, Alice Gertrude Geelin married William Cline at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Francis Geelin died in 1883. He was 50 years old.
  • He was buried in 1883 at Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 17 Nov 1883 Mary Foley received a pension to surviving family member based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 272412.
  • Mary Foley was enumerated as the widow of Francis Geelin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, where she notes that he received a gunshot wound in the leg.
  • On 12 Aug 1890 Francis and Mary's daughter, Ellen Geelin married Andrew Tilton Stewart at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 19 Sep 1894 Francis's son, James Marcus Geelin married Nellie Farrell at Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Francis Geelin's surviving family was enumerated in the household of James Marcus Geelin and Nellie Farrell in the 1900 US Federal Census on 20 Jun 1900 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Geelin, James, head, Mar 1866, married 5 years, b. New York, carder
    ---, Nellie, wife, Mar 1871, all four of her children are still living, b. Indiana
    ---, Edna, dau, June 1895
    ---, Marcus, son, Mar 1897
    ---, Esther, dau, Apr 1898
    ---, Frances, son, Oct 1899
    ---, Mary, mother, Mar 1838, widow, five of her seven children are still living, b. Ireland, immigrated in 1851 (cannot read or write.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Francis Gallen was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Foley b. Mar 1838

  • Alice Gertrude Geelin b. 1857, d. 4 Aug 1908
  • Francis Geelin b. 1859, d. 27 Aug 1888
  • Mary Ann Geelin b. 1861, d. 23 Oct 1901
  • James Marcus Geelin b. Mar 1866, d. 21 May 1916
  • Ellen Geelin b. Dec 1869, d. 25 Aug 1901

George F. Geoghegan

b. 4 January 1833, d. 5 January 1910
  • Father: George Geoghegan
  • Mother: Bridget Sweeney
  • Company: K
  • George F. Geoghegan was born on 4 Jan 1833 at Ireland, son of George Geoghegan and Bridget Sweeney.
  • George F. Geoghegan emigrated in 1857 from Ireland and was later naturalized.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as wool-sorter.
  • In 1862 George was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Mar 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 2 months and 18 days old.
  • On 10 Jun 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • On 1 Nov 1863 George F. Geoghegan, 30, married Winifred Kelly, 23, daughter of William Kelly and Mary Meehan, at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 the 1870 roster shows a transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry which apparently did not happen.
  • George F. Geoghegan and Winifred Kelly were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Princeton P. O., Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a wool sorter.
  • George F. Geoghegan made application for a veteran's pension on 22 Jan 1880, and received pension certificate no. 438953.
  • He and Winifred Kelly were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gegan (sic), George, 47, wool sorter, b. Ireland
    ---, Winefred, 40, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary J., 15, dau, b. RI
    ---, George, 13, son, b. MA
    ---, Ada, 12, dau, b. RI
    ---, Angie, 12, dau, b. MA
    ---, Thomas, 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Ida, 4, dau, b. MA
    ---, Annie, 2, dau, b. MA
    ---, James, 8/12 (Sep), son, b. MA.
  • On 27 Nov 1889 George and Winifred's son, George H. Geoghegan married Ellen Daley at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • George F. Geoghegan was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • On 4 Nov 1890 George and Winifred's daughter, Adelaide Geoghegan married James F. Keenan Sr. at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 19 Nov 1897 his son, James A. Geoghegan, died at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 27 of cardiac problems.
  • On 7 Jun 1899 George and Winifred's daughter, Ida Louisa Geoghegan married Michael J. Maxwell at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George F. Geoghegan and Winifred Kelly were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    Geoghegan, George, head, b. Jan 1833, married 37 years, b. Ireland
    ---, Winifred, wife, b. Apr 1840, seven of nine children still living, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary J., dau, b. May 1865, single, b. RI
    ---, Angeline E., dau, b. Feb 1870, single, b. MA
    ---, Thomas G., son, b. Dec 1871, single, b. MA
    ---, Anna M., dau, b. June 1877, single, b. MA.
  • On 14 Aug 1902 George and Winifred's daughter, Anne Maria Geoghegan married Daniel J. O'Brien at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 27 Jan 1903 Winifred Kelly, his wife, died at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at age 62.
  • George F. Geoghegan died on 5 Jan 1910 at Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years and 1 day old.
  • An obituary for George F. Geoghegan was published on 6 Jan 1910 at "The Springfield Republican", Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of George Geoghegan.

    George Geoghegan, 78, died of old age at his home on Church street yesterday morning at 7 o'clock. He was a native of Ireland and was born January 4, 1832. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in the 18th (sic) Massachusetts regiment. He was a republican in politics. He was a woolsorter and followed his vocation in woolen mills at Uxbridge and other towns around Worcester. He also lived at Bennington, Vt. for a while, and came to Hinsdale about 30 years ago. His wife who died at Hinsdale January 24, 1903, was Miss Winifred Kelly before her marriage. Six children survive him -- Miss Angie and Thomas of Hinsdale, Mrs. E. J. Curtis of Hartford, Ct., Mrs. James Keenan of Lawrence, Mrs. M. J. Maxwell of Springfield, and Mrs. D. J. O'Brien of Pittsfield. The funeral will be held at St. Patrick's church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.

  • He was buried on 7 Jan 1910 at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Hinsdale (Dalton), Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2017

Family: Winifred Kelly b. Apr 1840, d. 27 Jan 1903

  • Mary Jane Geoghegan b. May 1865
  • George H. Geoghegan b. 1867, d. 23 Mar 1904
  • Adelaide Geoghegan b. Jun 1867
  • Angelina "Angie" E. Geoghegan b. Feb 1870
  • James A. Geoghegan b. 6 Sep 1870, d. 19 Nov 1897
  • Thomas S. Geoghegan b. Dec 1871
  • Bonney Geoghegan b. 11 Jan 1874, d. 14 Sep 1877
  • Ida Louisa Geoghegan b. 27 Aug 1875, d. 8 Nov 1948
  • Anne Maria Geoghegan b. 30 Jun 1877
  • James Geoghegan b. Sep 1879

Pliny Monroe George

b. April 1839, d. 10 October 1933
  • Father: Benjamin F. George b. 30 Mar 1810, d. 5 Apr 1865
  • Mother: Lydia Hesselton b. 15 Aug 1812, d. 2 Mar 1895
  • Company: I
  • Pliny Monroe George was born in Apr 1839 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin F. George and Lydia Hesselton.
  • Pliny Monroe George was enumerated in the household of Benjamin F. George and Lydia Hesselton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Aug 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benj. F. George, 40, farmer, b. MA
    Lydia, 38, b. NH
    **Pliny, 11, b. MA
    Melita, 8, b. MA
    Franklin, 6, b. MA
    Elizabeth A., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Pliny gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Pliny was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Pliny mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 3 months old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Pliny Monroe George was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Pliny was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 28 Sep 1862 Pliny was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 22 Jan 1863 Pliny was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Monroe George was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Monroe George was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 15 Apr 1864 Pliny ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation, due to disability.

  • On 30 Apr 1864 Pliny was mentioned in the Webster Times (Volume VI #8) as follows:
    DISCHARGED - Pliney M. George, of this town, who enlisted as a private in Compny I of the 15th Mass Regimnt, at the time of its formation three years ago, has at length been honorably discharged from service, at the advice of the surgeon, he having never fully recovered from the bad wound which he received at the Antietam fight. Mr. George had been promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and was a faithful and efficient officer.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Monroe George attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Feb 1865, and received certificate number 39637.
  • Pliny's father, Benjamin F. George, died and was buried in Apr 1865 at North Ashford Cemetery, Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 55 years.
  • On 2 May 1882 at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, he joined the Isaac Davis GAR Post 138, for which he wrote the following: "On July 12th, 1861, I first entered the service, as private, in Company I 15th Massachusetts Infantry. My rank at the close of the war was First Lieutenant.
    Having wounds that disabled me, I was finally discharged on April 15, 1864 after serving a term of two years and nine months.
    "
  • In 1890 Pliny was living at Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 12 Mar 1890 Pliny Monroe George, 50, married Edith Anna Wheeler, daughter of Nathan H. Wheeler and Elizabeth H. Shattuck, at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Pliny Monroe George and Edith Anna Wheeler were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut, where he is a farmer. Their two children and his mother-in-law live with them.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Pliny Monroe George was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Pliny Monroe George attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Edith Anna Wheeler were enumerated in the 1930 U. S. Federal Census on 17 Apr 1930 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George, Pliny M., head, 90, b. MA
    ---, Edith A., wife, 72, b. MA
    ---, Nina E., dau, 38, b. CT
    Wheeler, Elizabeth H., mother-in-law, 102, widow, b. MA.
  • Pliny Monroe George died on 10 Oct 1933 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 94 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried on 13 Oct 1933 at Mount Hope Cemetery, West Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Lot B-39.
  • An obituary for Pliny Monroe George was published on 18 Oct 1933 at "Concord Enterprise" as follows:
    "WITH MILITARY HONORS - The body of Plinny M. George, who died at Leominster, October 10, was brought to Mount Hope cemetery, West Acton, for burial last Friday. Military honors were given at the grave, he having been a member of the G.A.R. He was 94 years of age and had lived most of his life in Leominster. He was a native of Cambridge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith M. Wheeler George; a son, Rev. H.P. George of Bernarrdston, and a daughter, Nina E. George of Leominster."
  • On 20 Nov 1933 Edith Anna Wheeler received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Pliny's service; his wife, received certificate number A-4-12-34.
  • Pliny's wife, Edith Anna Wheeler, died and was buried in Apr 1949 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 96 years.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Edith Anna Wheeler b. 1853, d. 23 Apr 1949

  • Nina E. George b. Jan 1892
  • Rev. Harold Pliny George b. 19 Aug 1896, d. 6 Oct 1984

Harlow D. Getchell

b. 1841, d. 14 October 1862
  • Company: C
  • Harlow D. Getchell was born about in 1841 at Canada.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 7 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with the family of Jeremiah RODGERS, 58, farmer, b. MA, and his family (relationship if any, unknown)
    as:
    Harlow GETCHELL, 17, farm laborer, b. MA (error?)
    (Note: temporary identification. Could use substantiation.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Harlow gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Harlow was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harlow mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Harlow was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He died on 14 Oct 1862 at Smoketown, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.. He was 21 years old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Section 17, lot B, grave 95, having been removed from Smoketown.
  • His estate was probated in 1863 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Harlow D. Getchell was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Harlow D. Getchell was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 2016

Artemas Adams Gibson

b. 28 November 1839, d. 8 June 1915
  • Father: Arrington Gibson b. 17 Nov 1813, d. 30 Dec 1863
  • Mother: Sarah Brown b. 16 Feb 1815
  • Company: B
  • Artemas Adams Gibson was born on 28 Nov 1839 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Arrington Gibson and Sarah Brown.
  • In 1861 Artemas was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Artemas gave his occupation as scythe maker.
  • Lemuel W. Gibson and William Addison Gibson, Artemas Adams Gibson, two brothers, and cousin Artemas, descendants of Capt. Reuben Gibson, of Revolutionary War service, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company B.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Artemas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • Artemas Adams Gibson and Henry Lyman Sheldon, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B.
  • On 29 Apr 1863 Artemas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in May 1863.
  • Starting 20 Apr 1864, Artemas also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service with Company H, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery on 17 Jun 1865.
  • On 14 Nov 1866 Artemas's sister, Hattie A. Gibson, married Henry Lyman Sheldon at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Jan 1870 Artemas Adams Gibson, 30, married Martha Brooks, 25, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jul 1875 Reunions Sammel-Events attended a reunion of Company B, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.:
    At the reunion of Co. B, 15th regiment, at Wachusett park, the following officers were chose for the ensuing year:
    Capt. A. A. Gibson;
    Lieut. E. S. Kendall;
    2nd Lieut. Abram Scott;
    1st Sergeant, Gen. John W. Kimball. There was a good number out, and although it was replete with many a sad reminiscence, a good time was enjoyed. Walter A. Eames acted as toast-master and responses were made by Charles H. Eager, Andrew Fisher, George Gilchrist, Gen. Kimball and others. Two deaths have occurred since the last meeting. Voted, that at the next year's reunion all the widows and orphans who are of the company, shall be invited to attend.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He and Martha Brooks were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a "Brass Moulder". There are no children enumerated in the household.
  • In Jun 1886 Artemas was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Artemas Adams Gibson 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 Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • An article from the Fitchburg Sentinel, 7 Mar 1895 notes:
    The death of Joseph L. Moody leaves only the following officers and members of the old Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, residing in Fitchburg: Gen. J. W. Kimball, Granville Hosmer, Herbert D. McIntire, Artimas A. Gibson, Lemuel Gibson, William Gibson, Frank Scott and Henry Whittemore. The members of the company are widely scattered.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Martha Brooks were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a janitor, living in a rented home. There are no children of this marriage.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Artemas Adams Gibson attended the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He died on 8 Jun 1915 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 75 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
  • An obituary for Artemas Adams Gibson was published on 15 Jun 1915 at "The Fitchburg Daily Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    DEATH OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN
    Artemas A. Gibson, Member of Old 15th, Passes Away After Long Illness


    Artemas A. Gibson a native and practically a life long resident of Fitchburg, and a veteran of the Civil War died early this morning at his home 122 Myrtle avenue aged 76 years, 6 months, and 11 days. Death came at the close of a long period of illness of 10 or more years in addition to which he had alsuffered from the affliction of total blindness and had been confined to his bed for the past seven years. During all this time he had been a patient sufferer and bore his illness with fortitude until death brought relief shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.


    Mr. Gibson was born in this city on Nov. 28, 1838, the son of Arrington and Sarah (Brown) Gibson the heads of a large and well known Fitchburg family. He spent his youth in his native city until about 19 years of age when he went West and spent about two years in the lumber districts of Wisconsin, returning jut before the outbreak of the Civil War. With the exception of his brief stay in Wisconsin and his period of service in the Civil War, he had spent his entire life in this city.


    Mr. Gibson was one of the comparative few who enlisted twice in the war of the rebellion, seeing a long period of active service. His first enlistment was in this city on July 12, 1861, as a private in Co. B of the 15th Massachusetts infantry serving nearly two years. He went to the front with his regiment early in August 1861 and did picket duty along the Potomac for a couple of months, his first engagement being at the battle of Balls Bluff on Oct. 21, 1861. He was with McClellen in the Peninsula campaign in the summer of 1862 participating in many engagements and skirmishes, and was later in the Maryland campaign and at the battle of Antietam, and took part in the campaign against Fredericksburg. He was discharged on April 29, 1863 upon a surgeons certificate of disability and returned to his home in this city.


    His second enlistment was over a year later when after recovering his health he enlisted as a sergeant in Co. H of the 4th Heavy Artillery for a period of one year. His command was sent to Washington to help man the defenses of the city and most of the service of the regiment was given over to garrison duty at Fort Richardson, on the southern side of the Potomac until his discharge at the close of the war on June 17, 1865.


    Follwing the war Mr. Gibson wa employed for a long term of years as a brass moulder at the shops of the Putnam Machine Co until stricken with a paralytic shock about 10 years ago. He partially recovered and served as janitor of Grand Army headquarters for a while until seven or eight years ago when he was stricken for a second time and had been confined to his bed since that time. Mr. Gibson was one of the older and best known members of the L. V. Sumner post, 19 G. A. R. and was a man who was highly esteemed and respected by all of the large number who knew him.


    Mr. Gibson married Martha Brooks in this city on Jan. 8, 1870 who survives him. He is also survived by two brothers Charles A. Gibson of New York and Everett A. Gibson of Quincy, and by six sisters who are Mrs. Sidney Sibley, and Mrs. Joseph A. Tufts of this city, Mrs. Lyman Sheldon [note: also of the 15th Mass.], of ??, Mrs. Willard H. Rice of Waltham, Mrs. Walter Taylor of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Herbert L. Chase of ??. The funeral will be held from the parlors of the First Universalist Church on Friday afternoon. Family and friends are invited to attend the service.

  • He was buried in Jun 1915 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Terrace Path.
  • On 15 Jun 1915 Martha Brooks received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Artemas's service; received certificate number 794754.
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Artemas and died in 1921.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Martha Brooks b. Feb 1844, d. 1921

James B. Gibson

b. between 1843 and 1844
  • Company: D
  • James B. Gibson was born between 1843 - 1844 at Acquackanonk, Sussex County, New Jersey.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as yeoman.

  • On 24 Feb 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James B. Gibson was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 26 Feb 1864, James was reenlisted as a Corporal, having received a bounty of $384.66.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent prisoner.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, James also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 4 Dec 1864, James was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jul 2013

Lemuel W. Gibson

b. 5 June 1844, d. 31 January 1917
  • Father: Lemuel Whiting Gibson b. 1 Jul 1804, d. 26 May 1856
  • Mother: Jane E. Whittemore b. 11 Dec 1809, d. 23 Mar 1900
  • Company: B
  • Lemuel W. Gibson was born on 5 Jun 1844 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lemuel Whiting Gibson and Jane E. Whittemore.
  • On 26 May 1856 his father, Lemuel Whiting Gibson, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • In 1861 Lemuel was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Lemuel gave his occupation as farmer.
  • Lemuel W. Gibson and William Addison Gibson, and Artemas Adams Gibson, two brothers, and cousin Artemas, descendants of Capt. Reuben Gibson, of Revolutionary War service, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company B.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Lemuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 6 months old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Lemuel was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, with a gunshot wound on the right ankle and a bayonet wound on the arm.
  • On 24 Jan 1863 Lemuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1863, and received certificate number 22499.
  • Starting 22 Aug 1864, Lemuel also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • On 22 Aug 1864 Daniel O. Gibson, his brother, enlisted in Company H, 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery and served until June 1865.
  • Lemuel W. Gibson ended his service with Company H, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery on 17 Jun 1865.
  • On 11 Jan 1872 Lemuel W. Gibson, 27, married Julia H. Griggs at Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Dec 1872 Julia H. Griggs, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of mortification (i.e. gangrene.)
  • On 20 Nov 1875 Lemuel W. Gibson, 31, married Eliza "Lizzy" A. Whittemore, 23, daughter of Charles F. Whittemore and Mary A. Jeffrey, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Lemuel W. Gibson and Eliza "Lizzy" A. Whittemore were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Teamster. Also enumerated -- Fred WHITTEMORE, 24, single, b. MA, who works as a painter.
  • Lemuel W. Gibson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.
  • An article from the Fitchburg Sentinel, 7 Mar 1895 notes:
    The death of Joseph L. Moody leaves only the following officers and members of the old Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, residing in Fitchburg: Gen. J. W. Kimball, Granville Hosmer, Herbert D. McIntire, Artimas A. Gibson, Lemuel Gibson, William Gibson, Frank Scott and Henry Whittemore. The members of the company are widely scattered.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lemuel W. Gibson was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 27 March 1900 ....
    Lemuel W. Gibson received a letter, Wednesday, from his son, George L. Gibson, who is a private in Company D, 43d regiment, U. S. Infantry. The son is recovering from a wound received several months ago, and expected at the time of writing to return home in a short time.
  • He and Eliza "Lizzy" A. Whittemore were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gibson, Lemuel, b. June 1844, married 24 years, b. MA, stone mason
    ---, Lizzie A., wife, b. Jan 1853, her one child is living, b. MA
    ---, George L., son, b. May 1877, single, b. MA, U. S. Volunteer Phillipines.
  • On 12 May 1904, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Lemuel was admitted.
  • On 25 Aug 1904 Eliza "Lizzy" A. Whittemore, his wife, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, She leaves her husband and one son who is in the U. S. Army.
  • On 12 Aug 1907 his brother, Daniel O. Gibson, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61 by suicide with his Civil War service rifle, and had a G. A. R. funeral. (Fitchburg Sentinal.)
  • Lemuel W. Gibson was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 7 Oct 1912, Lemuel was transferred from Togus to Y.H.I., Washington, DC.
  • He died on 31 Jan 1917 at Washington, DC. He was 72 years, 7 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in 1917 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Site 18914, as a member of the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Julia H. Griggs b. 1842, d. 7 Dec 1872

  • Julia Gibson b. 26 Nov 1872

Family 2: Eliza "Lizzy" A. Whittemore b. 8 Jun 1852, d. 25 Aug 1904

  • George Lemuel Gibson b. 25 May 1877, d. 19 Aug 1954

William Addison Gibson

b. 20 November 1837, d. 18 July 1920
  • Father: Lemuel Whiting Gibson b. 1 Jul 1804, d. 26 May 1856
  • Mother: Jane E. Whittemore b. 11 Dec 1809, d. 23 Mar 1900
  • Company: B
  • William Addison Gibson was born on 20 Nov 1837 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lemuel Whiting Gibson and Jane E. Whittemore.
  • On 26 May 1856 his father, Lemuel Whiting Gibson, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 51.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as stone cutter.
  • In 1861 William was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jun 1861 William Addison Gibson, 23, married Sarah A Ellenwood, 22, daughter of Asa Ellenwood and Eliza [--?--], at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 7 months and 22 days old.
  • William Addison Gibson and Lemuel W. Gibson, and Artemas Adams Gibson, two brothers, and cousin Artemas, descendants of Capt. Reuben Gibson, of Revolutionary War service, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company B.
  • On 24 Oct 1862 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 16 Mar 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 22 Aug 1864 Daniel O. Gibson, his brother, enlisted in Company H, 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery and served until June 1865.
  • William Addison Gibson made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Jul 1879, and received certificate 192557.
  • He and Sarah A Ellenwood were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works as a stone cutter.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 William Addison Gibson included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • An article from the Fitchburg Sentinel, 7 Mar 1895 notes:
    The death of Joseph L. Moody leaves only the following officers and members of the old Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, residing in Fitchburg: Gen. J. W. Kimball, Granville Hosmer, Herbert D. McIntire, Artimas A. Gibson, Lemuel Gibson, William Gibson, Frank Scott and Henry Whittemore. The members of the company are widely scattered.
  • On 6 May 1897 William and Sarah's daughter, Florence Maud Gibson married Charles Howard Watson at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Sarah A Ellenwood were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • From the Fitchburg Sentinel, 10 May 1906....
    William A. Gibson of 1 Goddard street, while leaving city hall, Tuesday afternoon, had a sudden and very severe attack of rheumatism which rendered him helpless. He was accompanied by his wife who had him taken whome where he has been confined ever since.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • On 12 Aug 1907 his brother, Daniel O. Gibson, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61 by suicide with his Civil War service rifle, and had a G. A. R. funeral. (Fitchburg Sentinal.)
  • On 27 Jun 1908 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Addison Gibson attended the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He died on 18 Jul 1920 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 7 months and 28 days old.
  • An obituary for William Addison Gibson was published as follows: from The Fitchburg Sentinel, Monday, 19 July 1920:

    William A. Gibson Dead in 82d Year

    Descendant of Old Fitchburg Family was Civil War Vet and Sportsman.
    William Adderson Gibson, a member of one of Fitchburg's earliest families, died Sunday morning at his home in Goddard street after a long illness. He was 82 years old.
    Mr. Gibson was born in this city Nov. 20, 1837, the son of Whiting and Jane (Whittemore) Gibson, and spent almost his entire life here. He was a direct descendant of one of the oldest families of Fitchburg. His father and grandfather endured the hardships of the first settlers of Fitchburg.
    When the Civil war broke out, Mr. Gibson was a member of the Old Fitchburg Fusiliers and was one of the first to answer his country's call. Later three of his brothers answered the same call. He enlisted July 12, 1861, under Chapt. Charles H. Eager in Co. B, 15th regiment of Massachusetts volunteers.
    He was in the battles of Balls Bluff, Fair Oaks, Antietam, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and others. He was discharged March 16, 1863 at Falmouth, Va., because of chronic rheumatism.
    In his younger days when health would permit he took much pleasure in fishing and fox hunting and was considered one of the leading sportsmen of his day. He was a granite cutter and cut many monuments here and also many of the steps of the most prominent buildings in the city.
    Mr. Gibson and Miss Sarah Ellinwood of Ashby were married June 27, 1861, and the following day he entered camp and a month later was called to the front. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary June 27, 1911.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Watson, and four grandchildren, Miss Carolyn, Miss Blanche, Willard and Howard Watson.
    The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
  • He was buried in Jul 1920 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Magnolia Avenue.
  • On 14 Aug 1920 Sarah A Ellenwood received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 898698.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah A Ellenwood b. Sep 1838

  • Florence Maud Gibson b. Jan 1876

Charles P. Gifford

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 1 July 1862
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles P. Gifford was born between 1842 - 1843.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Charles gave his occupation as Carpenter.

  • On 24 Mar 1862 Charles P. Gifford mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • He died on 1 Jul 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, of disease.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Lyman Warren Gilbert

b. 23 February 1835, d. 19 August 1909
  • Father: Parker Gilbert b. 1780, d. 16 Dec 1864
  • Mother: Mary Warren b. 1803
  • Company: D
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert was born on 23 Feb 1835 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Parker Gilbert and Mary Warren.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert was enumerated in the household of Parker Gilbert and Mary Warren in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Parker Gilbert, 68, farmer, b. MA
    Mary, 47
    **Lyman, 15
    Martin, 13
    Sarah, 4.
  • In 1861 Lyman was living at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert was described as hazel eyes, 5' 5-3/4" tall, dark hair.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Lyman gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lyman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 4 months and 19 days old.
  • Starting 30 Aug 1861, Martin Gilbert, his brother, served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, receiving a disability discharge 15 Dec 1861.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Lyman was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, while swimming the Potomac following the rout, and was either wounded or suffered from afflications due to his swim (near drowning).
  • Between Mar 1862 - Apr 1862 he was as in Poolesville Hospital, unable to return to duty, and was dicharged from Columbian College Hospital, Washington, DC.
  • On 16 Apr 1862 Lyman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, with documents signed and approved by E.A. Abadia Surg USA.

  • In May 1862 he went to Worcester following discharge from Hospital in May of 1862.
  • On 24 Aug 1863 Lyman Warren Gilbert, 28, married Mary Ann Allen, 30, daughter of Samuel W. Dunbar and Polly Willard, in his first marriage and her second. (Note: she was the widow of Walter Allen, a shoemaker of West Brookfield, who had died 1860, and left Mary with three orphaned daughters.)
  • On 16 Dec 1864 his father, Parker Gilbert, died at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert and Mary Ann Dunbar were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1870 at Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gilbert, L. W. 35, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the house)
    ---, Mary A., 37
    Allen Jennie F., 10
    Gilbert, Harry W., 6
    where he maintains 16 people at a Poor House.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert and Mary Ann Dunbar were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 8 Apr 1881, and received certificate number 249844.
  • On 30 Jan 1890 Lyman and Mary's daughter, Mary W. Gilbert married Henry M. Hall Jr. at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Lyman Warren Gilbert was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.
  • He and Mary Ann Dunbar were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1900 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer. Five of her eight children are still living.
  • On 8 Apr 1904 Mary Ann Dunbar, his wife, died at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • In 1906 Lyman was living at South Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Warren Gilbert 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.)
  • He died on 19 Aug 1909 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1909 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Ann Dunbar b. 21 Jan 1833, d. 8 Apr 1904

  • Herbert Wallis Gilbert b. 3 Apr 1864
  • Mary W. Gilbert b. 6 Jul 1870

Samuel Lawton Gilbert

b. 10 May 1843, d. 2 December 1908
  • Father: Nahum Gilbert b. between 1805 - 1806
  • Mother: Harriet Calhoun b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: F
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert was born on 10 May 1843 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Nahum Gilbert and Harriet Calhoun.
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert and Charles H. Gilbert were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his brother in the boarding house of:
    Ira Fitts, 40, landlord, b. MA (as were all in household / boarding house) ....
    **Samuel Gilbert, 17, teamster
    Charles Gilbert, 19, teamster
    ....and others.

  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Samuel gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 2 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 17 Jan 1863 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 22903.
  • Starting 19 Dec 1863, Samuel also served in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, Co. E.
  • On 1 Sep 1865 Samuel was promoted to Corporal.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 14 Nov 1865.
  • On 22 Oct 1867 Samuel Lawton Gilbert, 24, married Sylvia J. Hermon at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert and Sylvia J. Hermon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1880 at Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont, as:
    Sylvia J. Gilbert, 36, keeping house, b. VT (fat b. ME, mor b. VT)
    Charles H., 4, son, b. VT (fat b. Ma, mor b. VT)
    Samuel L., 37, husband, house painter, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. Mich.)
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert and Sylvia J. Hermon were divorced.
  • On 19 Dec 1886 Samuel Lawton Gilbert, 43, married Flora E. Holt, 24, daughter of Oliver C. Holt and Mary Miles, at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, where he received a gunshot wound in the left thigh.
  • On 11 Jan 1900 Samuel's son, Charles H. Gilbert married Bertha Dion at New Hampshire.
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert and Flora E. Holt were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1900 at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, where he is a painter. She has no children.
  • Samuel Lawton Gilbert died on 2 Dec 1908 at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was 65 years, 6 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1908 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Flora E. Holt received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Samuel's service; his wife, received certificate number 675199.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Sylvia J. Hermon b. 1844

  • Charles H. Gilbert b. 29 Aug 1875

Family 2: Flora E. Holt b. 7 Feb 1862, d. 27 Dec 1914

William Gilbert

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 30 October 1863
  • Company: K
  • William Gilbert was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 William was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as spinner.

  • 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 declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, according to the MASSCW, with no further record.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Gilbert was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 30 Oct 1863 killed in action, according to the 1870 roster.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016