Nahum Parks Goddard

b. 12 March 1829, d. 5 July 1891
  • Father: Danford Goddard b. 7 Mar 1804, d. 2 Feb 1857
  • Mother: Alvira C. Goddard b. 13 Nov 1807, d. 17 Mar 1896
  • Company: MusBand
  • Nahum Parks Goddard was born on 12 Mar 1829 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Danford Goddard and Alvira C. Goddard, grandson of Samuel and Catherine (Parker) Goddard, paternally; and of David and Czarina (White) Goddard, maternally. Note: his parents were distant cousins.
  • On 2 Feb 1857 his father, Danford Goddard, died at Valparaiso, Chile, of cholera morbus at age 52.
  • On 17 Apr 1858 Nahum Parks Goddard, 29, married Mary Pease Upham, 23, daughter of Hutchins Patten Upham and Susan Gill Pease, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Nahum Parks Goddard and Mary Pease Upham were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a musician.
  • In 1861 Nahum was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Nahum gave his occupation as musician by occupation.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Nahum mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years, 4 months and 24 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Nahum ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 24 Aug 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following appeared: (Volume 18 # 199)
    MUSICAL- “WORCESTER CORNET BAND.”
    ( Formerly The 15th Regiment Band.)
    N. P. Goddard, ….Leader and Director
    Would most respectfully announce to the citizens of Worcester and vicinity that they have re-organized and are prepared to furnish music for all occasions where their service may be required.
    For terms apply to N. P. Goddard, No. 4 School street, J. M. Aldrich No. 1 Mechanic street, Dorman's music store, or J. Riedl No 2 Mechanic street
    Joseph Riedl, Clerk.
  • He and Mary Pease Upham were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a musician.
  • Nahum Parks Goddard and Mary Pease Upham were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a musician, and his son is a bookkeeper in Blade Manfg.
  • Nahum Parks Goddard made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 17 Apr 1891.
  • He died on 5 Jul 1891 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 62 years, 3 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1891 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 7, Sec 35, Grave No. 1143.
  • An obituary for Nahum Parks Goddard was published on 7 Jul 1891 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of a Bandmaster: Nahum P. Goddard, the Leader of the Old 15th Regiment Bank.

    Nahum P. Goddard, for many years a well-known citizen of Worcester, died in Boston Sunday, aged 62 years 3 months. His body will be brought to this city for burial and funeral services will be held in the chapel at Hope cemetery tomorrow afternoon at ? o'clock.

    Mr. Goddard was born in Millbury. He was the son of Danforth Goddard, who went from Royalston to Millbury with his brother Benjamin, father of Henry, Dorranc Sr., and the late Delano A. Goddard. At the breaking out of the war, Nahum P. Goddard was leader of the Worcester Cornet Band. He went to the war as leader of thge 15th Regiment Band, together with most of themembers of the Cornet Band. Upon his return he founded the Worcester Brass Band, gave lessons on the violin and in connection with Joseph Riedl organized Goddard & Riedl's Quadrille Band.

    He lived with his mother in this city for some years after the death of his father. The latter part of his life was spent in boston, where he played in the orchestra at the Boston Museum and in other first class orchestras. He was an excellent musician and was universally respected by his associates.

  • In Jul 1891 Mary Pease Upham received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Nahum's service; received certificate number 225998.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Nahum and died on 17 Oct 1916 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 82.
  • Note: Nahum's grandson was Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945), rocket scientist and space pioneer, inventor of the liquid fueled rocket, for whom the Goddard Space Center is named. Dr. Goddard and his wife had no issue, and he was buried with his grandfather and father in Hope Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Pease Upham b. 21 Aug 1834, d. 17 Oct 1916

  • Nahum Danford Goddard b. 3 Jan 1859, d. 15 Sep 1928

Charles O. Goodnow

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: D
  • Charles O. Goodnow was born between 1838 - 1839 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as clerk, according to Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jun 1862 Charles was wounded at Savage's Station, Virginia.
  • On 2 Sep 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion.

  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Wilbur Goodrich

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: D
  • Wilbur Goodrich was born between 1839 - 1840 at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1863 Wilbur was living at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Wilbur gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 Wilbur mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • Wilbur was taken prisoner at a date not shown.
  • On 11 Aug 1863, Wilbur was noted as a deserter in the 1870 roster, and repeated by Ford, but this is not supported by the offical record in the MASSCW.
  • On 12 Mar 1865, Wilbur was exchanged from prison according to the MASSCW.
  • On 19 Mar 1865, Wilbur was given furlough, with no further record found.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Alfred M. Goodwin

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 1 September 1864
  • Father: Ezekiel C. Goodwin b. between 1800 - 1801
  • Mother: Irena Miles b. between 1809 - 1810
  • Company: D
  • Alfred M. Goodwin was born between 1834 - 1835 at Deerfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Ezekiel C. Goodwin and Irena Miles.
  • Alfred M. Goodwin was enumerated in the household of Ezekiel C. Goodwin and Irena Miles in the 1850 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1850 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ezekiel Goodwin, 49, ship carpenter, b. MA
    Irene, 40, b. NH
    **Alfred M., 15, b. NH
    Sarah J., 12, b. MA
    Eliza, 2, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Alfred gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 Alfred was living at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Jul 1863 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Alfred 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, Alfred also served in the 20th MVI, Company "G."
  • He died on 1 Sep 1864 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, as a prisoner of war.
  • On 7 Mar 1883 Ezekiel C. Goodwin received a pension to surviving family member based on Alfred's service; his father, received certificate number 215510.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Charles L. Goodwin

b. March 1836, d. 9 March 1926
  • Father: Martin Norton Goodwin b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 14 Oct 1866
  • Mother: Sylvia Cushing b. 6 Apr 1808, d. 12 Jun 1866
  • Company: G
  • Charles L. Goodwin was born in Mar 1836 at New York, son of Martin Norton Goodwin and Sylvia Cushing.
  • Charles L. Goodwin was enumerated in the household of Martin Norton Goodwin and Sylvia Cushing in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Martin N. Goodwin, 45, b. VT
    Sylvia, 42, b. VT
    Willy, 20, b. VT
    Mary A., 17, b. NY
    **Charles L., 14, b. NY
    Abeh Miller, 19 (m), pocketbook maker, b. MA
    Catherine Crow, 19, b. Ireland.
  • On 1 Jul 1858 Charles L. Goodwin, 22, married Martha Jane Emerson, 18, daughter of Augustus Emerson and Elizabeth W. Johnson, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Feb 1862 Charles's sister, Elizabeth L. Goodwin, married William K. Oakes at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 Feb 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years and 11 months old.
  • Charles L. Goodwin and William K. Oakes, and Elizabeth L. Goodwin, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 14 May 1862, at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles was mentioned as being among the wounded who had been brought to the Seminary Hospital in Hampton, VA.
  • On 10 Oct 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 31 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 12377.
  • On 12 Jun 1866 his mother, Sylvia Cushing, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart disease at age 58.
  • On 14 Oct 1866 his father, Martin Norton Goodwin, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 61.
  • Charles L. Goodwin and Martha Jane Emerson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Stoddard, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Goodwin, Charles L., 44, cobbler, b. NY
    ---, Martha J., 39, wife, b. MA
    ---, Sylvia E., 13, daur, b. MA
    Hodgman, Alice J., 20, daur, b. MA
    ---, Lula G., 1, g-daur, b. NH.
  • On 23 Apr 1885 Charles and Martha's daughter, Sylvia E. Goodwin married Ernest Leslie Cobb at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Charles L. Goodwin was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • On 30 Oct 1895 Charles's granddaughter, Lula Goodwin Hodgman, son of Daniel C. Hill,married Dan L. Hill, son of Daniel C. Hill, at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Charles L. Goodwin and Martha Jane Emerson were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Goodwin, Charles, head, b. Mar 1836, married 33 years, b. VT (as were his parents), auctioneer
    ---, Martha J., wife, b. June 1840, both her children are living, b. MA
    Cobb, Ernest T., boarder, b. May 1866, married one year, b. VT, carpenter (son-in-law, his wife not enumerated with him.)
  • On 21 Jun 1903 his daughter, Sylvia E. Goodwin, died at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 36.
  • On 16 May 1914 Martha Jane Emerson, his wife, died at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 73.
  • On 4 Oct 1919 Charles's great-granddaughter, Madge L. Hill,married Victor W. Newall at Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Charles L. Goodwin was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 9 Jan 1920 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Goodwin, Charles L., 83, widower, b. VT (sic)
    Newall, Madge L., great-granddaughter, 23, married, b. NH
    ---, Victor W., great-grandson-in-law, 20, married, b. NH.
  • He died on 9 Mar 1926 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 90 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1926 at Woodland Cemetery Extension, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Section 2, Lot 277, with GAR marker.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Martha Jane Emerson b. 7 Jun 1840, d. 16 May 1914

  • Alice I. Goodwin b. between 1859 - 1860
  • Oliver Goodwin b. Jan 1860
  • Sylvia E. Goodwin b. 16 Jul 1866, d. 21 Jun 1903

Stephen Henry Goodwin

b. 24 October 1839, d. 24 January 1873
  • Father: Stephen H. Goodwin b. between 1809 - 1810, d. before 1860
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1806 - 1807
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Stephen Henry Goodwin was born on 24 Oct 1839 at Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, son of Stephen H. Goodwin and Mary [--?--].
  • Before 1860 his father, Stephen H. Goodwin, died.
  • Stephen Henry Goodwin was enumerated in the household of Mary [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Jul 1860 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mary Goodwin, 52, b. NH (as were all)
    **Stephen, 21, shoemaker
    Deborah, 16
    Louise, 14, works in mill
    Lydia, 11
    David Page, 24, shoemaker, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Stephen was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Stephen gave his occupation as Shoemaker.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, Stephen also served in the 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company A.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Stephen H. Goodwin mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 10 months and 9 days old.
  • On 2 Apr 1862 Stephen ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by discharge.

  • Starting 26 Jul 1862, Stephen also served in the 9th Light Artillery Regiment Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1862 Stephen Henry Goodwin, 22, married Abbie Lucy Lucas, daughter of Josiah Gilman Lucas and Betsey Abby Clough, at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Stephen Henry Goodwin ended his service on 6 Jun 1865.
  • He and Abbie Lucy Lucas were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1870 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, as:
    Goodwin, Stephen H., 30, laborer, b. NH
    ---, Abby, 30, b. ME
    ---, Stephen H., 7, b. NH
    ---, Charles G., 4
    ---, Sarah E., 1.
  • Stephen Henry Goodwin was a member of A. W. Bartlett Post 49 G. A. R.
  • He died on 24 Jan 1873 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, of an accidental gunshot wound. He was 33 years and 3 months old.
  • He was buried on 25 Jan 1873 at Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, Grave No. 1, Lot 6, Sec. F.
  • On 7 Jul 1890 Abbie Lucy Lucas received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Stephen's service; his wife received certificate number 292086, citing his service in the 9th Ind. Battery, MA Light Artillery.
  • Abbie, his wife, outlived Stephen and died on 20 Jan 1895 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Abbie Lucy Lucas b. 1840, d. 20 Jan 1895

  • Stephen Henry Goodwin b. 8 Mar 1863
  • Charles Gilman Goodwin b. 8 Jul 1866
  • Sarah E. Goodwin b. between 1868 - 1869

William Henry Gordon

b. between 1830 and 1831, d. 28 January 1875
  • Father: William Gordon
  • Mother: Hannah [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • William Henry Gordon was born between 1830 - 1831 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, son of William Gordon and Hannah [--?--], (or in England according to the 1870 census.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as painter.
  • In 1861 William was living at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the leg.
  • On 22 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Henry Gordon was mentioned, together with 20 others, among the wounded at the Patent Office hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • On 22 Jan 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • On 22 Feb 1863 Wm. Henry Gordon married Louisa Lycette, daughter of John Regan and Mary Ann [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • William Henry Gordon and Maria Louisa Regan were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 19 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Gordon, Wm. H., 35, painter, b. England
    ---, Louisa, 31, b. ME
    Ladoux, Ezra, 26, machinist, b. MA
    ---, William, 13, b. MA
    ---, Louis, 10, b. MA.
  • William Henry Gordon died on 28 Jan 1875 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1875 William's widow, Maria Louisa Regan remarried to Ezra Stephen Ladoux at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the third for her.
  • William Henry Gordon's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ezra Stephen Ladoux and Maria Louisa Regan in the 1880 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ladoux, Ezra S., 36, house painter, b. MA
    ---, Maria L., 39, wife, b. ME
    ---, Joseph R., 31, brother, b. MA
    ---, William J., 23, brother, b. MA
    ---, Lewis N., 21, brother, b. MA.
  • In Apr 1889 Maria Louisa Ladoux received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 393866, being widowed again.
  • Maria, his wife, outlived William and died on 26 Sep 1896 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2010

Family: Maria Louisa Regan b. between 1838 - 1839, d. 26 Sep 1896

Solomon P. Gott

b. 14 February 1841, d. 17 March 1862
  • Father: Captain Charles Gott b. 19 Nov 1807, d. 29 Sep 1848
  • Mother: Alice Hinckley b. 17 Jul 1810, d. 30 Dec 1873
  • Company: C
  • Solomon P. Gott was also known as Pearl S. Gott as he was known in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He was born in 1841 at Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, son of Captain Charles Gott and Alice Hinckley.
  • Solomon P. Gott was baptized on 14 Feb 1841 at Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine.
  • On 29 Sep 1848 his father, Captain Charles Gott, died at at sea at age 40.
  • Solomon P. Gott was enumerated in the household of Nancy F. Gott and Rufus B. Bickford in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1860 at Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, living with the family of his brother-in-law:
    Rufus B. Bickford, 36, joiner, b. ME (as were all the family)
    Nancy F., 29 (his sister)
    Mary A., 10
    Frank A., 7
    Helen, 1
    Alice Gott, 50, b. ME (his mother)
    ** Solomon P. Gott, 19, sailor, b. ME.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Solomon gave his occupation as wheelwright.
  • In 1861 Solomon was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Solomon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 4 months and 28 days old.
  • On 17 Feb 1862 Solomon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Western Flotilla (according to Ford's history) or the Western Gunboat service (according to the MASSCW).

  • Starting between 17 Feb 1862 - 7 Apr 1862, Solomon also served in the Service in the Western Gunboat Flotilla (service details not covered in the MASSCW.)
  • He died on 17 Mar 1862 at Island No. 10 on the Gunboat "St. Louis". He was 21 years, 1 month and 3 days old.
  • He was buried at Mount Rest Cemetery, Hancock County, Maine, with his parents.
  • In Nov 1862 Alice Hinckley received a pension to surviving family member based on Solomon's service; his mother, received certificate number 81260.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Charles H. Gough

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 21 October 1861
  • Father: John Gough b. 10 Mar 1796, d. 14 Apr 1863
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Company: D
  • Charles H. Gough was born between 1835 - 1836 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Gough and Mary [--?--].
  • Charles H. Gough was enumerated in the household of John Gough and Mary [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census in 1860 at Clappville P. O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Gough, age 62, b. Ireland
    Mary Gough, age 60, b. Ireland
    Robert Gough, age 27, b. MA.
    **Charles Gough, age 23, b. MA.
    John Gough, age 18, b. MA.
    Betsy Hankey, age 20, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as wool spinner.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • According to the Leicester, Massachusetts, "Rebellion Record" of 1863, he is said to have been
    shot in the head, but lived for several minutes after being hit, and that he was buried on the battlefield.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles H. Gough was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • Charles H. Gough was included on the Civil War memorial at Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the memorial tablets.
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2012

Edwin Goulding

b. 3 April 1844, d. 18 May 1907

Ed Goulding's bummer's cap.
(Photo from the archives of Mike Cunningham.)
  • Father: Peter Goulding b. 31 Mar 1810, d. 6 Mar 1896
  • Mother: Melinda Habbard b. 4 Mar 1820, d. 12 May 1890
  • Company: D
  • Edwin Goulding was born on 3 Apr 1844 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Peter Goulding and Melinda Habbard.
  • Edwin Goulding was enumerated in the household of Peter Goulding and Melinda Habbard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peter Goulding, 40, m, machinist, $2500, b. MA (as all in this household)
    Melinda, 30, f,
    **Edwin, 6, m,
    Marcus, 3, m
    John Hubbard, 20, m, clerk (relationship if any unknown.)
  • Edwin Goulding and George G. Childs, first cousins, and grandsons of Clark Goulding, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. D.
  • In 1862 Edwin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Edwin gave his occupation as shuttle maker, according to Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.

  • On 6 Feb 1862 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 10 months and 3 days old.
  • On 15 Aug 1862, Edwin was absent sick.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Goulding was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Edwin was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the back.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Goulding was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 16 Feb 1864, Edwin was reenlisted for a bounty of $389.99.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Edwin also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • About in 1876 Edwin Goulding married Isabelle Dana, daughter of John Brown Dana and Mary J. Burlingame.
  • Edwin Goulding made application for a veteran's pension on 6 Nov 1877, including testimonials from Lt. Charles M. MURRAY and 1st Sgt. Thomas HASTINGS of the 15th, plus William BERGEN and Frank H. MERRIFIELD of Co. D.
  • He and Isabelle Dana were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edwin Goulding, 36, machinist, b. MA
    Isabell, 39, wife, b. CT
    Horatio C., 4, son, b. MA
    Abner R. Miller, 22, boarder, works in shop, b. RI.
  • Edwin Goulding was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he was shot in the hip.
  • He and Isabelle Dana were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edwin Goulding, 56, b. Apr 1844, married 24 years, b. MA, machinist
    Isabel, 58, b. June 1841, one of five children living, b. CT (of RI parents.)
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Goulding attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 18 Oct 1906 Isabelle Dana, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 65 of heart disease.
  • Edwin Goulding died on 18 May 1907 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 63 years, 1 month and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1907 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Edwin Goulding 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.
  • Horatio Clark Goulding survived Edwin and was buried in May 1928 in Rural Cemetery, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his son.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Isabelle Dana b. 10 Jun 1841, d. 18 Oct 1906

  • Horatio Clark Goulding b. 18 Apr 1876, d. 5 May 1928
  • Florence M. Goulding b. 9 Feb 1881

Thomas Grace

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: K
  • Thomas Grace was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Nov 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the regular army.

  • Thomas also served in the 1st Light Artillery Regiment, Regular Army, Company F.
  • He ended his service with the 1st Light Artillery Regiment on 1 Jul 1864.
  • Last Edited: 16 Oct 2012

John Grady

b. 1841, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: Patrick Grady b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Company: I
  • John Grady was born about in 1841 at Ireland, son of Patrick Grady and Mary [--?--].
  • John Grady appeared on the census of 1855 in the household of Patrick Grady and Mary [--?--] at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 John was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history. However, no widow's pension file was apparent.

  • On 20 May 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 20 years old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John Grady 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.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action. He was 22 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Grady was reported as a casualty while serving with the 1st Rhode Island Artillery at Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    Pvt. John Grady, Company I, killed July 3, buried near the Second Division, Second Corps Hospital at its original positon on the Sarah Patterson Farm, reinterred in D-12 of the Massachusetts plot, age 19.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 12.
  • He was memorialized at Calvary Cemetery, Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a military headstone.
  • On 23 Aug 1888 Mary [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his mother, applied for a survivor's pension, but no certificate number was given.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 John Grady 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.
  • In 1909 John Grady was included on the Civil War memorial at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Robert W. Graham

b. 2 July 1840, d. 30 May 1912
  • Father: James Graham b. 10 Jun 1813, d. 15 Jul 1889
  • Mother: Margaret Ray b. 6 Jan 1819, d. 6 Jul 1895
  • Company: H
  • Robert W. Graham was born on 2 Jul 1840 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of James Graham and Margaret Ray.
  • Robert W. Graham appeared on the census of 1855 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his family, in the 1855 MA State Census.
  • In 1861 Robert was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Robert gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a musician, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 10 days old.
  • Robert W. Graham and Nelson Vantyle Stanton, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 5 Nov 1862 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 7 Dec 1863, Robert also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company G.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment by discharge on 16 Dec 1863.
  • Starting 30 Mar 1864, Robert also served in the Regular Army having enlisted in the Ordinance Corps.
  • On 6 Jun 1866 Robert's sister, Mary Jane Graham, married Nelson Vantyle Stanton at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Robert W. Graham ended his service with the Regular Army by discharge on 29 Mar 1867 at Watertown Arsenal, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1880 at Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, as:
    Delia Van Gassbeck, 44, b. NJ
    Edwin, 9
    **Robt Graham, boarder, 38, ships carpenter, b. MA
    Maria Bermett, 25, servant, b. NY.
  • He made application at New Jersey for a veteran's pension on 12 Jul 1897, and received certificate number 1120889.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1900 at Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, as:
    Graham, Robert W., b. July 1845, single, b. MA (of Scottish parents), bridge tender
    Leyboldt, ARnold, boarder, b. 1865, single, b. Switherland, immig 1885, bridge tender.
  • On 16 Aug 1909, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia, Robert was admitted.
  • On 28 Sep 1910, Robert was discharged from the Soldiers' Home at his own request.
  • He died on 30 May 1912 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of heart disease. He was 71 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in 1912 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Lot SLD HO, No. 6797.
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2012

William T. Graham

b. 1834, d. 30 September 1872
  • Father: Daniel Graham b. between 1807 - 1808, d. Dec 1881
  • Mother: Hannah Bannister b. between 1807 - 1808
  • Company: F
  • William T. Graham was born about in 1834 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, son of Daniel Graham and Hannah Bannister.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • On 20 May 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a single man, a painter, born in England.
  • On 30 Oct 1871 William T. Graham married Ruth Carter, 48, daughter of Silas Johnson Carter and Ruth Vining, at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Timothy D. Granger.
  • William T. Graham died on 30 Sep 1872 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1872 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ruth Graham in the 1880 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1880 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Graham, Ruth, 56, widow, b. MA
    Granger, Lillian, 28, dau, divorced, works in corset shop, b. MA
    Damon, Juliette, 24, dau, divorced, works in corset shop, b. MA
    Curtis, Lizzie, 20, boarder, single, works in corset shop, b. CT.
  • Ruth Graham was enumerated as the widow of William T. Graham, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jan 1891 Ruth Graham applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on William's service; but no certificate is noted.
  • William's wife, Ruth Carter, died and was buried in Jun 1891 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 15 Apr 2016

Family: Ruth Carter b. 4 Jun 1823, d. 12 Jun 1891

Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen

b. 13 December 1833, d. 22 December 1905
  • Father: Tobias Friedrich Graichen b. 22 Jan 1810, d. 27 Jul 1872
  • Mother: Antonia Anlauft b. 24 Dec 1809, d. 25 Nov 1862
  • Company: H
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen was born on 13 Dec 1833 at Zeitz, Saxony, (Germany), son of Tobias Friedrich Graichen and Antonia Anlauft.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen and Gustave Adolph Graichen emigrated in 1852 from Germany together with the rest of the family.
  • Before 1860 Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen married Margaret James, daughter of John James and Mary [--?--].
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen was enumerated in the household of Tobias Friedrich Graichen and Antonia Anlauft in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Tobias Graichen, 57, weaver, $1000 real estate, $300 personal estate, b. Preussia, Germany
    Antonia, 57, b. Prussia
    **Gustav, 20,b. Prussia
    Barnard, 18, b. Prussia
    Herman, 10, b. Prussia
    Oscar, 9, b. Prussia
    **Frederick, 28, b. Prussia
    Elizabeth, 24. b. Scotland
    James W., 2, b. MA
    William Wagner, b. Prussia
    John Ritch, 26, painter, b. Bavaria

    (Note: one door away)
    **Frank GRAICHEN, 26, Weaver, b. Prussia, Germany,
    Margaret, 24, b. Scotland
    Antonia, 2/12, b. MA
    Charles Simpson, 30, pedler, b. Scotland (boarder )

    (Note: another door away)
    **John KIRCHNER, 30, weaver, b. Prussia
    Margaret, 27, Scotland

    (Noted: Two other families of weavers right nextdoor to the Graichens who are of Prussian origin and have Scottish wives. Bernard Wieseman, who also served in the 25th Mass. Infantry, and Herman Kleisener. Also noted in the MASSCW, an Edward Graichen, res. Clinton, weaver, age 25 in 1860, also served in 25th Mass. Inf. Relationship likely, but unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Franz gave his occupation as weaver.
  • In 1861 Franz was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen and Gustave Adolph Graichen, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 6 months and 29 days old.
  • Ford's history places Frank Graichen in Company C of the 15th, but the MASSCW places him in Company H. The 1870 roster seems not to have found him at all, and suggests he was mustered out with those determined to be physically unfit on 6 August 1861. This may have to do with the numerous variations of his name, found as GRACIAN, GRAITCHER, and GRAYHEN, so far.
  • On 6 Aug 1861, Franz was not "discharged due to disability", as per the 1870 Adjutant General's roster of Company C. This is an error, possibly due to a change of company.
  • On 29 Aug 1861, Karl Friedrich Bernhard Graichen, his brother, was was enlisted in the 20th Massachusetts, and deserted 30 June 1862 at Harrison's Landing.
  • On 12 Oct 1861 Franz was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank Grayhen was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen 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.
  • On 2 May 1862 Franz ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for wounds, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 25 Nov 1862 his mother, Antonia Anlauft, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 52.
  • On 26 Oct 1863 Franz and Gustave's widowed father, Tobias Friedrich Graichen, remarried to Catherine Robert at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and a first for her.
  • Starting 7 Dec 1863, Franz also served in the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery by enlistment.
  • On 2 Mar 1864 his infant son, John Graichen, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Dec 1864 Margaret James, his wife, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 28 burnt to death.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen ended his service by mustering out of military service on 3 Sep 1865.
  • On 15 Jun 1866 Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen, 32, married Josephine Kreiling, 20, at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen and Josephine Kreiling were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1870 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Graichen, Frank 36, iron merchant, b. Prussia
    ---, Josephine, 23, b. Nassau
    ---, Antonia, 10, b. MA
    ---, William, 3, b. MA
    ---, Oscar, 1, b. MA.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen made application for a veteran's pension in Nov 1876, and received certificate number 204761.
  • On 7 May 1881 Franz and Margaret's daughter, Antonia Graichen married Lawrence Kramer at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, but no further information is given.
  • On 6 Oct 1891 Franz and Josephine's daughter, Augusta Graichen married Christian Sontag at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1896, Franz was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 3 Dec 1896 Franz and Josephine's daughter, Louisa Graichen married Arthur Hetzner at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 26 Apr 1898 Franz and Josephine's daughter, Amelia "Minnie" Graichen married Arthur Voigt at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen and Josephine Kreiling were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, as.
  • Franz Hermann "Frank" Graichen died on 22 Dec 1905 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, of "nervous degeneration". He was 72 years and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1905 at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Josephine Kreiling received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Franz's service; his wife, received certificate number 674949.
  • Josephine, his wife, outlived Franz and died on 20 Feb 1919 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 72.
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2017

Family 1: Margaret James b. 19 Apr 1836, d. 8 Dec 1864

  • Antonia Graichen b. 28 May 1860, d. 23 May 1902
  • John Graichen b. 9 Apr 1863, d. 2 Mar 1864

Family 2: Josephine Kreiling b. 10 May 1846, d. 20 Feb 1919

  • William Graichen b. 26 Jun 1867
  • Oscar Graichen b. 17 Dec 1868, d. 19 Dec 1948
  • Augusta Graichen b. 26 May 1871, d. 24 Sep 1960
  • Louisa Graichen b. 17 Nov 1872, d. 9 Jul 1925
  • Josephine Graichen b. 19 Dec 1874, d. 21 Oct 1879
  • Amelia "Minnie" Graichen b. 24 Oct 1876, d. 27 Oct 1946
  • Sophia Graichen b. 1 Aug 1880, d. 1957
  • Frank Charles Graichen b. 19 Jun 1884, d. Jan 1964