Nathan Smith Arnold

b. 11 April 1837, d. 2 April 1881
  • Father: Nathan Arnold b. 1 May 1790, d. 1 Jun 1867
  • Mother: Philadelphia Thayer b. 18 Jun 1793, d. 23 Feb 1881
  • Company: H
  • Nathan Smith Arnold was born on 11 Apr 1837 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Nathan Arnold and Philadelphia Thayer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Nathan gave his occupation as stove-maker according to Ford's history, or stoneworker according to the MASSCW.
  • In 1861 Nathan was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Nathan Smith Arnold was described as 5' 9", blue eyes, light hair, and a light complexion.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Nathan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • On 27 Apr 1862 Nathan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability.

  • Starting 11 Jan 1864, Nathan also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company H.
  • On 1 May 1864, Nathan was absent sick until the date of his discharge.
  • He ended his service with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment by discharge due to disability on 1 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 1 Jun 1867 his father, Nathan Arnold, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of palsey at age 77.
  • On 21 May 1870 his brother, Sumner Cole Arnold, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41 a suicide.
  • Nathan Smith Arnold was enumerated in the household of Philadelphia Thayer in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 28 Jun 1880 at at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Arnold, Phila, 87, widow, b. MA
    ---, Smith, 42, son, single, farm hand, b. MA.
  • On 23 Feb 1881 his mother, Philadelphia Thayer, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • Nathan Smith Arnold died on 2 Apr 1881 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, a suicide by hanging himself to a bed-post. He was 43 years, 11 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1881 at Arnold Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2017

Otis Warren Atwood

b. 6 February 1840, d. 30 May 1904
  • Father: Samuel Atwood b. 25 Jun 1796, d. 8 May 1880
  • Mother: Sarah Wilson Sparks b. 8 Sep 1812, d. 8 Aug 1890
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Otis Warren Atwood was born on 6 Feb 1840 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Atwood and Sarah Wilson Sparks.
  • Otis Warren Atwood was enumerated in the household of Samuel Atwood and Sarah Wilson Sparks in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Sep 1850 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Atwood, 52, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 39
    Harriet N., 18
    Frances M., 16
    Martha E., 14
    **Otis W., 11.
  • On 26 Oct 1858 Otis Warren Atwood, 18, married Josephine Phillips Dexter, 17, daughter of Samuel Dexter and Tamazine Burnham, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Otis Warren Atwood was enumerated in the household of Samuel Atwood and Sarah Wilson Sparks in the 1860 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1860 at Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Saml Atwood, 68, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 47
    Frances (f.), 22, servant
    **Otis W., 21, shoemaker.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Otis gave his occupation as Shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Otis was living at South Reading, Massachusetts.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Otis W. Atwood mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Otis ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, by desertion, according to the MASSCW, however he claimed service and apparently has a grave marker showing the 1st Sharpshooters.

  • He and Josephine Phillips Dexter were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Otis W. Atwood, 30
    Josephine, 27
    Josephine E. , 10
    Mary G., 4.
  • On 8 Jan 1880 Otis and Josephine's daughter, Josephine "Eva" Atwood married Robert H. Evans at Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Otis Warren Atwood and Josephine Phillips Dexter were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Otis W. Atwood, 41, works in shoe shop, b. MA (as were all)
    Josephine D. P., 39, wife
    Mery G., 14, daur
    Henry H., 6, son
    Luis E., 4, son
    Emma L., 2, daur.
  • On 17 Dec 1883 Otis and Josephine's daughter, Mary G. "Mamie" Atwood married John K. Scott at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Otis Warren Atwood was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 13 Jun 1896 Otis and Josephine's daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emma Atwood married Charles F. Estes at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Otis Warren Atwood and Josephine Phillips Dexter were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1900 at Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Otis W Atwood, 60, b. Feb 1840, married 41 years, b. MA, shoe shop
    Josephine P., 59, b. May 1841, 5 of 11 children living, b. MA
    Eugene E., 18, son, b. Jan 1882, laborer
    Estes Lizzie E., daur, 22, b. May 1872,
    Charles W Estes, grand-child, 3, b. Dec 1896.
  • On 28 Aug 1901 Otis and Josephine's daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emma Atwood married William A. Shepherd at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Otis Warren Atwood died on 30 May 1904 at Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts, of influenza. He was 64 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1904 at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts, Lot 311.
  • Josephine, his wife, outlived Otis and died on 9 Jul 1909 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2016

Family: Josephine Phillips Dexter b. 18 May 1841, d. 9 Jul 1909

  • Josephine "Eva" Atwood b. 2 Jun 1860
  • Otis Warren Atwood b. 2 Jul 1861
  • Newton K. Atwood b. Feb 1864, d. 14 Apr 1868
  • Mary G. "Mamie" Atwood b. 4 Oct 1866
  • Melvin Warren Atwood b. 23 Jul 1867, d. 1 May 1869
  • Ina Maria Atwood b. 25 Feb 1871, d. 21 Aug 1872
  • Henry Herbert Herman Atwood b. 16 Oct 1873, d. 19 Feb 1890
  • Louis E. Atwood b. 18 Oct 1875
  • Emma L. Atwood b. 1878
  • Elizabeth "Lizzie" Emma Atwood b. May 1878, d. 6 Dec 1947
  • Eugene Everett Atwood b. 12 Jan 1882
  • Willie Atwood b. 25 May 1883, d. 29 May 1883

George August

b. December 1834, d. 12 February 1901
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • George August was also known as Joseph August, this being "a nickname that his comrades in service gave him."
  • He was born in Dec 1834 at Island of Manilla, Dominion of Spain.
  • Starting 11 Aug 1861, George also served in the Navy, serving aboard the U. S. S. Ohio.
  • George August was described as "at the time of his enlistment, age 21 years, height 5 feet 8 inches; occupation mariner; complexion dark; color of hair dark; eyes dark, and that there was no permanent marks or scars on his person at the time of his enlistment."
  • On 24 Sep 1861 George was transferred from the U. S. S. Curlew to.
  • On 30 Nov 1861 George was transferred from the U. S. S. North Carolina to.
  • On 20 Dec 1861 George was transferred from the U. S. S. Potomska to.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 George was transferred from the U. S. S. James Adger to.
  • He ended his service with Navy, from the James Adger on 8 Oct 1863 at Charlotte, South Carolina.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as sailor.
  • George was living at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

  • On 21 Mar 1864 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years and 3 months old.
  • On 27 Apr 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, by transfer to the Navy, aboard the U. S. S. Princeton.

  • On 2 May 1864 George was transferred from the U. S. S. Bermuda to.
  • He ended his service with the Navy by discharge from the Bermuda on 20 Sep 1865 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • He appeared on the census of Mar 1885 at Port Madison, Kitsap County, Washington, as George August, 54, single, cook, b. Nova Scotia.
  • In Jul 1885 at Washington George submitted a claim to purchase a homestead.
  • He appeared on the census of 1889 at Port Madison, Kitsap County, Washington, as George August, 50, black, b. Chile.
  • On 24 Jun 1890 at Seattle, King County, Washington, a doctor giving him a physical exam notes that "claimant is a foreigner (spanish) and it is difficult to get intelligent answers."
  • He made application at Port Madison, Kitsap County, Washington, for a veteran's pension on 1 Sep 1890, and received certificate number 943219. (Note: he signed his application with an "X.")
  • George was unmarried.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Port Madison, Kitsap County, Washington, as August, George, white, b. Dec 1834, 65, single, b. Guam Island (as were his parents), immigrated in 1860, farmer.
  • He died on 12 Feb 1901 possibly in Washington or in California. He was 66 years and 2 months old.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2013

Trask Woodbury Averill

b. 6 September 1841, d. 23 February 1895
  • Father: Trask Woodbury Averill b. 20 Mar 1811, d. 26 May 1899
  • Mother: Hannah Perkins b. 24 Apr 1816, d. 2 May 1849
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Trask Woodbury Averill was born on 6 Sep 1841 at Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Trask Woodbury Averill and Hannah Perkins.
  • On 2 May 1849 his mother, Hannah Perkins, died at age 33.
  • On 11 Oct 1849 Trask's widowed father, Trask Woodbury Averill, remarried to Hannah Wilkins.
  • Trask Woodbury Averill was enumerated in the household of Trask Woodbury Averill and Hannah Wilkins in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Trask W. Averill, 39, farmer, b. NH (as were all)
    Hannah, 36
    Sarah F., 14
    Nancy M., 12
    **Woodbury, 9
    Josephine E., 7
    Mary H., 4
    Franklin P., 1
    James Burnham, 18.
  • Trask Woodbury Averill was enumerated in the household of Trask Woodbury Averill and Hannah Wilkins in the 1860 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1860 at Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, as:
    Trask W. Averill, 49, farmer, b. NH
    Hannah, 44
    Nancy, operative
    Emily, 20, operative
    **Woodbury, 18, laborer
    Josephine, 16
    Mary, 14
    Franklin, 11
    Charles, 5.
  • In 1862 Trask was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Trask gave his occupation as Trader.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 Trask W. Averill mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 1 month and 19 days old.
  • On 17 Apr 1864 Trask ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters being discharged for disability.

  • In Apr 1865 Trask Woodbury Averill, 23, married Rebecca Jones, daughter of George Jones and Sarah [--?--], at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Trask Woodbury Averill and Rebecca Jones were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Averill, Trask W., 38, physician, b. NH (as were all)
    ---, Rebecca, 31, wife
    ---, Elnora I., 14, daur
    ---, Alonzo W., 11, son
    ---, Willie A., 4, son
    ---, Alice M., 2, daur.
  • On 23 Mar 1885 Rebecca Jones, his wife, died at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Trask W. Averill died on 23 Feb 1895 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 53 years, 5 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1895 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, Plot: 2:133, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Family: Rebecca Jones b. 1850, d. 23 Mar 1885

  • E. Isabelle "Belle" Averill b. 31 Jul 1867
  • Alonzo W. Averill b. 14 Nov 1868, d. 5 Sep 1946
  • Alice M. Averill b. 1877
  • Willie A. Averill b. 4 Apr 1877, d. 26 Dec 1885

George L. Avery

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 12 September 1911
  • Father: George H. A. Avery
  • Mother: Cynthia Converse b. between 1820 - 1821
  • Company: C
  • George L. Avery was born between 1840 - 1841 at Becket, New Hampshire, son of George H. A. Avery and Cynthia Converse, (Note: cannot find a "Becket" in NH, may be MA or CT.)
  • (Note: his birth is an open issue. George and Cynthia Avery are given as his parents on his marriage record in 1862. However, there are conflicting reports on the date of Cynthia's marriage to William Cummings, and her maiden name here is debatable. The children in the 1850 census add to the confusion. )
  • George's widowed mother, Cynthia Converse, remarried to William Cummings at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • George L. Avery was enumerated in the household of William Cummings and Cynthia Converse in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, as:
    William Cummings, 32, blacksmith, b. MA
    Cynthia, 29, b. MA
    ** George L. Avery, 7, b. MA
    Julietta Avery, 4, b. MA
    Wallace W. Cummings, 4, b. MA
    Francis L. Avery, 3, b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as farmer.
  • On 26 Apr 1862 George L. Avery married Mary Richardson, 30, daughter of Simon Stone and Sally Smith, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: she had been married first to Isaac Richardson and had two sons who died in infancy.)
  • In 1862 George was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George L. Avery and James Cobb Barlow, and Charles E. Stone, brothers-in-law who both married daughters of Simon and Sally (Smith) Stone, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. C.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 George was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the foot.
  • 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 6 Jan 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 23 Nov 1863, George also served in the 1st Connecticut Cavalry, Co. H.
  • The following appears in the Stone Family Genealogy, by RC Stone, 1866:

    Simon Stone (Charles' father, and father-in-law to James C. Barlow and George L. Avery, all of the 15th) married Sally Smith, and resides in Southbridge, Mass. He is a farmer, as also are his sons; his son-in-law, Charles Biggs is connected with an iron foundry; his sons-in-law, James Barlow and Otis Barlow, are wheelwrights; another son-in-law, George L. Avery, is overseer of a weaving-shop, and all reside in Southbridge, and in that portion of Worcester County.

    The family of Simon Stone is peculiar. We know of no family who deserves its country's gratitude like this. It is a large family and it has largely contributed to the overthrow of treason, and the suppression of rebellion.

    Charles E. Stone, enlisted, served a year(15th MVI), was wounded at Antietam, and discharged.
    William J. Stone, served two years (25th Mass.) and was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor. He died at Armory Square Hospital. Washington, D. C.

    George N. Stone served two years (4th Mass. Cav.) and came home without a scratch.

    Charles Biggs (son-in-law, husband of Lucy Stone; 4th R.I. Inf.) enlisted, served two years, was sick of a chronic dysentery, and was discharged.

    Henry C. Biggs (grandson, and son of Lucy Stone and Charles Biggs; 4th R.I. Inf. with his father) died of sickness in the army hospital.

    James Barlow, (15th MVI, son-in-law) enlisted for three months and again for three years was wounded at Antietam, in the hip, and was discharged.

    Otis Barlow (son-in-law, and brother of James Barlow) served in the army two years (1st CT H.A. and 2nd CT Vols.), and came home safe.

    George L. Avery, (15th MVI, son-in-law) entered the army, and was shot through the foot and discharged; after it healed he enlisted again, and stayed two years.

  • He ended his service with the 1st Connecticut Cavalry, Co. H on 2 Aug 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Jan 1867, and received certificate number 861742.
  • On 11 Jan 1889, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Bath, Steuben County, New York, George was admitted.
  • On 4 Mar 1889, George was discharged from the soldiers' home due to desertion.
  • On 10 Nov 1898 Mary Stone applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on George's service; with application number 686006, but no certificate recorded.
  • On 18 Dec 1908 Mary Stone, his wife, died at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • George L. Avery was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Wampsville Village, Lenox, Madison County, New York, as:
    Avery, George L., prisoner, 73, widower, b. MA (of MA parents) in the facility of one Sheriff John Hill, b. NY.
  • He died on 12 Sep 1911 at Morrisville, Madison County, New York.
  • He was buried in Sep 1911 at Morrisville Rural Cemetery, Morrisville, Madison County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Stone b. 10 Jan 1832, d. 18 Dec 1908

  • Mary E. Avery b. 1864, d. 1865

William Jones Babbitt

b. 28 June 1823, d. 10 May 1881
  • Father: Benjamin Babbitt b. about 1785, d. 17 Mar 1841
  • Mother: Persis Ayres b. about 1790
  • Company: F
  • William Jones Babbitt was born on 28 Jun 1823 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Babbitt and Persis Ayres.
  • In Nov 1843 William Jones Babbitt, 20, married Caroline M. Wheelock, 21, daughter of Rufus Wheelock and Polly A. Conant, at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Jones Babbitt and Caroline M. Wheelock were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 17 Aug 1850 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William J. Babbitt, 25, shoe maker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline, 28
    Lucinda, 5
    Caroline M., 3
    Abigail FISHER, 22 (sister-in-law, dau of Rufus Wheelock and Polly Conant)
    Dwight, 8/12
    Joseph WHEELOCK, 18, shoemaker (brother-in-law)
    Rufus, 59 (?smudgy), (father-in-law.)
  • William Jones Babbitt and Caroline M. Wheelock were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William J. BABBET, 37, shoemaker, $700 real estate, $150 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline, 38
    Abbie L., 16
    Caroline M., 13
    Polly C. WHEELOCK, 72 (mother-in-law)
    Joseph, 26, shoemaker (brother-in-law)
    **Benj. STEVENS, 20, shoemaker (future son-in-law)
    Willie E. GRIFFEN, 3 (relationship unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, William gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1862 William was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Jones Babbitt and Benjamin Cristifor Wheelock, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. F.
  • William Jones Babbitt and Benjamin Stevens, future father- and son-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 1 Feb 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 38 years, 7 months and 4 days old.
  • On 1 Feb 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 22 Apr 1865 William and Caroline's daughter, Caroline M. Babbitt married William H. Fisher at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 May 1867 William's daughter, Abbie Lucinda Babbitt married Benjamin Stevens at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Jones Babbitt and Caroline M. Wheelock were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Babbit, Wm. J., 45, in boot and shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Caroline M., 48,
    **Stevens, Benj., 30, for boot and shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Abigail L., 25,
    ---, Abbie R., 9/12, b. Sept
    Newton, Francis, 20, in boot and shoe factory.
  • William Jones Babbitt and Caroline M. Wheelock were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Babbit, William J., 57, rheumatism, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Caroline M., 58, wife, b. MA
    Fisher, William H., 43, boarder (son-in-law), works in boot factory, b. NH (of NH parents)
    ---, Caroline M., 33, boarder (daur, works in corset factory, b. MA
    ---, William E., 8, boarder (grandson), b. MA.
  • William J. Babbit died on 10 May 1881 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 57 years, 10 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1881 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Nov 1881 Caroline M. Wheelock received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, received certificate 335,271.
  • Caroline M. Wheelock was enumerated as the widow of William Jones Babbitt, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Caroline, his wife, outlived William and died on 22 Jan 1900 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline M. Wheelock b. 12 Apr 1822, d. 22 Jan 1900

  • Abbie Lucinda Babbitt b. Sep 1844, d. after 1930
  • Caroline M. Babbitt b. between 1846 - 1847

Isaac G. Bachelder

b. between 1828 and 1829, d. 17 May 1864
  • Father: Abraham Bachelder b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1796 - 1797
  • Company: I
  • Isaac G. Bachelder was born between 1828 - 1829 at Eaton, Carroll County, New Hampshire, son of Abraham Bachelder and Mary [--?--].
  • On 3 May 1859 Isaac G. Bachelder married Ellen Lucretia Fessenden, 21, daughter of Eben I. Fessenden and Jane Pingree, at Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Isaac gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Isaac was living at Denmark, Oxford County, Maine.

  • On 15 Apr 1864 Isaac mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 May 1864 Isaac was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He died on 17 May 1864 at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, of wounds, according to the Worcester Spy (Volume 93 # 22, June 1, 1864).
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Isaac ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, clearly in error.

  • Charles, his small son, outlived Isaac and died on 6 Oct 1865 at age 3.
  • On 15 Dec 1867 Ellen L. Bachelder received a pension to surviving family member based on Isaac's service; his wife, received certificate number 137993.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Eben I. Fessenden and Jane Pingree in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1870 at Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, as:
    Fessenden, Eben I., 59, farmer, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    ---, Jane, 62
    ---, Eben, 23
    ---, Sarah E, 21
    ---, Annette, 26
    ---, Augustus, 18
    **Bachelor, Ellen L., 32, tailoress, $500 personal property, b. ME
    ---, Frank, 10, b. ME.
  • On 18 Jun 1873 Isaac's widow, Ellen L. Fessenden remarried to John W. Thoms at Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire.
  • In Jan 1874 Eben I. Fessenden, Isaac's father-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to Isaac's surviving dependants, and received certificate 165401.
  • Ellen, his wife, outlived Isaac and died on 27 Mar 1908 at age 69.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2012

Family: Ellen L. Fessenden b. 15 Apr 1838, d. 27 Mar 1908

  • Frank Bachelder b. 8 Jul 1860
  • Charles H. Bachelder b. 29 Jun 1862, d. 6 Oct 1865

Eli Merriam Bacheler

b. 26 July 1838, d. 7 March 1869
  • Father: Brigham A. Bacheler b. 22 Sep 1813, d. 24 Oct 1884
  • Mother: Mary B. Hewitt b. 30 May 1812, d. 12 Jul 1847
  • Company: H
  • Eli Merriam Bacheler was also known as Eli M. Batchelor in Ford's history.
  • He was born on 26 Jul 1838 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Brigham A. Bacheler and Mary B. Hewitt.
  • On 12 Jul 1847 his mother, Mary B. Hewitt, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 35.
  • Eli's widowed father, Brigham A. Bacheler, remarried to Eliza Lillie.
  • Eli Merriam Bacheler was enumerated in the household of Richard Burgess and Landusky Wheaton in the 1860 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1860 at Otter Rivers P. O., Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his future in-laws as:
    Richard H. Burgess, 47, master dyer, b. RI
    Lodusky, 40, b. CT
    William H., 28, chair maker, b. RI
    Richard C., 15, b. CT
    **Eli M. Batcheler, 22, painter, b. MA
    Mary E. Burgess, 18, b. MA (his bride the following day.)
  • On 24 Jun 1860 Eli Merriam Batchelder, 21, married Mary E. Burgess, 18, daughter of Richard Burgess and Landusky Wheaton, at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 13 May 1861 Mary E. Burgess, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 19 of convulsions in pregnancy.
  • Eli was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Eli gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Eli mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 11 months and 16 days old.
  • On 16 Jan 1862 Eli was promoted to to Corporal.
  • On 27 Apr 1862 Eli ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 8 Aug 1863 Eli Merriam Bacheler, 25, married Lucina H. Knight, 25, at Connecticut.
  • Eli Merriam Bacheler made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Aug 1866, and received certificate number 82281.
  • On 7 Jan 1867 Lucina H. Knight, his wife, died at Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 29.
  • Eli Merriam Bacheler died on 7 Mar 1869 at Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1869 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Sep 1869 S. C. Carpenter made application for a pension as guardian to Eli's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 147873.
  • Note: clearly he had surviving children.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Mary E. Burgess b. 21 Dec 1841, d. 13 May 1861

Family 2: Lucina H. Knight b. 21 Nov 1837, d. 7 Jan 1867

  • Ella Louisa Bachelor b. 6 Dec 1865

Charles Alexander Bacon

b. 15 May 1841, d. 3 April 1924
  • Father: Jonas Bacon b. 6 Sep 1796, d. 11 Feb 1874
  • Mother: Elizabeth DeWitt d. 1883
  • Company: E
  • Charles A. Bacon was born on 15 May 1841 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonas Bacon and Elizabeth DeWitt.
  • Charles A. Bacon was enumerated in the household of Jonas Bacon and Elizabeth DeWitt in the 1850 US Federal Census on 26 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jonas Bacon, 54, depot master, b. MA (as were all)
    Elizabeth, 46
    Mary E., 21
    Hollis D., 16, clerk
    Celia E., 13
    **Charles A., 9
    Daniel F., 7
    Jonathan Nichols, 24, physician
    Lewis Spaulding, 23, clerk, b. NY
    Rufus W. Smith, 28, trader, b. NY
    E., Dean, 19, (m.), shoemaker, b. CT
    Laurens Card, (m.) shoemaker, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as shoe-cutter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • Charles was described as 5'8“ tall, with light complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair at the time of his enlistment in 1861.
  • Between Mar 1862 - Apr 1862, at Camp Winfield Scott, Virginia, Charles was absent, sick in hospital between Camp Bethel and Camp Winfield Scott VA, where the company was stationed.
  • On 19 Mar 1862, Charles was issued a Certificate of Disability for Discharge, stating that Charles Bacon had a “valvular disease of the heart."
  • On 22 May 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Carver Hospital, Washington, DC, a Surgeons Certificate of disability.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Alexander Bacon was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 10 Jun 1865 Charles A. Bacon, 24, married Caroline Louisa Marble, 20, daughter of Simeon R. Marble and Caroline Brown, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Rev. Wm. F. LLOYD, minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church officiating. It was the first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Charles was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Alexander Bacon was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Caroline Louisa Marble were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Bacon was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • He 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, Co. E.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Alexander Bacon was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Bacon attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 4 Jun 1898, Witnesses were Edward W. BARDWELL, age 55, and George H. DODGE, age 40, citizens of Oxford, MA. They both state that they knew Charles A. Bacon from their boyhoods and that he was of robust health before joining the Army. And that after his return from the war in July 1862, Charles A. Bacon suffered from heart disease making him unfit for heavy manual labor. He received certificate number 206746.
  • He and Caroline Louisa Marble were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a "sorter" in a boot factory. He has been unemployed for three months out of the last year, and they live in a rented home. Three of their four children are still living.
  • Charles Alexander Bacon made application for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1906, with witnesses to the "Declaration of Invalid " as: Henry B. ADAM, of Milbury, MA, and William F. BROWN, of Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles A. Bacon attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 15 May 1911 Charles was living at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 15 May 1911, with a declaration for Pension, stating that he was 70 years old, and a resident of Spencer, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Witnesses were: George P. CLARK and Edwin A. RICE, both of Spencer, Massachusetts.
  • According to an affidavit filed for the pension office by Martha L. KING, aged 63, in 1924, Charles and Caroline Bacon lived as man and wife until about 1914, at which time Caroline lived with her children and Charles roomed down town. They were never divorced.

    In another affidavit presented by Emoery A. BACON, Charles' nephew, the same statement is made. “Mr. Bacon roomed down street near where he worked; there was however never any legal separation, and they were never divorced."
  • On 10 Jun 1916 the pension file states that he is “away at present”, but there has been no separation between himself and his wife.
  • He died on 3 Apr 1924 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 10 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1924 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Apr 1924 Caroline Louisa Marble received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate 953347.
  • Caroline, his widow, outlived Charles and died on 30 Sep 1928 at age 83.
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline Louisa Marble b. 1 Apr 1845, d. 30 Sep 1928

  • Charles A. Bacon Jr. b. 16 Mar 1866, d. before Jun 1898
  • William A. Bacon b. 18 Oct 1867
  • Celia Elizabeth Bacon b. 30 Sep 1870
  • Jonas Fred Bacon b. 15 Sep 1874, d. Mar 1963

Francis E. Bacon

b. 3 November 1841, d. 3 May 1863

Francis (left) and his brother, Capt. William Bacon.
  • Father: Hon. Peter Child Bacon b. 11 Nov 1804, d. 7 Feb 1886
  • Mother: Mary Louisa Batchelder b. 15 May 1815, d. 9 Jun 1886
  • Company: A
  • Francis E. Bacon was born on 3 Nov 1841 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hon. Peter Child Bacon and Mary Louisa Batchelder.
  • Francis E. Bacon was enumerated in the household of Hon. Peter Child Bacon and Mary Louisa Batchelder in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peter C. BACON, 56, lawyer, $8600 real estate, $4000 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary M., 45
    Henry, 24, lawyer
    Mary, 21 (possibly wife of Henry?)
    ** Frank, 18 (Francis E.)
    William, 16
    Peter C., Jr., 14
    Elisabeth, 7
    Hannah Murry, 26, cook, b. Ireland
    Mary Kelly, 25, domestic, b. Ireland
    (note: possible that Mary M., enumerated as wife/mother here, is a second wife; MI does not fit.)
  • Starting 19 May 1861, Francis also served in the 3rd Batallion of Rifles, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.
  • He ended his service with the Volunteer Militia on 3 Aug 1861.
  • In 1862 Francis was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Francis gave his occupation as student.

  • On 4 Mar 1862 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 4 months and 1 day old.
  • On 22 Apr 1863 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for promotion to 2nd Lieutenant and transfer to the 102nd New York Volunteer Regiment.

  • Starting 1863, Francis also served in the 102nd New York Infantry.
  • He died on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, unmarried, killed in action. He was 21 years and 6 months old.
  • He was buried in May 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for Francis E. Bacon was published on 13 May 1863 at "The Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Lieut. Bacon
    We have to record, as another of the sad fatalities of this war, the death of lieut. Francis bacon, son of Hon. Peter C. Bacon, of this city. He was killed at Chancellorsville, in the last great fight on the Rappahannock. He is spoken of by those who knew him best as a young man of more than ordinary promise. Two years ago, at the age of 19, he was among the first to go into the service as a private in the third battalion of Rifles; and soon after the expiration of the term of three months, for which that corps was enlisted, he entered the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment; and not long ago was appointed and commissioned a lieutenant in the 102d New York regiment. His early death, at the age of 21, is a loss to his friends and to the army.

    “Ah! never shall the land forget
    How gushed the life blood of her brave,
    Gushed, warm with hope and courage yet,
    Upon the soil they fought to save.
    Nor heed the shaft too surely cast,
    The foul and hissing bolt of scorn;
    For with thy side shall dwell at last,
    The victory of endurance born.”.
  • On 3 Jun 1863 at "The Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis was the subject of a tribute (Volume XXX # 22).
    A Tribute To Lieut. Bacon.
    [ The following obituary notice of Lieut. Bacon ( whose death was announced in the palladium at the time of its occurrence) is understood to have been written for the Transcript by a gentleman of this city who knew the deceased well, and was therefore fitted to speak truthfully of his merits as a young man and a youthful soldier, offered as a sacrifice by his friends upon the altar of patriotism.]
    Lieut. Francis Bacon, a son of Hon. P. C. Bacon, of this city, was killed on one of the battles on the Rappahannock last week. He fell at the post of duty and danger, and sleeps where he fell, his comrades not having been able to recover and bring off his body when they recrossed the river.
    He was only twenty one years of age at the time of his death. He was a young man of far more than ordinary intellectual endowments, well educated, manly and honorable in his deportment, generous almost to a fault, and brave as one who knows and fears no danger, and in his fall, has added another to the long roll of youthful heroes, who, in this great struggle for National existence, have offered their lives a sacrifice to save the life of the nation..
    He obeyed the first call to arms and left his home upon a single days notice, as a member of the Third Battalion of Rifles, under the command of Gen. (then major ) Devens. He served through the three months for which the Battalion enlisted, and returned to this city with his company at the end of that time. After an interval of two or three months, he again enlisted as a private , in the 15th Mass. regiment, then stationed at or near Poolesville.
    Contrary to his wishes he was detailed for special duty at Camp Cameron in this State, acting for some weeks as drill Sergeant. he was finally permitted to join his regiment after the affair at Ball’s Bluff, and before it started as a part of the Army of the Potomac on the ever memorable Peninsular campaign. He passed through all the battles in which his regiment was engaged on the Peninusla unhurt and returned with the army to Washington, the latter part of August, 1862.
    At that time his health was becoming greatly impaired, and a soldier of less resolute and earnest spirit than his, would gladly have yielded to the advice of his physician and sought repose in one of the hospitals in Washington. But, although unable to keep up with his regiment on its march, as a part of the army under Gen. McClellan, then moving up through Maryland. for the expulsion of the rebel invaders, yet he started from Washington with a single comrade, Charles --- Barton, and struggled along as rapidly as his emaciated frame would permit, hoping to rejoin his company before the great battle came of, which was then daily expected.
    And it was at that period that the writer of this notice found him and his companion by the roadside between Rockville and Middlebrook in Maryland. he was then so changed by disease, so weak and emaciated, as hardly to be recognized by those who knew him best. He was still unwilling to return or go into hospital and it was only after the most urgent representations of the necessity of such a course to save his life, that he consented to abandon his purpose of joining his regiment, which was then ten or fifteen miles in advance of him.
    He remained a few weeks in the hospital and was then detailed to act as a clerk at Gen. Hallack’s headquarters, where hen remained for several weeks, and rejoined his regiment at Falmouth. Here he was again detailed to act as clerk ( for which he had great aptness and capacity) in the Headquarters , I think, of Gen. Sedgewick
    But about this time through the influence of a friend of the family in New York he received the appointment of Lieutenant in the 102d New York Regiment, and it was while he was acting in this capacity that he fell. That regiment formed a part of the 12th army corps, and after the fight of the 11th corps, the tempest of battle fell upon the 12th. His life, reckoned by the ordinary standard, was brief, but if that life is longest which answers life’s great end, then Frank, as he was familiarly called by his friends, lived many years and died well.
    It would have been grateful to his friends here could his heroic form, though lifeless, have been brought back to them, and have found a resting place near the homes and graves of his kindred. But after all he sleeps where the soldier best loves to rest, upon the field of battle consecrated by the deeds of the brave; and the wooded banks of the Rappahannock shall ever hereafter be dearer to every loyal heart, because of their baptism in the blood of patriot defenders and all the living loyal should be nerved to a more resolute determination that the fields whereon our heroic dead lie buried, shall never be alien soil, and that pilgrim feet from the free north shall ever be permitted to tread their sacred precincts, without asking leave of a stranger.
  • William, his brother, outlived Francis and died on 15 May 1864 at Newmarket, Rockingham County, Virginia, with the 34th Massachusetts.
  • In 1880, Francis was included in Marvin's "History of Worcester in the War of Rebellion."
  • Francis's father, Hon. Peter Child Bacon, died and was buried in Feb 1886 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 81 years and 2 months.
  • Last Edited: 15 Mar 2017

Emory F. Bailey

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: E
  • Emory F. Bailey was born between 1838 - 1839 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1860 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dana Newton, 77, farmer, b. MA
    Betsy, 63, b. MA
    **Emery F. Bailey, 20, farmer, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Emory gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Emory was living at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 9 Dec 1861 Emory mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Emory was taken prisoner at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 died supposedly, as a prisoner of war, according to the 1870 roster. However, the MASSCW shows service for him in other units.
  • On 28 Feb 1863, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Emory was exchanged from prisoner status (no further record found.)
  • Starting 22 Jul 1864, Emory also served in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry, Co. "E" (100 days.)
  • He ended his service on 11 Nov 1864.
  • Starting 8 Dec 1864, Emory also served in the 58th Massachusetts Inf, Co. "K."
  • He ended his service on 14 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • On 15 Aug 1865 Emory F. Bailey is said to have married Mary F. Gove, 22, daughter of Jeremiah D. Gove and Elizabeth Nason Gove, at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts; however, this cannot be proven in any documents currently available to this researcher.
  • On 2 Dec 1865 his infant daughter, Harriet Bailey, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, of canker.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Emory F. Bailey was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Emory F. Bailey was included on the Civil War memorial at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the memorial tablets.
  • Note: the wife and child attributed to this man here is very doubtful. However it does appear in several places.
    The one document that may apply here is the death of a daughter, Harriet, 24 Nov 1865, at the age of eight days in Lynn. Her parents are given as Emory F. Bailey and Mary Bailey.
    Mary Gove, daughter of Jeremian and Elizabeth, mentioned as Emory's wife in some sources, died 19 Mar 1872 of childbed fever in Lynn as a single woman according to her death certificate.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Mary F. Gove b. 17 Aug 1842, d. 19 Mar 1872

  • Harriet Bailey Gove b. 24 Nov 1865, d. 2 Dec 1865

William E. Bailey

b. 14 February 1838, d. 17 August 1906
  • Father: James Bailey
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--]
  • Company: B
  • William E. Bailey was born on 14 Feb 1838 at Canada (East), son of James Bailey and Sarah [--?--], or in England.
  • In 1861 William was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 23 years, 4 months and 28 days old.
  • On 8 Dec 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 24 Dec 1863 William E. Bailey, 25, married Caroline M. Raymond, daughter of Clark Raymond and Susan Massey, at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William E. Bailey and Caroline M. Raymond were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 19 Jul 1870 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bailey, Wm., 30, carpenter, b. Canada East
    ---, Carrie M., 30, b. MA
    ---, Charlie, 3, b. MA.
  • In 1876 William was living at Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 14 Feb 1876 William E. Bailey, 38, married Sarah A. Borman, daughter of Charles M. Borman and Sarah B. Spaulding, at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • William E. Bailey made application for a veteran's pension in Nov 1879, and received certificate number 260040.
  • In Jun 1886 William was living at Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 William E. Bailey wrote a letter read at the reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William E. Bailey was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He died on 17 Aug 1906 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was 68 years, 6 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1906 at Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • On 22 Aug 1906 Sarah A. Borman received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on William's service; his widow received certificate number 616220.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Family 1: Caroline M. Raymond b. between 1839 - 1840

  • Charles Bailey b. 24 Sep 1866

Family 2: Sarah A. Borman b. between 1850 - 1851

Adam N. Baker

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 17 September 1862
  • Company: K
  • Adam N. Baker was born between 1835 - 1836 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • In 1862 Adam was living at Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adam gave his occupation as soldier.

  • On 31 Jul 1862 Adam mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, in an unknown plot, according to one report.
  • The family attributed to this man is highly circumstantial at this time (Dec 2007).
    This is a Navy family, and they are found in 1860 Norfolk, VA. The birth places of the children suggest they have moved around considerably. Most importantly, they are found in the 1840 census of Orange, MA.
    They appear to have remained in Norfolk, VA, during the war or returned there after. By 1870. Frank H. Baker, had become a commander in the U. S. Navy and married the very well-to-do Elizabeth Armstrong, daughter of William and Adelaide Armstrong.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Adam N. Baker was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Henry Baker

b. between 1845 and 1846
  • Company: H
  • Henry Baker was born between 1845 - 1846 at an unknown place.
  • Henry also served in the 4th New York Infantry, Co. K, possibly.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1864 Henry was living at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Mar 1864 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jun 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 7 Dec 1890, and received certificate number 975347.
  • NOTE: there are conflicting statements about this man in various sources. Further research is required.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Henry Almon Baker

b. 3 February 1846, d. 1865
  • Father: John Cutting Baker
  • Mother: Charlotte Caswell b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 13 Feb 1847
  • Company: E
  • Henry Almon Baker was born on 3 Feb 1846 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of John Cutting Baker and Charlotte Caswell, his parents' only child, and grandson of Daniel & Lydia (Miller) Baker of Princeton, Mass.
  • On 13 Feb 1847 his mother, Charlotte Caswell, died at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 20.
  • In 1864 Henry was living at Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 30 Mar 1864 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
    , being credited to the quota of Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 1 month and 27 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts as "absent Prisoner of War."

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Henry also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • On 25 Aug 1864 Henry was taken prisoner.
  • From the Hodges Genealogy -
    ... he served under Grant in the Wilderness campaign. Captured at battle of Reams Station, Va., Aug. 25, 1864, and sent to Andersonville Prison, where he died in 1865.
  • On 18 Oct 1864 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, Henry Almon Baker ended his service admitted to hospital (as prisoner of war), with no further record.
  • From the Hodges Genealogy -
    He went through the terrible campaign in the Wilderness. On Aug. 25, 1864, in a severe engagement at Ream's Station on the Weldon Railroad, his regiment was surrounded and all present, except ten men, were killed or captured. He was among the prisoners and was taken to Andersonville prison. Except for a brief note, written just after his capture, his family received no direct word from him. But a fellow-prisoner saw his body carried out of the prison in the dead-cart early in 1865.
  • He died in 1865 at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia. He was 18 years old.
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2012