Charles N. Hart

b. between 1826 and 1827
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Charles N. Hart was born between 1826 - 1827.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 Charles N. Hart mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012

James Hart

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: K
  • James Hart was born between 1839 - 1840 at Ireland.
  • In 1862 James was living at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as moulder.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1864 James was wounded as a Corporal.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Hart was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, due to expiration of term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Dec 1866, and received certificate number 83365.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1870 at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, probably as:
    Hart James, 30, iron moulder, b. Scotland
    ---, Maria, 31, b. MA
    ---, Martha, 5, b. MA
    ---, Miles, 3, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth, 1, b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 5 Mar 2016

John Hart

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: E
  • John Hart was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 16 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 John Hart appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as having officially transferred into the unit, but he was not assigned to a specific company.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012

William Hart

b. 1840, d. 6 September 1864
  • Company: G
  • William Hart was born about in 1840 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly the son of Amasa and Miranda.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as yeoman.
  • In 1862 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 28 Jul 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Hart was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • "Stephen Hart and his Descendants", by Alfred Andrews, incorrectly states that this man deserted.
  • He died on 6 Sep 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war. He was 24 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, grave # 7957.
  • William Hart was included on the Civil War memorial at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 William Hart was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016

Rollin Eaton Hartwell

b. 4 November 1840, d. 3 May 1863

Rollin E. Hartwell
  • Father: James Harvey Hartwell b. 17 Jun 1809, d. 28 Dec 1887
  • Mother: Charlotte Wyman b. 24 Sep 1810, d. 26 Feb 1895
  • Company: B
  • Rollin Eaton Hartwell was born on 4 Nov 1840 at Eden, Lamoille County, Vermont, son of James Harvey Hartwell and Charlotte Wyman.
  • Rollin Eaton Hartwell was enumerated in the household of James Harvey Hartwell and Charlotte Wyman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Sep 1850 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James H. Hartwell, 41, carpenter, b. MA
    Charlotte, 39, b. MA
    Mary J., 17, b. MA
    Alonso, 15, b. MA
    Clara, 12, b. MA
    Angeline, 10, b. MA
    **Rollin, 8, b. VT
    James H., 2, b. MA
    Charles H., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Rollin was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Rollin gave his occupation as marble worker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Rollin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 8 months and 8 days old.
  • On 25 Oct 1862 Rollin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in Battery I, 1st U. S. Light Artillery.

  • Starting 26 Oct 1862, Rollin also served in the 1st U. S. Light Artillery, Battery I (Regular Army.)
  • He died on 3 May 1863 from wounds received at Chancellorsville. He was 22 years, 5 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1863 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • From the Hartwell Genealogy -
    "He was in twelve battles. At Ball's Bluff an exploding shell tore off his shoes. He swam the river to escape. At Antietam a bullet went through his hat. He was a marked man in his regiment for prompt and faithful performance of duty. "
  • In 1865, Rollin E. Hartwell, his nephew, son of his brother Alonso, was named for Rollin Eaton Hartwell.
  • On 9 Feb 1883 Charlotte Wyman received a pension to surviving family member based on Rollin's service; mother received certificate number 242237.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Patrick J. Harty

b. between 1842 and 1843, d. 29 July 1878
  • Father: Dennis Harty b. between 1819 - 1820, d. 1882
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1820 - 1821, d. 1887
  • Company: I
  • Patrick J. Harty was born between 1842 - 1843 at Ireland, son of Dennis Harty and Mary [--?--].
  • Patrick J. Harty was enumerated in the household of Dennis Harty and Mary [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dennis Harty, 40, farm laborer, $40 personal estate, b. Ireland
    Mary, 39, b. Ireland
    **Patrick, 19, wire drawer, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as wire-drawer.

  • On 6 Jun 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Patrick J. Harty was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick J. Harty was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 21 Feb 1864, Patrick was having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Patrick was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, company K.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick J. Harty was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 22 Apr 1865, Patrick was released from prison.
  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts Infantry by mustering out on 2 Jun 1865.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harty, Patrick, 25, wire drawer, b. Ireland
    living with:
    Cosgrove, Michael, 24, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Honora, 19, b. Ireland
    Mahan, Mary, abt. 40, b. Ireland
    Mehan, Michael, abt. 50, b. Ireland
    (relationships, if any, unknown.)
  • He died on 29 Jul 1878 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried.
  • He was buried in Jul 1878 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: Section 5-4-W-V Lot 88 Range 8.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Joseph Dwight Harvey

b. 6 March 1839, d. 3 December 1894
  • Father: James Harvey b. between 1819 - 1820
  • Mother: Dorothy Robbins b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: F
  • Joseph Dwight Harvey was born on 6 Mar 1839 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of James Harvey and Dorothy Robbins.
  • Joseph Dwight Harvey was enumerated in the household of James Harvey and Dorothy Robbins in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Palmer P. O., Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Harvey, 40, carpenter, b. MA (as were all)
    Dorothy, 42
    **Joseph D., 21, shoemaker
    James M., 16, apprentice carpenter
    Tabathy Robins, 77 (maternal grandmother?)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Joseph gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 4 months and 6 days old.
  • On 22 May 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 28 Oct 1864, Joseph also served in the 11th Connecticut Infantry as Corporal.
  • He ended his service on 25 Dec 1865 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Blackmer, John K., 38, widower, barber, b. MA
    Bemis, Carrie A., 19, servant, b. MA
    **Harvey, Joseph D., 41, boarder, single, works in shoe factory, b. MA.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 7 Sep 1891, and received certificate number 847283.
  • He died on 3 Dec 1894 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of opium poisoning.
    "A Strange Death - Dwight Harvey, who resides with Lewis Hill in the northern part of the town, was found in the barn Monday afternoon, by Mr. Cheeney, in an unconscious condition. He was removed to the house and Dr. T. J. Garrigan summoned, but Harvey died at 7:30 p.m. The cause of death is thought to be eating opium. He was a member of the G. A. R. and of Company F, 15th regiment." (Worcester Daily Spy, 5 Dec 1894)
    . He was 55 years, 8 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1894 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with headstone noting his service in the 11th CT Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2012

Pierce Harvey

  • Company: Z_??
  • Pierce Harvey was buried in 1863 at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 1 supposedly as part of the 15th MVI, BUT he does not appear in Ford's history or either of the rosters.
  • MASSCW and his headstone report him in the 16th MVI not 15th.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012

George A. Harwood

b. 18 June 1840, d. 26 October 1871
  • Father: Kilburn Harwood Sr. b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 7 Sep 1858
  • Mother: Sally Buss b. 14 Jun 1808, d. 16 May 1868
  • Company: B
  • George A. Harwood was born on 18 Jun 1840 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Kilburn Harwood Sr. and Sally Buss.
  • George A. Harwood was enumerated in the household of Kilburn Harwood Sr. and Sally Buss in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kilburn Harwood, 44, Dep. Sheriff, b. NH
    Sally, 41, b. MA
    Josephine, 16, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Jxxx, 14, (m)
    **Kilburn, Jr., 11
    **George A., 9
    Marion F., 9
    Charles R., 5/12.
  • On 7 Sep 1858 his father, Kilburn Harwood Sr., died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as ornamenter.
  • In 1861 George was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George A. Harwood and Kilburn Harwood, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as Principal Musician, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 24 days old.
  • On 30 Dec 1863 George was transferred from to non-comissioned staff to.
  • On 16 Jun 1864 George became Principal Musician.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • On 26 Oct 1864 George A. Harwood, 24, married Lizzie M. Cochran at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George A. Harwood and Lizzie M. Cochran were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1870 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harwood, George, 30, photographer, b. MA
    Lizzie, 32, b. VT
    living in the home of:
    Emory, Henry W., 39, clerk in provision store, b. NH
    ---, Caroline E., 34, b. NH
    ---, George H., 15, b. MA
    (relationship, if any, unknown.)
  • George A. Harwood died on 26 Oct 1871 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 4 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1871 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (East of Central Entrance) Japonica Path.
  • Lizzie, his wife, outlived George and died in 1872 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, according to the Harwood genealogy, but I have not been able to verify.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George A. Harwood was reported as deceased at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel. Click the icon to read the report.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Lizzie M. Cochran b. between 1837 - 1838, d. 1872

Kilburn Harwood

b. 6 September 1838, d. 23 January 1901
  • Father: Kilburn Harwood Sr. b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 7 Sep 1858
  • Mother: Sally Buss b. 14 Jun 1808, d. 16 May 1868
  • Company: B
  • Kilburn Harwood was born on 6 Sep 1838 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Kilburn Harwood Sr. and Sally Buss.
  • Kilburn Harwood was enumerated in the household of Kilburn Harwood Sr. and Sally Buss in the 1850 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Kilburn Harwood, 44, Dep. Sheriff, b. NH
    Sally, 41, b. MA
    Josephine, 16, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Jxxx, 14, (m)
    **Kilburn, Jr., 11
    **George A., 9
    Marion F., 9
    Charles R., 5/12.
  • On 7 Sep 1858 his father, Kilburn Harwood Sr., died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Kilburn gave his occupation as butcher.
  • Kilburn Harwood and George A. Harwood, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Kilburn mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 10 months and 6 days old.
  • Kilburn was promoted to Corporal (at a date not shown.)
  • On 30 Jun 1862 Kilburn was wounded at Nelson's Farm, Virginia, on the arm.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 Kilburn ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the 95th Company, 2nd Batallion VRC by mustering out on 12 Jul 1864.
  • In Jun 1869 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, Kilburn bought property.
  • On 2 Sep 1869 Kilburn Harwood, 30, married Sarah Katherine Reeme, 19, daughter of William H. Reeme and Catherine A. Shoeffer, at Macon County, Illinois.
  • On 26 Oct 1871 his brother, George A. Harwood, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 31.
  • In Dec 1886 Kilburn Harwood was a member of Dunham Post 141, G. A. R.
  • In Jan 1888 Kilburn became a partner in a mutual saving association, according to the Decatur Sunday Herald.
  • About in 1897 Kilburn and Sarah's daughter, Katherine C. Harwood married Winslow Mallery.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Kilburn Harwood was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension in Oct 1900.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1901 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. He was 62 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1901 at Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 Kilburn Harwood was noted as deceased at the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 23 Jul 1903 his married daughter, Katherine C. Mallory, died at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 28.
  • On 6 Nov 1910 Kilburn's widow, Sarah Katherine Reeme remarried to Col. Jasper Tucker Darling.
  • In 1921 Sarah Katherine Darling received a pension to surviving family member in Illinois based on Kilburn's service; his re-widowed wife, received certificate number 644286.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Kilburn and died on 2 Jun 1944 at Wilmington, Will County, Illinois, at age 93.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Katherine Reeme b. 13 Aug 1850, d. 2 Jun 1944

  • Josephine Harwood b. 24 Dec 1872
  • Katherine C. Harwood b. 2 Sep 1874, d. 23 Jul 1903
  • Mary Theresa "Mae" Harwood b. 18 Nov 1876

Joseph E. Haskell

b. 30 June 1826, d. 10 February 1880
  • Father: Joseph Haskell b. 1800
  • Mother: Thankful Damon b. 1802
  • Company: E
  • Joseph E. Haskell was born on 30 Jun 1826 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Haskell and Thankful Damon.
  • On 4 Jul 1847 Joseph E. Haskell, 21, married Amelia Thomas at Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut.
  • Joseph E. Haskell and Amelia Thomas were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 4 Oct 1850 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Haskell, 23, factory, b. MA
    Amelia, 21, b. MA
    Edwin, 2, b. MA
    Henry, 1, b. MA.
  • On 21 Jan 1858 Amelia Thomas, his wife, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Nov 1859 Joseph E. Haskell, 33, married Clarissa A. Hayden, 32, daughter of Artemus Hayden and Mary [--?--], at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Joseph E. Haskell was enumerated in the household of Mary Hayden in the 1860 US Federal Census on 21 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mary Haden, 69, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Joseph E. Haskell, 33, ?? tender
    Clarissa, 31
    Henry, 11
    Alla, 8
    Sarah, 5/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 20 Feb 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 27 Mar 1863 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Earl Haskell was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 May 1863, and received certificate number 15255.
  • On 11 Mar 1873 Joseph and Amelia's daughter, Ada Maria Haskell married George E. Sanier at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Joseph was living at North Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works at the Yellow mill.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Haskell was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He died on 10 Feb 1880 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 53 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1880 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Mar 1880 Clarissa A. Hayden received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate 278846.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Clarissa A. Hayden in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clarissa Haskell, widow, 51, b. in MA
    Sarah E., single, daughter, 20, b. MA.
  • Clarissa A. Haskell was enumerated as the widow of Joseph E. Haskell, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Clarissa, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 21 May 1894 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 66.
  • On 7 Feb 1900 Joseph and Clarissa's daughter, Sarah Eliza Haskell married William H. Pickles at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 4 Aug 2016

Family 1: Amelia Thomas b. between 1828 - 1829, d. 21 Jan 1858

  • Henry Haskell b. between 1848 - 1849
  • Edwin Haskell b. 1848
  • Ada Maria Haskell b. 1 Nov 1851

Family 2: Clarissa A. Hayden b. 5 Aug 1827, d. 21 May 1894

  • Sarah Eliza Haskell b. 3 Mar 1860, d. 1941

Thomas Hastings

b. 24 January 1818, d. 23 October 1862
  • Father: Reuben Hastings b. 2 Aug 1781, d. 1 Nov 1873
  • Mother: Hannah Puffer b. 12 Aug 1785, d. 20 Sep 1870
  • Company: C
  • Thomas Hastings was born on 24 Jan 1818 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Reuben Hastings and Hannah Puffer.
  • On 18 Apr 1849 Thomas Hastings, 31, married Elizabeth F. Houghton, 21, daughter of Stephen Houghton and Julia [--?--], at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 26 May 1860 Elizabeth F. Houghton, his wife, died at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32 of consumption.
  • Thomas Hastings was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at Harvard P. O., Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Hastings, 41, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Alonzo T., 10, b. MA
    in the family of:
    William Ross, 73, stonelayer.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 43 years, 10 months and 20 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the thigh.
  • He died on 23 Oct 1862 at Campbell Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, of disease and wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 44 years, 8 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Plot: 320, mentioning original burial in Glenwood PA.
  • In 1862, Alonzo Thomas Hastings and Mary Elizabeth Hastings were the subjects of a guardianship proceeding in court at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jan 1863 Martin R. Hunting, Thomas Hastings's brother-in-law, made application for a pension as guardian to Thomas Hastings's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 55009.
  • On 3 Mar 1870 Thomas Hastings was included on the Civil War memorial at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with the Memorial Dedication:
    "Thomas Hastings, son of Reuben and Hannah Hastings, born in Berlin, Jan. 24th 1818. Married Elizabeth T. Houghton of Bolton, in which town he resided some years. Enlisted in Co. C, 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. He went through the Peninsula campaign, and was at the battle of Antietam, from which only fifteen of the company came out. A ball passing through both legs above the knee, he was left upon the field. He succeeded in reaching an old barn, with others, where they remained four days, helping each other as the ycould, when they were removed to Campbell Hospital, Philadelphia. Chronic darrhoea having set in, he died Oct. 23d, 1862, at 44 years of age."
  • Hannah, his mother, outlived Thomas and died on 20 Sep 1870 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 85.
  • Reuben, his father, outlived Thomas and died on 1 Nov 1873 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 92.
  • On 6 Feb 1877 Thomas and Elizabeth's son, A. T. Hastings married Hattie E. Boynton at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Thomas Hastings's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Jonathan Boynton and Harriet Hadley in the 1880 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1880 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Boynton, Jonathan, 54, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Harriet P., 47, wife
    ---, Ellen E., 16, daur
    **Hastings, Alonzo, 30, boarder, physician (his son)
    ---, Hattie E., 20.
  • On 29 May 1882 his grandson, Otto Claire Hastings, son of Alonzo Thomas Hastings and Hattie E. Boynton, was born at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Thomas Hastings was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2016

Family: Elizabeth F. Houghton b. 3 Feb 1828, d. 26 May 1860

  • Alonzo Thomas Hastings b. 12 Jan 1850
  • Mary Elizabeth Hastings b. 21 Sep 1852

Thomas J. Hastings

b. 24 January 1835, d. 5 May 1907

Thomas J. Hastings
  • Father: John Hastings b. 1805, d. before 1850
  • Mother: Irene Jones b. between 1808 - 1809, d. after 1880
  • Company: D
  • Thomas J. Hastings was born on 24 Jan 1835 at Camden, Knox County, Maine, son of John Hastings and Irene Jones.
  • Before 1850 his father, John Hastings, died apparently.
  • Thomas J. Hastings was enumerated in the household of Irene Hastings in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Irene Hastings, 50, b. ME
    Thomas, 17, b. ME
    and 3 boarders.
  • On 1 Jan 1857 Thomas's widowed mother, Irene Hastings, remarried to Joseph Lewis.
  • Thomas J. Hastings was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (apparently as a boarder) in the home of George L. Battell, 31, machinist, b. MA:
    **Thomas J. Hastings, 25, machinist, b. ME.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He was 26 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Thomas J. Hastings was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 15 Mar 1863 Thomas was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 30 Aug 1863 Thomas was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 16 Sep 1863 Thomas J. Hastings, 28, married Mary A. Blood, 22, daughter of George Blood and Mary Ann Kimball, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 1 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was mentioned in Volume 93 # 22, Worcester Spy, June 1, 1864
    We found men who were suffering terrible pain, and the boats were so crowded it was almost suffocating. Many have been neglected, as was readily seen by a glance at their wounds, and numbers tell woeful stories regarding the treatment received. Some had to be moved beds and all, as it was dangerous to transfer them to stretchers. We made it our particular aim to attend personally to the movement of some, and much to their gratification.
    The color bearer of the 15th Sergt. Lafayette Warden, Sergt Henry J. Ball, and private Henry R. Dawson of Co. D, 15th, all badly wounded, were attended by us. sergt. Henry Houghton of Co. D, from Worcester, was badly wounded in three places---right thigh broken, and had to be handled very carefully.
    We learn from the latter that Lieut. Hastings and 1st Sergt Barnard, were all right at last accounts, and spoken of in the highest terms. Sergt McFarland of Co. I was unhurt and called a perfect salamander against bullets.
  • Daniel W. Freeman wrote a letter on 25 Jun 1864, mentioning Thomas J. Hastings, as follows: published in the Webster Times. (Click icon to read.)
  • On 14 Jul 1864 Thomas was promoted to Captain.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was mentioned in an article about the return of the regiment to Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 21 Sep 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Thomas J. Hastings was among those Union officers listed as being confined in Libby Prison in Richmond.
  • On 11 Mar 1865 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of service, as a 1st Lieutenant.

  • On 15 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas and William James Coulter, and James E. May were mentioned in Volume 94 # 11
    More Exchanged Prisoners
    Four government steamers arrived at Annapolis from Wilmington, last Sunday, bringing six hundred released Union officers. Several thousand more prisoners are to follow immediately. The following Massachusetts officers are among the arrivals on Sunday:
    Capt. Joseph (sic) May, Lieut. W. J. Coulter, and Lieut. Thomas J. Hastings of the 15th regiment....
  • Thomas J. Hastings and Mary A. Blood were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hastings, Thos. J., 35, manufact. jobbing; machinist, $600 personal estate, b. ME
    ---, Mary A., 29, b. MA
    ---, Mary L., 4, b. MA
    Blood, Emma J., 22, fancy box maker, b. MA (sister-in-law)
    ---, Thomas H., 25, light machinist, b. MA (brother-in-law.)
  • On 16 Aug 1874 Mary A. Blood, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33 of consumption.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He provided an affadavit for the veteran's pension of Edwin Goulding on 6 Nov 1877.
  • Thomas J. Hastings was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hastings, Thomas J., 45, widower, machinist
    ---, May, 14, dau
    ---, Alice, 9, dau
    Lewis, Irene, 71, b. ME, widow, his mother.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 Thomas read a poem at the 14th regimental reunion. It was said to have been written by a lady in Baltimore, and was included in the brochure for the regimental excursion of 14 Sep 1900. There is a possibility that Hastings wrote it himself. (Contributed by Bruce Seaver. Click the icon to read.)
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 21 Mar 1886, and received certificate number 245605.
  • On 21 Oct 1888 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas J. Hastings attended the annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel., Monday, 22 October 1888)
    Fifteenth Regiment Reunion
    The annual reunion of the veterans of the 15th Mass. regiment was held at Worcester, Saturday, and was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The veterans, about 125 in number, formed by companies and were photographed on the common, near the soldiers' monument. Dinner was served at the Bay State House. Judge Devens presided, and made an eloquent speech, in which he referred to the 15th regiment as losing more men, in proportion to its members, than any other Mass. regiment.
    Col. J. M. Studley followed with some interesting memories of war times, and nearly every company was represented among the speakers.
    Sergt. Henry A. Spooner, for Co. B, told an amusing story of the strictmess of discipline in the regiment, and asked for a speech from A. A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Simonds spoke of the hard service that the regiment went through in the Wilderness campaign. He said that on visiting the field of Waterloo he was impressed with the openness of the field, which allowed for evolution which the field of Gettysburg made impossible. He closed by expressing his pleasure at being able to attend the reunion.
    Among the other speakers were:
    Dr. C. A. Wheeler,
    Capt. T. J. Hastings,
    J. E. Greene,
    D. M. EArle and others.
    Charles May, with his fiddle, and several members of the old regimental band, furnished popular music for the occasion.
  • 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.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Joseph Priestly Young on 9 Mar 1893 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas J. Hastings was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he lives as a widower, with his two unmarried daughters.
  • In 1906 Thomas was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Thomas J. Hastings sent regrets that he could not attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • Thomas J. Hastings was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • He died on 5 May 1907 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years, 3 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried on 8 May 1907 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Thomas J. Hastings was reported as "deceased" at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary L. Hastings and Alice I. Hastings in the 1930 US Federal Census on 8 Apr 1930 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hastings, Mary L., 64, single, b. MA, no occupations given
    ---, Alice I., sister, 59, single, b. MA.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Mary A. Blood b. 20 Apr 1841, d. 16 Aug 1874

  • Mary L. Hastings b. 10 Dec 1865
  • Alice I. Hastings b. 4 Apr 1871

Cyrus K. Hatch

b. between 1830 and 1831
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Cyrus K. Hatch was born between 1830 - 1831.
  • In 1861 Cyrus was living at Middleton, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Cyrus gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 Cyrus K. Hatch mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • On 3 Sep 1864 Cyrus ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 20 Apr 1866, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jan 2014

Edwin B. Hatch

b. 19 September 1838, d. 22 August 1910
  • Father: Joseph Hatch b. 19 Dec 1804, d. 16 Oct 1884
  • Mother: Zoa Keyes b. 9 Aug 1803, d. 28 May 1856
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Edwin B. Hatch was born on 19 Sep 1838 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, son of Joseph Hatch and Zoa Keyes.
  • On 28 May 1856 his mother, Zoa Keyes, died at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, at age 52.
  • Edwin's widowed father, Joseph Hatch, remarried to Betsey [--?--].
  • Edwin B. Hatch was enumerated in the household of Joseph Hatch and Betsey [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 11 Jul 1860 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Joseph, Hatch, 55, farmer, b. Wilton, ME
    Betsey, 39, "mistress", b. Lewston, ME
    Charles B., 27, Methodist clergy, b. Wilton, ME
    Hiram M., 25, b. Wilton, ME, insane
    Benjamin F., 23, clerk in store, b. Wilton, ME
    **Edwin B., 21, farm labor, b. Wilton, ME
    Mary E., 19, domestic, b. Wilton, ME
    (Note: on this enumeration page, all wives are enumerated as "mistress", and the exact places of birth are given for all.)
  • At the time of his enlistment, Edwin gave his occupation as fireman.
  • In 1862 Edwin was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 Edwin B. Hatch mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 24 years, 1 month and 10 days old.
  • On 24 Jun 1865 Edwin ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out.

  • On 25 Nov 1874 Edwin B. Hatch, 36, married Velora H. White, daughter of R. White.
  • Edwin B. Hatch made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Apr 1879, and received certificate number 215307.
  • He and Velora H. White were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, as:
    Hatch, Edwin B., 41, works in scythe factory, b. ME (of ME parents)
    ---, Velora K., 37, wife, b. ME (of ME parents)
    ---, James E., 5, adopted son b. ME (of ME parents.)
  • Edwin B. Hatch was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters and noting that he had been a prisoner for 10 months.
  • On 27 Sep 1893 Velora H. White, his wife, died.
  • In 1894, Edwin was included in Biographical review : containing biographical sketches of leading citizens of Franklin and Oxford Counties, Maine. (click icon to read.)
  • Between 1897 - 1898 Edwin B. Hatch married Sarah E. [--?--] in a second marriage for both.
  • Edwin B. Hatch and Sarah E. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Hatch, Edwin B., b. Sep 1838, married 2 years, b. MA, farmer
    ---, Sarah E., wife, b. Mar 1868, one of two children living, b. MA (fat b. Eng. Mor b. Wales.)
  • Edwin B. Hatch died on 22 Aug 1910 at Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, "of an injury to eye from blade of corn while loading in field, also corn seed blown in eye by the wind. Loss of right [eye] and ?? ?? followed. Cold and septic infection of brain tissues.". He was 71 years, 11 months and 3 days old.
  • He was buried on 25 Aug 1910 at East Wilton Cemetery, Wilton, Franklin County, Maine.
  • On 23 Sep 1910 Sarah E. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edwin's service; his wife received certificate number 973700.
  • Edwin's widow, Sarah E. [--?--] remarried to George H. Dupaw.
  • Last Edited: 25 Apr 2016

Family 1: Velora H. White b. 1842, d. 27 Sep 1893

Family 2: Sarah E. [--?--] b. Mar 1863