Patrick Healy

b. 10 January 1844, d. 28 September 1926

Patrick Healey
  • Father: Daniel Healey b. 1820
  • Mother: Bridget [--?--] b. 1828
  • Company: I
  • Patrick Healy was born on 10 Jan 1844 at County Limerick, Ireland, son of Daniel Healey and Bridget [--?--].
  • Patrick Healy emigrated in 1856 from Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years, 6 months and 26 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Patrick was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Patrick Healy, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healy was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healy was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Patrick Healy was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healey was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Patrick was transferred to Battery A, 1st Light Artillery Regiment Rhode Island.
  • On 12 Jul 1864, Patrick was returned to the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick was transferred to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry according to the 1870 roster, however he does not appear in their records.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick Healey 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.
  • On 5 Aug 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge.

  • On 19 Nov 1865 Patrick Healy, 21, married Catherine Purtell, 17, daughter of James Purtell and Johanna [--?--], at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Patrick Healy and Catherine Purtell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1870 at Fayetteville P. O., Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, as:
    Hela (sic), Patrick, 27, teamster, b. Ireland
    ---, Kate, 25, b. Ireland
    ---, Elizabeth, 3, b. MA
    ---, Daniel J., 2, b. MA.
  • Patrick Healy and Catherine Purtell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Haley, Patrick, 34, day laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Katherine, 41, wife, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth, 13, daur, b. MA
    Daniel, 12, son, b. MA
    Edward, 10, son, b. MA
    John, 8, son, b. NY
    Jeremiah, 6, son, b. NY
    Mary U., 3, daur, b. MA
    Patrick H., 4/12, Feb, son, b. MA.
  • Patrick Healy made application at Connecticut for a veteran's pension on 8 Dec 1887, and received certificate number 870625.
  • On 13 Sep 1899 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healy was mentioned as one of the surviving members of the old Slater Guard in Webster and Dudley.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Patrick Healy attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Patrick Healy was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 Patrick Healy sent a letter of regret that he wasn't able to attend the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • On 30 Jan 1919 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healy was mentioned in an article about Elias Benjamin Wakefield (an unknown value.)
  • Patrick Healy and Catherine Purtell were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 5 Jan 1920 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Healy, Patrick, head, 77, immig 1856, b. Ireland
    ---, Catherine, wife, 77, b. Ireland
    ---, Elizabeth, daur, 53, b. MA
    ---, John J., 47, b. NY
    ---, Mary U., daur, 41, b. MA.
  • Patrick Healy died on 28 Sep 1926 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (click icon to read obituary). He was 82 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried on 1 Oct 1926 at Calvary Cemetery (North Village), Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Oct 1926 Catherine Purtell received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Patrick's service; his wife, received certificate number R4-14-27.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Healey was remembered at the 60th reunion of Company I as among those who had died within the previous year. (click icon to read.)
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine Purtell b. May 1848

  • Elizabeth Healy b. 28 Sep 1866, d. 26 May 1956
  • Daniel J. Healy b. 25 May 1868, d. 30 Sep 1900
  • Edward Healy b. between 1869 - 1870
  • John J. Healy b. Jun 1871, d. 6 Jul 1928
  • Jeremiah Healy b. Jun 1873
  • Mary Jane Healy b. Apr 1878, d. 2 Sep 1956
  • Patrick Henry Healy b. 8 Feb 1880, d. 28 Sep 1911

Alfred B. Heath

b. 1825, d. 14 December 1888
  • Father: Jabez Heath b. 1800, d. 12 Dec 1865
  • Mother: Martha Barrett d. 16 Mar 1859
  • Company: I
  • Alfred B. Heath was born about in 1825 at Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Jabez Heath and Martha Barrett.
  • On 16 Mar 1859 his mother, Martha Barrett, died at Massachusetts.
  • Alfred B. Heath was enumerated in the household of Jabez Heath in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jabez Heath, 60, farmer, b. CT
    Horace, 30, b. CT
    Margery, 28, b. MA
    Lilla N., 5, b. MA
    Albert, 2, b. IL
    Willis, 7/12, b. MA
    **Alfred B., 35, b. CT
    Emerson, 57, painter, b. CT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alfred gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 15 Oct 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 36 years old.
  • On 14 May 1862, at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Alfred was mentioned as being among the wounded who had been moved north from Baltimore.
  • In Jan 1864 Alfred B. Heath was court martialed at HQ 2nd AC as documented in case number NN-1157 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Alfred was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alfred B. Heath was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Alfred escaped from prison on 16 Mar 1865.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 26 May 1865.
  • On 12 Dec 1865 his father, Jabez Heath, died at Massachusetts.
  • He was included in the "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879, as a member of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Alfred B. Heath was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer, single, with brother William H. HEATH, 59, b. CT.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 16 Oct 1880, but no certificate number given in the pension file index.
  • He died on 14 Dec 1888 at Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of heart disease. He was 63 years old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1888 at Russell Cemetery, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

John W. Heath

b. 1837, d. 17 September 1862
  • Company: F
  • John W. Heath was born about in 1837 at Plymouth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, possibly the son of Evenezer and Ruth (Aiken) Heath of Grafton Co., NH.
  • He and Franklin L. Benson were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Palmer P. O., Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    John A. Snow, 32, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Loama, 25 (f)
    Emma E., 8
    Lewis S., 6
    Willie A., 4
    Geo. 5/12
    Joseph N., 26, shoemaker
    **Frank Benson, 27, shoemaker
    **John W. Heath, 23, shoemaker, b. NH
    Chas. Bachelor, 16, shoemaker, b. MA
    (Note: two future members of the 15th Mass. living apparently as boarders in the same household.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • John was promoted to corporal.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 25 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 John W. Heath 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

Everett Adrian Hebard

b. 29 March 1845, d. 27 September 1923
  • Father: Adrian Hebard b. 27 Mar 1814, d. 29 Mar 1891
  • Mother: Abigail Fairbanks Bates b. 20 Mar 1818, d. 11 Jan 1890
  • Company: F
  • Everett Adrian Hebard was born on 29 Mar 1845 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Adrian Hebard and Abigail Fairbanks Bates.
  • Everett Adrian Hebard was enumerated in the household of Adrian Hebard and Abigail Fairbanks Bates in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adrian Hebard, 36, carpenter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail L., 32
    Sarah M., 10
    **Everett A., 5.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Everett gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Everett mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • On 8 Oct 1862 Everett ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 13 Oct 1863, Everett also served in the in the Navy as a "landsman", credited to Somerville, MA.
  • Between 1863 - 1864 served on the Recg. ship "Ohio", "U. S. S. Niagra" and "U. S. S. Hartford".
  • He ended his service by discharge from the "Princeton" as a Landsman on 5 Nov 1864.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Adrian Hebard and Abigail Fairbanks Bates in the State census in 1865 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adrian Hebard      51
    Abigail Hebard      47
    **Everit A Hebard      20
    Lucinda B Hebard      12
    John F Hebard      5.
  • In 1871 Everett Adrian Hebard was a shoemaker.
  • On 12 Jan 1871 Everett Adrian Hebard, 25, married Ella Adelaid Miller, 19, daughter of Fredrick Miller and Elizabeth A. Harrington, at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Everett Adrian Hebard made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 35326 for his service in the Navy.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Ella Adelaid Miller in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 18 Jun 1880 at at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with:
    Hebard, Ella A., 28, married, b. MA (father b. Baden Germany)
    ---, Fred A., 4, son, b. MA.
  • In 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Everett Adrian Hebard was (or had been) a member of the Ferdinand Dexter G. A. R., Post 38, and a copy of his "personal war sketch" is now located in the Merrick Public Library.
  • Click icon to read his G. A. R. personal sketch.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, as:
    Hebard, Everett A., boarder, single, superintendant in a shoe shop, b. MA Mar 1845
    living in a hotel.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 22 Apr 1910 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, age 66, now stateing that he has been married 40 years (m. 1869-70.
  • On 18 Sep 1917 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Everett Adrian Hebard attended a reunion of Company F. From The Worcester Evening Post, September 18, 1917 (Volume XXXV # 143)
    FIFTEEN MEMBERS ATTEND REUNION
    F. Co., 15th Mass. Volunteer Infantry
    F Company, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had its 50th annual reunion yesterday in the Warren Hotel. Dinner was served at noon, followed by speaking. James L. Callahan of Marlboro, president of the organization, called the meeting to order, afterward resigning the chair to Col. Henry E. Smith, who was elected permanet president. George W. Ward, secretary and treasurer, was also given a permanent tenure of office. The assosiation voted to dispense with its board of directors, leaving all of the responsibilities to the president and secretary.
    Each of the 15 members present and guests contributed to the program of after dinner remarks. other speakers gave anecdotes of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
    These members were present, James L. Callahan of Marlboro, Everett A. Hibbard of Berlin, Benjamin Stevens of North Brookfield, Porter Walbridge of Wales, David Reekie of Boylston Center, Henry H. Slate, of Charlton Depot, Elbridge Doane of Joplin Mo., Col. Henry Smith, Sumner H. Bannister, A. F. Earle and George W. Ward, all of Worcester.
  • He was included in the city directory at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1918.
  • He and Ella Adelaid Miller were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 20 Jan 1920 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hebard, Evert A., head, 74, b. MA
    ---, Ella A., wife, 69, b. MA (of German parents.)
  • Everett Adrian Hebard died on 27 Sep 1923 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 78 years, 5 months and 29 days old.
  • On 6 Oct 1923 Ella Adelaid Miller received a pension to surviving family member based on Everett's service; his wife, received certificate number 942203.
  • Ella outlived Everett and died in 1931 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2017

Family: Ella Adelaid Miller b. 10 Oct 1851, d. 1931

  • Fred Everett Hebard b. 1 Sep 1875, d. 1943

George I. Henry

b. 7 February 1842, d. 20 January 1917
  • Father: Silas Henry b. 4 Oct 1795, d. 10 Jul 1847
  • Mother: Hannah Moore b. 1 Jun 1800
  • Company: C
  • George I. Henry was born on 7 Feb 1842 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Silas Henry and Hannah Moore.
  • On 10 Jul 1847 his father, Silas Henry, died at age 51.
  • George I. Henry was enumerated in the household of Hannah Henry in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hannah Henry, 60, house keeper, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    **George I. (or J.), 19, section hand
    Mary E., 16, weaver
    Eben S., 25, section hand
    Lucinda, 25
    and six female boarders.
  • In 1861 George was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 5 months and 5 days old.
  • On 26 Mar 1863 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George I. Henry was listed among the sick and wounded arriving on 24 March in Portsmouth Grove, RI, on the Daniel Webster from Washington, DC.
  • On 15 Jan 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting between Jan 1863 - 25 Jul 1865, George also served in the Sergeant in the 18th Company, 2nd Batallion V. R. C.
  • George I. Henry married Julia Campbell.
  • George I. Henry and Julia Campbell were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry, George I., 28, works in gingham mill, b. MA
    ---, Julia, 27, b. MA
    ---, Fred, 4, b. MA.
  • George I. Henry made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1879.
  • He and Julia Campbell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1880 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry, George I., 38, work in maschine shop, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Julia C., 36, wife
    ---, George F., 14, son, work in cotton mill
    ---, Frank I., 10, son, work in cotton mill
    ---, James E., 7, son
    ---, Delia M., 4.
  • In 1896, George was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Julia Campbell were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Henry, George I., head, b. Feb 1844, 56, married 32 years, b. MA
    ---, Julia C., b. May 1845, all four of her children are living, b. MA (parents b. NY)
    ---, Delia M., b. May 1876 in MA.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 Julia Campbell, his wife, died at age 62.
  • On 18 Mar 1915 George and Julia's daughter, Delia May Henry married Frank A. Mackelroy at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.
  • George I. Henry died on 20 Jan 1917 at Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 74 years, 11 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1917 at New Westfield Cemetery (located in Danielson), Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, as a member of Co. C., 15th Mass. Vol.
  • An obituary for George I. Henry was published on 9 Aug 1917 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: belatedly:
    Death of George I. Henry
    George I. Henry who came to High Bridge in 1881 and assumed charge of the weaving department in the mill located in that village under Supt. Haynes, died in January.
    Under his management the production of his room increased 20 per cent, and whe he left town sometime in the 90's, it averaged an output of over 800 cuts of cheviots per week. From High Bridge he went to Norwich, Conn. wher he had charge of 600 or more looms.
    He was a native of West Boylston and commenced work at an early age in the Lancaster mills at Clinton. From Clinton he was mustered into the United States service serving as private some over four years in the 15th Mass regiment and returning to his former home and occupation at the close of the Civil War.
    One of the first houses in Clinton on the south side of the Nashua river was erected by his mother when the place had but one store and no place of worship but a chapel. For 10 years previous to coming here Mr. Henry was overseer at the mills at Smithville in Barre.
    At the time of his departure from High Bridge his family consisted of a wife and four children, Frank, Fred, Ernest and Delia, all of whom have since died with the exception of Frank who is employed in one of the Maine mills and Miss Delia of Norwich.

    Mr. Henry was a genial, kindly man who was interested and active in whabrver was for the good of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Henry celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in town with a houseful of friends. Miss Delia has just left Norwich hospital as a patient and would like to return and board a while with old friends in town.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Family: Julia Campbell b. 3 May 1843, d. 28 Jun 1905

  • George Fred Henry b. 17 Dec 1865, d. 9 Sep 1902
  • Frank I. Henry b. between 1869 - 1870
  • James Ernest Henry b. between 1872 - 1873, d. before 1917
  • Delia May Henry b. 31 May 1876

Harlan F. Henry

b. 1837, d. 10 March 1871
  • Father: Francis Henry b. 9 Oct 1813, d. 24 Dec 1860
  • Mother: Lucretia Johnson b. 6 Aug 1816
  • Company: D
  • Harlan F. Henry was also known as Harlon F. Henry in MASSCW.
  • He was born in 1837 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Francis Henry and Lucretia Johnson.
  • Harlan F. Henry was enumerated in the household of Francis Henry and Lucretia Johnson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Francis Henry, 38, bootmaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lucretia, 34
    Elizabeth H., 16
    **Harlan F., 14
    Sarah A., 8
    Charles A., 6
    Helen M., 4.
  • Harlan F. Henry was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harland Henry, 22, wire worker, b. MA
    in a hotel run by
    J. G. Wetherbee.
  • On 24 Dec 1860 his father, Francis Henry, died at age 47.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Harlan gave his occupation as wire-maker.
  • In 1861 Harlan was living at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harlan mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harlan F. Henry 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, Harlan Henry 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, Harlan F. Henry was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In 1862, Harlan was paroled from prison.
  • On 19 Dec 1862 Harlan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Harlan F. Henry married Emma F. Heath, daughter of John W. Heath and Hannah Slack.
  • Harlan F. Henry and Emma F. Heath were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry, Harlan, 35, wire worker, b. MA
    ---, Emma, 23, b. MA
    ---, Harlan, 3, b. MA.
  • Harlan F. Henry died on 10 Mar 1871 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 34 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1871 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Oct 1871 Emma F. Heath received a pension to surviving family member based on Harlan's service; his wife, received certificate number 186594.
  • On 9 Jul 1874 Harlan's widow, Emma F. Heath remarried to Francis S. Fogg at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 23 Sep 1878 Charles W. Chamberlin made application for a pension as guardian to Harlan's surviving dependants, receiving certificate number 186575.
  • Harlan, his son, outlived Harlan and died on 23 Apr 1887 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption at age 20.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Harlan and died on 9 Apr 1896 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer at age 47.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Emma F. Heath b. 13 Oct 1848, d. 9 Apr 1896

  • Harlan Francis Henry b. 31 Mar 1867, d. 23 Apr 1887

John Henry

b. 1841, d. 1 September 1879
  • Father: John N. Henry
  • Mother: Isabella Holland
  • Company: Z_??
  • John Henry was also known as John McHenry possible variation, but there is also no man of this name in the regiment.
  • He was born in 1841 at Ireland, son of John N. Henry and Isabella Holland.
  • John Henry married Margaret Hugh, daughter of Murray Hugh and Mary [--?--].
  • John Henry was weaver.
  • He died on 1 Sep 1879 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1879 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls, Bristol County, Massachusetts, His grave marker clearly says "15th Mass. Inf.", but there was no man by this name in the regiment. Just how he came to have this marker is a mystery.
  • The names on the tombstone are as follows:
    John Henry
    1841-1879
    his wife Margaret
    1843-1885
    John T. Henry
    1870-1944
    Catherine his wife
    1881-1963
    Charles Henry
    1920-1922.
  • Margaret outlived John and died on 18 Sep 1885 at Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Margaret Hugh b. 1843, d. 18 Sep 1885

  • James Henry b. between 1863 - 1864
  • John T. Henry b. 1870, d. 1944
  • Charles Henry b. between 1875 - 1876

Thomas Henry

b. 10 August 1834, d. 14 October 1872
  • Company: I
  • Thomas Henry was born on 10 Aug 1834 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 20 May 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 9 months and 10 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Thomas Henry 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 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 24 Sep 1862, at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Thomas was was mentioned among the wounded and sick entered at Camp Curtin, Harrisburgh, Penn., Sep. 22, 1862. He was wounded in the right thigh.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Henry was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 Jan 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 47th VRC, 2nd Battalion.

  • He ended his service with by mustering out of the VRC on 24 Aug 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 22 Oct 1866, and received certificate number 77941.
  • Thomas Henry married Clarissa [--?--].
  • Thomas Henry and Clarissa [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry, Thomas, 36, works in shoe factory, b. Ireland
    ---, Clarissa, 19, b. CT.
  • Thomas Henry died on 14 Oct 1872 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having "died of a wound received in the rebellion". He was 38 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
  • On 8 Jan 1873 Clarissa [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 162601.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Thomas Henry was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2012

Family: Clarissa [--?--] b. 1851

Charles Martin Hersey

b. 1841, d. 1887
  • Father: Martin Hersey b. 1811, d. 13 Nov 1880
  • Mother: Sarah Adams b. 5 Oct 1820, d. 29 May 1866
  • Company: D
  • Charles Martin Hersey was born in 1841 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Martin Hersey and Sarah Adams.
  • Charles Martin Hersey was enumerated in the household of Martin Hersey and Sarah Adams in the 1850 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1850 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Martin Hersey, 37, boot maker, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Sarah, 27
    **Charles M., 9
    Roxana, 1/12.
  • Charles Martin Hersey was enumerated in the household of Martin Hersey and Sarah Adams in the 1860 US Federal Census on 23 Jul 1860 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Martin Hersey, 49, peddler, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Sarah, 39
    **Charles, 19, factory operative
    Anna, 10
    Sarah, 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as butcher.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • He wrote a letter to Martin Hersey, his father, in Oct 1861 as follows: and it was published in the Southbridge Journal, mentioning others in the regiment.
  • On 20 Aug 1862 John Wesley Hersey, his brother, enlisted in the 10th Massachusetts Infantry and served until 1865.
  • On 16 May 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting after 1864, Charles also served in the "also in a Pennsylvania Regiment" according to the Adams Genealogy.
  • On 25 Dec 1866 Charles's widowed father, Martin Hersey, remarried to Mary Lucy Phillips at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 19 Mar 1879 at Janesville, Lassen County, California, Charles registered to vote, age 35, a laborer, born in Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Sierra, Humboldt County, Nevada, as:
    Chas. M. Hersey, 38, single, laborer, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • On 21 Sep 1880 at Bodie, Mono County, California, Charles registered to vote in California, age 40, a miner from Massacchusetts.
  • Charles's father, Martin Hersey, died and was buried in Nov 1880 at Old Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 69 years.
  • Charles Martin Hersey died in 1887 at California according to the Adams Genealogy. He was 46 years old.
  • In 1914 Charles Martin Hersey was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 5 Mar 2016

Frederick Hetzel

b. between 1830 and 1831
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Frederick Hetzel was born between 1830 - 1831.
  • In 1862 Frederick was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Oct 1862 Frederick Hetzel mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2012

Edward Gary Hewett

b. 9 November 1840, d. 15 January 1900

Edward G. Hewett
  • Father: Valentine G. Hewett b. 6 Jun 1816, d. 15 May 1876
  • Mother: Caroline A. Mowrey b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Company: H
  • Edward Gary Hewett was born on 9 Nov 1840 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Valentine G. Hewett and Caroline A. Mowrey, grandson of Eli and Betsey Hewett.
  • Edward Gary Hewett was enumerated in the household of Valentine G. Hewett and Caroline A. Mowrey in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    V. G. Hewett, 45, painter, b. MA
    Caroline A., 42, b. CT
    Geo. H., 21, painter, b. CT
    **E. G., 19, painter, b. MA
    Mary A., 12, b. MA
    Adaline A., 9, b. MA
    V. G., 4, b. MA
    Lydia, 20, b. MA (wife of Geo. H.)
    Chas. Batcheller, 19, painter, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as painter.
  • On 22 Jun 1861 Edward Gary Hewett, 20, married Victoria Amidon, 19, daughter of William B. Amidon and Celestia Davidson, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Edward was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Gary Hewett 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, Edward G. Hewett was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • Edward was paroled in 1862 and rejoined Company H of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Edward Gary Hewett 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.)
  • Edward was erroneously reported as killed in action.
  • On 31 May 1862 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks, Henrico County, Virginia, in the face. The musket ball entered under his left eye, broke through his cheek bone and exited under his left ear.
  • On 18 Feb 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 19 Oct 1863, and received certificate number 29004.
  • He and Victoria Amidon were divorced apparently.
  • On 19 Mar 1872 Edward Gary Hewett, 31, married Martha S. Thayer, daughter of William Thayer, at Union, Tolland County, Connecticut.
  • Edward Gary Hewett was enumerated in the household of William Thayer in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 5 Jun 1880 at at Union, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Thayer, William, 64, farmer, widower, b. CT
    Hewitt, Edward G., 38, son-in-law, painter, b. MA
    ---, Martha J., 23, dau, b. CT
    ---, Albert H., 7, grand son, b. CT
    ---, Agnes P., 5, grand dau, b. CT
    ---, George, 3, grand son, b. CT.
  • Edward Gary Hewett died on 15 Jan 1900 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 59 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1900 at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Feb 1900 Martha S. Thayer received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edward's service; received certificate number 496058.
  • Martha, his wife, outlived Edward and died in 1906.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family 1: Victoria Amidon b. 25 Mar 1842, d. 19 Oct 1863

  • Henry Stoughton Hewett b. 8 Oct 1861, d. 1937

Family 2: Martha S. Thayer b. 1856, d. 1906

  • Albert Franklin Hewett b. 16 Dec 1872, d. 1960
  • Agnes Philina Hewett b. 25 Feb 1875
  • George Horace Hewett b. 1 Jan 1877

Sidney Hewett

b. 1827, d. 29 May 1912
  • Father: Rodney Hewet b. 1806, d. 10 Feb 1845
  • Mother: Sally Ann Maynard b. 1806
  • Company: F
  • Sidney Hewett was born about in 1827 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Rodney Hewet and Sally Ann Maynard.
  • On 10 Feb 1845 his father, Rodney Hewet, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of lung fever.
  • Sidney Hewett was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 13 Sep 1850 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sullivan Stone, 45, blacksmith, b. MA
    Louisa, 44, b. CT
    Eliza M., 19, b. MA
    Aaron Prince, 70, b. CT
    Sophia, 65, b. CT
    **Sydney Hewitt, 22, blacksmith, b. MA
    (relationship if any unknown.)
  • On 2 Mar 1855 Sidney's sister, Laurinda W. Hewet, married Harrison Willard Stone at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Nov 1858 Sidney Hewett married Jane Morse, 17, daughter of George W. Morse and Mary [--?--], at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Sidney gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Sidney mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 34 years old.
  • Sidney Hewett and Harrison Willard Stone, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F.
  • On 15 Feb 1863 Sidney ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by "coming home on furlough with a feversore on his leg," according to the 1890 Veterans' Emumeration.

  • On 28 Jul 1863 Sidney ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 29 Jul 1863, Sidney also served in the 16th V. R. C., Co. A.
  • He ended his service with the V. R. C. by desertion (per MASSCW). There appears to be an administrative error somewhere on 21 Jan 1864 at Elmira, Chemung County, New York.
  • On 12 Jan 1865 Sarah J. Morse, his wife, died at Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 23 of "fits."
  • On 5 Feb 1865 his brother-in-law, Harrison Willard Stone, died at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, at age 30 with Co. K. 20th Mass. Infantry.
  • Sidney Huett made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 5 Mar 1884, with appliction number 512440, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Howitt, Sidney, boarder b. May 1827, 73, widower, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. CT), no occupation
    in the family of Thomas Webb, b. Sep 1838 in MA.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in May 1910 at State Infirmary, Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hewett, Sidney, inmate, 85, single, b. MA (of MA parents), blacksmith.
  • He died on 29 May 1912 at Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of arterio sclerosis. He was 85 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1912 at Massachusetts State Infirmary, Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, (Tewksbury State Hospital Cemetery.)
  • Last Edited: 10 Aug 2012

Family: Sarah J. Morse b. 6 Jun 1841, d. 12 Jan 1865

George Augustus Hicks

b. 5 August 1828, d. 22 February 1894

George A. Hicks
  • Father: George A. Hicks b. 19 Aug 1800, d. 16 Jan 1832
  • Mother: Caroline Bill b. 7 Mar 1805, d. 3 Dec 1854
  • Company: Staff
  • George A. Hicks was born on 5 Aug 1828 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, son of George A. Hicks and Caroline Bill.
  • On 17 Jun 1849 George A. Hicks, 20, married Zelia Maria Stanton, 20, at Queens County, New York.
  • George A. Hicks and Zelia Maria Stanton were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 5 Sep 1850 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    George A. Hicks, 22, grocer, b. NY
    Zilia, 22, b. Island of Cuba.
  • George A. Hicks and Zelia Maria Stanton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 9 Aug 1860 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    George Hicks, 35, insurance agent, $200 personal estate, b. MA (sic) (incorrectly enumerated for all the family)
    Mrs., 35
    George, 11
    Walter, 8
    Harry, 4.
  • In 1861 George was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 20 Apr 1861, George also served in the 3rd Battalion of Rifles, MVM, Co. D, until August 3, 1861. (Note: Company D was a Boston militia called "Dodd's Rifles" which was attached to the Battalion in early May. The battalion was a three months' unit, commanded by Maj. Charles Devens, with HQ in Worcester.)
  • From a regimental history of the Third Battalion of Rifles, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia:
    The 3d Battalion of Rifles, Mass. Vol. Mill, was a unit of three companies commanded by Major Charles Devens, Jr., with headquarters at Worcester, Mass. Companies "A" and " C " were from Worcester, while Company " B " was from Holden.
    By Special Order No. 31, dated April 18, 1861, these three companies were ordered to muster forthwith at Worcester, and Major Devens was directed to take them by the most practicable route to Washington, D. C. Obedient to instructions, at 5 P.M., April 20, Major Devens' command was paraded before the City Hall, Worcester, and that night at 10.30 entrained for New York, arriving on Sunday morning, April 21. Sunday night it embarked on the transport "Ariel" for Annapolis, Md., arriving on the 24th. Here it remained until May 2, when its destination was changed, and it embarked for Fort McHenry near Baltimore.
    The battalion spent its entire term of service at or in the vicinity of Fort McHenry, doing guard and garrison duty, dismounting and remounting heavy guns, etc. About the 11th of July Major Devens left the battalion to return to Massachusetts, he having been promoted to the colonelcy of the 15th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. Captain A. B. R. Sprague of Co. "A" was now promoted to major and under his command the battalion completed its term of service.
    On July 30 the companies entrained for home, arriving at Worcester on the morning of August 2. On the following day all four of the companies were mustered out of the United States service, Companies "A", "B", and " C " in Worcester and Company " D " at Boston.

  • On 8 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years and 3 days old.
  • George had his photo taken sometime not long after his enlistment.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Augustus Hicks was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 15 Nov 1861 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to join as "Assistant Adjutant General of U.S. Volunteers."

  • On 30 Jul 1864, George was "... breveted Major for gallentry and meritorius services at the Battle of the Crater to date from July 30, 1864 per G.O. 15, dated Feb. 6, 1865," according to Ronald Saus, quoting the pension file.
  • In Aug 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia, he served on the staff of Brig. General Edward Ferrero.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 22 Nov 1865.
  • On 11 Jul 1869 Zelia Maria Stanton, his wife, died at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at age 40.
  • On 18 Jan 1871 George Augustus Hicks, 42, married Helen Laura Morgan, 31, daughter of Lyman G. Morgan and Elizabeth Worthington Newton, at Kings County, New York.
  • George Augustus Hicks and Helen Laura Morgan were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Jamaica, Queens County, New York, as:
    Hicks, Geo. A., 57, insurance broker, b. NY.
    ---, Helen L., 41, wife, b. NY
    ---, Harry M., 23, son, bookkeeper, b. MA
    ---, Zelise C., (f), 18, dau, b. MA
    ---, Chas. E., 12, son, b. NY
    ---, Elis. H., 8, dau, b. NY
    ---, Eunice M., 6, dau, b. NY
    ---, Lyman G., 3, son, b. NY
    ---, Emeline M., 11/12 (June), dau, b. NY
    Morgan, Elisabeth, 71, M.-in-law, widow, b. CT.
  • George had his photo taken sometime in his middle age.
  • On 3 Jan 1884 George's daughter, Zelia Caroline Hicks married Rev. Edwin Botts Rice at Grace Church, Jamaica, Queens County, New York.
  • About 1890 George Augustus Hicks was a member of the G. A. R.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Jamaica, Queens County, New York, as a member of the first unit he served in, but this is the correct man.
  • He died on 22 Feb 1894 at Jamaica, Queens County, New York. He was 65 years, 6 months and 17 days old.
  • An obituary for George Augustus Hicks was published on 24 Feb 1894 at "New York Herald-Tribune", New York, New York, as follows:
    Obituary. -- Major George A. Hicks
    Major George A. Hicks, a member of the insurance firm of Smith & Hicks, at No. 58 William-St., died at his home in Jamaica, L. I., yesterday afternoon, after an illness of about five weeks. Major Hicks was a charter member of Montauk Lodge, F. and A. M., of Brooklyn, and of Jamaica Council, Royal Arcanum, of which he was first regent. He also had membership in the Loyal Legion, Lafayette Post, G. A. R., and the United Service Club. He was a vestryman in Grace Church, Jamaica. The major's record as a soldier was brilliant. He enlisted in the 3rd Battalion, Massachusetts Rifles, April, 19, 1961, and then joined the 15th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, of which he became adjutant. He displayed great bravery at the battle of Balls Bluff, and was promoted to assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain. He took part in the battles of the Peninsula, Savage Station, White Oaks, Malvern Hill, Antietam and Gettysburg. As a member of the Army of Tennessee he helped fight the battles of Knoxville, Jackson, Miss., and Campbell Station. He took part in the battle before Petersburg, when the great explosion occurred, and was at the surrender of General Lee, being in active service nearly five years.
    Three sons and three daughtes survive the Major. One of the daughters is the wife of the Rev. Edwin B. Rice, late rector of Grace Church, Jamaica. The funeral will be private, and will be held at his home, Clinton-Ave., this afternoon.
  • He was buried in Feb 1894 at Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York.
  • In Aug 1928 Helen Laura Morgan received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 671740.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2016

Family 1: Zelia Maria Stanton b. 26 Jul 1828, d. 11 Jul 1869

  • George A. Hicks b. 24 Mar 1851
  • Walter S. Hicks b. 1 May 1853, d. 21 May 1934
  • Harry M. Hicks b. 4 Jan 1857
  • Zelia Caroline Hicks b. 29 Oct 1861
  • Charles E. Hicks b. 5 Jul 1867

Family 2: Helen Laura Morgan b. 6 Jun 1839

  • Elisabeth H. Hicks b. 8 Feb 1872
  • Eunice Morgan Hicks b. 1873, d. 17 Dec 1881
  • Lyman Gardner Hicks b. 5 Aug 1877, d. 9 Dec 1881
  • Emeline M. Hicks b. 22 Jun 1879

Richard Hickson

b. 1837, d. 17 January 1865
  • Company: K
  • Richard Hickson was born about in 1837 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Richard was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Richard Hickson 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, Richard Hickson was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Richard Hickson 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 17 Sep 1862 Richard was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 16 Feb 1864, Richard was reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He died on 17 Jan 1865 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old.
  • NOTE: this date of death and burial are tentative and need visual confirmation.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Francis Augustus Hildreth

b. 18 July 1841, d. 7 October 1861
  • Father: James Hildreth b. 3 May 1817, d. 13 Apr 1892
  • Mother: Nancy Jane Shattuck b. 26 May 1815, d. 29 Nov 1898
  • Company: B
  • Francis Augustus Hildreth was born on 18 Jul 1841 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of James Hildreth and Nancy Jane Shattuck.
  • Francis Augustus Hildreth was enumerated in the household of James Hildreth and Nancy Jane Shattuck in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Hildreth, 32, farmer, b. MA
    Nancy J., 35, b. NH
    James M., 7, b. MA
    Harriet J., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1852 Francis Augustus Hildreth moved with James Hildreth and Nancy Jane Shattuck, his parents, from Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to to Lunenburg.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as harness maker.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. He was 19 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • He died on 7 Oct 1861 at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, of disease. He was 20 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • On 16 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Augustus Hildreth was mentioned as follows (Volume 91 # 41):
    Poolesville, Oct. 8, 1861.
    Corporal Hildreth, of the Fitchburg company, died last evening. he was a young man about nineteen years old, must esteemed in his company. his death was occasioned by what the doctors call “calcareous deterioration of the liver.” He had for some time been troubled by a bad cough resulting from the disease, but have been confined to the hospital only a few days. his father and mother reside in Oakham. this is the third death that has occurred in the regiment since it left Worcester. The others were Melvin Howland, orderly sergeant of the Blackstone company, and Edward F. Ware of the Brookfield company. their graves are pleasantly marked in a cemetery of the village, and the grave stones, arbor vitae, and rose bushes, show how affectionately they are remembered by their comrades of the regiment. Dr. Bates being sick, a great deal of the work falls to Dr. Haven, the assistant surgeon, who gives it through attention.
  • He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, according to an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel, where he is remembered at a reunion of Co. B, 15th regiment.
  • In Sep 1864 his brother, James M. Hildreth, died at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, at age 21 having served with Co. H, 23rd Mass. Regt.
  • In 1866, Francis was included in the history of "Fitchburg in the War of Rebellion", but no family information is given.
  • A photograph or image of Francis Augustus Hildreth is located at The Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James, his father, outlived Francis and died on 13 Apr 1892 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016