William Maynard

b. 1826, d. 28 March 1891
  • Father: Elijah Maynard b. 2 Oct 1783, d. 2 Apr 1864
  • Mother: Persis Rice b. 18 May 1787, d. 18 Oct 1856
  • Company: A
  • William Maynard was born in 1826 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elijah Maynard and Persis Rice.
  • William Maynard was enumerated in the household of Justin Maynard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 31 Aug 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his elder brother, as:
    Justin Maynard, 40, basket maker, b. Westminster, MA
    Eunice, 34, b. Groton, MA
    William Franklin Maynard,9, b. Leominster
    Caroline E., 7, b. Leominster
    Clara A., 11, b. Leominster
    Albert A., 1, b. Leominster
    **William Maynard, 25, b. Leominster.
  • In 1861 William was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as basket maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years old.
  • William Maynard and Sylvender F. Maynard, uncle and nephew, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. A.
  • On 22 Jan 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.


  • On 4 Jan 1864 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years old.
  • On 13 Jan 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having been rejected as a "new" recruit, as noted in the 1870 roster.

  • It appears that he tried to reenlist, but was rejected.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Edmund Maynard in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 10 Jun 1880 at at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Maynard, Edwin (sic), 60, widower, basket maker, b. MA (as were all in household)
    **---, William, 55, single, brother, basket maker
    Mitchell, Edward, 72, widower, b. Ireland
    Wilson, Ada, 34, dau, widow
    ---, George A., 10
    (Note: "Edwin" should be Edmund, and he is the father of Sylvander F. Maynard, Ada Wilson being Sylvander's sister.)
  • William Maynard was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • He died on 28 Mar 1891 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 65 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1891 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in Section 1, Lot 118, as a member of Co. A, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Winthrop Clay Maynard

b. 11 November 1842, d. 22 January 1889
  • Father: Daniel Maynard b. 14 Jul 1794, d. 1 Jan 1866
  • Mother: Susannah Nickerson b. 1 May 1802, d. 5 Jan 1852
  • Company: B
  • Winthrop Clay Maynard was born on 11 Nov 1842 at Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Maynard and Susannah Nickerson.
  • Winthrop Clay Maynard was enumerated in the household of Daniel Maynard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 7 Sep 1850 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Daniel Maynard, 56, laborer, b. VT
    Susan, 48, b. MA (as were the children)
    Frederick, 15, laborer
    Mary, 11
    **Winthrop, 7.
  • On 5 Jan 1852 his mother, Susannah Nickerson, died at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 49.
  • On 15 Oct 1857 Winthrop's widowed father, Daniel Maynard, remarried to Hannah Gill at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • In 1861 Winthrop was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Winthrop gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 Winthrop mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 8 months and 26 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Winthrop was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Winthrop Clay Maynard 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, Winthrop Maynard 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, Winthrop Clay Maynard was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • Starting 1 Feb 1863, Winthrop also served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A, on detached service.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 his brother, Frederick Maynard, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, at age 29 while serving with the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Winthrop ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, but the MASSCW says he mustered out at this date.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Winthrop Maynard 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 12 Jun 1865 Winthrop Clay Maynard ended his service with ; the roster of Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery showing him until this date.
  • On 26 Sep 1867 Winthrop Clay Maynard, 24, married Emma J. May, 19, daughter of Augustine May and Roxanne L. Crammer, at Vernon, Vermont.
  • Winthrop Clay Maynard and Emma J. May were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jul 1870 at Gardner P. O., Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Maynard, Winthrop H., 27, works in ?? shop, b. MA
    ---, Emma J., 20, b. MA.
  • Winthrop Clay Maynard and Emma J. May were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Maynard W. W. (sic), 37, works for R. R., b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Emma J., 30, wife, b. NH
    May, Augustine, 56, father-in-law, widower, works in shoe shop, b. Ill
    Barrell, Hattie F., 22, cousin, single, nursing, b. VT.
  • In Jun 1886 Winthrop was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension in Jun 1887, and received certificate number 413998.
  • He died on 22 Jan 1889 at South Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of bronchitis. He was 46 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1889 at Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Feb 1889 Emma J. May received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Winthrop's service; and received certificate number 254679.
  • He and Emma J. May had no issue.
  • On 7 Dec 1889 Winthrop's widow, Emma J. May remarried to Julius W. Whitcomb at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Winthrop and died on 2 Mar 1927 at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emma J. May b. Jun 1848, d. 2 Mar 1927

Martin McBride

b. 1834, d. 27 April 1862
  • Company: K
  • Martin McBride was born about in 1834 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 3 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly, as:
    John McBride, 30, laborer, b. Ireland
    Catherine, 30, b. Ireland
    Ann, 4/12, b. MA
    **Martin, 16, b. Ireland
    (Note: this identification is tentative. The Martin enumerated here appears to be a cousin or younger brother in this family. )
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Martin gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Martin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Martin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Martin was taken prisoner.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Martin McBride 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, Martin McBride 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, Martin McBride 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.)
  • He died on 27 Apr 1862 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, of wounds. He was 28 years old.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Martin McBride was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Martin McBride was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 26 Nov 2016

Francis "Frank" McCambridge

b. 8 March 1842, d. 8 August 1862
  • Father: Alexander McCambridge b. between 1799 - 1800, d. 20 May 1860
  • Mother: Abigail H. Simpson b. Mar 1807, d. 5 Oct 1862
  • Company: D
  • Francis "Frank" McCambridge was born on 8 Mar 1842 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Alexander McCambridge and Abigail H. Simpson.
  • Francis "Frank" McCambridge was enumerated in the household of Alexander McCambridge and Abigail H. Simpson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Alexander McCambridge, 50, farmer, b. Ireland
    Abigail H., 43, b. NH
    Samuel, 27, farmer, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Alexander, Jr., 18
    Ann E., 16
    Abby W., 14
    Margaret M., 13
    Fanny M., 11
    Mary M., 9
    **Francis, 9
    John 6
    Manning, 3
    E. Gibson, 1.
  • On 20 May 1860 his father, Alexander McCambridge, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of diabetes.
  • Francis "Frank" McCambridge was enumerated in the household of Abigail H. Simpson in the 1860 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abby H. McCambridge, 53, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Margaret G., 23
    Fanny B., 21
    **Francis, 20, farmer
    Mary J., 18
    John, 17
    Henry M., 13
    Edwin G., 11
    Israel Loring, 85.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as trader.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 4 months and 4 days old.
  • On 4 Jul 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Francis "Frank" McCambridge was mentioned in an article about the arrival in Brooklyn of sick and wounded soldiers from the Peninsula.
  • He died on 8 Aug 1862 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of fever contracted in camp at Bolivar Heights, Maryland. He was 20 years and 5 months old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1862 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Francis "Frank" McCambridge was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Owen McCann

b. 1842, d. 26 November 1914
  • Father: James McCann
  • Mother: Mary Liviler
  • Company: E
  • Owen McCann was born about in 1842 at Ireland, son of James McCann and Mary Liviler.
  • Owen McCann and Charles Porter Bonzey were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jun 1860 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as close neighbors:
    Michael McQuinn, 65, and wife Bridget, 53, and seven children, b. Ireland
    **Owen McCann, 19, operative, b. Ireland
    (Note: unclear exactly what the relationship of these people is. He is in enumeration position as a boarder.)
    ... and a few doors away
    **Charles Bonzy, 25, weaver, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Lydia, 23
    Elura J., 3
    Roxanna, 65 (his mother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Owen gave his occupation as carder.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Owen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Owen was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 25 Oct 1862 Owen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to enlist in the regular Army.

  • Starting 25 Oct 1862, Owen also served in the U. S. Engineer Corps, Co. B, Regular Army.
  • He ended his service with the U. S. Engineer Corps on 5 Feb 1867 at Willetts Point, New York.
  • On 22 Jan 1872 Owen McCann married Mary J. Doherty, 21, daughter of Peter Doherty and Margaret [--?--], at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Owen was living at Stoneville, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works at Coe's New Worcester.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen McCann was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary J. Doherty were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McCann, Owen, 39, machinist, cannot read or write, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 32, cannot read or write, b. Ireland
    ---, Frank, 7, son, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 5, dau, b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 3, dau, b. MA
    ---, John, 1, son, b. MA.
  • Owen McCann made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Aug 1889, and received certificate number 282996.
  • He and Mary J. Doherty were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McCann, Owen, b. Apr 1847, married 28 years, b. Ireland, emmig 1850, naturalized, machinist
    ---, Mary J., wife, b. May 1850. all four of her children are living, b. Ireland, emmig 1852
    ---, Mary J., daur, b. July 1875, b. MA, corset stitcher
    ---, Ellen G., daur, b. Feb 1878, b. MA, corset stitcher
    ---, John, son, b. Nov 1881, b. MA, clerk clothier.
  • On 28 Nov 1900 Owen and Mary's daughter, Nellie G. McCann married Edward F. Roach at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1906 Owen was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Owen McCann attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 14 Sep 1908 his daughter, Mary J. McCann, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 33 unmarried, of chronic bronchitis.
  • Owen McCann was enumerated in the household of Edward F. Roach and Ellen G. McCann in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Roach, Evrard F., 32, married 9 years, b. MA (of Irish parents), machinist
    ---, Nellie G., wife, 30, all three children living, b. MA
    ---, Arthur, son, 5, b. MA
    ---, Mildred M., daur, 3, b. MA
    ---, Adrian F., son, 1, b. MA
    McCann, Owen, father-in-law, 68, married 37 years, b. Wisconsin (sic), machinist
    ---, Mary J., mor-in-law, 37, three of four children living, b. MA (sic.)
  • Owen McCann died on 26 Nov 1914 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years old.
  • He was buried on 30 Nov 1914 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 136 Range 10.
  • On 3 Dec 1914 Mary J. Doherty received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Owen's service; his wife, received certificate number 785638.
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2016

Family: Mary J. Doherty b. May 1850

  • Francis "Frank" McCann b. 27 Jan 1873
  • Mary J. McCann b. Jul 1875, d. 14 Sep 1908
  • Ellen G. McCann b. Feb 1878
  • John McCann b. 8 Nov 1880

John McCrum

b. 1836, d. 25 November 1920
  • Father: Robert McCrum d. before 1887
  • Mother: Jane [--?--] b. 1812
  • Company: K
  • John E. Valentine was an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts, according to the pension file index.
  • John McCrum was born about in 1836 at Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, son of Robert McCrum and Jane [--?--].
  • John McCrum married Anna [--?--].
  • John McCrum and Anna [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jul 1860 at New York City, New York, New York, as:
    John McCrum, 25, R. R. Conductor, b. NY
    Anna, 23, b. CT
    Jane, 48, b. NY (his mother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as engineer.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 John was promoted to to Corporal.

  • On 15 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • On 14 Apr 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to accept a promotion.

  • Starting Apr 1864, John also served in the 39th NY Infantry.
  • On 16 Apr 1864 John was promoted to 1st Lieutenant by commission in Company I, 39th Infantry Regiment New York.
  • On 6 May 1864 John was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • He ended his service for disability due to wounds on 28 Jul 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Mar 1876, and received certificate number 291831.
  • On 23 Jun 1887 John McCrum married Martha A. Crawford, 41, at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • John McCrum and Martha A. Crawford were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    McCrum, John, b. Mar 1843, married 14 years, b. NY, carpenter
    ---, Martha C., wife, b. Feb 1846, her one child living, b. NY
    ---, Hellena C., daur, b. May 1890, b. MA.
  • John McCrum and Martha A. Crawford were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 25 Apr 1910 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    MacCrum (sic), John, 79, married for the second time 22 years, b. NY, carpenter, they live in a rented home
    ---, Martha, wife, 65, married 22 years, her one child is still living, b. NY
    ---, Helen, dau, 19, single, b. MA
    Crawford, Emiline, sister-in-law, 70, single, b. NY.
  • John McCrum and Martha A. Crawford were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 10 Jan 1920 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    McCrum, John, head, 87, b. NY
    ---, Martha C., wife, 74, b. NY
    ---, Helena C., dau, 29, single, b. MA
    Crawford, Emily, sister-in-law, b. NY.
  • John McCrum died on 25 Nov 1920 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1920 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Plot: G.A.R. Post-40 Lot,Grave-89, as a member of the 39th.New York.
  • Martha made application from Massachusetts for a widow's pension in Dec 1920 and received certificate number 901789.
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Family 1: Anna [--?--] b. 1837

Family 2: Martha A. Crawford b. Feb 1846

  • Helena C. McCrum b. 2 Oct 1890

John McCue

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: G
  • John McCue was born between 1841 - 1842 at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, John gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1863 John was living at Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent Prisoner of War.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, John also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John McCue was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 22 Apr 1865, John was released from prison.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 30 May 1865.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Samuel Albert McCurdy

b. 30 October 1843, d. 30 January 1905

Samuel A. McCurdy
  • Father: Hugh McCurdy b. 5 May 1801, d. 19 Dec 1861
  • Mother: Elizabeth O'Neill b. 1800, d. 8 Apr 1856
  • Company: G
  • Samuel Albert McCurdy was born on 30 Oct 1843 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hugh McCurdy and Elizabeth O'Neill.
  • Samuel Albert McCurdy was enumerated in the household of Hugh McCurdy and Elizabeth O'Neill in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hugh Mccurdy, 49, farmer, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth, 44, b. Ireland
    Mary L., 18, b. NY
    Hugh H., 13, b. NY
    Sarah E., 10, b. NY
    **Samuel A., 6, b. MA
    Catherine Griffin, 56, b. Ireland.
  • On 8 Apr 1856 his mother, Elizabeth O'Neill, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 May 1857 Samuel's widowed father, Hugh McCurdy, remarried to Susan Smith at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Samuel Albert McCurdy was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 30 Jul 1860 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly at age 16, a shoemaker, living in the household of one Alford Mower (?), also a shoemaker. Needs further identification.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Samuel gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Samuel was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Samuel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 8 months and 12 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Samuel was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Albert McCurdy 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, Samuel Albert McCurdy 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, Samuel Albert McCurdy was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 19 Dec 1861 his father, Hugh McCurdy, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of congestion of the brain at age 60.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Samuel was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the leg.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Samuel Albert McCurdy was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 May 1864 Samuel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 24th Infantry Veterans' Reserve Corps, Company D.

  • He ended his service with the 24th Infantry Veterans' Reserve Corps on 19 Jul 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Nov 1864, and received certificate no. 186900.
  • At Washington, District of Columbia, Samuel had his photo taken.
  • On 1 Dec 1895 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Samuel entered the Soldiers' Home.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as a "cloth cutter" of Irish parents, who has never been married.
  • He died on 30 Jan 1905 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, unmarried, suddenly in the barracks of heart disease. He was 61 years and 3 months old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1905 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Samuel Albert McCurdy was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

Michael McDermott

b. between 1838 and 1839
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Michael McDermott was born between 1838 - 1839.
  • In 1862 Michael was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 25 Oct 1862 Michael McDermott mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

John McDonald

b. 1838, d. 25 March 1890
  • Company: D
  • John McDonald was born about in 1838 at Ireland.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 8 Mar 1862 John 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 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John McDonald was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • On 27 Nov 1863 John was wounded at Mine Run, Virginia, in the leg and shoulder.
  • On 23 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John McDonald was mentioned in a short report:
    The November report of this regiment shows that Lieut. Col. Joslin was captured by the enemy on the 27th ult., together with the following men: --- Corp. S. W. Armington, James Goffer, and John McDonald, Co. D; sergeant James Comries, S. Curby, and Louis Jaynau, Co. E. Capt A J Bradley has resigned. The death of Joseph Freeman of Co. E. is announced.
  • On 12 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th MVI, in Ford's history and the 1870 roster.

  • John McDonald married Jane [--?--].
  • John McDonald and Jane [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jul 1870 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, as:
    McDonald, John, 33, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Jane, 27, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 6/12, b. IL in Dec.
  • John McDonald and Jane [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1880 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, as:
    McDonald, John, 40, laborer, b. Ireland
    ---, Jane H., 40, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Mollie, 10, daur, b. IL (as were all the children)
    ---, Magie, 6, daur
    ---, Frank, 4, son
    ---, Nellie, 1, daur.
  • John McDonald made application at Illinois for a veteran's pension on 9 Nov 1881, with application number 433164, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 25 Mar 1890 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. He was 52 years old.
  • An obituary for John McDonald was published on 26 Mar 1890 as follows: in the Decatur Daily Republican:
    "John McDonald, aged 58 years, died yesterday at 1128 East Marietta street. The deceased, who was a veteran of a Massachusetts regiment, had been in the employ of the Wabash, and had contracted a severe case of the grip. He was a charge at the Springfield hospital, and came back. He was violently insane for awhile. He leaves a widow and four children. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Catholic church."
  • He was buried on 27 Mar 1890 at Calvary Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Jane [--?--] in the 1900 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1900 at Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, as:
    McDonald, Jane, b. Jan 1835, 65, widow, four of six children living, b. Ireland, immig 1855
    ---, Mary, daur, b. Jan 1874, single, b. IL
    ---, Jennie, daur, b. July 1879, b. IL.
  • Jane made application from Illinois for a pension to surviving family member on 26 Jul 1900 his wife, with application number 723909, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Family: Jane [--?--] b. Jan 1835

  • Mary McDonald b. Dec 1869, d. 13 Nov 1943
  • Magie McDonald b. Jan 1874
  • Frank McDonald b. 1876
  • Nellie McDonald b. Jul 1879

William McDonald

b. between 1821 and 1822
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William McDonald was born between 1821 - 1822.
  • In 1862 William was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 4 Oct 1862 William McDonald mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters according to the 1870 AG report with no further information.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

Patrick McElroy

b. between 1837 and 1838, d. 27 December 1863

  • Father: John McElroy
  • Mother: Maria [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Patrick McElroy was born between 1837 - 1838 at Ireland, son of John McElroy and Maria [--?--].
  • Patrick McElroy married Mary Eaton, daughter of Richard Eaton and Hannah [--?--].
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Nov 1862 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 27 Dec 1863 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 27 Apr 1864 Mary Eaton received a pension to surviving family member based on Patrick's service; and received certificate number 29271.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Eaton in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    McElroy, Mary, 36, works in cotton mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Maria, 10, keeping house, b. MA.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Patrick and died on 28 Dec 1870 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • In 1871, Maria McElroy, his daughter, was the subject of a guardianship proceeding number 39902 in court at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Apr 1872 Michael Ronen made application for a pension as guardian to Patrick's surviving dependants, named for minors with certificate 158793. Relationship, if any, unknown.
  • Last Edited: 15 Mar 2017

Family: Mary Eaton b. between 1833 - 1834, d. 28 Dec 1870

  • Maria McElroy b. 1860

Charles McFarlane

b. between 1835 and 1836, d. 15 February 1871
  • Company: E
  • Charles McFarlane was born between 1835 - 1836 at an unknown place.
  • Charles McFarlane married Mary [--?--].
  • Charles McFarlane and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jul 1860 at North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    McFarland, Charles, 24, draper tender, b. Scotland
    Mary, 26, b. Scotland
    Isabella, 4/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1862 Charles was living at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 18 Feb 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1862 Charles was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Charles was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles McFarlane was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 1 May 1864 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 1 Jun 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles McFarlane 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.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Charles also served in the 20th MVI, Company K.
  • On 29 Jul 1864 Charles was taken prisoner at Deep Bottom, Virginia.
  • After Jul 1864 escaped from prison at an unspecified date.
  • He ended his service on 22 May 1865.
  • He and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 10 Jun 1870 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, possibly as:
    McFarlan, Charles, 35, no occupation, b. Scotland
    ---, Mary, 37, b. Scotland, cannot read or write
    ---, Isabella, 10, b. MA
    ---, Margaret, 9, b. RI
    ---, Charles, 2, b. RI.
  • Charles McFarlane made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 10 Oct 1870, with application number 160669, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died on 15 Feb 1871 at New York.
  • He was buried in Feb 1871 at Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, Saratoga County, New York, as a Sergent of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 13 Sep 1871 Mary [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 289747.
  • Mary [--?--] was enumerated as the widow of Charles McFarlane, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Cohoes, Albany County, New York, mentnioning his service as a Sergeant in the 20th Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2013

Family: Mary [--?--] b. 1834

Patrick McGahey

b. 17 March 1839, d. 28 September 1921
  • Father: Owen McGahey b. 1799, d. 14 Dec 1881
  • Mother: Mary Murphy b. 1800, d. 4 Oct 1883
  • Company: K
  • Patrick McGahey was born on 17 Mar 1839 at County Monaghan, Ireland, son of Owen McGahey and Mary Murphy.
  • In 1849 Patrick McGahey emigrated with Owen McGahey and Mary Murphy from Ireland.
  • Patrick McGahey was enumerated in the household of Owen McGahey and Mary Murphy in the 1860 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1860 at Milford P. O., Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Owen Gahey, 60, laborer, b. Ireland
    Mary, 60, b. Ireland
    Mary Devlin, 26, b. Ireland
    Jeremiah, 2, b. NY
    John, 2/12, b. NY
    Hannah Gahey, 34, weaver, b. Ireland
    **Patrick, 21, spinner, b. Ireland
    James, 16, b. Ireland
    Margaret, 15, b. Ireland.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 3 months and 14 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Patrick was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and confined at Richmond, VA. He was paroled at Newport News on 23 Feb 1862.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James McGahey, his brother, was enlisted in the 4th RI Infantry, served through the war and was mustered out 13 July 1865.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick McGahey 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, Patrick McGahey was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 25 Sep 1862 S. P. "John" McGahey, his brother, enlisted in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out 27 July 1863.
  • Patrick McGahey entered Mason General Hospital, Pemberton Square, Boston, MA, with otorrhoea and deafness on 24 Dec 1862.
  • On 22 Apr 1863 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged for disability.

  • Starting 23 Jan 1864, Patrick also served in the the Navy, where he served as a landsman from receiving ship "Ohio", as well as the U. S. S. Osceola and Savannah.
  • He ended his service on 30 Jan 1865.
  • In Jul 1867 Patrick McGahey, 28, married Josephine Quinn, daughter of Michael Quinn and Ann [--?--], at Saint Joseph's Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1868 Patrick was living at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Josephine Quinn were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1870 at Mendon P. O., Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McGahey, Patrick, 30, bottomer in boot factory, b. ireland
    ---, Josephine, 22, b. MA
    ---, Francis H., 1, b. MA.
  • In 1876 Patrick McGahey and Josephine Quinn moved from Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to West Medway.
  • Patrick McGahey made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 3 Apr 1879, and received certificate number 320442. He was granted $27 per month. This was raised to $38 in 1918 and to $72 by 1921.
  • He and Josephine Quinn were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    McGahey, Patrick, 39, works in boot factory, b. Ireland (of Irish parents)
    ---, Josephine, 33, wife, b. MA, she cannot write, (of Irish parents)
    ---, Frank H., 11, son, b. MA
    ---, James, 9, son, b. MA
    ---, George V., 6, son, b. MA
    ---, Leo P., 4, son, b. MA.
  • In 1884 Patrick McGahey and Josephine Quinn moved from West Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, to Holliston.
  • Patrick McGahey was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, noted as having been wounded at Bull Run (sic). This last is likely a mistake for Ball's Bluff.
  • He and Josephine Quinn were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Mar 1909 Patrick and Josephine's daughter, Bertha McGahey married William Thomas Bulger at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 17 Apr 1909 his grandson, Francis Vincent Bulger, son of William Thomas Bulger and Bertha McGahey, was born at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Feb 1912 Josephine Quinn, his wife, died at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Patrick McGahey was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 5 Jan 1920 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McGahey, Patrick, 81, widower, b. Ireland
    Bulger, Bertha, daur, 35, married, b. MA, stitcher in a hat shop
    ---, Francis, g-son, 10, b. MA.
  • He died on 28 Sep 1921 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 6 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1921 at Saint Luke's Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Josephine Quinn b. 1847, d. 27 Feb 1912

  • Frank H. McGahey b. Aug 1869
  • James Henry McGahey b. 11 Jun 1871
  • Eva McGahey b. 30 Oct 1872, d. 24 Jul 1874
  • George Vincent McGahey b. 22 Jan 1874, d. 17 Aug 1945
  • Leo Patrick McGahey b. 24 Jan 1876, d. 29 Nov 1923
  • Daughter McGahey b. 18 Oct 1877
  • Allen McGahey b. 17 Oct 1878
  • Mary Agnes McGahey b. 5 Nov 1880, d. 20 Jun 1888
  • Louis B. McGahey b. 12 Jun 1884, d. 21 Mar 1967
  • Bertha McGahey b. 30 Mar 1888, d. 5 Apr 1973
  • Son McGahey b. 11 May 1890, d. 11 May 1890

Thomas McGlynn

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: K
  • Thomas McGlynn was born between 1842 - 1843 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as no occupation at enlistment is given for him in Ford's history; the MASSCW says "loafer."

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013