Daniel McGowan

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 12 May 1864
  • Mother: Mary [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • Daniel McGowan was also known as Daniel McGovern in Ford's history.
  • He was born between 1838 - 1839 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of Mary [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Daniel gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Daniel was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Daniel was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 Daniel was promoted to to Sergeant.
  • On 1 Jan 1864, Daniel was reenlisted as a Sergeant, having received a bounty of $325.
  • He died on 12 May 1864 at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, his name still being on the roster at this time.

  • On 5 Sep 1866 Mary McGowan received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on Daniel's service; his mother, received certificate number 117331, for his service in the 15th Massachusetts and the 20th.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Edward McGriel

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: E
  • Edward McGriel was also known as Edward Hill as enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 Edward was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 4 Aug 1863 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Oct 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Rapidan River, Culpeper County, Virginia, by desertion.

  • Having deserted from the 15th Massachusetts, he was captured by the enemy. He enlisted in the rebel army. He deserted from the rebel army, was recaptured and tried for desertion in the Union army.
  • In Aug 1864 Edward McGriel was court martialed at Washington, DC, as documented in case number NN-2291 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

John McGuinness

b. March 1835
  • Company: K
  • John McGuinness was born in Mar 1835 at England.
  • In 1861 John was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 John McGuinness and Alfred Maginniss, who appear to be related, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, both b. England, joining Co. K of the 15th MVI from Blackstone, and both living in Central Falls, RI, in 1890.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years and 4 months old.
  • On 6 Oct 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not specified in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Apr 1879, and received certificate number 1001565.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • About in 1895 John McGuinness married Bridget [--?--].
  • John Maginniss and Bridget [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Maginniss, John, b. Mar 1835, married 5 years, b. England (of Eng parents)
    ---, Bridget, wife, b. Sep 1846, no children, b. Ireland (of Irish parents)
    Fanning, James, Lodger, b. May 1844, widower, b. RI
    Beardesworth, Annie, lodger, b. Ap 1871, single, b. England.
  • Bridget made application from Rhode Island for a widow's pension on 27 Mar 1912 his wife, received certificate number 845138.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Bridget [--?--] b. Sep 1846

John McGuire

b. 3 September 1843, d. 18 December 1875
  • Father: Patrick McGuire d. before 1855
  • Mother: Ann Brown b. between 1822 - 1823, d. 24 Feb 1892
  • Company: I
  • John McGuire was born on 3 Sep 1843 at Ireland, son of Patrick McGuire and Ann Brown.
  • Before 1855 his father, Patrick McGuire, died apparently.
  • John McGuire appeared on the census of 1855 in the household of Ann Brown at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ann MCGUIRE-32, no occupation listed
    **John-14
    James-7
    Mary-3, b. MA.
  • John McGuire was enumerated in the household of Ann Brown in the 1860 US Federal Census on 10 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ann McGuire, 36, b. Ireland
    **John, 18, b. Ireland
    James, 13, b. Ireland
    Mary, 8, washerwoman, b. MA.
  • In 1861 John was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 10 months and 29 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John McGuire 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.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 4 Jun 1862, mentioning John McGuire, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 14 Jun 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following:
    We have received a brief note from Lucius H. Briggs, a Webster volunteer who was in the engagement at Fair Oaks on the 30th ult., and 1st inst. He mentions the following casualties in Company I; Edward Lannegan, wounded in neck and face; John McGuire, foot and ankle; Milo S. Converse, leg and hand; Alpheus Remick, hand. There were other slight flesh wounds, but none sufficiently serious to be worthy of mention. None of the company was killed. The letter states that there were no displays of cowardice, but every man stood at his post, and performed his duty with a promptness and alacrity worthy of praise.
  • On 6 Apr 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Ann Brown in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Maguire, Ann, 47, b. Ireland
    **---, John, 28, works in shoe factory, b. Ireland
    ---, James, 22, works in shoe factory, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 16, b. MA.
  • John Maguire died on 18 Dec 1875 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 32 years, 3 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1875 at Calvary Cemetery (North Village), Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Aug 1879 Ann Brown received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his mother, received certificate 193229.
  • Ann, his mother, outlived John and died on 24 Feb 1892 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 John McGuire 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: 29 Oct 2016

Patrick McHugh

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: G
  • Patrick McHugh was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as soldier.
  • In 1863 Patrick was living at Ireland.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Milton.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Patrick was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while absent as a prisoner, however there is no record of him in the 20th.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick McHugh was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Daniel McInnis

b. between 1839 and 1840
  • Company: F
  • Daniel McInnis was born between 1839 - 1840 at Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • In 1863 Daniel was living at Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Daniel gave his occupation as fisherman.

  • On 4 Aug 1863 Daniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a "draftee".
  • On 30 Mar 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion from hospital, per MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Daniel ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while supposedly in hospital.

  • He ended his service with according to the History of Gloucester, MA (no mention of desertion) on 16 Jul 1865.
  • In 1892, Daniel was included in the history of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as a member of the 15th MVI.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Herbert David McIntire

b. May 1841, d. 29 January 1907

Herbert D. McIntire
  • Father: David Flint McIntire b. 17 Feb 1812, d. 22 Jul 1887
  • Mother: Zabiah Cowdin Upton b. 30 Jul 1809, d. 2 May 1891
  • Company: B
  • Herbert David McIntire was born in May 1841 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of David Flint McIntire and Zabiah Cowdin Upton, grandson of Jacob and Mary Conner (Cowdin) Upton.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Herbert gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 Herbert was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Herbert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 6 months old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Herbert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Herbert D. McIntire 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.
  • After the war, he became a lumber dealer, real estate agent, and insurance broker.
  • On 30 Jun 1870 Herbert David McIntire, 29, married Henrietta Leland, 23, daughter of Henry Bullard Leland and Mary Whittemore, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He was enumerated in the household of David Flint McIntire and Zabiah Cowdin Upton in the 1880 US Federal Census on in Jun 1880 at at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a Surveyor Of Lumber, living with his parents and likely working for his father who is a lumber dealer. There are no children enumerated in the house.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 19 Jul 1890, and received certificate number 660604.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended the annual reunion of Company B ("Fitchburg Fusiliers"). From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 28 June 1894
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    On a bright June day like this, 33 years ago, today, the Fitchburg Fusiliers marched down Main street to the old depot and took a train for Worcester where they, with the other companies of the 15th Mass. regiment went into camp at Camp Scott, remaining till Aug. 8, when they went to the front.
    The survivors of the company, with honorary members of the association and other friends, held their annual reunion at Whalom park, today. A good number of lady friends of the veterans were present.
    The business meeting was held in the grove at 11:30 a.m. The following officers and members of the company responded to roll call. Gen. John W. Kimball, Capt. Charles H. Eager, Lieut. J. Myron Goddard, Sergt. Walter A. Eames, Privates John R. Farnum, Artemas A. Gibson, William Gibson, Granville C. Hosmer, Wallace W. Holman, Edward S. Kendall, Herbert D. McIntire, Joseph B. Matthews, George G. Taylor, Henry F. Whittemore. Honorary members -- Harrington Sibley, Charles May, F. A. Monroe, Edward F. Kimball, Albert McIntire, Samuel Osborne, Elmer W. Holman, C. A. Tenney, C. H. Toomey, James Harrington.
    The record of the last meeting was read by the clerk, E. S. Kendall, and approved and the report of the treasurer showing a balance of $41.59 was accepted.
    The following officers were chosen -- Capt, John W. Kimball; first leiutenant, J. Myron Goddard, Wakefield; second lieutenant, Charles H. Eager, Belmont; clerk and treasurer, Edward S. Kendall, Westminster; auditors -- Gen. J. W. Kimball, Herbert D. McIntire, Artemas A. Gibson.
  • An article from the Fitchburg Sentinel, 7 Mar 1895 notes:
    The death of Joseph L. Moody leaves only the following officers and members of the old Fusiliers, Co. B, 15th Mass. regiment, residing in Fitchburg: Gen. J. W. Kimball, Granville Hosmer, Herbert D. McIntire, Artimas A. Gibson, Lemuel Gibson, William Gibson, Frank Scott and Henry Whittemore. The members of the company are widely scattered.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He and Henrietta Leland were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Herbert Mcintire, Head, M, 59, Massachusetts
    Henryetta L Mcintire, Wife, F, 54, Massachusetts
    Adelaide Z Mcintire, Sister, F, 53, Massachusetts
    Carrie M Sargent, Boarder, F, 46, California
    Anna S Wetherbee, Boarder, F, 53, Vermont.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Herbert David McIntire attended a reunion of the Fitchburg Fusiliers, Company B of the 15th Massachusetts, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel. (click icon to read report.)
  • He died on 29 Jan 1907 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 65 years and 8 months old.
  • An obituary for Herbert David McIntire was published as follows: in the "Fitchburg Sentinel," Tuesday, 29 jan 1907:
    Death of H. D. McIntire
    Pneumonia Carries Off a Brave Civil War Veteran
    Herbert D. McIntire, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home, 106 Prichard street, this afternoon, from pneumonia, having been ill for some little time. He was born in this city 65 years ago.
    He leaves a widow, who previous to her marriage was Miss Nettie leland, and also one sister, Miss Adelaide Z. McIntire.
    The deceased was for many years employed as a storekeeper in this city for the Fitchburg railroad and after giving up that position was an auctioneer and insurance broker.
    He enlisted Nov. 26, 1861, in Co. B, 15th Mass. volunteers, and went to the front later in that year. At the battle of Gettysburg, he showed distinguished bravery under fire, and was known as a fine soldier. He was a member of Post 19, G. A. R.
    Mr. McIntire was one of the most enthusiastic sportsmen in the city and was also a baseball enthusiast of pronounced type, always ready to assist in support of a local team. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
  • He was buried on 31 Jan 1907 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Div. 1, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Central Avenue, after a private funeral.
  • On 19 Feb 1907 Henrietta McIntire received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Herbert's service; his wife, received certificate number 627061.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 Herbert David McIntire was reported as "deceased" at the regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • Herbert's wife, Henrietta Leland, died and was buried in 1917 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lot 586: Central Avenue at age 70 years.
  • Herbert David McIntire and Henrietta Leland had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jul 2016

Family: Henrietta Leland b. Dec 1846, d. 1917

Orlando McIntire

b. 26 October 1834, d. 3 January 1899
  • Father: Simeon McIntire b. 1795
  • Mother: Elizabeth Farnum b. 1796
  • Company: E
  • Orlando McIntire was born on 26 Oct 1834 at Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Simeon McIntire and Elizabeth Farnum.
  • His father, Simeon McIntire, died.
  • On 21 Jan 1844 Orlando's widowed mother, Betsey McIntire, remarried to Israel Greene at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Orlando McIntire was enumerated in the household of Israel Greene and Elizabeth Farnum in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Israel Greene, 65, labour, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Betsy, 54
    Jeremiah McIntire, 22, labor
    **Orlando, 16
    Elizabeth Gatchel, Wid, 81
    (Note: relationship of these people, if any, unknown.)
  • On 14 Oct 1859 Orlando McIntire, 24, married Charlotte Taft at Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Orlando McIntire and Charlotte Taft were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jul 1860 at Milford P. O., Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orlando McIntire, 26, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all), married within the year
    Charlotte, 16,
    Charles O., 2/12
    Rheyba A. Taft, 17, domestic.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Orlando gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Orlando mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 9 months and 4 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Orlando was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando McIntire 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, Orlando McIntire was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 6 Feb 1864, Orlando was having received a bounty of $396.66.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Orlando was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Orlando 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, Orlando also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando McIntire was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 26 Nov 1864, Orlando was exchanged from prison.
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • On 23 Dec 1868 Orlando McIntire, 34, married Eleanor Jane Marble, 32, daughter of Ezra Marble and Fannie Gibbs, at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Orlando McIntire was enumerated in the household of Fannie Gibbs in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Wilkinsonville, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his mother-in-law, as:
    Marble, Fanny G., 68, b. MA
    ---, Ezra, W., 32, shuttle maker, b. MA
    Hill, Julia M., 30, b. MA
    **McIntire, Orlando, 36, shoe maker, b. RI
    ---, Ellen J., 34, b. MA.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando McIntire attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • In 1879 Orlando was living at Wilkinsonville, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando McIntire attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Eleanor Jane Marble were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a Shoe Maker. There are no children in the house. Also enumerated - Lyman E. LATHE, 46, b. MA, boarder.
  • In 1886 Orlando was living at Wilkinsonville, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Jun 1889 his son, Charles O. McIntire, died at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, at age 29 in an accident as a railroad brakeman, and the death was registered in Worcester.
  • Orlando McIntire was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 4 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 616164.
  • He died on 3 Jan 1899 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 64 years, 2 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1899 at Old Howard Cemetery, Armsby Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Eleanor Jane Marble applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Orlando's service; with application number 693397, but no certificate is recorded.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 Orlando McIntire was reported as deceased at the 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association, according to an article in the "Fitchburg Sentinel."
  • Eleanor, his wife, outlived Orlando and died on 25 Apr 1910 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family 1: Charlotte Taft b. between 1843 - 1844

  • Charles O. McIntire b. 20 May 1860, d. 9 Jun 1889

Family 2: Eleanor Jane Marble b. 20 Nov 1836, d. 25 Apr 1910

Charles E. McKenzie

b. 13 November 1844, d. 3 January 1885
  • Father: James McKenzie
  • Mother: Hannah Drury
  • Company: K
  • Charles E. McKenzie was also known as Michael McKenzie.
  • He was born on 13 Nov 1844 at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey, son of James McKenzie and Hannah Drury, according to his death certificate.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 7 months and 18 days old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles E. McKenzie 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, Michael McKenzie 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, Charles E. McKenzie was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • His name was legally changed to Charles E. McKenzie according to the pension file index and his son Edward's birth record.
  • On 26 Jul 1869 Charles E. McKenzie, 24, married Sarah A. Finn, 18, daughter of Thomas Finn and Catherine Sterling, at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 May 1870 Sarah A. Finn, his wife, died at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 19 of childbed fever.
  • On 22 Oct 1870 Charles E. McKenzie, 25, married Catherine Fanning, 18, daughter of David Fanning and Mary [--?--], at Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles E. McKenzie and Catherine Fanning were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1880 at Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, as:
    McKenzie, Chas. E., 34, shoe shop hand, b. NJ (as were his parents)
    ---, Kate, 26, wife, b. MA of Irish parents
    ---, Edward E., 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Benj. E., 9/12 (Sep), son, b. ME.
  • Charles E. McKenzie died on 3 Jan 1885 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of phthisis. He was 40 years, 1 month and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1885 at Dell Park Cemetery, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Jun 1888 Charles's widow, Catherine McKenzie remarried Francis J. Mullen at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 7 Aug 1896 Catherine Mullen applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Charles's service; but no certificate number is shown. This appears to have been rejected since her second husband is apparently still living.
  • On 7 Aug 1896 Catherine Mullen made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to Charles's surviving dependants, and this was granted.
  • Catherine, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 15 Jun 1900 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 48.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Catherine Mullen in the 1900 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1900 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mullen, Catherine E., head, b. Mar 1852, 48, married 12 years, 3 of her five children are still living, b. MA
    McKenzie, Edward E., son, b. Sep 1871, single, b. MA (father b. NJ)
    ---, Benj. E., son, b. Oct 1879, single, b. ME (father b. NJ)
    ---, Harry A., son, b. Sep 1882, single, b. MA (father b. NJ)
    (Note: the census is technically dated 1 June, so Catherine appears in spite of her demise three days before.)[LIND]
  • Last Edited: 5 May 2016

Family 1: Sarah A. Finn b. 2 Oct 1850, d. 15 May 1870

Family 2: Catherine Fanning b. 12 Mar 1852, d. 15 Jun 1900

  • Edward Elmer McKenzie b. 2 Sep 1871
  • Benjamin E. McKenzie b. 13 Oct 1879, d. 18 Mar 1917
  • Harry Albert McKenzie b. 26 Sep 1882, d. 3 Dec 1914

Peter McKeown

b. 1841, d. 31 March 1887
  • Father: John McKeown
  • Mother: Bridget Doherty b. 1818, d. 3 Sep 1883
  • Company: D
  • Peter McKeown was born about in 1841 at Ireland, son of John McKeown and Bridget Doherty.
  • In 1862 Peter was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Peter gave his occupation as shoemaker in Ford's history, and operative in the MASSCW.

  • On 31 Jan 1862 Peter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Oct 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Missing Men Of The Fifteenth Regiment

    A member of the fifteenth regiment at the camp of paroled prisoners at Annapolis writes as follows:
    “Thomas Caulfield, G. T. Osgood. George W. Hunt of Co. C; Charles A. Gleason, Peter McGune, Andrew Cadret, E. L. Smith, O. W. Newton, of Co. D; L. A. Cook, of Co. A; Edwin Chase, George Carpenter, of Co. B; C. L. Preston, Co. G; Thomas Horne, J. S. Flannigan, Co. H; J. G. Thornton, Thomas Welch, Co. K; E. A. Snow, Andrew Sharpshooters, were taken prisoners at the battle of Antietam, and recently released at Richmond. There are some that left Richmond, who are in the hospitals and I have been unable to obtain their names.”.

  • On 21 Mar 1863 Peter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, discharged for disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 11 Apr 1863, and received certificate number 213239.
  • On 26 Jul 1863 Peter McKeown married Mary Towle, daughter of Arthur Towle and Ann Rafferty, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Peter McKeuwn and Mary Towle were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McKeuwn, Peter, 38, weaver, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 35, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary A., 15, dau, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Henry, 12, dau
    ---, Sarah, 10, dau
    ---, Katie, 6, dau
    ---, Isabella, 1, dau.
  • Peter McKeon died on 31 Mar 1887 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of a fractured spine. He was 46 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1887 at Saint Brigid Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jun 1887 Mary Towle received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Peter's service; his wife, received certificate number 270799.
  • Mary McCune was enumerated as the widow of Peter McKeown, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary McKeown in the 1900 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    McKeown, Mary, head, b. Mar 1847, widow, all five of her children living, b. Ireland; 1894 as "emmigration" date (likely meaning when she moved to Worcester fm Millbury)
    Mary, wife (sic ?), b. June 1866 in MA (of irish parents)
    Henry, son, b. Oct 1870, in MA
    Sarah, dau, b. Feb 1873, in MA
    Catherine, dau, b. June 1876, in MA
    Isabella, dau, b. Dec 1879, in MA.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Peter and died on 7 Dec 1909 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Towle b. 1846, d. 7 Dec 1909

  • Mary A. McKeown b. 30 Jun 1864, d. 26 Mar 1935
  • James Henry McKeown b. 11 Nov 1867, d. 22 Apr 1934
  • Sarah Jane McKeown b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 25 Oct 1947
  • Catherine McKeown b. 19 Jun 1874, d. 19 Jul 1957
  • Isabella McKeown b. 8 Dec 1878, d. 30 Jul 1959

Elliot F. McKinstry

b. 18 September 1836, d. 20 January 1867
  • Father: Prevostus McKinstry b. 24 Sep 1809, d. 8 Feb 1894
  • Mother: Rosetta Hill b. 1812, d. 4 Feb 1845
  • Company: E
  • Elliot F. McKinstry was born on 18 Sep 1836 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Prevostus McKinstry and Rosetta Hill.
  • On 4 Feb 1845 his mother, Rosetta Hill, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Dec 1845 Elliot's widowed father, Prevostus McKinstry, remarried to Jane M. Carpenter at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Elliot F. McKinstry was enumerated in the household of Eliza McKinstry in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliza Miller, 39, b. MA
    **Wm. F., 18, pail maker, b. MA
    Annie, 16, b. MA
    Martha J., 24, b. RI
    Henry S. McKinstry, 37, carpenter, b. MA
    **Elliott F., 24, carpenter, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Elliot gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elliot mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 9 months and 24 days old.
  • Elliot F. McKinstry and William Frank Miller, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.
  • Charles Martin Hersey wrote a letter to Martin Hersey, his father, in Oct 1861, mentioning Elliot F. McKinstry, as follows: and it was published in the Southbridge Journal, mentioning others in the regiment.
  • Frank Miller wrote a letter to Eliza McKinstry, his mother, in Oct 1861, mentioning Elliot F. McKinstry, as follows: it was published in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elliot F. McKinstry 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, Elliot F. McKinstry 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, E. T. McKinzie 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 Elliot was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 1 Oct 1863 Elliot ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Company E, 18th VRC Regiment.

  • In Dec 1863 VanBuren McKinstry , his brother, enlisted in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, was taken prisoner in December 1863 in Tennessee and has not been heard from since.
  • Elliot F. McKinstry ended his service with by mustering out of the 18th VRC Regiment on 18 Jul 1864.
  • On 29 Jul 1864 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Their Sammel-Events was mentioned as having returned home:
    Returned Veterans
    Wm. F. Miller, Elliot F McKinstry and Lucian Lamb, of Southbridge, members of the glorious old Fifteenth , have arrived home, after three years hard service. Albert E. Morse, of co. B, 13th regiment, has also returned, after performing an equal amount of soldiership. The 15th had a glorious reception last Friday at Worcester. This regiment has been in the front in nearly every battle on Virginia soil. It has been the most heroic and unfortunate regiment in the service from Massachusetts. Its record is written in the hearts of the people; and may the returned soldiers who belonged to it enjoy long lives and an abundance of prosperity.
  • In 1866 Elliot was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 20 Jan 1867 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 30 years, 4 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1867 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Apr 1889 Prevostus McKinstry received a pension to surviving family member based on Elliot's service; his father, received certificate number 276621.
  • In 1890 Elliot F. McKinstry was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 8 Feb 1894 his father, Prevostus McKinstry, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • Elliot F. McKinstry was mentioned in the obituary of Prevostus McKinstry From the "Worcester Daily Spy," 11 Feb 1894:
    Southbridge
    Death of a Well Known Man
    Provostus McKinstry, a native and life-long resident of Southbridge, died at his home Thursday night, Feb 8, aged 84 years. His death was caused by pneumonia.
    Mr. McKinstry's grand-parents were among the first settlers of that portion of Sturbridge since incorporated into the town of Southbridge, and he inherited a greater portion of the ancestral estate.
    Farming was his life occupation, and his estate contained upwards of 400 acres.
    In early life he was largely engaged in dairying, and before the days of railroads he was accustomed to carry his produce to Providence and Boston on ox teams, as did farmers of that section in general at that time.
    For many years Mr. McKinstry was a familiar person at fairs in Worcester county, where he exhibited large numbers of cattle.
    He was of a most kindly nature, and was always held in high esteem by his fellow-townsmen and acquaintances.
    He was twice married, but for the past ten years had lived a widower.
    A son by his first marriage, Elliot F. was a member of Company E, 15th Massachusetts regiment. He died in 1867.
    Two sons, Adam M. and Alfred, now live in Southbridge, and his youngest living daughter, Emily, is the wife of Mr. George L. Clemence of Southbridge....
  • In 1914 Elliot F. McKinstry was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William, his cousin, outlived Elliot and died on 10 Sep 1926 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2016

Adam McKnight

b. between 1827 and 1828
  • Company: G
  • Adam McKnight was born between 1827 - 1828 at Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adam gave his occupation as seaman.
  • In 1863 Adam was living at an unknown place.

  • On 28 Jul 1863 Adam mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 27 Nov 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Adam 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, Adam also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • On 26 Nov 1864, Adam was exchanged from prison.
  • In Jan 1865 Adam McKnight was court martialed at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, as documented in case number NN-3582 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • He ended his service on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

Benjamin Little McLaughlin

b. 24 May 1840, d. 23 June 1864
  • Father: Benjamin McLaughlin b. 18 Dec 1797, d. 3 Jun 1864
  • Mother: Abigail S. Tyler b. 17 Sep 1804, d. 26 Apr 1895
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Benjamin Little McLaughlin was born on 24 May 1840 at Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin McLaughlin and Abigail S. Tyler.
  • Benjamin Little McLaughlin was enumerated in the household of Benjamin McLaughlin and Abigail S. Tyler in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin McLaughlin, 52, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Abigail, 45
    Joseph W., 24, tanner & cuirrier
    Henry M., 18, farmer
    Sarah R., 16
    Mary F., 14
    **Benjamin, 11
    Martha C., 8
    Ellen A., 5
    Rossa, 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Benjamin gave his occupation as Farmer.
  • In 1862 Benjamin was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 17 Mar 1862 Benjamin Little McLaughlin mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 21 years, 9 months and 21 days old.
  • On 30 May 1864 Benjamin was wounded at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia.
  • On 3 Jun 1864 his father, Benjamin McLaughlin, died at Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts, of cancer at age 66.
  • Benjamin Little McLaughlin died on 23 Jun 1864 at DeCamp Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, Westchester County, New York, of wounds during the amputation of his arm. He was 24 years and 30 days old.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Aug 1884 Abigail S. Tyler received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Benjamin's service; his mother received certificate number 344853.
  • Abigail, his mother, outlived Benjamin and died on 26 Apr 1895 at Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 90.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

James McLaughlin

b. 1828
  • Company: G
  • James McLaughlin was born about in 1828 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as weaver.
  • In 1861 James was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years old.
  • On 12 Mar 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Jun 1880, but no certificate number is entered in the index.
  • On 18 Oct 1883, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, James was admitted.
  • On 2 Oct 1884, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, James was dropped from the rolls.
  • Last Edited: 27 Mar 2013

Archibald McLean

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 1899
  • Company: H
  • Archibald McLean was born between 1834 - 1835 at Scotland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Archibald gave his occupation as planter.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 Archibald mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Archibald ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Archibald also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service with by mustering out, as "on detached service" on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • Archibald McLean married Sarah A. [--?--]
  • Archabald MacLean made application at Pennsylvania for a veteran's pension on 1 Oct 1898, and received certificate number 954199.
  • He died in 1899.
  • On 30 Mar 1899 Sarah A. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on Archibald's service; his wife, received certificate number 490197.
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2017

Family: Sarah A. [--?--]