Patrick McNulty

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: G
  • Patrick McNulty was born between 1836 - 1837 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as mill hand.
  • In 1863 Patrick was living at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent sick.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Patrick also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • In Nov 1864 Patrick McNulty was court martialed at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, as documented in case number LL-2706 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, with no company or dates of service given. Since Patrick is the only McNulty on the 15th Massachusetts rosters, this may be the same man.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

James McRobbie

b. 22 April 1834, d. 22 January 1890
  • Father: Peter McRobbie b. between 1795 - 1796
  • Mother: Agnes Divine b. 18 Mar 1804, d. 18 Dec 1880
  • Company: F
  • James McRobbie was born on 22 Apr 1834 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, son of Peter McRobbie and Agnes Divine.
  • James McRobbie was enumerated in the household of Peter McRobbie and Agnes Divine in the 1851 census of Scotland in Apr 1851 at Paisley High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, as a Hand Loom Weaver (wool Shawl), age 18, the son of Peter McRobbie, 55, and Agnes Diven, 45, with siblings:
    John McRobbie 22
    Cathrine McRobbie 20
    Mary McRobbie 16
    Agnes McRobbie 14
    Bell McRobbie 10
    Elizabeth McRobbie 2.
  • James McRobbie emigrated on 1 Aug 1851 from Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Boston, with his brother, John, and Catherine on the ship "Polander."
  • On 4 Jun 1853 Peter McRobbie and Agnes Divine were included on a passenger list of the Zanoni, arriving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, along with their other children.
  • His father, Peter McRobbie, died.
  • On 24 Dec 1855 James McRobie, 21, married Isabella Latham, 24, daughter of John Latham and Jenetta [--?--], at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James McRobbie was enumerated in the household of Agnes Divine in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jun 1860 at Milford, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, as:
    Agnes McCrobie, 54, widow, b. Scotland
    Mary, 22, factory laborer, b. Scotland
    Isabella, 18, factory laborer, b. Scotland
    Elizabeth, 11, b. Scotland
    **James, 27, factory laborer, b. Scotland
    **Isabella, 27, wife, b. Scotland
    Peter, 3, b. NH
    Agnes, 6/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 2 months and 20 days old.
  • On 7 Feb 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension, but no further information is known.
  • He and Isabella Latham were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1870 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    McRobie, James, 40, works in woolen mill, b. Scotland
    ---, Isabella, 35, b. Scotland
    ---, Peter, 12, b. NH
    ---, Agnes, 10, b. MA
    ---, James R., 3, b. MA.
  • James McRobbie and Isabella Latham were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, along with their children. He works in a woolen mill.
  • On 26 Nov 1880 Isabella Latham, his wife, died at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 49 of cancer.
  • On 18 Dec 1880 his mother, Agnes Divine, died at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 76.
  • James McRobbie died on 22 Jan 1890 at North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 55 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1890 at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, Lot 466 1/2, Old Yard, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2016

Family: Isabella Latham b. 13 Oct 1831, d. 26 Nov 1880

  • Peter McRobbie b. between 1856 - 1857
  • Agnes McRobbie b. 24 Nov 1859, d. 3 May 1883
  • James R. McRobbie b. 5 Apr 1867, d. 6 Aug 1932
  • John D. McRobbie b. 1872, d. 1954

Robert Meade

b. 1833, d. 1888
  • Company: MusBand
  • Robert Meade was born in 1833 at Prussia, (Germany).
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    R. Mende, 25, brass inst. maker, b. Prussia
    in a boarding house.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Robert gave his occupation as musician by occupation.
  • In 1861 Robert was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • Robert Meade married Wilhelmine [--?--] (Note: she was the widow of Israel Bestle.)
  • Robert Meade and Wilhelmine [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, as:
    Robert Mede, 49, musician, b. Prussia
    Minnie, 48, wife, b. Würtemberg
    George T. Bestle, 23, step.son, cashier in store, b. NY (fat b. Prussia, mor b. Würtemberg)
    Henrietta, 19, step-daur, b. NY (fat b. Prussia, mor b. Würtemberg)
    August, 18, step-son, clark in store, b. NY (fat b. Prussia, mor b. Würtemberg)
    Rudolf, 13, step-son, check boy in store, b. NY (fat b. Prussia, mor b. Würtemberg)
    Auguste Shrouder, 16, servant, b. Prussia
    Daniel Cary, 50, boarder, carpenter, b. NY.
  • Robert Mende made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 18 Jun 1883, and received certificate number 325244.
  • He died in 1888. He was 55 years old.
  • On 25 Jan 1888 Wilhelmine [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on Robert's service; his wife, received certificate number 321435.
  • Wilhelmine [--?--] was enumerated as the widow of Robert Meade, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2012

Family: Wilhelmine [--?--] b. 1832

Albert Meagan

b. between 1840 and 1841, d. 28 July 1864
  • Company: D
  • Albert Meagan was born between 1840 - 1841 at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.
  • In 1862 Albert was living at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Albert gave his occupation as lumberman.

  • On 20 Jan 1862 Albert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • 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, Albert Meagan was reported as missing at Gettysburg.
  • In May 1864 Albert was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the right thigh.
  • He died on 28 Jul 1864 at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, unmarried, of wounds from the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • He was buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Plot: 227, noting that the original burial was at Odd Fellows PA.
  • An obituary for Albert Meagan was published on 12 Oct 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Another Hero of the Fifteenth Mass Regiment adieu
    Among the many who have given up their lives for their country, and who deserve something more than a passing notice, is Albert Meagan, who, firm with a zeal and ardor for the cause of his bleeding country, left his native place, the city of Bangor Me., and came to this city, the residence of his only sister, for the purpose of enlisting, and did enlist in company D, 15th Regiment January 2d, 1862, went immediately to the regiment, and to the field of danger, where he served faithfully, having been in all the battles in which his regiment were engaged until he received the wound that terminated in his death. He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, and died in the Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia Pa. July 28, 1864.
    He was brave in battle, fearless of danger, and fought the battles of his country in the full hope of final success, and was hoping soon to have seen the rebellion crushed and to return to his friends in peace. He died lamented by the members of his company, and leaving an only sister, and one brother now serving in the army to mourn his loss.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Albert Meagan was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2016

Charles H. Mellen

b. 20 April 1841, d. 10 March 1889
  • Father: William Mellen
  • Mother: Persis [--?--] b. 28 May 1803, d. 8 Apr 1883
  • Company: I
  • Charles H. Mellen was born on 20 Apr 1841 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Mellen and Persis [--?--].
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 2 months and 22 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Charles H. Mellen 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 2 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 H. Mellen was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 5 May 1864 Charles was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles H. Mellen was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles H. Mellen was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 6 Aug 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, Rebecka, 47, widow, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Eugene, 28, son, single, farmer
    Smith, Lydia, 53, widow
    ---, Dalbert, 27, son, single, farmer
    ---, Ella M., 21, daur, single, school teacher
    ---, Herbert, 13, son, single
    **Mellen, Chrles, 40, single, laborer, b. MA (fath b. NH, mor b. MA.)
  • He died on 10 Mar 1889 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of exhaustion. He was 47 years, 10 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1889 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Charles H. Mellen 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 Aug 2012

Charles Jeroboam Merriam

b. 12 November 1836, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Charles Merriam b. 8 Feb 1807, d. 16 Mar 1888
  • Mother: Caroline P. Parker b. 29 Mar 1811
  • Company: G
  • Charles Jeroboam Merriam was born on 12 Nov 1836 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Charles Merriam and Caroline P. Parker.
  • Charles Jeroboam Merriam was enumerated in the household of Charles Merriam and Caroline P. Parker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Charles Merriam, 43, carpenter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Caroline P., 39
    **Charles J., 13
    Sally A. P., 10
    Lucius P., 3.
  • On 2 Mar 1858 Charles Jeroboam Merriam, 21, married Mary E. Callehan, 16, daughter of James Callehan and Elizabeth Kelly, at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Jeroboam Merriam and Mary E. Callehan were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 29 Jul 1860 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles J. Merriam, 23, teamster, b. MA
    Mary E., 18, b. Ireland
    Alfred, 1, b. MA
    Annie P., 20, b. MA (his sister.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as wood-turner.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years and 8 months old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action, shot to death through the heart. He was 25 years, 10 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Oct 1862 Mary E. Merriam received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; receiving certificate 4644. (Noted: she signed the application with an "X".)
  • On 19 May 1864 Charles's widow, Mary E. Callehan remarried to Mitchell Tuliper at Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont, in a second marriage for both. He had not served in the Army or Navy.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frederick C. Robbins made application at Windsor County, Vermont, for a pension as guardian to Charles's surviving dependants, and received certificate 81479.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Charles Merriam and Caroline P. Parker in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Merriam Charles, 62, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Caroline, 58
    ---, Alfred, 11
    where his son, Alfred, lives with the grandparents.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Charles Jeroboam Merriam was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mitchell Tuliper and Mary E. Callehan in the 1880 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1880 at Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, as:
    Tuliper, Mitchell, 41, laborer, b. Canada (of Canadian parents)
    ---, Mary, 38, wife, b. Ireland (of Irish parents)
    ---, Lizzie, 15, daur, b. VT (fat b. Canada)
    ---, Merriam, Mary A., 18, step-daur, b. MA
    Merriam, Charles A., 21, step.son, b. MA
    Fenkin, George J., 25, boarding, married, laborer, b. MA (of German parents)
    ---, Anna, 21, boarding, married, b. MA (of English-Irish parents.)
  • Mitchell Tuliper died on 16 Jun 1898 at Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Charles J. Merriam 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.)
  • In 1901, Mary E. Callehan was returned to the pension rolls.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 9 Mar 1920 at age 78.
  • On 16 Apr 1920, Mary E. Callehan was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2016

Family: Mary E. Callehan b. Nov 1841, d. 9 Mar 1920

  • Charles Alfred Merriam b. 3 Nov 1858
  • Mary Ann Merriam b. 23 Jun 1861

Francis H. Merrifield

b. 30 December 1843, d. 23 January 1904
  • Father: Francis Nelson Merrifield b. 22 Feb 1815
  • Mother: Lucia A. Cleasbie
  • Company: D
  • Francis H. Merrifield was born on 30 Dec 1843 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Francis Nelson Merrifield and Lucia A. Cleasbie.
  • In 1862 Francis was living at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Francis gave his occupation as carpenter in Ford's history, and mechanic in the MASSCW.

  • On 5 Mar 1862 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 5 days old.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Francis was wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, on scalp and arm.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis H. Merrifield was mentioned in the official casualty list (Volume 92 # 42):
    The Fifteenth Regiment
    Headquarters Fifteenth Regiment
    Oct. 1863
    Mr. Baldwin: Dear Sir;---The following is an official list of the killed and wounded in the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, in the engagement at Bristow Station, Va. Oct. 13, 1863
    Killed--- Corp, Samuel Stearns, Co. B., private A. E. Hinckley, Co. I.
    ]Wounded--- Lieut. Chas. H. Stevens; privates F. Merrifield, J. Frederick, Co. D; H. Jeverson, Co. E; Serg. G. A. Davis, Co. F. (since dead) privates D. Sherwood, Thomas Say, M. D. Tucker, Co. I; Adam Peacock, Co. K.
    Very Respectfully
    Your obedient servant,
    Geo. C. Joslin
    Lieut. Col. commanding Regiment.
  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frank H. Merrifield was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • On 30 Mar 1864, Francis was reenlisted for a bounty of $325.
  • On 17 Jun 1864 Francis was wounded at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent sick.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Francis also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Jan 1866, and received certificate number 74570.
  • On 26 Nov 1868 Frank H. Merrifield, 24, married Georgiana W. Stacy, 23, daughter of George W. Stacy and Abbie M. Adams, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Francis H. Merrifield provided an affadavit for the veteran's pension of Edwin Goulding on 6 Nov 1877.
  • Francis H. Merrifield and Georgiana W. Stacy were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Merrifield, Francis, 36, works in organ shop, b. MA
    ---, Georgianna, 34, wife, b- RI
    ---, Alfred S., 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Waldo A., 5, son, b. MA.
  • Frank H. Merrifield was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, stating that he is totally deaf.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Henry Sweet Whittemore on 22 Sep 1895 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis H. Merrifield and Georgiana W. Stacy were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a carpenter, and their son Waldo lives with them.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis H. Merrifield attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1904 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was 60 years and 24 days old.
  • He was buried on 26 Jan 1904 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Feb 1904 Georgiana W. Stacy received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 646279.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Georgiana W. Stacy b. Jun 1845

  • Alfred S. Merrifield b. 2 Jun 1872
  • Waldo A. Merrifield b. 6 Dec 1874

David J. Messenger

b. 13 February 1839, d. 13 December 1861
  • Father: David Anson Messenger b. 5 Feb 1808, d. 22 May 1875
  • Mother: Clarentine F. Wood b. between 1809 - 1810, d. 1894
  • Company: H
  • David J. Messenger was born on 13 Feb 1839 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of David Anson Messenger and Clarentine F. Wood.
  • David J. Messenger was enumerated in the household of David Anson Messenger and Clarentine F. Wood in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Sutton P. O., Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    David A. Messenger, 52, carpenter, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Jane M., 23
    Clarentine, 50
    **David J., 21, carpenter
    Abbie C., 18
    Angie H., 16
    Mira H., 13
    Chas. L. Walker, 18, apprentice carpenter.
  • In 1861 David was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, David gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 4 months and 29 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 David was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • David was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, David J. Messenger was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • He died on 13 Dec 1861 at Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, as a prisoner, from amputation of his leg, according to Ford's history. He was 22 years and 10 months old.
  • An obituary for David J. Messenger was published on 26 Mar 1862 at "The Worcester Palladium", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: (Volume XXIX # 13) Deaths:
    In Leesburg Va. Dec. 13, private David J. Messinger, of Co. H. 15th Massachusetts regiment, 22 only son of David and Clarantine F. Messinger of Upton. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Ball’s Bluff, and died from the effects of wounds received at that time.
  • David, his father, outlived David and died on 22 May 1875 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 67.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Clarentine F. Messenger in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Clarentine, widowed, 69, with her single dau Mira, 33, and Angie Fiske, 35, her widowed daughter.
  • Last Edited: 28 Mar 2013

George Meyers

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: G
  • George Meyers was born between 1841 - 1842 at Germany.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as merchant.
  • In 1863 George was living at Germany.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Sep 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Culpepper, Virginia, by desertion.

  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

John Miller

b. 29 August 1835, d. 13 January 1904
  • Father: Anthony Miller
  • Mother: Mary Bonney
  • Company: A
  • Charles Hubbard was an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • John Miller was born on 29 Aug 1835 at Canada (French), son of Anthony Miller and Mary Bonney.
  • John Miller emigrated in 1850 from Canada (French).
  • Between 1857 - 1858 John Miller married Emily Morse.
  • John Miller and Emily Morse were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 3 Jul 1860 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, where he is a shoemaker.
  • 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 shoemaker.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years, 11 months and 14 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the thigh.
  • On 23 Jan 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability due to wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Aug 1866, and received certificate number 75227.
  • Before 1870 his son, Charles Henry Miller, died.
  • John Miller and Emily Morse were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 30 Jul 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Miller, John, 34, works in shoe factory, b. Canada
    ---, Emily, 30, b. VT
    ---, William F., 12, b. CT
    ---, Chauncy, 7, b. MA
    ---, Fannie E., 4, b. MA
    ---, Frank E., 2, b. MA.
  • On 29 May 1888 John's daughter, Fanny E. Miller married Charles W. Gilman at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Miller and Emily Morse were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1900 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works in a factory shoe shop, and their daughter, Fanny Gilman, lives with them. Of their five children, four are still living.
  • John Miller died on 13 Jan 1904 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 68 years, 4 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried on 15 Jan 1904 at Saint Roch’s Cemetery, Federal Hill Rd., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jan 1904 Emily Miller received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 586920.
  • On 28 Apr 1913 John's daughter, Fanny E. Miller married John M. Leonard at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Emily, his wife, outlived John and died in 1925.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emily Morse b. Jun 1839, d. 1925

  • William F. Miller b. between 1857 - 1858
  • Charles Henry Miller b. Dec 1859, d. before 1870
  • Chauncy Miller b. 3 Mar 1863
  • Fanny E. Miller b. 12 Aug 1865, d. 6 Nov 1935
  • Frank Edward Miller b. 26 Jan 1868, d. 28 Jun 1897

William Miller

b. March 1843, d. 3 August 1912
  • Father: John Miller
  • Mother: Elizabeth [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • William Miller was born in Mar 1843 at Darmstadt, Germany, son of John Miller and Elizabeth [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as box-maker.
  • In 1861 William was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 4 months old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of term of service.

  • On 23 Jul 1868 William Miller, 25, married Lena Graff, 20, daughter of Jacob Graff and Elizabeth [--?--], at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • William Miller was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, but no service information is given.
  • He made application at Rhode Island for a veteran's pension on 21 Mar 1891, and received certificate number 1062519.
  • He and Lena Graff were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1900 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Miller, William head, b. Mar 1843, 57, married 31 years, b. Germany, emmig 1866 (sic), machinist
    ---, Lena, wife, b. Jan 1858, three of four children living, b. Germany
    ---, Charles H., son, b. Dec 1873, single, b. RI
    ---, Otto Henry, son b, Dec 1886, single, b. RI.
  • William Miller died on 3 Aug 1912 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 69 years and 5 months old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1912 at Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 26 Aug 1912 Lena Miller received a pension to surviving family member in Rhode Island based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 749289.
  • Lena, his wife, outlived William and died on 12 Feb 1929 at age 81.
  • Last Edited: 5 Jun 2017

Family: Lena Graff b. Jan 1848, d. 12 Feb 1929

  • George Oscar Miller b. between 1868 - 1869, d. 13 Oct 1940
  • Charles Henry Miller b. Dec 1873, d. 6 Mar 1913
  • Otto Herman Miller b. Dec 1886, d. 28 Dec 1933

William Frank Miller

b. 23 July 1842, d. 10 September 1926
  • Father: Adam Miller b. 1820, d. 7 Nov 1850
  • Mother: Eliza McKinstry b. Jun 1821, d. 30 Oct 1900
  • Company: E
  • William Frank Miller was born on 23 Jul 1842 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Adam Miller and Eliza McKinstry.
  • On 7 Nov 1850 his father, Adam Miller, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of fever.
  • William Frank Miller 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, William gave his occupation as harness-maker.
  • William Frank Miller and Elliot F. McKinstry, 1st cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years and 7 days old.
  • Charles Martin Hersey wrote a letter to Martin Hersey, his father, in Oct 1861, mentioning William Frank Miller, as follows: and it was published in the Southbridge Journal, mentioning others in the regiment.
  • He wrote a letter to Eliza McKinstry, his mother, in Oct 1861 as follows: it was published in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 12 May 1863 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 7 Apr 1864 William's widowed mother, Eliza Miller, remarried to Capt. Levi Bartlett, 42, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having completed his term of service.

  • 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 William was living at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
  • On 20 Jan 1867 his cousin, Elliot F. McKinstry, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30 unmarried.
  • On 21 Jan 1867 William Frank Miller, 24, married Emma Frances Albee, 20, daughter of John Oskine Albee and Susan Burden Lyon, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Frank Miller and Emma Frances Albee were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Frank W Miller, 26, R. R. Mail agent, b. MA
    Emma F Miller, 24, b. MA
    Eliot F Miller, 2, b. MA
    Stella Miller, 3/12, b. MA.
  • On 26 Jan 1877 his step-father, Capt. Levi Bartlett, died at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • In 1879 William and Emma Frances Albee were living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Emma Frances Albee were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Miller, Wm. H. (sic), 37, bonte agent, b. MA
    ---, Frances, 34
    ---, Frank E., 13, son, b. North Carolina (sic)
    ---, Stella W., 10, dau, b. MA
    ---, Raymond, 6, son, b. MA
    ---, Annie, 4, dau, b. MA
    ---, Susie, 2, dau, b. MA.
  • William F. Miller was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller attended the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 18 Feb 1891 William and Emma's daughter, Stella W. Miller married George A. Hayward at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 8 Jul 1892 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller was reported among those attending a reunion of Company E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • He made application at New Jersey for a veteran's pension on 11 Jul 1895, and received certificate number 988387.
  • In 1896 William was living at Ocean Grove, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • He and Emma Frances Albee were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey, as:
    Miller, William F., head, b. July 1 842, married 33 years, b. MA
    ---, Francis A., wife, b. May 1846, five of her six children still living
    ---, Susan E., dau, b. Dec 1877 in MA
    ---, Ruth E., dau, b. Jan 1885
    Bartlett, Eliza, mother, b. June 1821, widow, one of two children living b. MA
    Miller, Martha, aunt, b. Oct 1833 in RI.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William F. Miller attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 1 Jun 1904 Emma Frances Albee, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 58.
  • In 1906 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Jun 1906 William Frank Miller, 63, married Meta J. A. F. Schultz, 59.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 William Frank Miller sent regrets that he could not attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller 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.)
  • William Frank Miller was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 22 Oct 1907 William and Emma's daughter, Ruth Elizabeth Miller married Frank Henry Sellars Jr. at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Frank Miller and Meta J. A. F. Schultz were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 22 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Miller, William F., 67, married second for three years, b. MA
    ---, Meta, 63, married first for three years, no children, b. Germany.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William F. Miller attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1914 William Frank Miller was included on the Civil War memorial at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Meta J. A. F. Schultz, his wife, died.
  • William Frank Miller was enumerated in the household of Frank Henry Sellars Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth Miller in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sellars, Frank H., Jr., head, 35, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Ruth E., wife, 35
    ---, Frank H., son, 9
    ---, Barbara A., dau, 7
    ---, Donald M., son, 5
    ---, Richard B., son, 4 2/12
    Miller, Susan E., sister-in-law, 42, single
    **---, William F., father-in-law, 77, widower, fath b. Ireland, mor b. MA.
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Frank Miller attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • He died on 10 Sep 1926 at Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 1 month and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1926 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Oct 1926 at "The Webster Evening Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William F. Miller 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: 3 Sep 2016

Family 1: Emma Frances Albee b. May 1846, d. 1 Jun 1904

  • Frank Elliot Miller b. 1867, d. 1934
  • Stella W. Miller b. 1870
  • Raymond Stahl Miller b. 17 Aug 1873, d. 1963
  • Annie Frances Miller b. 1875, d. 1884
  • Susan Evelyn Miller b. 3 Dec 1877, d. 1951
  • Ruth Elizabeth Miller b. 20 Jan 1886, d. 30 Nov 1981

Family 2: Meta J. A. F. Schultz b. 25 Jan 1847

Joseph Eastman Miner

b. 8 December 1836, d. 6 December 1910
  • Father: Henry Clinton Miner b. 8 Jul 1792, d. Jan 1842
  • Mother: Eliza Boyle b. 1804
  • Company: C
  • Joseph Eastman Miner was born on 8 Dec 1836 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Clinton Miner and Eliza Boyle.
  • In Jan 1842 his father, Henry Clinton Miner, died at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 49.
  • Joseph Eastman Miner was enumerated in the household of Eliza Boyle in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliza Miner, 56, b. NH
    Charlotte, 27, weaver, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Louisa H., 25, weaver
    **Joseph E., 24, carpenter
    Henrietta A., 22, weaver
    Cornelia A. Brown, 14
    Emma F., 13.
  • On 27 May 1861 Joseph Eastman Miner, 24, married Emma Frances Palmer, daughter of John Palmer and Martha [--?--], at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 12 Aug 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 8 months and 4 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on face, hands and knees.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the hand.
  • On 14 Apr 1864, Joseph was detached to the Pioneer Corps.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 9 May 1866 his infant son, Everett Lincoln Miner, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1.
  • Joseph Eastman Miner and Emma Frances Palmer were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Miner, Joseph E., 33, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Emma F., 27, b. ME
    ---, Mary G., b. MA
    ---, Gertrude H., 1, b. MA
    ---, Eliza B., 54, b. NH (his mother.)
  • Joseph Eastman Miner and Emma Frances Palmer were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a Carpenter.
  • Joseph Eastman Miner made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 8 Jun 1883, and received certificate number 256443.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Eastman Miner attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Eastman Miner attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • On 14 Jul 1887 Joseph and Emma's daughter, Mary Grace Miner married H. A. Foster at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Eastman Miner was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, stating that he was wounded in the neck, left ear, hand and leg at Antietam, as well as in the right hand at Gettysburg.
  • In 1896, Joseph was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts", noted as "Name on rolls as of Boston."
  • He and Emma Frances Palmer were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Miner, Joseph E., b. Dec 1835, married 40 years, b. MA (of VT parents), carpenter
    ---, Emma F., wife, b. June 1841, four of five children living, b. ME
    ---, Gertrude H., daur, b. July 1868, single, b. MA, nurse
    ---, Alice M., daur, b. June 1877, single, b. MA, nurse
    ---, Gilman C., son, b. Feb 1881, single, b. MA, salesman.
  • On 7 Apr 1902 Joseph and Emma's daughter, Gertrude Hammond Miner married Jacob Bowman at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Eastman Miner attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Miner attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • In 1906 Joseph was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Eastman Miner 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 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph E. Miner attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 6 Dec 1910 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 11 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried on 9 Dec 1910 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Dec 1910 Emma Frances Palmer received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 715216.
  • The personal papers or letters of Joseph Eastman Miner are available at at The Boston Public Library, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, has a collection of his letters.
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2016

Family: Emma Frances Palmer b. between 1841 - 1842

  • Mary Grace Miner b. 16 Jan 1862
  • Everett Lincoln Miner b. 28 Apr 1865, d. 9 May 1866
  • Gertrude Hammond Miner b. 1869
  • Alice Maud Miner b. 5 Jun 1877, d. 11 Jul 1957
  • Gilman Palmer Miner b. 21 Feb 1881

Joseph Minot

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: C
  • Joseph Minot was born between 1836 - 1837 at St. Albans, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1862 Joseph was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • After Aug 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts but the 1870 roster gives no date or reason. Ford also notes that his discharge date is unknown.

  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

George Waldo Mirick

b. 6 August 1844, d. 27 November 1926

George W. Mirick
  • Father: Paul Moore Mirick b. 16 Feb 1815, d. 16 Jan 1893
  • Mother: Eunice Beaman b. 14 Jul 1820, d. 31 Dec 1881
  • Company: I
  • George Waldo Mirick was born on 6 Aug 1844 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Paul Moore Mirick and Eunice Beaman.
  • George Waldo Mirick was enumerated in the household of Paul Moore Mirick and Eunice Beaman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 8 Sep 1850 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1861 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 George Waldo Mirick 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 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 13 Oct 1870 George Waldo Mirick, 26, married Emma Jane Bothwell, 28, daughter of Elbridge G. Bothwell and Mary R. Spencer, at Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Waldo Mirick and Emma Jane Bothwell were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mirick, George W., 37, auction & commission merchant, b. MA
    ---, Emma B., 37, wife, b. MA
    ---, Benny R., 7, son, b. MA
    ---, Albert C., 6, son, b. MA
    Sullivan, Ellen, 20, servant, single, b. Ireland.
  • In 1886 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 George Waldo Mirick took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as an orderly.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Joseph Priestly Young on 9 Mar 1893 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George Waldo Mirick made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension after 19 Aug 1900, and received certificate number 1126243. (date is hard to read.)
  • On 1 Jan 1902 George and Emma's daughter, Mollie Eunice Mirick married William Rawson Collier at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Mirick attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Waldo Mirick 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.)
  • George Waldo Mirick was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, George Waldo Mirick attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Mirick attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 6 Aug 1915 Emma Jane Bothwell, his wife, died at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • George Waldo Mirick died on 27 Nov 1926 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 3 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1926 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emma Jane Bothwell b. 20 Jun 1842, d. 6 Aug 1915

  • Benjamin Russell Mirick b. 22 Sep 1872, d. May 1942
  • Albert Clark Mirick b. 31 Oct 1873, d. 24 Mar 1934
  • Mollie Eunice Mirick b. 29 Sep 1881, d. 11 Dec 1942