Patrick H. Moore

b. 26 February 1842, d. 4 February 1910
  • Company: E
  • Patrick H. Moore was born on 26 Feb 1842 at Ireland.
  • He immigrated in 1847 to Massachusetts from Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 4 months and 16 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Patrick was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick H. Moore was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Moore was mentioned among the released prisoners.
  • Patrick was paroled from prison.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 16 Aug 1865, and received certificate number 74068.
  • He was naturalized on 2 Nov 1867 at Worcester Superior Court, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1879 Patrick was living at an unknown place.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick H. Moore was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Veterans' Home, Yount, Napa County, California, as Patrick H. Moore, unmarried, b. Feb 1842 in Ireland of Irish parents, immigrated in 1847.
  • He died on 4 Feb 1910 at Napa State Hospital, Napa, Napa County, California. He was 67 years, 11 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1910 at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa County, California.
  • Last Edited: 1 May 2017

William Moore

b. 1831, d. 9 September 1862
  • Father: Sampson More b. 27 Jun 1794, d. 26 Nov 1867
  • Mother: Mary Hodgman b. 1792, d. 13 Apr 1877
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William Moore was born about in 1831 at Massachusetts, son of Sampson More and Mary Hodgman.
  • William Moore was enumerated in the household of Sampson More and Mary Hodgman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sampson Moore, 55, laborer, b. MA (as were all)
    Polly, 57
    **William, 20
    Lucretia, 18.
  • On 4 Oct 1853 William More married Parmelia Benton, daughter of Erastus Benton, at Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • William Moore and Parmelia Benton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 21 Jul 1860 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. Morre, 35, farmer, b. MA
    Pamelia, 40, b. VT
    Ellen, 12, b. NY
    Pamelia B., 4, b. MA
    Mary R., 14, b. MA.
  • In 1862 William was living at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, William gave his occupation as Farmer.

  • On 7 Mar 1862 William Moore mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 31 years old.
  • He died on 9 Sep 1862 at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. He was 31 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, Plot: M 69.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 Parmelia Benton received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 23911.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Parmelia Benton in the State census in 1865 at Carlisle, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, his family as:
    Permilia More, 48
    Mary Johnson, 19
    Ellen Rose, 16
    Permilia B More, 9
    Ida More, 4.
  • On 21 Feb 1868 J. T. Johnson made application for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 69517.
  • On 31 Jul 1868 Pamelia T. Moore, his wife, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of dropsy.
  • On 2 Apr 1881 William and Parmelia's daughter, Bell P. Moore married Warren David Fitch at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Apr 1888 William and Parmelia's daughter, Ida Louisa Moore married Edward T. Hackell at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 Jan 2017

Family: Parmelia Benton b. 1820, d. 31 Jul 1868

  • Permelia Bell Moore b. 27 May 1856, d. 7 Feb 1946
  • Ida Louisa Moore b. 11 Dec 1860

William T. Moore

b. August 1840, d. 18 July 1908

William T. Moorein GAR uniform
  • Father: David Moore b. 7 May 1819, d. 28 Jan 1899
  • Mother: Mary C. [--?--] b. 1803, d. 24 Feb 1863
  • Company: G
  • William T. Moore was born in Aug 1840 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of David Moore and Mary C. [--?--].
  • William T. Moore was enumerated in the household of David Moore and Mary C. [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **David Moore, 41, shoemaker, b. ME
    Mary C., 50, b. MA
    **Wm. S.,18, machinist, b. MA
    Mary, 8, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years and 11 months old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William T. Moore 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 Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William T. Moore was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William T. Moore was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • William T. Moore and David Moore, father and son, served together in Company G of the 15th Massachusetts, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 19 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • On 24 Feb 1863 his mother, Mary C. [--?--], died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 William was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the face.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William T. Moore was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 Feb 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with the VRC by mustering out on 26 Jul 1864.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jul 1864, and received certificate number 32422.
  • On 1 Nov 1864 William's widowed father, David Moore, remarried to Sarah Ann Rose at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • William T. Moore was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as Moore, T. William, 39, boarder, married, fancy goods peddler, 8 months unemployed, b. MA.
  • In 1881 William T. Moore was a janitor.
  • On 15 Feb 1881 William T. Moore, 40, married Adelaide Lovell, 20, daughter of Albert Lovell and Emily [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and a first for her.
  • William T. Moore 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, Company G.
  • On 28 Jan 1899 his father, David Moore, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of the "grip" at age 79.
  • William T. Moore and Adelaide Lovell were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Moore, Wm. T., b. Aug 1840, m. 19 years, b. MA (as were his parents), tobacco salesman
    ---, Adelaide, wife, b. July 1860, one of her two children living, b. NY
    ---, David A., son, b. Dec 1881, b. MA, asst. treasurer in theater.
  • On 28 Aug 1900 William's son, David Alexander Moore married Daisey Fostell at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William T. Moore died on 18 Jul 1908 at Worcester Insane Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of senile dementia. He was 67 years and 11 months old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1908 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45.
  • On 18 Jul 1908 David Alexander Moore, William's son, made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to William's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 669074 to become guardian of Adaline Moore, his mother and William's wife.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Adelaide Lovell b. Jul 1860

  • David Alexander Moore b. 3 Dec 1881

Thomas Moran

b. 29 March 1842, d. 29 November 1864
  • Father: William Moran b. between 1803 - 1804
  • Mother: Nancy [--?--] b. between 1801 - 1802
  • Company: B
  • Thomas Moran was born on 29 Mar 1842 at Fairfield, Franklin County, Vermont, son of William Moran and Nancy [--?--].
  • Thomas Moran was enumerated in the household of William Moran and Nancy [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 19 Jun 1860 at Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont, as:
    Wm. Moran, 56, farmer, b. Ireland
    Nancy, 58, b. Ireland
    James, 20, b. VT
    **Thomas, 17, b. VT
    Elizabeth, 15, b. VT
    Helen, 11, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Thomas was living at Fairfield, Franklin County, Vermont.

  • On 13 Apr 1864 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 15 days old.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent sick.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Thomas also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G."
  • He died on 29 Nov 1864 at Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont. He was 22 years and 8 months old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1864 at Saint Patricks Cemetery, Fairfield, Franklin County, Vermont.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

John Morath

b. between 1843 and 1844
  • Company: H
  • John Morath was born between 1843 - 1844 at Germany.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as sailor.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • In 1863 John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 May 1864 John was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent wounded.

  • On 28 Jul 1864 John was transferred to 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "G", while "absent wounded."
  • On 17 Oct 1864 John Morath ended his service by desertion from hospital, according to the MASSCW. But this is not mentioned in Ford's history.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

Louis Morris

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Louis Morris was born between 1837 - 1838.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Louis gave his occupation as Butcher.
  • In 1862 Louis was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 28 Oct 1862 Louis Morris mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters.
  • Louis ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Louis also served in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts, Company B.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

John Morrissey

b. 1830, d. 16 February 1864
  • Company: A
  • John Morrissey was born about in 1830 at Ireland.
  • On 4 Jul 1847 John Morrissey married Mary Mulcahy at Clonmull, Tipparary, Ireland, by a Roman Catholic priest.
  • John Morrissey and Mary Mulcahy were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Morrisey, day laborer, $50 estate, b. Ireland
    Mary, 28, b. Ireland
    Mary, 4, b. MA
    Jas., 7, b. MA
    Margaret, 2, b. MA
    Thos., 2/12, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as blacksmith.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 24 Jul 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • On 30 Nov 1863, at U. S. General Hospital, Camden Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, John was suffering "debilitas."
  • On 18 Jan 1864, John was furloughed from the hospital.
  • He died on 16 Feb 1864 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of disease, while on furlough at home. He was 34 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1864 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section N-Cana Lot 12 Range 4.
  • On 10 Mar 1864 Mary Mulcahy received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 31297 1/2.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Mulcahy in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jul 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Mory Morrisey, 38, b. Ireland
    James, 16, b. MA
    Bridget, 13, b. MA
    Margret, 10, b. MA.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 John Morrissey was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 12 Nov 1875 John and Mary's daughter, Margaret Morrissey married William McCann at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Nov 1879 John and Mary's daughter, Delia M. "Bridget" Morrissey married Michael Dunn at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived John and died on 26 Oct 1891 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 29 Nov 2016

Family: Mary Mulcahy b. 1830, d. 26 Oct 1891

  • James Morrissey b. 25 Oct 1853, d. 17 Feb 1891
  • Delia M. "Bridget" Morrissey b. 30 May 1856, d. 1938
  • Margaret Morrissey b. 10 May 1858, d. 16 Aug 1891
  • Thomas Morrissey b. 1860, d. 20 Jul 1864

Charles Edward Morse

b. 10 August 1838, d. 11 September 1904
  • Father: Jeremiah "Jerry" Morse b. 13 Jun 1803, d. 21 Dec 1875
  • Mother: Susan Chase b. 23 Oct 1805, d. 29 Jun 1871
  • Company: E
  • Charles Edward Morse was born on 10 Aug 1838 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jeremiah "Jerry" Morse and Susan Chase.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 11 months and 2 days old.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • On 7 Mar 1869 Charles Edward Morse, 30, married Eva B. Johnson, 22, daughter of Samuel Johnson and Rebecca P. Cotting, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1879 Charles was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Edward Morse attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Eva B. Johnson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he Works In Shop.
  • Charles Edward Morse made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 13 Jan 1882, and received certificate number 411523.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C (sic.)
  • On 8 Aug 1892 Charles and Eva's daughter, Lillian A. Morse married Fred A. Nichols at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles E. Morse attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He died on 11 Sep 1904 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Bright's disease. He was 66 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • He was buried on 13 Sep 1904 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Oct 1904 Eva B. Morse received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 587734.
  • On 24 Nov 1906 Charles and Eva's daughter, Inez M. Morse married Charles M. Sherman at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Eva, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 11 Feb 1908 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Eva B. Johnson b. 26 Jul 1846, d. 11 Feb 1908

  • Lillian A. Morse b. 4 Feb 1870
  • Edward L. Morse b. 14 Mar 1871, d. 23 Nov 1947
  • Inez M. Morse b. Feb 1878

Curtis Goodwin Morse

b. 8 August 1837, d. 11 December 1897
  • Father: William Morse b. 8 Feb 1808, d. 18 Mar 1888
  • Mother: Mary Ann Goodwin b. 7 Jul 1811, d. 17 Sep 1884
  • Company: A
  • Curtis Goodwin Morse was born on 8 Aug 1837 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Morse and Mary Ann Goodwin.
  • In 1861 Curtis was living.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Curtis gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Curtis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 11 months and 4 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Curtis was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Curtis Goodwin Morse 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, Curtis Goodwin Morse was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 28 Oct 1863, Curtis was returned from prison.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Curtis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 22 May 1867 Curtis Goodwin Morse, 29, married Charlotte Mary Kilburn, 23, daughter of Asa Kilburn and Sarah Jackson Burrage, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Curtis Goodwin Morse and Charlotte Mary Kilburn were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Morse, Curtis G., 42, teamster, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Charlett M., 36, wife
    ---, Willie K., 11, son
    ---, Mabel L., 5, daur
    (living nextdoor to his parents.)
  • Curtis Goodwin Morse made application for a veteran's pension on 19 Aug 1889, and received certificate number 530180.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • In Aug 1895 journeyed to Louisville for the G. A. R. encampment, according to the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, 30 August 1895.
  • He died on 11 Dec 1897 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Birght's disease. He was 60 years, 4 months and 3 days old.
  • An obituary for Curtis Goodwin Morse was published as follows: from the "Fitchburg Sentinel," Monday, 13 December 1897:
    Death of Curtis G. Morse
    Curtis G. Morse died, at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, and will be buried from his late residence, 53 Mechanic street, Tuesday at 1 p.m.
    Mr. Morse disposed of his interest in the jobbing business of L. G. Morse & Son, on May 1, 1807 (sic), and retired from active business, being a sufferer from Bright's disease, which caused his death. He was born in Lancaster, 60 years ago, came to Leominster when a young man and with the exception of one or two years' employment at the comb business, with the firm of George F. Morse & Co., has followed the business of a truckman and jobber, first in the employ of the late Henry Stearns, then with Wilbur Wood and finally as a member of the firm of Morse & Son. Mr. Morse possessed great physical strength and power of endurance; for 40 years, he was never sick enough to require the attendance of a physician.
    In July, 1861, he enlisted in the army as a private in Co. A, 15th Regt., Mass. infantry. At Balls Bluff, he was captured by the rebels and for four months was confined in Mayo's warehouse at Richmond, Va., from which prison he was released on parole, Feb. 24, 1862. He was a highly esteemed member of Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G. A. $. A widow and two sons, W. K. and C. G. [? smear ?]
  • He was buried on 14 Dec 1897 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jan 1898 Charlotte Mary Kilburn received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Curtis's service; his wife, received certificate number 655289.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Charles Henry Wilder on 13 May 1909 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charlotte, his wife, outlived Curtis and died on 4 Oct 1928 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Charlotte Mary Kilburn b. 25 Dec 1843, d. 4 Oct 1928

  • William Kilburn Morse b. 14 May 1868, d. 20 Oct 1929
  • Mabel Louise Morse b. 20 Feb 1875, d. 4 Mar 1889
  • Clifton Goodwin Morse b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 28 Mar 1952

Frank D. Morse

b. 15 September 1845, d. 2 December 1911
  • Company: G
  • Frank D. Morse was also known as Francis Dudley Morse.
  • He was born on 15 Sep 1845 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 29 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    Edward Morse, 40, machinist, b. MA (as were all)
    Abial, 34 (f.)
    Edward, 17, upholsterer
    **Frank, 14
    Mary, 7.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Frank was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the foot.
  • On 1 Apr 1863 Frank was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frank D. Morse 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.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 19 Jan 1905, and received certificate number 1107480.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 27 Apr 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Morse, Frank D., 64, widower, b. MA (father b. NJ (sic); mor b. MA.)
  • He died on 2 Dec 1911 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Togus Hospital), Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 66 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in 1911 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Plot: B 2939.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

George L. Morse

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: G
  • George L. Morse was born between 1837 - 1838 at New York City, New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 George was living at New York City, New York.

  • On 6 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of New York City, New York.
  • On 22 Apr 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, for reasons not given in the 1870 roster or Ford's history.

  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

Harrison Augustus Morse

b. 1 February 1842, d. 3 February 1897
  • Father: Augustus Morse b. 16 May 1817
  • Mother: Caroline A. Willard b. 13 Aug 1816
  • Company: A
  • Harrison Augustus Morse was born on 1 Feb 1842 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Augustus Morse and Caroline A. Willard.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Harrison gave his occupation as no occupation given in Ford's history.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harrison mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 5 months and 11 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1861 Harrison ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to a position as Commissary Sergeant in the 21st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 23 Aug 1861, Harrison also served in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry as the Commissary Sergeant.
  • He ended his service with discharged from the 21st MVI for disability on 2 Jun 1862.
  • In 1864 Harrison Augustus Morse was mechanic.
  • Starting 22 Aug 1864, Harrison also served in the 4th Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • He ended his service with by mustering out of the 4th MA Heavy Artillery as a Corporal on 17 Jun 1865.
  • Harrison Augustus Morse married Emily M. [--?--]
  • Harrison Augustus Morse was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as having served as commisary sergeant in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry and the 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery.
  • On 8 Feb 1895 his brother, Elbridge Whittington Morse, died at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at age 44.
  • Harrison Augustus Morse died on 3 Feb 1897 according to one report.. He was 55 years and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1897 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 7 Lot 94.
  • On 14 Jul 1897 Emily M. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on Harrison's service; and received certificate number 459405. (The pension file index mentions only the 4th HA and the 21st MA Infantry, but the MASSCW mentions the 21st and the 15. In addition there is an entry for him with the 4th HA, but it is not cross-referenced.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Emily M. [--?--] b. between 1844 - 1845

Henry Morse

b. 1844, d. 10 January 1900
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Henry Morse was born in 1844 at Michigan.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Henry gave his occupation as Clerk.

  • On 29 Oct 1862 Henry Morse mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 18 years old.
  • On 20 Dec 1863 Henry reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 12 Jun 1865 Henry ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out on order of the War Department.

  • Henry Morse married Mary [--?--].
  • Henry Morse and Mary [--?--] were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 16 Jun 1880 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, possibly as:
    Morse, Henry, 35, shoemaker, b. Mich. (fat. b. NY, mor b. Penn.)
    ---, Maria, 34, wife, b. N. S., (fat b. Scotland, mor b. Eng.)
  • Henry Morse made application at Michigan for a veteran's pension on 12 Sep 1887, and received certificate number 511999.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, as a member of the 1st Co. Massachusetts Sharpshooters attached to the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, noting that he spent 10 months in Andersonville.
  • On 30 Jun 1895, at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, Henry was included in the Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliders as being one of the members present. He is enumerated as a member of the 1st Co. Mass S. S. Inf. and a "widower."
  • He died on 10 Jan 1900 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He was 56 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1900 at Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, Plot 4, Row 8, Grave 3, with a grave marker mentioning service in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 25 May 1904 Mary Bergen applied for a pension to surviving family member, Michigan, based on Henry's service; apparently his remarried widow, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Mary [--?--] b. between 1845 - 1846

John Edward Morse

b. 23 March 1837, d. 25 October 1878
  • Father: Benjamin C. Morse
  • Mother: Phebe Primes
  • Company: B
  • John Edward Morse was born on 23 Mar 1837 at Horton, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of Benjamin C. Morse and Phebe Primes.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 3 months and 19 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Edward Morse 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 Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Edward Morse was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Edward Morse 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, John Edward Morse 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.)
  • In May 1864 John was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Edward Morse was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 2 Mar 1865 John Edward Morse, 27, married Lucy Adelaide Sawyer, 21, daughter of Caleb K. Sawyer and Nancy Edmunds Howe, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Edward Morse made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Jun 1865, and received certificate number 75464.
  • He and Lucy Adelaide Sawyer were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, as:
    John E Marse (sic), 33, works in cob ? shop, b. Nova Scotia
    Lucy A Marse, 28, b. MA
    Agnes E Marse, 3, b. MA
    Albert O Marse , 1, b. MA.
  • John Edward Morse died on 25 Oct 1878 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, "of kidney disease contracted in Libby Prison". He was 41 years, 7 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1878 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont.
  • On 12 Dec 1878 Lucy Adelaide Sawyer received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his widow, received certificate number 183556.
  • John's wife, Lucy Adelaide Sawyer, died and was buried in Dec 1915 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, with her husband at age 71 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 25 Feb 2016

Family: Lucy Adelaide Sawyer b. 31 Dec 1843, d. 12 Dec 1915

  • Agnes E Morse b. 3 Sep 1866
  • Albert O. Morse b. 1869

William E. Morse

b. 3 December 1844, d. 30 December 1862
  • Father: Henry D. Morse b. between 1811 - 1812
  • Mother: Sarah M. [--?--] b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: G
  • William E. Morse was born on 3 Dec 1844 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Henry D. Morse and Sarah M. [--?--].
  • William E. Morse was enumerated in the household of Henry D. Morse and Sarah M. [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Morse, 28, spinner, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah, 27
    **William E., 5
    Emma F., 3
    Arthur E., 1.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 William was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the hip.
  • He died on 30 Dec 1862 at Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, unmarried, as a result of wounds from the Battle of Antietam, and it was registered in Grafton, MA, the following year.. He was 18 years and 27 days old.
  • He was buried at Old Farnumsville Cemetery, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Sep 1879 Sarah M. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother, received certificate 194259.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Willie E. Morse was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016