Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett

b. 21 January 1841, d. 12 July 1886
  • Father: Robert Bartlett b. 28 May 1817, d. 24 May 1901
  • Mother: Mary Jane Tate b. 30 Sep 1816, d. 19 Mar 1883
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett was born on 21 Jan 1841 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Robert Bartlett and Mary Jane Tate.
  • In 1861 Alonzo was living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Alonzo gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Starting 15 Apr 1861, Alonzo also served in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, Company D.
  • He ended his service with the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, Company D on 1 Aug 1861 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 20 years, 7 months and 13 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • On 2 Sep 1864 Alonzo ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by mustering out, apparently while absent wounded.

  • On 1 Jul 1867 Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett, 26, married Sarah S. Clark, 25, daughter of John Clark and Maria Burnham, at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 May 1869 Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett was initiated into the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Robert Bartlett and Mary Jane Tate in the 1870 US Federal Census on 8 Aug 1870 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, with his parents as:
    Bartlett, Robert, 54, shoe cutter, b. MA
    ---, Mary J., 53, b. NH
    **---, Alonzo W., 29, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Mary F., 27, shoe fitter, b. ME
    ---, Nattie U., 25, shoe fitter, b. MA
    ---, Sarah S., 28, shoe fitter, b. NH (Alonzo's wife.)
  • Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett made application for a veteran's pension on 12 Sep 1878, and received certificate number 159977.
  • He and Sarah S. Clark were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Atchison City, Atchison County, Kansas, as:
    Bartlett, Alonzo, 38, boot and shoe dealer, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. NH)
    ---, Sarah, 37, wife, b. NH (fat b. NH, mor b. VT)
    ---, Bessie, 1/12, daur b. Apr, b. KS
    ---, Bertha, 8, daur, b. MA
    ---, Roy, 5, son, b. MA.
  • Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett died on 12 Jul 1886 at Atchison City, Atchison County, Kansas, and the death was registered in Massachusetts. He was 45 years, 5 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1886 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Maple Avenue, Lot-149,Grave-1.
  • Sarah S. Clark was enumerated as the widow of Alonzo Wallingford Bartlett, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, giving his unit as 8th Mass Inf., and noting that he had been shot three times in the body and wounded at Antietam and Cold Harbor.
  • Sarah S. Clark received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Alonzo's service; his wife received certificate number 344986.
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Alonzo and died on 20 Jan 1906 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, in an electric car on Union Street of heart disease at age 63.
  • Last Edited: 2 Nov 2016

Family: Sarah S. Clark b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 20 Jan 1906

  • Bertha B. Bartlett b. 21 Nov 1871, d. 9 Apr 1939
  • Lander "Roy" Bartlett b. 18 Jul 1874
  • Byron Chester Bartlett b. 26 Jun 1876, d. Oct 1877
  • Bess B. Bartlett b. Apr 1880, d. Feb 1969

Amos Bartlett

b. 9 May 1836, d. 30 November 1912

Amos Bartlett
  • Father: Asa Bartlett b. 9 Feb 1810, d. 1 May 1885
  • Mother: Matilda Kingsbury b. 26 Oct 1810, d. 13 Feb 1894
  • Company: I
  • Amos Bartlett was born on 9 May 1836 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Asa Bartlett and Matilda Kingsbury.
  • Amos Bartlett was enumerated in the household of Asa Bartlett and Matilda Kingsbury in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Asa Bartlett, 44, m., Operative, $2000, b. CT
    Matilda, 39, f., b. MA
    Edwin, 16, m., b. MA, Operative
    Amos**, 14, m., b. MA, Operative, (noted as being in school)
    Harriett, 9, f., b. MA (noted as being in school.)
  • In 1859 Amos appeared on the roster of the Webster Fire Department and continued his association with that organization after the war.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Amos gave his occupation as teacher.
  • In 1861 Amos was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Amos mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 2 months and 23 days old.
  • On 5 Aug 1861 Amos was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 10 Aug 1861 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was mentioned.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 31 Aug 1861 Amos Bartlett was mentioned in a report to the Webster Times.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Amos Bartlett 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 23 Apr 1862, mentioning Amos Bartlett, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 21 May 1862 Amos was promoted to Captain.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Amos was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 20 Sep 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was mentioned among the first Antietam casualties.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 7 Jan 1863 Amos ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • On 24 Jan 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos and Albert Henry Slater were mentioned, Saturday Morning, (Volume IV # 46)
    Personal.----We notice the return of two more of the original members of Co. I, 15th Mass. Reg., vis; Amos Bartlett, who left in the capacity of First Lieutenant, afterwards promoted; and Albert H. Slater, private. The former is for the present unfit for military duty by reason of hard service and exposure during the late campaigns; the latter has quite an ugly wound in the face.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Amos Bartlett was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Amos Bartlett, 27, married Emma Jane Spaulding, 21, daughter of Erastus Spaulding and Lucy Locke, at All Saints Church, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 Amos wrote the report on the 1st Reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • In Nov 1867 Amos was living at Warehouse Point, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • He and Emma Jane Spaulding were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is an Agt. Woolen Mill. Also enumerated - Mary E. SPAULDING, single, 40, b. MA, as his sister-in-law.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 Amos was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886, Amos and Emma were (an unknown value.)
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Bernard Barton Vassall on 26 Mar 1894 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Amos Bartlett made application for a veteran's pension in 1897, received certificate number 1139988.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Erastus Spaulding on 26 Feb 1897 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his father-in-law.
  • On 13 Sep 1899 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett was mentioned as one of the surviving members of the old Slater Guard in Webster and Dudley.
  • He and Emma Jane Spaulding were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1900 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is President of the State Woolen Com. They own their own home without mortgage. Of their four children, three are still living. (Click the icon to see his home today.)
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Elmoine Dodge Clemans on 10 May 1904 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett 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 4 Jul 1907 Amos Bartlett was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Amos Bartlett 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.
  • He and Emma Jane Spaulding were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census in 1910 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bartlett, Amos Capt, 73, married 46 years, b. MA, ??
    ---, Emma, wife, b. three of four children living
    ---, Sydney, son, 37, single, b. MA, asst supt in woolen mill
    ---, Lucia, daur, 34, single, b. MA
    Sawyer, Ann, servant, 34, single, b. Ireland.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos was mentioned in an article about the 44th regimental reunion as follows:
    Captain Amos Bartlett, of Webster, who commanded I Co., wanted to attend the reunion of the 15th, but he was unable to leave the automobile which brought him to Worcester, and comrades went down into Main street and shook hands with him. Tears of gladness stood in his eyes.
  • He died on 30 Nov 1912 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 76 years, 6 months and 21 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, His obituary was published in the Webster Times.
  • On 19 Dec 1912 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his will was published.
  • On 8 May 1913 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos , who had died the previous autumn, was the subject of a tribute on what would have been his 77th birthday.
  • On 15 April 1915, a memorial window was dedicated to Amos in the Church of the Reconciliation in Webster. Click the text icon to read the article from the Webster Times. See the window by clicking on the camera icon.
  • On 11 Jul 1918 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Amos was the subject of a tribute.
  • On 13 Apr 1926 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From The Webster Evening Times, April 13, 1926 (Volume 3 # 167):
    BARTLETT HIGH WAS NAMED FOR CAPT. BARTLETT
    Donor of Clock and Chimes To The School Was Honored By the Town About Ten Years Ago
    FAMOUS CHIMES

    The change in the name from Webster High School to bartlett high school was made by the town in honor of a citizen who gave to the school a memorial that is “looked up to” and listened for by most of the townspeople.
    The late Capt. Amos Bartlett, prominent citizen thuout his many years in Webster, a veteran of the Civil War, and associated with the Slater Mills for half a century, gave to the school the tower and chimes that adorn the building.
    These chimes stricking at the quarter hour, are always noticed by a stranger, but to a Webster resident attract little notice, so familiar have all become to the cadence of the four notes on the quarter, eight on the half, twelve on the three quarters and sixteen on the hour.
    The tower will be removed from its present location with the completion of the junior high school and town office and auditorium building to create the desireed effect. At the time that the town voted to change the name of the high school to Bartlett high, ten years ago, a son of the donor of the chimes was chairman of the school board. Spaulding Bartlett. The choice of a name was therefore doubly appropriate altho it was of course, in memory of Capt. Bartlett that the name was chosen.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Amos and died on 1 Apr 1931 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 89.
  • On 19 Oct 1931 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a portrait of Amos was presented to the Bartlett High School.
  • Around 2000, Amos' childhood home was demolished during city renovation. An article about him appeared in the Webster newspaper. Click the icons at the right to read it.
  • Last Edited: 3 Oct 2016

Family: Emma Jane Spaulding b. Jan 1842, d. 1 Apr 1931

  • Spaulding Bartlett b. 10 Jan 1869, d. 12 May 1963
  • Walter Locke Bartlett b. 17 Aug 1870, d. 6 Mar 1871
  • Sydney Kingsbury Bartlett b. 30 Jul 1872, d. 16 Nov 1938
  • Lucia Rhodes Bartlett b. 26 Oct 1875, d. 1953

Charles Henry Bartlett

b. 6 August 1841, d. 13 December 1908
  • Father: Elias Hall Bartlett b. 12 Dec 1814, d. 14 Feb 1883
  • Mother: Mary M. Matthews b. 6 Mar 1815, d. 16 Oct 1851
  • Company: F
  • Charles Henry Bartlett was born on 6 Aug 1841 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Elias Hall Bartlett and Mary M. Matthews.
  • On 16 Oct 1851 his mother, Mary M. Matthews, died at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36.
  • On 8 Apr 1858 Charles's widowed father, Elias Hall Bartlett, remarried to Carrie Hammond at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 19 years, 11 months and 6 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Bartlett 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, Charles H. Bartlett was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 1 Nov 1863 Charles was promoted to to corporal.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Charles was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia. According to the History North Brookfield in the Civil War:
    He was taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, near Petersburg, Virginia, 22 June 1864, and was in Libby and Belle Isle, in Richmond, from thence to Andersonville, Georgia, 12 July 1864 where he remained in the stockade and swamps eleven months, then liberated and entered Union lines at Jacksonville, Florida, in April 1865. From there returned home and was discharged from the service in May 1865.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Bartlett was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 27 Apr 1865, Charles was released from prison.
  • On 22 May 1865 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • In Apr 1867 Charles Henry Bartlett, 25, married Hattie A. Hager, 23.
  • Charles Henry Bartlett and Hattie A. Hager were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works in shoe factory, and no children are enumerated in the household.
  • In 1886 Charles was living at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Charles Henry Bartlett 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 North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Nov 1890, and received certificate number 974855.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Bartlett attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He and Hattie A. Hager were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where they have no children. (Note: it is possible that Charles was married for a short time before his marriage to Hattie.)
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Henry Bartlett attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He died on 13 Dec 1908 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Addison's disease. He was 67 years, 4 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1908 at Maple Street Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hattie A. Hager received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 675839.
  • Charles's wife, Hattie A. Hager, died and was buried in Mar 1918 at North Brookfield Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years and 7 months.
  • Last Edited: 20 Aug 2016

Family: Hattie A. Hager b. 13 Jul 1843, d. 23 Mar 1918

Edward Bartlett

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: A
  • Edward Bartlett was born between 1833 - 1834 at Ireland.
  • In 1863 Edward was living at an unspecified place.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Edward gave his occupation as sailor, in the MASSCW, or farmer in Ford's history.

  • On 3 Aug 1863 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Oct 1863 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion according to the MASSCW, although the 1870 roster mentions by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 17 Dec 1863, Edward was retaken as a deserter and put under arrest. There is no further record and none in the 20th MVI.
  • He ended his service according to the History of Amherst on 16 Jul 1865.
  • He was buried in Jun 1873 at Edson Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, according to one report. Needs visual confirmation.
  • In 1896, Edward was included in the History of Amherst, Massachusetts, with no mention of desertion. It repeats the information of transfer to the 20th Mass.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

James Franklin Bartlett

b. 31 July 1838, d. 8 October 1912

James F. Bartlett
  • Father: Thomas Bartlett b. 13 Apr 1812, d. 5 Sep 1863
  • Mother: Mary Bailey b. 23 Jan 1815, d. 15 Sep 1880
  • Company: A
  • James Franklin Bartlett was born on 31 Jul 1838 at Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Thomas Bartlett and Mary Bailey.
  • James Franklin Bartlett was enumerated in the household of Thomas Bartlett and Mary Bailey in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Bartlett, 38, stone mason, b. MA
    Mary, 35, b. NH (as were the rest of the family)
    Amanda M., 16
    Sultina V., 12
    **James F., 10
    Lydia M., 9
    George N., 4
    Henrietta C., 1
    Sally Bailey, 79,
    Stephen Bailey, 54, laborer.
  • In 1854 James joined the Fitchburg Fusiliers according to a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel (19 Dec 1883.)
  • In 1861 James was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as farmer.
  • James Franklin Bartlett was described as 5'5" tall, black eyes, dark hair and complexion.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 11 months and 12 days old.
  • On 25 Apr 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 23 Aug 1862 Thomas Bartlett, his father, enlisted in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry.
  • In Sep 1862 James Franklin Bartlett, 24, married Martha Ann Jones, 18, daughter of Luke Jones and Persia Seaver, at New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
  • Starting 2 Sep 1862, James also served in the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Company A.
  • On 22 May 1863 James was promoted to Corporal.
  • He ended his service with the 53rd on 2 Sep 1863.
  • On 5 Sep 1863 his father, Thomas Bartlett, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of disease, as a member of Co. A, 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry at age 51.
  • In 1864 James was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James also served 57th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a Sergeant in Company F, according to Ford's history on 5 Jan 1864.
  • On 5 Jan 1864 George N. Bartlett, his brother, enlisted in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, mustering out on 30 Jul 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC.
  • On 6 May 1864 James was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Franklin Bartlett was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 1 Jul 1865 James was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • He ended his service by mustering out on 30 Jul 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 18 May 1867, and received certificate number 85802.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Franklin Bartlett was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He and Martha Ann Jones were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James F. BARTLETT, 40, b. NH, Occ: Painter Fa: b. NH, Mo: b. NH
    Martha, Wife, 36, b. MA, Occ: Keeping House, Fa: b. NH, Mor: b. NH
    Wenthrop W., Son, 15, b. MA, Occ: Farm Laborer
    Herbert E., Son, 13, b. MA
    Wilbur C., Son,9, b. MA
    Arthur F., Son, 7, b. MA
    Julius H., Son, 5, b. MA
    Florence A., Dau, 3Mos, b. MA     
    Stephen BAILEY, Uncle, M, S, W, 74, b. NH, Occ: Machinist, Fa: b. NH, Mor: b. NH.
  • On 9 Oct 1883 James Franklin Bartlett included on the official government pension rolls for Fitchburg and Leominster, as published in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • 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. A, noting that he received a gunshot wound at the Wilderness, and a scalp wound on 6 May 1864.
  • In Apr 1891 bought a piece of real estate from Wallace J. Hutchins for $1, according to the Fitchburg Daily Sentinel on 30 Apr 1891.
  • On 4 Jul 1895 Florence A. Bartlett, his daughter, age 15, was was wounded in a 4th of July shot gun accident at the festivities, according to a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 16 Apr 1897 Martha Ann Jones, his wife, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53 in her home, after four days of pneumonia, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • The Fitchburg Sentinel reports that the "committee on military" has granted $5 per month state aid to James F. Bartlett in response to a petition which he submitted, to begin 1 Sep 1897.
  • He attended a reunion of the 53rd Massachusetts infantry held 2 September 1899 in Whalom Park, according to the Fitchburg Sentinal.
  • James Franklin Bartlett was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in Jun 1900 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Bartlett, James, head, b. July 1838 in NH (as were his parents), 61, widower
    ---, Florence A., daughter, b. Feb 1880 in MA
    ---, Clifton J., son, b. Jan 1883 in MA
    ---, Marion E., dau, b. Dec 1887 in MA.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Franklin Bartlett attended a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • On 2 Nov 1903 James and Martha's daughter, Florence A. Bartlett married Frank B. Dyer at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 23 May 1904 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, James attended the dedication of a memorial to the commander of the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 18 Mar 1905, James was mentioned in a report in the Fitchburg Sentinel as follows:
    James F. Bartlett, formerly of this city, who has resided in Maine during the past three years, is visiting friends and calling on his old comerades of the 53d Mass regiment. His relative, Albert McIntire, who served with him in Company A (apparently 53rd Mass.), is so ill that no one sees him except his attendants.
  • On 26 Aug 1906 James and Martha's daughter, Marion Etta Bartlett married Max Carl Sarkin at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 8 Sep 1906, James was reported as the last living non-comissioned officer of the 53d Massachusetts regiment in the Fitchburg Sentinel, noting that he is of Fitchburg.
  • He died on 8 Oct 1912 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 74 years, 2 months and 8 days old.
  • An obituary for James Franklin Bartlett was published on 8 Oct 1912 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Braved Danger in Many Battles
    Death of James F. Bartlett Who Fought for Flag Throughout Civil War

    James Franklin Bartlett, a resident of the city for nearly half a century, a veteran of the Civil War and charter member of Post 19, G. A. R., died early this morning at his home, 23 Boutelle street, aged 73 years, 2 months and 7 days. He was one of the few surviving veterans of the war who served during the entire conflict, enlisting at the opening of the war and serving continuously until after its close, having participated with great credit in many of the most important battles and engagements and saw an unusually large amount of active service.
    Mr. Bartlett was born at Nelson, N. H. on July 31, 1839, the son of Thomas and Mary (Bailey) Bartlett. He removed to Leominster in his early manhood and was a member of the local militia company in that town at the outbreak of the war, being one of the first to enlist for active service and went to the front for a period of nine months as a member of Company A of the 15th Massachusetts regiment.
    He participated in the battle of Balls Bluff and several smaller engagements before the expiration of his term of enlistment, immediately reenlisting in Co. A of the 53d Mass. regiment for three years. He was with the army of the Potomac during the most arduous campaigns and never flinched from duty in the many battles that he engaged in or in the performance of other military duties. He was in the thick of the fighting at Gettysburg and Antietam, and many other engagements, including a majority of the big battles of the war that were fought in that section of the country. He was wounded twice in the battle of the Wilderness, being struck almost simultaenously by bullets in the shoulder and head, and was in the hospital for some time.
    His courage remained undaunted and his patriotism undiminished upon the conclusion of the three years of active service and he again reenlisted as a member of Co. F of the 57th Mass. regiment, returning to the front and participating in the battle of Petersburg and the operations around Richmond that marked the fall of the Southern Confederacy. His long service and bravery were rewarded by promotions that raised him to the rank of serveant in the 53d regiment, an honor that he again attained in the next regiment in which he served.
    Mr. Bartlett located in Fitchburg immediately after the war and has lived here since that time, having followed various occupations during his extended residence. He reared a large family and most of his interest in life was centered in his home, with the exception of the Grand Army, having been one of the active forces in organizing the local post, of which he was a charter member.
    He is survived by nine children, seven sons and two daughters, who are Mrs. Florence A. Dyer and Mrs. Marion E. Sarkin of this city, C. J. Bartlett and A. F. Bartlett of Ayer, Herbert E. Bartlett of Bangor, Maine; and Julius H., Wilbur C., Winthrop W., and Clarence A Bartlett, all of Los Angeles, California.
    The funeral will be held from his late home at 23 Boutelle street on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend the service. This will be followed bys the G. A. R. service, to be conducted by the officers of E. V. Sumner post, the members of which will attend in a body.
  • He was buried in Oct 1912 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Div. 2, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Chestnut Avenue.
  • On 25 May 1916, James was included in a list of deceased service men whose graves will be decorated on Memorial Day.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Martha Ann Jones b. 23 Dec 1843, d. 16 Apr 1897

  • Winthrop Winfield Bartlett b. Jul 1864
  • Herbert Eugene Bartlett b. 30 Jul 1866, d. 1947
  • Clifton Franklin Bartlett b. 6 Jul 1868, d. 10 Jan 1873
  • Wilbur Collins Bartlett b. 15 Jan 1871, d. 7 Jul 1944
  • Arthur Francis Bartlett b. 28 Jan 1873, d. 5 Oct 1942
  • Clifton F. Bartlett b. 6 Jul 1873, d. 10 Jan 1878
  • Julius H. Bartlett b. 31 Jan 1875, d. 21 Nov 1952
  • Clarence Augustus Bartlett b. 15 Mar 1877, d. Nov 1929
  • Florence A. Bartlett b. Feb 1880
  • Clifton James Bartlett b. 24 Jan 1883
  • Marion Etta Bartlett b. 25 Dec 1887

Charles Hudson Barton

b. 3 May 1834, d. 27 August 1905
  • Father: Hudson Barton b. 26 Sep 1801, d. 24 Sep 1874
  • Mother: Lucy Marble
  • Company: A
  • Charles Hudson Barton was born on 3 May 1834 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hudson Barton and Lucy Marble.
  • On 18 Feb 1853 Charles Hudson Barton, 18, married Catherine Howard Carlton, 15, daughter of Silas Gerry Carlton and Hepsibeth Lathrop, at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 29 Aug 1853 Charles's sister, Mary Barton, married Edwin E. Rindge at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Hudson Barton and Catherine Howard Carlton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. H. BARTON, 25, shoemaker, $100 personal estate, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Cath., 23
    Wm., 6
    Lirrie, 1/12 (f.)
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, 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 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • Charles Hudson Barton and Edwin E. Rindge, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 18 Oct 1862 his brother-in-law, Edwin E. Rindge, died at Bonsill Academy Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 3 May 1863 Charles was wounded at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 1 Aug 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having served his term of service. (note: He did not transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as reported in the 1870 roster and Ford's history. There is no record of him in that unit.)

  • On 19 May 1868 his widowed sister, Mary Barton, died at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • Charles Hudson Barton made application for a veteran's pension in May 1875, and received certificate number 146232.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, showing him with wife Catherine, daughter Nellie and mor-in-law, Mary Hall. The name is spelled BARTEN in the index.
  • He 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 A.
  • He and Catherine Howard Carlton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1900 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Barton, Charles H., head, Nov 1834, married 47 years, b. MA (as were his parents), farmer
    ---, Katherine, wife, Feb 1838, two of her three children are still living, b. MA (as were her parents)
    ROBBINS, Eugene, boarder, Nov 1864, (married, but no wife is enumerated) b. MA, farm laborer (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • Charles Hudson Barton died on 27 Aug 1905 at East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 71 years, 3 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried on 30 Aug 1905 at West Millbury Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1905 Catherine Howard Barton received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife received widow's pension number 609385.
  • Charles's wife, Catherine Howard Carlton, died and was buried in Apr 1918 at West Millbury Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80 years and 1 month.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine Howard Carlton b. 18 Feb 1838, d. 28 Apr 1918

  • William A. Barton b. between 1853 - 1854
  • Nellie A. Barton b. Jun 1860
  • Frank H. Barton b. 23 Sep 1866, d. 31 Jul 1871

Clarissa Harlowe Barton

b. 25 December 1821, d. 12 April 1912

  • Father: Capt. Stephen Barton b. 18 Aug 1774, d. 21 Mar 1862
  • Mother: Sarah Stone b. 13 Nov 1783, d. 18 Jul 1851
  • Company: PATRON
  • Clarissa Harlowe Barton also went by the name of Clara Barton as she is more commonly known in the history books.
  • She was born on 25 Dec 1821 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, daughter of Capt. Stephen Barton and Sarah Stone.
  • On 28 Jun 1890 Clarissa Harlowe Barton was remembered at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at the 23rd annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • In 1904 Clarissa was living at Washington, DC.
  • On 17 Sep 1904 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Clarissa spoke about Antietam at the local G. A. R. meeting.
    Battle of Antietam
    Thrilling Story of the Engagement, Told by Miss Clara Barton
    The story of the battle of Antietam, from the ?? alone among women saw the moving of soldiers to the front their struggles in the battle and their sufferings after they were borne out of action to die or to live with maimed bodies, and the pains of wounds was the story told by Miss Clara Barton at the meeting of George H. Ward Post, Worcester, Thursday night.
    Miss Barton opened her remarks with an allusion to the fact that here was such a small proportion of the feminine sex in the hall, "but this does not embarass me," she said, "for I have many times found myself in this predicament. There were several years when the proportion was about the same as it is tonight. You remember it. You were always my protectors."
    She made a brief reference to the 21st Massachusetts regiment and spoke of its twin regiment, the 15th, raised in part in the little town which gave her birth and which was as brave a regiment as ever went to the front. She then took up a notebook and asked permission to read instead of speak, saying she should read of what she saw of the battle of Antietam, written just after the Civil War had come to an end.
    Her story was of her long ride from Washington in an army wagon, drawn by a string of mules, past the scenes of the earlier fighting of the war, the wagon being in the middle of a train 10 miles long, which had the ammunition at the front, the food and clothing next and the hospital stores at the rear.
    She told how she and her wagon load of supplies got to the head of the line by traveling when the rest of the wagons were stopped for the night, and then told how the first news of the battle came from the reports of the people along the way, the continual rumble of the artillery and finally by the passing of the wheels over the bodies of the slain.
    The story of the sufferings of the wounded, their bravery under all conditions, the scarcity of material for the surgeons and the nurses, and all the dark side of the war picture, was told briefly but eloquently.
  • She died on 12 Apr 1912 at Glen Echo, Montgomery County, Maryland. She was 90 years, 3 months and 18 days old.
  • She was buried in Apr 1912 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2016

Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton

b. 26 July 1804, d. 30 December 1874
  • Father: Abiah Barton b. 25 Oct 1769, d. 20 Feb 1847
  • Mother: Eunice Prouty b. 1775, d. before 1813
  • Company: G
  • Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton was born on 26 Jul 1804 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Abiah Barton and Eunice Prouty.
  • Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton and Silas Ransom Barton were twins.
  • Before 1813 his mother, Eunice Prouty, died apparently.
  • On 22 Aug 1813 Stephen's widowed father, Abiah Barton, remarried to Philinda Wolcot at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Jul 1830 Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton, 26, married Lucy Miller at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lucy Miller, his wife, died at Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton married Lydia Cole, daughter of Louis Cole and Lydia [--?--], (She was the widow Berlingame.)
  • Stephen Van Rensalaer Barton and Lydia Cole were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 24 Aug 1850 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stephen Barton, 46, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Lydia, 51
    Lydia B., 17
    Oliver E., 14
    Lucy A. Burlingame, 13
    Mary Barton, 11.
  • On 27 May 1858 his son, Stephen R. Barton, died at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 18.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Stephen gave his occupation as stone mason.
  • In 1862 Stephen was living at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 31 Aug 1862 Renssalaer mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 58 years, 1 month and 5 days old.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 1 Dec 1862, and received certificate number 5120.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, for reasons not given in the 1870 roster or the MASSCW.

  • Stephen's wife, Lydia Cole, died and was buried in Feb 1872 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76 years and 3 months.
  • Stephen R. Barton died on 30 Dec 1874 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of lung fever. He was 70 years, 5 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1874 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2016

Family 1: Lucy Miller b. 1804

  • Relief Barton b. 20 Apr 1831
  • Lydia B. Barton b. 4 Mar 1833
  • Oliver E. Barton b. 11 May 1836
  • Lucy Ann Barton b. 2 Jan 1837
  • Mary Jane Barton b. 27 Sep 1838
  • Stephen R. Barton b. 8 Apr 1840, d. 27 May 1858

Family 2: Lydia Cole b. 5 Oct 1795, d. 2 Feb 1872

Charles Meriam Batchelder

b. 29 March 1833, d. 21 November 1923

Charles M. Batchelder
  • Father: Joseph Batchelder b. 10 Jun 1791, d. 29 Aug 1868
  • Mother: Hannah Paul Meriam b. 28 Aug 1798
  • Company: G
  • Charles Meriam Batchelder was born on 29 Mar 1833 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Joseph Batchelder and Hannah Paul Meriam.
  • Charles Meriam Batchelder was enumerated in the household of Joseph Batchelder and Hannah Paul Meriam in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is enumerated with his parents.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Charles was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 Charles was promoted to as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 3 Jan 1863 Charles was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant, but he declined the commission.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Meriam Batchelder was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Meriam Batchelder was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Meriam Batchelder was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 26 Dec 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for disability as a 2nd Lieutenant.

  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Meriam Batchelder attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 29 Aug 1868 his father, Joseph Batchelder, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • In 1880 Charles was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1880 Charles Meriam Batchelder was farmer.
  • He and Sarah E Batchelder were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he lives with his sister. (Note: Sarah m. Nov. 1, 1860, Charles E. Aldrich; b. July 17, 1824, son of Charles; res. Auburndale, Mass; she m. 2d, J. P. T. Percival; he d. October, 1895.)
  • Charles Meriam Batchelder made application for a veteran's pension in 1889, he received certificate number 240672.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at North Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • He died on 21 Nov 1923 at Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 90 years, 7 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1923 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2016

Alfred Augustus Batcheller

b. 10 July 1843, d. 10 July 1863
  • Father: Ebenezer A. Batchelor b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Elsey Plympton b. between 1813 - 1814
  • Company: H
  • Alfred Augustus Batcheller was born on 10 Jul 1843 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer A. Batchelor and Elsey Plympton.
  • Alfred A. Batchelor was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer A. Batchelor and Elsey Plympton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Evenesor A. Batchelor, 41, machinist, b. MA
    Elsey, 34, b. VT
    **Wm. H., 8, b. MA
    **Alfred A., 7, b. MA
    Betsey Clark, 57, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alfred gave his occupation as wheelwright.
  • Alfred was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Alfred Augustus Batcheller and William Henry Batchelor, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 31 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 21 days old.
  • On 23 Oct 1862 Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 1st Co Andrew Sharpshooters.

  • On 3 Jul 1863 Alfred was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • He died on 10 Jul 1863 at McKim's Mansion, Baltimore City, Maryland, unmarried, of wounds while serving with the 1st Masssachusetts Sharpshooters, as registered in Northbridge, MA. He was 20 years old.
  • He was memorialized at Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge (Whitinsville), Worcester County, Massachusetts, with the Inscription:
    In memory of Alfred A. Batcheller
    who died July 10, 1863
    of wounds received at Gettysburg, Pa.
    July 3, 1863
    AE 20 years
    A member of Co. H 15 Reg't Mass. Vol's.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Alfred A. Bachelor was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Dec 1879 William Henry Batchelor applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Alfred's service; his brother, based on service in the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters; however, no certificate number was recorded. (Note: Why William applied for this pension is an open question, since he had a pension by virture of his own service.)
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2016

Orlando W. Batchelor

b. 6 April 1844, d. 17 September 1862

Orlando W. Batchelor
  • Father: Jonas Batchelor b. 29 Aug 1803, d. 27 May 1891
  • Mother: Mary Angell Young b. 1 May 1813, d. 7 Jan 1894
  • Company: H
  • Orlando W. Batchelor was born on 6 Apr 1844 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonas Batchelor and Mary Angell Young.
  • Orlando W. Batchelor was enumerated in the household of Jonas Batchelor and Mary Angell Young in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Jonas Batcheller, 56, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary A., 46
    **O. W., 16
    Emma, 11
    Harriet, 8.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Orlando gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Orlando mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 3 months and 6 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 18 years, 5 months and 11 days old.
  • On 26 Sep 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Orlando W. Batcheller was mentioned among the deceased.
  • According to the Batchelor Genealogy, when..
    " the father went south for the body and returned home with it. After this he was not quite the same man as before."
  • He was buried at South Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Jan 1863, Orlando was the subject of a poem in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 11 Oct 1869 Orlando's sister, Harriet "Hattie" Augusta Batchelor, married John Lesure Inman at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • The following about his father from the History of Sutton, p. 358:
    "Jonas Batcheller built his house in 1840. Orlando, his son, joined the army in the late war and was killed at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. He was a member of the fifteenth regiment, and one of the many from this part of the town who laid down their lives for their country."
  • On 20 Aug 1887 Orlando's sister, Emma E. Batchelor, married Josiah M. Hough at Manchaug, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 O. W. Batchelder was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

William Henry Batchelor

b. 21 April 1842, d. 23 September 1923
  • Father: Ebenezer A. Batchelor b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Elsey Plympton b. between 1813 - 1814
  • Company: H
  • William Henry Batchelor was born on 21 Apr 1842 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ebenezer A. Batchelor and Elsey Plympton.
  • William H. Batchelor was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer A. Batchelor and Elsey Plympton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 17 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Evenesor A. Batchelor, 41, machinist, b. MA
    Elsey, 34, b. VT
    **Wm. H., 8, b. MA
    **Alfred A., 7, b. MA
    Betsey Clark, 57, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as wheelwright.
  • In 1861 William was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 2 months and 21 days old.
  • William Henry Batchelor and Alfred Augustus Batcheller, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • William Henry Batchelor and Esek Ballou Pitts, future in-laws with the marriage of their children in 1896, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company H.
  • In 1862 William was wounded on the foot.
  • On 26 Dec 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Jul 1863 his brother, Alfred Augustus Batcheller, died at McKim's Mansion, Baltimore City, Maryland, at age 20 unmarried, of wounds while serving with the 1st Masssachusetts Sharpshooters, as registered in Northbridge, MA.
  • On 1 Jun 1865 William Henry Batchelor, 23, married Lucretia Leland Hurlburt, 30, daughter of Willard Converse and Hannah Fisher Ellis, at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • William Henry Batchelor and Lucretia Leland Converse were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Batcheller, Wm. H., 28, b. MA
    ---, Lucretia, 36, b. MA
    Hurlbert, Ida E., 14, b. Illinois (his step-daughter.)
  • William Henry Batchelor made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1879, received certificate number 191519.
  • On 31 Dec 1879 William Henry Batchelor applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on William's service; his brother, based on service in the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters; however, no certificate number was recorded. (Note: Why William applied for this pension is an open question, since he had a pension by virture of his own service.)
  • He and Lucretia Leland Converse were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Batchelder, Wm. H., 38, wheelwright, b. MA
    ---, Lucretia, 44, wife, b. MA
    ---, Fenemon G., (m.), 8, son, b. MA.
  • William Henry Batchelor was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H, where he received a gunshot wound in the left foot.
  • He and Lucretia Leland Converse were separated apparantly.
  • On 23 Sep 1896 William and Lucretia's son, Fenemore Grant Batchelor married Flora May Pitts at Edgewood, Rhode Island, in a first marriage for both, and it was registered in Worcester, MA. (Note: the fathers of both bride and groom had served together in the 15th Massachusetts.)
  • William Henry Batchelor was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 8 Jun 1900 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Batchelor, William H., a roomer, 58, who has been married 35 years, b. MA, cabinetmaker. No wife is enumerated with him.
    (Note: Lucretia Batchelor is enumerated as a "widow" 61 (62 is crossed out), with three living children in Ward 6, Worcester.)
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 15 Apr 1910 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Batchelor, William H., a lodger, 67, now single, b. MA, in a furniture factory.
  • He was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 15 Jan 1920 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Batchelor, William, roomer, age 70, b. US, cabinet maker.
  • William's wife, Lucretia Leland Converse, died and was buried in 1920 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 85 years.
  • William Henry Batchelor died on 23 Sep 1923 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 81 years, 5 months and 2 days old.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jul 2016

Family: Lucretia Leland Converse b. 6 Jul 1834, d. 31 Jan 1920

  • Fenemore Grant Batchelor b. 10 Jul 1871, d. 8 May 1934

Dr. Joseph N. Bates

b. 16 March 1811, d. 22 February 1883

Dr. Joseph N. Bates
  • Father: Dr. Anson Bates b. 14 Jan 1787, d. 14 Jul 1836
  • Mother: Mary Caldwell Ruggles b. 7 Jun 1783, d. 1 Apr 1870
  • Company: Staff
  • Dr. Joseph N. Bates was born on 16 Mar 1811 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dr. Anson Bates and Mary Caldwell Ruggles.
  • On 11 May 1835 Dr. Joseph N. Bates, 24, married Caroline T. Houghton, 23, daughter of Nathaniel Houghton and Abigail Howes, at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph's father, Dr. Anson Bates, died and was buried in Jul 1836 at Lincoln Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 49 years and 5 months.
  • Dr. Joseph N. Bates and Caroline T. Houghton were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 15 Aug 1850 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph N. BATES, 39, Physician, 6000, b. MA (as were all family)
    Caroline, 39
    Ellen, 13
    Joseph A., 11
    Lydia, 8
    Charlotte, 5
    George F., 1
    John CONNEL (?), 26, Laborer, b. Ireland (married within the year) cannot read or write. (relationship if any, unknown)
    Sarah Connel, 24, b. Ireland, (married within the year) cannot read or write. (relationship if any, unknown)
    Erastus Miley, 25, Laborer, b. Ireland (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • On 5 Nov 1857 Joseph and Caroline's daughter, Ellen Bates married William Hanks Adams at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as physician.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Surgeon. He was 50 years, 4 months and 20 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph N. Bates was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 16 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph N. Bates was mentioned as follows (Volume 91 # 41):
    Poolesville, Oct. 8, 1861.
    Corporal Hildreth, of the Fitchburg company, died last evening. he was a young man about nineteen years old, must esteemed in his company. his death was occasioned by what the doctors call “calcareous deterioration of the liver.” He had for some time been troubled by a bad cough resulting from the disease, but have been confined to the hospital only a few days. his father and mother reside in Oakham. this is the third death that has occurred in the regiment since it left Worcester. The others were Melvin Howland, orderly sergeant of the Blackstone company, and Edward F. Ware of the Brookfield company. their graves are pleasantly marked in a cemetery of the village, and the grave stones, arbor vitae, and rose bushes, show how affectionately they are remembered by their comrades of the regiment. Dr. Bates being sick, a great deal of the work falls to Dr. Haven, the assistant surgeon, who gives it through attention.
  • On 17 Jul 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts dismissed. (Note: to my understanding, this word simply means that he had performed the service required of him, not that there was anything dishonorable involved.)

  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph N. Bates attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • On 16 Jun 1866 Joseph and Caroline's daughter, Lucia Houghton Bates married Byron Fairbanks Coy at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 8 Apr 1868 Joseph and Caroline's son, Joseph Anson Bates married Sara P. Newman at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Nov 1868 Joseph and Caroline's daughter, Charlotte Ward Bates married Levi Standish at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Jan 1873 Caroline T. Houghton, his wife, died at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • On 27 Jan 1878 Dr. Joseph N. Bates, 66, married Caroline T. Wilkinson, 45, daughter of Brownell Wilkinson and Sarah B. Phillips, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Sep 1879 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, gave a deposition to the special agent of the pension office concerning the case of Johanna Toomey, mother of John.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph N. Bates attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He died on 22 Feb 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 71 years, 11 months and 6 days old.
  • An obituary for Dr. Joseph N. Bates was published on 23 Feb 1883 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Death of Dr. Joseph N. Bates
    Dr. Joseph N. Bates died at his residence on Pearl street, at 4:30 yesterday morning, having for some time been ill with complications of the heart, accompanied with dropsy. He was born in Barre, March 16, 1811, and was therefore nearly 72 years of age. He was a son of Dr. Anson Bates, who long practiced medicine in Barre.
    The deceased began the study of medicine with his father in the spring of 1829. The following autimn he attended lectures at Dartmouth College, where he remained and graduated in the fall of 1831. For a short time he was at Bowdoin College in Maine. Subsequent to graduating at Dartmouth he attended the lectures of the University of Medicine at Philadelphia and began the practice of his profession in the fall of 1832, at Barre, being then 21 years old.
    He built up a large practice and acquired a wide reputation in that section of the county. In 1856 he came to Worcester and has since been one of the prominent physicians of the city, having an extended practice and his services being in constant demand as a consulting physician, his success in his profession inspiring confidence in his abilities.
    At the breaking out of the war, he joined the 15th regiment Massachusetts volunteers, and remained in the service nearly a year, when he returned home and resumed his practice.

    He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
    He leaves a second wife, and two sons and three daughters, one of the former and one of the latter residing in Barre and the others in Baltimore.
    Funeral services will be held at the Lincoln House parlors Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock, and the remains will be taken to Barre for burial, services being held at the homestead at 4 p.m.
  • He was buried on 24 Feb 1883 at Lincoln Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 13 Jun 1883 Caroline T. Wilkinson received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate 214711.
  • Caroline, his wife, outlived Joseph and died on 10 May 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jul 2016

Family 1: Caroline T. Houghton b. 23 Oct 1811, d. 18 Jan 1873

  • Ellen Bates b. 8 Jul 1836
  • Joseph Anson Bates b. 21 May 1838, d. 1908
  • Lucia Houghton Bates b. 28 Feb 1842, d. 8 Mar 1906
  • Charlotte Ward Bates b. 4 Mar 1845
  • John Franklin Bates b. 12 May 1848, d. 9 Sep 1849
  • Franklin Henry Bates b. 28 Jul 1850
  • George Edmund Bates b. 10 Apr 1853, d. before 1860

Family 2: Caroline T. Wilkinson b. 30 Apr 1832, d. 10 May 1902

Nelson Z. Batherick

b. between 1829 and 1830, d. 18 July 1864

Nelson Z. Batherick
  • Father: William Batherick b. about 1795
  • Mother: Nancy Hastings b. 2 Jun 1795, d. 18 Sep 1841
  • Company: A
  • Nelson Z. Batherick was born between 1829 - 1830 at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William Batherick and Nancy Hastings.
  • In 1861 Nelson was living at Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Nelson gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 18 Mar 1862 Nelson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Mar 1864, at Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, Nelson was as a Corporal, by reenlistment, and received a bounty of $325.
  • On 6 Jun 1864 Nelson was wounded at Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia.
  • He died on 18 Jul 1864 at Washington, DC, of disease and wounds.
  • He was buried in Jul 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • On 4 Jul 1868 Nelson Z. Batherick was included on the Civil War memorial at Main Street, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the "Massachusetts Spy," (Worcester, Massachusetts), 17 July 1868:
    A very fine soldiers' monument of Fitchburg granite, with curb of the same material, was dedicated in Westminster, July 4. It stands 22 1/2 feet high, the names of 82 soldiers being on marble slabs attached to the sides of the monument.
    The dedicatory services proper consisted of prayer, singing of an original ode, floral demonstration, an address, the reading of a poem, and the playing of a dirge by the Gardner Brass Band. A free dinner was provided in the grove....speeches were made by Captain Holden and General Kimball....
  • (an unknown value.)
  • On 12 Jun 1884 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nelson Z. Batherick was mentioned as a member of the Westminster contingent of Company B, the Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 12 June 1884
    The "Veteran" members of Co. B., 15th Mass. regt. will hold their 18th annual reunion at Lackside House, Wachusett Lake, June 28th. Westminster sent ten men of her quota in this company. Do you remember that little squad of men who, 23 years ago, went to Fitchburg to join the Fitchburg Fusiliers and went into Camp Scott at Worcester June 28th, "the day we celebrate."
    The were George W. Benjamin (dead), Joseph R. Houghton, N. Porter Howard, Edward S. Kendall, Francis Nichols, Frederick Nichols, Joel Pratt, Lyman Nichols and Lowell C. White. Nelson T. Bathrick came out as a recruit about one year later and died in hospital from wounds.
  • Last Edited: 3 Apr 2016

Zadoc C. Batterson

b. 1835, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Zadoc Batterson b. 18 Oct 1767
  • Mother: Freelove E. McIntire b. 1813, d. 28 Dec 1891
  • Company: C
  • Zadoc C. Batterson was born in 1835 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Zadoc Batterson and Freelove E. McIntire.
  • His father, Zadoc Batterson, died apparently.
  • Zadoc's widowed mother, Freelove E. McIntire, remarried to George F. Chambers.
  • Zadoc C. Batterson was enumerated in the household of George F. Chambers and Freelove E. McIntire in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George F. Chambers, 32, dresser, b. MA
    Freelove E., 37, b. RI
    **Zadock C., 15, b. MA
    **Hiram C., 8, b. RI
    Calvin M., 3, b. MA.
  • On 3 Mar 1856 Zadoc C. Batterson married Sarah E. Brown, 21, daughter of John Brown and Sarah [--?--], at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Zadoc C. Batterson and Sarah E. Brown were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Zadock C. Batterson, 25, machinist, b. MA (as were all )
    Sarah E., 24
    George F., 3
    Emma E., 1
    Martha Willard, 18, (occupation illegible.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Zadoc gave his occupation as machinist.
  • In 1861 Zadoc was living at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Zadoc mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • Zadoc C. Batterson and Hiram A. Chambers, half-brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company C.
  • Zadoc C. Batterson died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 27 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 his half-brother, Hiram A. Chambers, died at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, at age 20.
  • Freelove E. McIntire, his mother, lost two sons on the same day.
  • Zadoc C. Batterson was buried in Sep 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland, in an unknown plot, according to one report.
  • On 2 Dec 1862 Sarah E. Brown received a pension to surviving family member based on Zadoc's service; his wife, receiving certificate number 1941.
  • On 11 Sep 1863 Sarah E. Batterson wrote an affidavit in support of Louisa Smith's application for a pension to surviving family member.
  • On 17 Apr 1866 Zadoc's widow, Sarah E. Brown remarried to Joshua A. Lane at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 9 Jul 1866 Levi Green made application for a pension as guardian to Zadoc's surviving dependants, (Relationship, if any, unknown.)
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived Zadoc and died on 2 Jan 1873 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 38.
  • On 5 Oct 1896 Zadoc's son, George Frederick Batterson married Anna Branch at Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Zadoc C. Batterson was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Sarah E. Brown b. 2 Nov 1834, d. 2 Jan 1873

  • George Frederick Batterson b. 17 Jul 1857
  • Emma E. Batterson b. 27 Jan 1859