John Murkland

b. 1835, d. 3 July 1863

John Murkland
  • Father: John Murkland b. between 1809 - 1810, d. 7 Aug 1876
  • Mother: Jane Lambert b. between 1813 - 1814
  • Company: B
  • John Murkland was born in 1835 at Scotland, son of John Murkland and Jane Lambert.
  • This family appears to come from Paisley, in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
  • Between 1835 - 1836 John Murkland emigrated with John Murkland and Jane Lambert, his parents, from Scotland to America.
  • John Murkland was enumerated in the household of John Murkland and Jane Lambert in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Aug 1850 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John MURKLAND, 40, m, b. Scotland, Manufacture,
    Jane, 36, f, b. Scotland
    Ann LAMBERT, 76, f., b. Scotland (John's grandmother.)
    **John MURKLAND, 15, m, b. Scotland (in school in 1850)
    Robert L., 13, m, b. MA (in school in 1850)
    William R., 9, m, b. MA (in school in 1850)
    Margret (?), 8, f, b. MA (in school in 1850)
    James, 6, m, b. MA (in school in 1850)
    Woodward E., 3, m, b. MA
    Jane, 1, f, b. MA
    George F., 1, f, b. MA.
  • On 19 Apr 1859 John Murkland married Sophia M. Lee, 22, daughter of James Lee and Charlotte Messenger, at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Murkland and Sophia M. Lee were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 20 Jun 1860 at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, where he is the clerk and they live in the "Bangor House," which appears to be a very up-market boarding house or hotel.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • On 29 May 1862 John was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 18 Sep 1862 John was promoted to Captain, in a battlefield commission at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 15 Nov 1862 at "The Lowell Daily Citizen and News", Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John was mentioned in an article about his promotion:
    Promotion
    Sergeant John Murkland, of Company B, 15th regiment, has, on the special recommendation of Gen. Gorman of the 2d army corps, been promoted to be captain of his company. Gen. Gorman, in recommending Sergeant Murkland for this position, writes to Gen. Schouler:
    He is eminently fit and qualified and is now in command of his company. He has won this merited promotion, by his gallantry on the battle-field of Antietam. When Capt. Simonds fell, Lieut. Col. Kimball took the dying man's sword off and said: "I want you to take this sword and lead this company; will you do it?" He answered gallantly: "I will do so anywhere you may order." This noble answer, made in the face of death and danger, ought to win for him from his country a medal and two captains' commissions, if need be. I trust his Excellency will reward this special gallantry at once.
    Capt. Murkland is a son of John Murkland, employed by the Lowell Company, and, though he enlisted in Fitchburg, where he has worked as a machinist, we may fairly claim him as a Lowell boy, and congratulate him and his friends upon his merited promotion.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, of wounds, "shot by a minie ball through the thigh," as Captain of Co. G. He was 28 years old.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Murkland was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Murkland was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Ford's history of the 15th Regiment says the following about Capt. Murkland:
    The following account of Captain John Murkland is endorsed by Colonel John W. Kimball:

    When the war broke out he was among the first to enlist in Company B, Fifteenth Regiment, and was immediatly appointed a sergeant, which office he held until after the battle of Antietam. He was raised to captain from the rank of sergeant, on recommendation of General Gorman and Colonel Kimball, and we give below the letter of General Gorman to Governor Andrew, which will be read with interest:
    Headquarters 2d Division, 2d Army Corps,
    Bolivar, VA., Oct. 19, 1862
    Brig.-Gen. Schouler, Adjutant-General:

    Sir: Since the death of the gallant captain of Company B (Capain Simonds), there is a vacancy. I now beg leave to present the name of First-Sergeant John Murkland. He is eminently fit and qualified, and is now in command of his company. He has nobly won this merited promotion by his gallantry on the battle-field of Antietam. When Captain Simonds fell, Lieutenant-Colonel Kimball took the dying man’s sword off and said, "I want you to take this sword and lead this company; will you do it? " He answered gallantly, "I will do so, -- anywhere you may order!" This noble answer, made in the face of death and danger, ought to win for him from his country a medal, and two captains’ commissions, if need be. I trust His Excellency will reward this espcial gallantry at once. I am, General,
    truly yours,
    W. A. Gorman
    Brig.-Gen., Commanding Division.


    The Governor immediately forwarded a commission, also wrote a letter to the regiment highly complimentary of Murkland, and giving his reasons for his departure from his usual custom in thus elevating him at once to a captaincy. The appointment gave great satisfaction to the regiment, and to his many friends. As a man, he was genial and kind-hearted, and beloved by all who knew him. As a soldier, he was prompt and efficient, and a thorough disciplinarian, while none braver than he ever trod the field of battle.
  • Sophia M. Lee received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service.
  • In 1866, John was included in the history of "Fitchburg in the War of Rebellion", but no family information is given.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sophia M. Lee in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where his wife is enumerated with two of her younger siblings:
    Albert, 20, (née Lee), clerk in store, born MA
    Laura A, 17, (née Lee), at school, born MA.
  • John and Sophia M. Lee have no known issue. The ages of the children enumerated with Sophia would put their births well before the marriage, and it is unknown what relationship they had to Sophia. The fact that John's sword has come down to another family branch, through his next eldest brother, also a Civil War veteran, suggests that he had no surviving heir.
  • In 1889 John's wife, Sophia M. Murkland, was incuded in the city directory at Lowell Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Murkland 's widow attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • Sophia, his wife, outlived John and died on 20 Feb 1924 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 87.
  • He and Sophia M. Lee were buried at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and the inscription on his gravestone reads:
    1835 Capt. John Murkland 1863 --
    His Wife --
    1837 Sophia Lee Murkland 1924.
  • A photograph or image of John Murkland is located at The Fitchburg Historical Society, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Ward Collection.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Sophia M. Lee b. 7 Jan 1837, d. 20 Feb 1924

Anthony Murphy

b. 1841, d. 9 May 1900
  • Father: Bernard Murphy
  • Mother: Margaret [--?--]
  • Company: E
  • Anthony Murphy was born in 1841 at County Wexford, Ireland, son of Bernard Murphy and Margaret [--?--].
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Anthony gave his occupation as spinner.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Anthony mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Murphy was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 1 May 1863 Anthony was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Anthony was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Murphy was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Apr 1864 Anthony ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 May 1864, and received certificate number 30625.
  • Anthony Murphy married Mary Fallon, daughter of Patrick Fallon and Bridget [--?--].
  • Anthony Murphy and Mary Fallon were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1870 at Grafton P. O., Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Murphy, Anthony, 29, works in woolen mill, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary, 22, works in woolen mill, b. Ireland
    living as boarders in the home of
    William Cobb, 36, laborer, b. Ireland.
  • In 1879 Anthony was living at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Murphy was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary Fallon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Murphy, Antony, 41, saloon keeper, b. Ireland (as were his parents)
    ---, Mary, 31, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Bennet, 8, son, b. CT
    ---, Thomas, 6, son, b. CT
    ---, Maggie, 3, daur, b. CT
    ---, Henry, 10/12, b. July, b. CT.
  • On 9 Jul 1886 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Murphy was reported as having attended the 19th reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 May 1889 Mary Fallon, his wife, died at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Anthony Murphy attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • He died on 9 May 1900 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 59 years old.
  • He was buried in May 1900 at Saint Mary Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Dr. Bernard P. Murphy in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Bernard J Murphy, 29, head, b. Feb 1871, single, b. CT, physician
    Margaret, 25, sister, b. Oct 1874, single, b. CT
    Michael, 29, brother, b. Oct 1879, b. CT.
  • On 8 Feb 1910 Anthony and Mary's daughter, Margaret Ellen Murphy married Charles Philip Smith at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Fallon b. 1847, d. 28 May 1889

  • Dr. Bernard P. Murphy b. Feb 1871, d. 1940
  • Thomas Murphy b. 1875, d. 6 Mar 1898
  • Margaret Ellen Murphy b. 1877, d. 1971
  • Michael Henry Murphy b. Jul 1879, d. 1934

Dennis Murphy

b. 1840, d. 26 January 1885
  • Company: H
  • Dennis Murphy was born in 1840 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Dennis gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Dennis was living at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Dennis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Dennis was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dennis Murphy was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • Dennis was paroled from prison.
  • On 20 Jan 1862 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dennis Murphy was mentioned among the released prisoners.
  • On 8 May 1863 Dennis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Sep 1868, and received certificate number 96120.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Jul 1870 at Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, as a single man, 22, laborer.
  • On 31 Dec 1876 Dennis Murphy married Sallie J. Bottorff at Clark County, Indiana.
  • Dennis Murphy and Sallie J. Bottorff were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, as:
    Murphy, Dennis, 39, dry goods merchant, b. Ireland
    ---, Sarah J., wife, (44), b. Indiana (parents b. MD)
    Vancampen, Mattie, 6, niece, b. Indiana (of MD parents)
    ---, Ellie, 4, niece, b. Indiana (of MD parents)
    Lake, Charlotte, 47, servant, widow, b. KY.
  • Dennis Murphy died on 26 Jan 1885 at Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. He was 45 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1885 at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, with an inscription that reads:
    "Thanks be to God
    That such have been --
    Dennis Murphy
    1840-1885."
  • On 3 May 1886 Sallie J. Murphy received a pension to surviving family member in Indiana based on Dennis's service; and received certificate number 223434.
  • Sallie J. Bottorff survived Dennis and was buried on 3 May 1919 in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, at Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, Section A, Lot 24, with her husband.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Sallie J. Bottorff b. Dec 1832

John Murphy 1st

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: G
  • John Murphy 1st was born between 1833 - 1834 at Scotland.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as seaman.
  • In 1863 John was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having never reported to the company, according to the 1870 roster.

  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

John Murphy 2nd

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: G
  • John Murphy 2nd was born between 1841 - 1842 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as printer.
  • In 1863 John was living at an unknown place.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as absent sick.

  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2012

Patrick Murphy

b. between 1837 and 1838, d. 3 January 1910
  • Company: H
  • Patrick Murphy was born between 1837 - 1838 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as stone-cutter.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Oct 1862 Patrick was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Patrick was wounded at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Patrick was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the back.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Murphy was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, mustered out due to expiration of his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Aug 1865, and received certificate number 39363.
  • Patrick Murphy married Margaret [--?--].
  • In 1891 Patrick was living at El Dorado County, California.
  • In 1894 Patrick Murphy was described as 5'9", with light complexion, gray eyes and hair.
  • On 14 Jun 1894, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, Patrick was admitted.
  • At the time of his first admission to the home, he stated he was married and gve his next-of-kin as his wife, Margaret Murphy of 51 Nolan street, Providence, RI.
  • He died on 3 Jan 1910 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.
  • He was buried in Jan 1910 at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2016

Family: Margaret [--?--]

William Murphy

b. 1843, d. 6 June 1893
  • Company: K
  • William Murphy was born in 1843 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as wool-sorter.
  • In 1861 William was living at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 19 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William was mentioned: (Volume 18 # 289, City and County)
    "Milleville.---Mr. Wm. Murphy of this village (in Blackstone) was accidently shot in the left foot last Friday. The gun fell from his shoulder and exploded as it struck the ground, badly shattering the foot. Mr. Murphy was an esteemed soldier of company K, 15th Massachusetts regiment, and he was wounded in the other foot at the battle of Ball's Bluff, and again at Antietam, from which he had hardly recovered when this accident befell him."
  • On 23 Dec 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds.

  • William Murphy married Mary Dowling, daughter of Michael Dowling and Elizabeth McDarby.
  • William Murphy made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Feb 1879, and received certificate number 188314.
  • He and Mary Dowling were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Murphy, William, 37, wool-sorter, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary A., 35, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, Thomas F., 7, son, b. CT
    ---, Mary A., 5, dau, b. CT
    ---, John C., 3, son, b. CT
    ---, Lillian E., 1, dau, b. CT.
  • William Murphy died on 6 Jun 1893 at Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, of permicious anemia. He was 50 years old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1893 at Saint Bernards Cemetery, Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut.
  • On 19 May 1894 Mary Dowling received a pension to surviving family member in Connecticut based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 470256.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Dowling in the 1900 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1900 at Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, as:
    Murphy, Mary, head, b. Mar 1844, 56, widow, married 29 years, six of eight children living, b. Ireland
    ---, Thomas F., son, b. July 1872, single, b. CT
    ---, Mary A., dau, b. Nov 1874, single
    ---, John C., son, b. Jan 1877, single
    ---, Lillian E., dau, b. Sep 1878, single
    ---, James W., son, b. May 1882, single
    ---, Ellen F., dau, b. July 1884, single.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived William and died in 1917.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2017

Family: Mary Dowling b. 1843, d. 1917

  • Thomas F. Murphy b. Jul 1872, d. 1901
  • Mary Agnes Murphy b. Nov 1874, d. 1929
  • John Charles Murphy b. Jan 1877, d. 1939
  • Lillian E. Murphy b. Sep 1878, d. 1939
  • James W. Murphy b. May 1882
  • Ellen F. Grace Murphy b. 9 Jul 1885, d. 9 Jul 1924

Charles Murray

b. 1840, d. 4 January 1893
  • Father: Julius Murry
  • Mother: Delia Gena
  • Company: I
  • Charles Murray was born in 1840 at Canada, son of Julius Murry and Delia Gena.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as drover.

  • On 20 Jun 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Charles Murray was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Charles was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Murray was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 20 Feb 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Charles Murray married Sarah Champagne, daughter of Cosak Champagne and Sophia Chadelan, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Murray made application for a veteran's pension on 27 May 1864, and received certificate number 31,303.
  • He and Sarah Champagne were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 22 Jun 1880 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Murry, Charles, 40, works in linen mill, b. Canada
    ---, Sarah, 36, wife, b. Canada
    ---, Clemant, 13, son, b. MA
    ---, Arther, 5, son, b. MA
    ---, Delia, 10/12, b. Aug, daur, b. MA.
  • Charles Murray was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, where he was shot in the shoulder and is partly disabled.
  • He died on 4 Jan 1893 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of phthisis. He was 53 years old.
  • An obituary for Charles Murray was published as follows: from The Webster Times, January 12, 1893(Volume XXXIV # 46):
    The funeral of Charles Murray, aged 52 years, 10 months, who died Wednesday of last week on Oxford Avenue, was held Friday at the Church of the Sacred Heart. He was a member of Slater Guard Co. I, 15th Mass. Vol. Inf. Surviving members of Co. I, of whom there are 6 in Webster of the original 101, attended the funeral. Bearers were Henry Rusack, Sr., Michael Lanigan, E. R. Wakefield and E. D. Clemans, all comrades of the deceased in the army.
    Comrade Murray enlisted when a mere lad, did good service in the rank, and for a while worked in the cooks galley. Just before the battle of Gettysburg all cooks were ordered to join the ranks, and in the battle of Gettysburg this young soldier received a serious wound in his right arm, tearing away the muscle, and for 28 years suffered from the wound.
    Of the now surviving members of Co. I. now living in town and Dudley are Capt. Amos Bartlett, Elias B. Wakefield, Michael Lanigan, E. D. Clemans, Henry Groh, Hiram J. Raymond and Patrick Healy.
  • He was buried on 6 Jan 1893 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Sarah Champagne in the 1900 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1900 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Murray, Sarah, head, b. June 1844, widow, all three children, b. Canada (French)
    ---, Clement, son, b. Jan 1870, single, hostler, b. MA
    ---, Arthur, son, b. May 1873, single, day laborer, b. MA
    ---, Delia, daur, b. Aug 1880, single, ?? in linen mill, b. MA.
  • On 1 Nov 1906 Charles and Sarah's daughter, Delia S. Murry married Rudolph Plasse at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Charles Murray 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.
  • Charles's wife, Sarah Champagne, died and was buried on 3 Sep 1912 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70 years and 1 month.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Champagne b. Aug 1842, d. 31 Aug 1912

  • Clemance Murry b. 15 Jan 1867
  • Arthur Murray b. May 1873
  • Delia S. Murry b. 12 Aug 1879

Charles M. Murray

b. December 1829, d. 18 December 1912

Charles M. Murray
  • Father: Michael Murray
  • Company: D
  • Charles M. Murray was born in Dec 1829 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Michael Murray.
  • Charles M. Murray married Sarah Jane Griffin, daughter of Henry Griffin and Sylvia [--?--].
  • Charles M. Murray and Sarah Jane Griffin were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 30 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles M. Murry, 30, bootmaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Sarah J., 30
    Charles G., 5
    Ann M., 2
    Henrietta, 6/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 7 months old.
  • In Aug 1861 Charles was promoted to to Sergeant.
  • On 21 Sep 1861 Charles was promoted to to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 7 Nov 1862 Charles was promoted to as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 3 Jan 1863 Charles was promoted to as a 1st Lieutenant.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles M. Murray was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 1 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles M. Murray was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles M. Murray was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 25 Sep 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He provided an affadavit for the veteran's pension of Edwin Goulding on 6 Nov 1877.
  • Charles M. Murray and Sarah Jane Griffin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Murray, Chas. M., 50, works in boot shop, b. MA (of Irish parents)
    ---, Sarah J., 50, wife, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Chas. G., 24, son, b. MA
    ---, Anna M., 22, dau, b. MA
    ---, Henrietta A., 20, dau, b. MA
    ---, Clara W., 16, dau, b. MA
    ---, Rupert N., 12, son, b. MA.
  • Charles M. Murray was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D, where he got a gunshot in the leg.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 31 Mar 1896, and received certificate number 915,007.
  • On 17 Mar 1906 Sarah Jane Griffin, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 73.
  • Charles M. Murray died on 18 Dec 1912 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 83 years old.
  • He was buried on 20 Dec 1912 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Griffin b. May 1832, d. 17 Mar 1906

  • Charles G. Murray b. between 1855 - 1856
  • Anna Maria Murray b. 5 May 1858, d. 23 Feb 1913
  • Henrietta A. Murray b. Dec 1859
  • Clara W. Murray b. Nov 1864
  • Rupert H. Murray b. 11 Nov 1867
  • Robert G. Murray b. 11 Nov 1867, d. before 1870

Henry J. Murray

b. 14 February 1837, d. 10 November 1870
  • Father: Henry Murray b. between 1800 - 1801, d. 15 Aug 1873
  • Mother: Margaret S. Meehan b. between 1811 - 1812, d. 23 Dec 1877
  • Company: MusBand
  • Henry J. Murray was born on 14 Feb 1837 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Henry Murray and Margaret S. Meehan.
  • Henry J. Murray was enumerated in the household of Henry Murray and Margaret S. Meehan in the 1860 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Murray, 59, master carpenter, b. Ireland
    Margaret S., 48, b. Ireland
    **Henry J., 23, carpenter, b. MA
    T. Edward, 17, law student, b. MA
    John F. Murray, 28, plater, b. Ireland
    Julia M., 27, b. MA
    Francis E., 2, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 5 months and 22 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 16 Jan 1865 Henry J. Murray, 27, married Lizzie S. McLane, daughter of James McLane and Mary [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry J. Murray died on 10 Nov 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of diphtheria. He was 33 years, 8 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1870 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Feb 1876 Henry's widow, Lizzie S. McLane remarried to Francis J. LaForme at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2013

Family: Lizzie S. McLane b. between 1840 - 1841

Peleg Freeman Murray

b. 26 March 1837, d. 12 March 1922
  • Father: Charles Murray Jr.
  • Mother: Susan Harlow
  • Company: E
  • Peleg Freeman Murray was born on 26 Mar 1837 at Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of Charles Murray Jr. and Susan Harlow.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Peleg gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1861 Peleg was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Peleg mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 3 months and 16 days old.
  • Peleg Freeman Murray and Albert Abel Prince, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. E.
  • On 1 Mar 1862 Peleg was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 Peleg ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, as a Captain.

  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Oct 1864 Peleg Freeman Murray, 27, married Mary Prince, 20, daughter of Freeman Prince and Charlotte Lamb, at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Peleg Freeman Murray was enumerated near the household of Charlotte Lamb in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Prince, Charlotte, 59, keeping house, b. MA
    **---, Albert, 30, clicker, b. MA
    ---, Sarah Jane, 29, tailoress, b. VT (his wife)
    ---, Emily, 27, tailoress, b. MA
    ---, Edward, 23, clerk in store, b. MA
    (next door)
    **Murray, Peleg, Jr. 39, carpenter, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Mary, 26
    ---, Charles B., 4.
  • On 28 Jun 1870 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 10th Annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Jul 1876, and received certificate number 148883.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • In 1879 Peleg and Mary Prince were living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1879 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Mary Prince were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Murray, Peleg F., 43, carpenter, b. Nova Scotia
    ---, Mary P., 35, wife, b. MA
    ---, Charles B., 14, son, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 2 Mar 1881 his brother-in-law, Albert Abel Prince, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41.
  • On 1 Jul 1881 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray was reported as attending the fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols.--
    From The Webster Times, July 1, 1881(Volume XXIII # 20)
    The fourteenth annual meeting of Co. E. Association, 15th Regiment, Mass. Vols., was held on Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The visiting comrades and guests were received at the depot by Post 27, L. E. Thayer, commander. Lieut. B. B. Vassal presided over the meeting. The day was one of great enjoyment to all the members of the association. Short addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emmons, Dr. S. O. Paine, A. L. Joslin, G. P. Daniels, Rev. I. T. Johnson, B. B. Vassal, A. J. Kirby, G. H. Stevens, L. E. Thayer, also by Gen. Picket and Mr. A. Borden of Post 10 G. A. R.
    P. F. Murray read an interesting paper on the doings of the company while in service. George Hodges gave an account of his California trip, showing quite clearly that the ways of some “Californians” not “heathen chinee” are “peculiar.”
    At the business meeting the death of Capt Albert Prince and Fred A. Hall were reported. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: president B. B. Vassal; Vice-President Charles A. Bacon; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer; Directors Otis Hoyle; Edward Cudworth; John W. Humphrey.
    A nice repast was furnished at the expense of George Hodges, who received the thanks of those present for his generosity. Caterer Mars, of Worcester, attended to the wants of the inner man. At the head table was a handsome bouquet presented by a Worcester lady. The meeting was adjourned until June 28, 1882.
  • On 21 Oct 1884 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 18th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 Peleg was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Peleg Freeman Murray took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended a reunion of Company E; from The Webster Times, July 5, 1889 (Volume XXXI # 19),
    Reviving War Memories
    Twenty-eight years ago last Friday Company E, 15th regiment, left Oxford for the front, and , as is their usual custom, the surviving members of the company met at Oxford last Friday in reunion. The comrades met at the hall of Post No. 27 G. A. R. where these officers were selected:
    President--- Capt. B. B. Vassal
    Vice-President---Capt. Charles H. Watson
    Secretary and Treasurer---L. E. Thayer
    Directors, A. B. Yeomans, W. Y. Woodbury and Anthony Murphy.
    Comrades were present from Rhode Island and Maine and from various parts of Massachusetts, twenty-five in all being present. The roll was called and many letters from absent comrades were received.
    During the proceedings Rev. Albert Tyler created a sensation. He rose and said he had received a spiritual communication from Lieut. Nelson Bartholomew, who died in Philadelphia, in November 1861, on his way home. The message said that the spirit of Bartholomew was with them during the meeting, which was most enjoyable to him, and that he had the same love he had for his comrades as he had in 1861.
    The comrades adjourned to Memorial Hall for dinner, after which, Capt Vassal called the assemblage to order and gave an address of welcome. Capt. C. H. Watson, the first commander of the company, Comrades P. F. Murray, W. Y. Woodbury, A. B. Yeomans, L. E. Thayer, Rev. Albert Tyler, Rev. Ithiel Johnson and others were called on and spoke of personal experiences and memories which were brought up by the stories of others.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E.
  • On 7 Jul 1893 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray was reported as attending the 26th annuel meeting of the Company E association. From The Webster Times, July 7, 1893(Volume XXXVI # 19)
    Company E. Association, 15th Regiment, M. V. M., held its 26th annual meeting in Memorial Hall last week. Roll Call at 11a. m., business meeting, 11:30; dinner at 1 p. m. prepared by Comrade Yeomans and wife. The survivors were called to order by President W. F. Miller. The roll call showed that the only death reported during the year was that of Patrick Feigan, who died in Boston, April 7, 1893, and was buried in St. Roch cemetery of Oxford.
    The following officers were elected for the coming year; President, W. F. Miller of Worcester; Vice President, P. F. Murray of Worcester; Secretary and Treasurer L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Directors, A. B. Yeomans of Oxford, John Humphrey of Oxford, and Oscar L. Guild of Lynn.
    Among the speakers were Rev. Albert Tyler who invoked the blessing; Capt. Murray of Worcester; Capt. B. B. Vassal of Worcester; Secretary L. E. Thayer of Oxford; Caleb F. Dudley; John Humphrey who left an arm at Antietam; Edward Lovely of Spencer; A. B. Hudson of Grafton; and Robert Lusty of Palmer who left a leg at Gettysburg.
  • He was a pall bearer at the burial of Bernard Barton Vassall on 26 Mar 1894 at North Cemetery, Main Street, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • On 27 Jun 1896 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended a reunion of Company E. From The Webster Times, July 3, 1896(Volume XXXIX #18)
    The annual re-union of Co. E of the 15th regiment took place in Memorial Hall last Saturday. The roll call showed one more missing since their last meeting one year ago, this being Patrick Brennan of Webster. The following officers were elected: President Pelig F. Murray, Worcester; Vice-President Edward Cudworth, Rochdale; Secretary and treasurer, Leonard E. Thayer, Oxford; Directors, John W. Humphrey, of Oxford, Caleb F. Dudley, of North Natick, and Charles A. Baron, of Spencer. The fine dinner which was served by Landlord Bacon was followed by the customary smoke talk and reading of letters from members who were unable to be present.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray 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.)
  • Peleg Freeman Murray was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 Peleg Freeman Murray sent a letter of regret that he wasn't able to attend the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • He attended the funeral of Amos Bartlett in Dec 1912 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jun 1920 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peleg Freeman Murray attended the 53rd reunion of Companies E, I and F of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment. (click icon to read report.)
  • He died on 12 Mar 1922 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 84 years, 11 months and 14 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1922 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 7.
  • On 18 Mar 1922 Mary Prince received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Peleg's service; his wife, received certificate number 919369.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Peleg and died on 4 Jan 1933 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, at age 88.
  • Peleg's wife, Mary Prince, died and was buried in Jan 1933 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 7, with her husband at age 88 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Prince b. 20 Jan 1844, d. 4 Jan 1933

  • Charles Bernard Murray b. 6 Apr 1866

Patrick Naylon

b. 1825, d. 4 February 1895
  • Company: C
  • Patrick Naylon was also known as Patrick Naylor.
  • Patrick Neyland was an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts, according to his pension file.
  • He was born about in 1825 at Ireland.
  • Patrick Naylon married Bridget Daley, daughter of John Daley and Julia Reardon.
  • Patrick Naylon and Bridget Daley were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Patrick Neelon, 45, boot bottomer, b. Ireland
    Bridget Nellon, 40, b. Ireland
    Margret, 4, b. MA
    John, 2, b. MA
    John Griffin, 14, b. MA
    Dorothy, 12, b. MA
    Mary Doland, 70, b. Ireland
    Peter Mathews, 20, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Patrick was living at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 36 years old.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Naylon was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 2 Dec 1862 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 5 Jun 1863, and received certificate number 166712.
  • On 18 Mar 1877 his daughter, Margaret Neelon, died at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20 unmarried, of diphtheria.
  • Patrick Naylon and Bridget Daley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Niland, Patrick, (50), works in boot factory, b. Ireland
    Bridget, (48), wife, b. Ireland
    John P., 22, works in boot factory, b. MA
    Anthony J., 15, works in boot factory, b. MA.
  • On 18 Aug 1886 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Patrick Neyland was listed on "Boylston's Roll of Honor in the War of the Rebellion," in the Centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Boylston, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and been wounded in the right leg.
  • He died on 4 Feb 1895 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years old.
  • An obituary for Patrick Naylon was published at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    "Death of a Veteran: Patrick Neylor, 70 years old, died at his home, 5 Prescott place, Monday evening. Mr. Neylor has been ill for some time. He was a former member of Post 10, G. A. R., and was a member of Co. C, 15th regiment, M. V. M. He leaves a wife."
  • He was buried in Feb 1895 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Mar 1895 Bridget Daley received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Patrick's service; his wife, received certificate number 415442.
  • Bridget, his wife, outlived Patrick and died on 19 Sep 1898 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Bridget Daley b. between 1819 - 1820, d. 19 Sep 1898

  • Margaret Naylor b. 25 Aug 1856, d. 18 Mar 1877
  • John Patrick Nealon b. 14 Dec 1857
  • Anthony J. Nealon b. Feb 1864

Lucius Vernon Negus

b. 9 August 1844, d. 26 December 1898
  • Father: Lucian D. Negus b. 18 Dec 1822, d. 16 Mar 1860
  • Mother: Mary Adeline Seaver b. between 1823 - 1824
  • Company: I
  • Lucius Vernon Negus was born on 9 Aug 1844 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Lucian D. Negus and Mary Adeline Seaver.
  • Lucius Vernon Negus was enumerated in the household of Lucian D. Negus and Mary Adeline Seaver in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lucius D. Negus, 27, farmer, b. MA
    Adaline, 26, b. CT
    **Lucius V., 6, b. MA
    Emma E., 2, b. MA.
  • On 16 Mar 1860 his father, Lucian D. Negus, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of fever, having been ill for one month at age 37.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Lucius gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Lucius was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 20 May 1861 Vernon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 16 years, 9 months and 11 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Lucius was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Lucius Vernon Negus, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Lucius Vernon Negus was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 17 Dec 1862, Lucius was gained from prison.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Lucius was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 5 May 1864 Lucius was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lucius Vernon Negus was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 6 Aug 1864 Lucius ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Sherman, Ed. W., 52, machinist steam engine, b. RI
    Negus, Mary A., 45, house keeper, b. CT (his mother)
    **---, Vernon, 24, gas pipe fitter, b. MA
    Gardiner, Sylvester, 24, machinist steam engine, b. MA.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 10 Apr 1880, and received certificate number 211444.
  • He died on 26 Dec 1898 at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, in the county jail of alcoholism. He was 54 years, 4 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1898 at Old Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, G. A. R. Section, plot 2, row 4, grave 28.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Lucius Vernon Negus was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Charles Nelson

b. 14 October 1835, d. 12 January 1903
  • Father: Nels Nelson
  • Mother: Inger Andre
  • Company: A
  • Charles Nelson was born on 14 Oct 1835 at Norway, son of Nels Nelson and Inger Andre.
  • Charles Nelson emigrated in 1857 from Norway and was later naturalized.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1863, Charles gave his occupation as tailor.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.
  • John Alfred was an alias he used in the 15th Massachusetts in 1863.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 9 months and 22 days old.
  • On 10 May 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy on this date according to the 1890 Veterans' Enumeration. (The 1870 roster erroneously say transfer to the 20th MVI and has the wrong date.)

  • Starting 20 May 1864, Charles also served in the Navy, having enlisted for 2 years, 2 months and 14 days.
  • He served as a Seaman on the Recg. Ships Princeton and North Carolina, and gunboat the U. S. S. James Adger.
  • He ended his service with the Navy by discharge from the James Adger, as an Ordinary Seaman on 4 May 1866 at New York City, New York.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Jun 1870 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nelson, Charles, 35, tailor, b. Norway
    ---, Neil, 18, apprentice tailor, b. Norway.
  • On 28 Oct 1870 Charles Nelson, 35, married Corinna Bertha Peterson, daughter of Peter Peterson and Ingburg [--?--], at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • (Note: his wife's name changes in different documents, but appears to be the same woman. With the birth of son Edward, she is "Lena." With the son of Nicholas, she is "Bertha.")
  • Charles Nelson and Corinna Bertha Peterson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nelson, Charles, 44, ??? ???, b. Norway
    ---, Chuna (?), 31, wife, b. Norway
    ---, Edward M., 8, son, b. MA
    ---, Nicholas A., 7, son, b. MA.
  • Charles Nelson was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as Charles Nelson having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, also mentioning his Navy service.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 2 Jul 1890, received certificate number 686274.
  • On 11 Oct 1898 his son, Nicholas Alfred Nelson, died at Deer Island Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 24 unmarried.
  • Charles Nelson was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 12 Jun 1900 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 12 Jan 1903 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 67 years, 2 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1903 at Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles Nelson was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2016

Family: Corinna Bertha Peterson b. 1848

  • Edward Morton Nelson b. 7 Nov 1871
  • Nicholas Alfred Nelson b. 29 Dec 1873, d. 11 Oct 1898

Dwight Newbury

b. 11 March 1838, d. 3 December 1863

Dwight Newbury
  • Father: Dayton B. Newbury b. between 1802 - 1803
  • Mother: Elizabeth Foster d. about Jun 1842
  • Company: A
  • Dwight Newbury was born on 11 Mar 1838 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Dayton B. Newbury and Elizabeth Foster.
  • About Jun 1842 his mother, Elizabeth Foster, died.
  • On 15 Sep 1842 Dwight's widowed father, Dayton B. Newbury, remarried to Caroline Perry at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Dwight Newbury was enumerated in the household of Dayton B. Newbury and Caroline Perry in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Dayton B. NEWBURY, 47, farmer, $2500 real estate, b. CT
    Caroline, 43, b. MA (as were all)
    **Dwight, 12,
    Maria, 7
    Sarah EATON, 30 (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Dwight gave his occupation as bookkeeper.
  • In 1861 Dwight was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Apr 1861 Dwight Newbury, 23, married Lydia Alexander, 31, daughter of Medad Alexander and Mehitable James, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 5 Dec 1861 Dwight mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
  • On 9 Apr 1863 Dwight was promoted to Sergeant Major.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Dwight was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant.
  • On 12 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dwight Newbury was mentioned as promoted.
  • On 22 Oct 1863, Dwight was mustered as commissioned officer.
  • On 29 Nov 1863 Dwight was wounded at Robertson's Tavern, Mine Run, Virginia, in his forehead and lower jaw, "a musket ball, entering his right cheek and coming out on the back of his neck - of which he died on or about the 3rd day of December 1863 near Brandy Station Va." (per C. A. Eager.)
  • He died on 3 Dec 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia, as Adjutant of the 15th Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 8 months and 22 days old.
  • One source states: Adjt. Dwight Newbury of the 15th, died from a wound received near the close of 1863. His body was brought home for interment and his funeral, Dec. 11, was largely attended by militia and military men of this section, the city government and many citizens.
  • He was buried on 11 Dec 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dwight Newbury was mentioned as wounded:
    "Among the list of casualties in the Potomac army, on Friday, the 27th, we find the following in the 15th regiment; Adjutant Dwight Newbury, lower jaw fractured; G. Hawley, in arm; A. W. Potter, arm; Capt. L. H. Ellingwood, in head; J. H. Boyd, in hand, and J. E. Shepherd in shoulder."
  • On 16 Dec 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dwight 's funeral was reported as follows: (Volume 92 # 49)
    Military Funeral
    The funeral of adjutant Dwight Newbury of the 15th regiment, was held at Salem st. church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Richardson officiating. the State guards were on with full ranks to do escort duty, and officers and soldiers of the 15th, 51st and other military organizations, were also present in uniform, and with the members of the city government and other citizens followed the remains of the young soldier to Rural Cemetery.
  • On 17 Jan 1864 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dwight was the subject of a memorial resolution issued by the regiment:
    At a recent meeting of this regiment the following resolutions were adopted:
    Resolved, that in the death of our late adjutant Lieut. Dwight Newbury we have lost a brave and heroic officer, a genial and courteous companion, a tried and true friend.
    Resolved, that while we deeply deplore our loss, and cherish with profound respect his memory, we are not unmindful of the fact that what is our loss is our country’s gain, adding another bright name to its list of hero-martyrs, and giving us an example that we may be proud to follow and emulate.
    Resolved, that a copy of these foregoing be forwarded to the friends of the deceased, and also placed on file in the records of the regiment.
  • In 1864 Lydia Alexander received a pension to surviving family member based on Dwight's service; his wife, received certificate number 21369.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Dwight Newbury was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1880, Dwight was included in Marvin's "History of Worcester in the War of Rebellion" as follows:
    Near the close of the year 1863, Adjutant Newbury of the Fifteenth, belonging then to the Army of the Potomac, had his lower jaw fractured. His death took place in a few days, and his remains were brought home for burial. The Spy of December 11 (newspaper), states that the funeral was held at the Salem Street Church, Rev. Mr. Richardson officiating. The State Guard were out with full ranks to do escort duty, and officers and soldiers of the Fifteenth, Twenty-first, and other military organizations, were also present in uniform, and with the members of the city government and other citizens, followed the remains of the young soldier to Rural Cemetery.
  • Lydia Newbury was enumerated as the widow of Dwight Newbury, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lydia, his wife, outlived Dwight and died on 19 Sep 1915 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 86.
  • Lydia Alexander survived Dwight and was buried in Sep 1915 in Rural Cemetery, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband.
  • He and Lydia Alexander had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Lydia Alexander b. 16 Apr 1829, d. 19 Sep 1915