Lyman Nichols

b. 24 January 1839, d. 11 November 1895

Lyman Nichols
  • Father: Edmund Nichols b. 24 Aug 1801, d. 22 Mar 1870
  • Mother: Mary Derby b. 17 Jan 1804, d. 28 Apr 1870
  • Company: B
  • Lyman Nichols was born on 24 Jan 1839 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Edmund Nichols and Mary Derby.
  • Lyman Nichols was enumerated in the household of Edmund Nichols and Mary Derby in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edmund Nichols, 48, farmer, $10,000 property value, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary, 46
    **Francis, 20, farmer
    Caroline, 17
    Lucy, 15
    **Lyman, 12
    George, 9
    Clara, 5
    Charles, 3
    Marcus, 11/12.
  • On 22 Oct 1859 his eldest brother, Augustus E. Nichols, died at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 35 of fever.
  • In 1861 Lyman was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Lyman gave his occupation as engineer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Lyman mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 5 months and 18 days old.
  • Francis Nichols and Frederick Nichols, Lyman Nichols, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. B.
  • George C. Nichols, his brother, mustered into service with Company F, 25th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 7 Oct 1861.
  • Lyman Nichols wrote a letter to Charles Nichols on 28 Oct 1861 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, as follows: (click icon to read.)
  • On 13 Nov 1862 Lyman ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts to reenlist in Battery I of the 1st U. S. Light Artillery.

  • Starting 14 Nov 1862, Lyman also served in the 1st U. S. Light Artillery, Battery I (Regular Army.)
  • He wrote a letter to Clara A. Nichols, his sister, on 16 Jun 1864 from Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as follows.
  • Lyman Nichols ended his service on 12 Jul 1864.
  • On 2 Sep 1864 his future father-in-law, William Tyler Peabody, died at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, at age 45 having served with the 57th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 29 Nov 1866 Lyman Nichols, 27, married Ellen Augusta Peabody, 22, daughter of William Tyler Peabody and Hannah Augusta Howe, at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 May 1867 his brother, George C. Nichols, died at home of diseases from POW camp at age 25 (an unknown value.)
  • Lyman Nichols and Ellen Augusta Peabody were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Aug 1870 at Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, as:
    Nichols, Lyman, 28, book agt. b. MA
    ---, Ellen, 24, b. MA.
  • Lyman Nichols and Francis Nichols were enumerated living nexdoor to one another in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nichols, Francis, 50, dealer in lumber, b. MA
    ---, Sophia C., 45, wife, b. VT
    ---, George C., 21, son, sorks in chair shop, b. MA
    ---, Frank S., 13, son, b. MA
    ---, Edith C., 9, daur, b. MA
    (nextdoor to)
    Nichols, Lyman, 41, frmer, b. MA
    ---, Ellen S., 35, wife, b. MA
    ---, Lilly E., 9, daur, b. IL
    ---. Estella M., 5, daur, b. IL
    ---, Allace E., 4/12, daur, b. IL
    Peabody, Etta G., 27, servant, single, b. MA.
  • On 28 Jun 1883 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Nichols attended the 15th reunion of Company B, Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 29 June 1883
    Veteran Fusiliers' Reunion
    The 15th annual reunion of Co. B (Veteran Fusiliers) 15th Regt., was held at Wachusett Park on Thursday, June 28th. At a few minutes past noon the business meeting was called to order by 1st Lieut. John W. Kimball (the captain being absent); 22 comrades were present when the roll was called by the sergeant. The treasurer reported $5.68 in the treasury. The following list of officers were chosen for the ensuing year: Captain, John W. Kimball; 1st Lieut., William E. Taylor; 2d Lieut., Lyman Nichols; 1st Sergt., clerk and treasurer, Henry A. Spooner. The place of holding the next reunion was left to the discretion of the officers elect.
    Walter A. Eames, John W. Kimball and Henry A. Spooner were appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Comrades Roland E. Bowen and Orlando Wetherbee, who have died since the last reunion. Letters were read from Comrades A. J. Nye of Athol and Charles H. Eager of Boston. Captain Kimball stated that, since the death of AiOsborne, the association has but three honorary members (A. W. Benjamin of Westminster, Harrington Sibley and George H. Boss of Fitchburg)-- and he recommended that those who take an interest in the association and attend the reunions, bemade honorary members. On motion of Walter A. Eames, the recommendation was adopted and the following names were placed on the rolls of the association as honorary members:
    Charles Devens of Worcester, Charles May of Leominster, ---- Bowen of Millbury, Charles T. Bateman of Boston, Walter C. Eames of Belmont, Wilbur Taylor, D. H. Piper and Harry Taylor of Winchendon, Charles Nichols, Marcus M. Nichols and George W. Gibbs of Westminster, Edward F. Kimball, Edward H. Fletcher, S. G. Frost, Cyrus Thurston, Sidney Sibley, F. A. Monroe, Albert McIntire, M. Edwin Day, Fred A. Bruce and Samuel F. Spooner of Fitchburg.
    A bountiful collation was served in the grove and the afternoon was agreeably spent in games, boating and dancing to the music of a violin manipulated by Charles May of Leominster. At about 7 p.m. the festivities of the day were brought to a close by all uniting in singing "Auld Lang Syne."
  • On 12 Jun 1884 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Nichols 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.
  • In Jun 1886 Lyman was living at East Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 12 Apr 1889, and received certificate number 815182.
  • He died on 11 Nov 1895 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 56 years, 9 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in 1895 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Nov 1895 Ellen Augusta Peabody received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Lyman's service; and received certificate number 430750.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Ellen Augusta Peabody in the 1900 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nichols, Ellen, b. July 1844, widow, four of four children living, b. MA
    ---, Alice, daur, b. Jan 1880, single, b. IL
    ---, Stella, daur, b. Nov 1876, single. b. IL, clerk in dry goods store
    ---, Lillie, daur, b. June 1870, single, b. IL, laborer shoe shop
    ---, Edna, daur, b. Dec 1883, single, b. MA.
  • On 16 Oct 1901 Lyman and Ellen's daughter, Alice Ethel Nichols married Ethan Holden Washer at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 18 Feb 1903 Lyman and Ellen's daughter, Estella May Nichols married Forest Wellington Seale at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 29 Jun 1903 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lyman Nichols 's widow attended the 35th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 26 Jun 1907 Lyman and Ellen's daughter, Edna H. Nichols married William J. Wilkins at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen Augusta Peabody b. 11 Jul 1844, d. 27 Mar 1929

  • Lillie E. Nichols b. Jun 1870
  • Estella May Nichols b. Nov 1876
  • Alice Ethel Nichols b. Jan 1880, d. 24 Jun 1932
  • Edna H. Nichols b. 4 Dec 1882

William Harrison Nichols

b. 10 May 1840, d. 6 October 1922
  • Father: Austin Nichols b. 14 Feb 1810, d. 14 Dec 1869
  • Mother: Nancy Walker b. 20 Mar 1811
  • Company: F
  • William Harrison Nichols was born on 10 May 1840 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Austin Nichols and Nancy Walker.
  • William Harrison Nichols was enumerated in the household of Austin Nichols and Nancy Walker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 18 Sep 1850 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Austin NICHOLS, 40, farmer, $1000 real estate value, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Nancy, 39
    Nancy, Jr. 15,
    **William Nichols, 10
    Martha A. Nichols, 5
    Austin L. Nichols, 3
    Mary Nichols, 3/12
    Rice Johnson, 48, shoemaker, b. MA
    Lymann Hodgeman, 56, shoemaker, b. VT.
  • On 28 Feb 1860 William Harrison Nichols, 19, married Amelia Ann Nichols, 20, daughter of Caleb Nichols and Amanda Walker, at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Harrison Nichols was enumerated in the household of Caleb Nichols and Amanda Walker in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Caleb Nichols (his uncle and father-in-law), 43, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Amanda, 44
    **William H., 20, shoemaker
    Amelia, 20 (his wife)
    George H., 16
    Charles A., 10
    Henry L. 5.
  • In 1861 William was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 2 months and 2 days old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and taken prisoner.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Harrison Nichols 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, William H. Nichols was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 8 May 1864 William was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Harrison Nichols was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Harrison Nichols was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1876, and received certificate number 149352.
  • He and Amelia Ann Nichols were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William NICHOLS, 40, b. MA, Occ: Works On Boots
    Amelia, Wife, 40, b. MA
    Carrie, Dau, 15, b. MA
    Annie, Dau, 13, b. MA.
  • On 27 Oct 1883 William and Amelia's daughter, Carrie Estelle Nichols married Charles A. Parsons at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 21 Jul 1888 William and Amelia's daughter, Annie A. Nichols married Allan Z. Mathewson at South Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Harrison Nichols was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F.
  • He and Amelia Ann Nichols were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 20 Apr 1910 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nichols, William H., 69, married 50 years, b. MA
    ---, Amelia A., wife, 70, both of her children are still living, b. MA
    Parsons, Gertrude V., granddaughter, 18, single, b. MA
    ---, Althea A., granddaughter, 14, single, b. MA.
  • On 17 Jan 1915 Amelia Ann Nichols, his wife, died at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 75.
  • William Harrison Nichols was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 5 Jan 1920 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a widower, age 79.
  • He died on 6 Oct 1922 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 4 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1922 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (center section.)
  • Last Edited: 6 May 2016

Family: Amelia Ann Nichols b. 27 Dec 1839, d. 17 Jan 1915

  • Carrie Estelle Nichols b. 17 Apr 1865, d. 1938
  • Annie A. Nichols b. 1867, d. 1927

Charles H. Nickols

b. between 1847 and 1848, d. 2 July 1864
  • Mother: Hannah White b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Company: D
  • Charles H. Nickols was born between 1847 - 1848 at New Hampshire, son of Hannah White.
  • Note: it is unclear if Hannah White is his biological mother. The same two White women appear in 1850 living nextdoor to Banj. and Eleanor Nichols, but there is no sign of Charles. Possible that Hannah is a foster mother.
  • Charles H. Nickols was enumerated in the household of Rachael White in the 1860 US Federal Census on 10 Jul 1860 at Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire, as:
    Rachael White, 80, b. ME
    Hannah White, 45, b. NH
    **Charles H. White, 12 (sic), b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Charles gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Charles was living at Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire, according to Ford's history.

  • On 13 Apr 1864 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1864 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, of disease.
  • On 9 Sep 1864 H. White applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Charles's service; his mother with application number 64311, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Christopher Nolan

b. between 1825 and 1826
  • Company: K
  • Christopher Nolan was born between 1825 - 1826 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Christopher gave his occupation as moulder.
  • In 1862 Christopher was living at Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 Christopher mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  • On 18 Feb 1863 Christopher ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Feb 1863, made application number 11724, but no certificate number is given.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

Luke Nolan

b. 1839, d. 28 August 1873
  • Company: K
  • Luke Nolan was born about in 1839 at Ireland.
  • On 21 Oct 1852 Luke Nolan was included on a passenger list of the President from Liverpool, arriving Boston, Massachusetts, possibly as:
    James Nolan, 48, b. Ireland
    **Luke, 10, b. Ireland.
  • He was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 15 Jun 1860 at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as Luke Nolan, 22, boot bottomer, b. Ireland, living in the home of Mary Donahoe with many other Irish boot bottomers.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Luke gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1861 Luke was living at Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Luke mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years old.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 Luke was wounded at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 15 Jun 1863 Luke ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to Co. B, 14th Regiment V. R. C.

  • He ended his service with the 14th Regiment V. R. C. by mustering out on 15 Jul 1864.
  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jul 1870 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a boarding house as Luke Nolan, 33, works in boot shop, b. Ireland.
  • He died on 28 Aug 1873 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of cancer. He was 34 years old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1873 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 24 Nov 2016

John Moses Norcross

b. 11 January 1824, d. 20 March 1872
  • Father: John Norcross b. 23 Jun 1785
  • Mother: Mary Bigelow b. 22 Aug 1799, d. 14 Sep 1880
  • Company: E
  • John Moses Norcross was born on 11 Jan 1824 at Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Norcross and Mary Bigelow.
  • On 9 Jul 1850 John Moses Norcross, 26, married Eliza Jane Sherman, daughter of Henry Sherman and Abigail Staples, at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Before 1860 Eliza Jane Sherman, his wife, died.
  • John Moses Norcross was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 12 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    J. M. Norcross, 37, miller, b. MA
    Mary, 62, b. MA (his mother)
    Chas. H., 10, (m.) b. NH.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 6 months and 1 day 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, John Moses Norcross 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, John E. Norcross was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 6 Jun 1862 John was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 8 Nov 1862 John was promoted to Sergeant 1st Class.
  • On 27 Jan 1863 John was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John E. Norcross was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Moses Norcross was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 6 Sep 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation for health reasons.

  • He was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Wilkinsonville, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Norcross, Moses, 47, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    in the household of
    Ruggles, Clarence M., 38, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Ann F., 35 (née Marble)
    nextdoor to
    McIntire, Orlando, 36
    two doors away from
    Norcross, Mary, 71, b. MA (his mother)
    in the household of
    Brigham, Elijah, 42, blacksmith, b. MA
    ---, Fanny, 38
    ---, Anna, 16
    (Relationships if any, unknown.)
  • He died on 20 Mar 1872 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 48 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1872 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Jul 1872 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Moses Norcross was reported as deceased at the fifth annual Company E reunion.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Moses Norcross was reported as deceased at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel. Click the icon to read the report.
  • On 4 Feb 1880 John and Eliza's son, Charles H. Norcross married Hettie P. Dudley at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 14 May 2013

Family: Eliza Jane Sherman b. 1827, d. before 1860

  • Charles H. Norcross b. Aug 1850

Henry Jonathan Nourse

b. 1 January 1842, d. 6 June 1890
  • Father: Stedman White Nourse b. 17 Sep 1817, d. 16 May 1896
  • Mother: Elizabeth Piper b. 25 Feb 1811, d. 29 May 1891
  • Company: H
  • Henry Jonathan Nourse was born on 1 Jan 1842 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Stedman White Nourse and Elizabeth Piper.
  • Henry Jonathan Nourse was enumerated in the household of Stedman White Nourse and Elizabeth Piper in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Stedman W. Nourse, 32, farmer, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 39, b. NH
    **Henry J., 8, b. MA
    George A., 5, b. MA
    Albert H., 3, b. MA
    John C., 2, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as machinist.

  • On 25 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 6 months and 24 days old.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "The Public Ledger", Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Henry Jonathan Nourse was listed among the wounded.
  • In May 1863 Henry J. Nourse was court martialed at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, as documented in case number MM-443 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 6 May 1864 his brother, a mechanic from Feltonville, MA, George Alger Nourse, died at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, at age 19 while serving with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. I, having been with that unit only 25 days.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiration of his term of service.

  • On 6 Dec 1865 Henry Jonathan Nourse, 23, married Georgianna Rice, 20, daughter of Levi Rice and Deborah Willard, at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Jonathan Nourse and Georgianna Rice were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he works in a shoe shop.
  • Henry Jonathan Nourse made application for a veteran's pension in Aug 1886, and received certificate number 493226.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He died on 6 Jun 1890 at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, of phthisis. He was 48 years, 5 months and 5 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1890 at Main Street Cemetery, Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Georgianna Rice received a pension to surviving family member based on Henry's service; his wife, received certificate number 297???
  • Georgianna, his wife, outlived Henry and died on 7 Jan 1921 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 75.
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Family: Georgianna Rice b. 12 Jul 1845, d. 7 Jan 1921

  • Willard Stedman Nourse b. 2 Apr 1867, d. 12 Jun 1941
  • Frank Harmon Nourse b. 21 Oct 1874, d. 15 Jun 1934

John Waldo Nourse

b. 18 February 1841, d. 17 July 1917
  • Father: John Nourse b. 1814, d. 14 Oct 1853
  • Mother: Abigail Carter b. 16 Jul 1818, d. 30 May 1892
  • Company: A
  • John Waldo Nourse was born on 18 Feb 1841 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Nourse and Abigail Carter.
  • On 14 Oct 1853 his father, John Nourse, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 John was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as comb maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 4 months and 24 days old.
  • On 1 Aug 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 19 Mar 1870 John Waldo Nourse, 29, married Eliza Vinton Stone, 21, daughter of James D. Stone and Lydia [--?--], at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • John Waldo Nourse and Eliza Vinton Stone were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John W. Nourse, 39, works in comb shop, b. MA
    Eliza G., 32, wife, b. MA
    Maud F., 6, daur, b. MO (sic)
    Horace Coolidge, 24, boarder, works in combshop, b. MA
    Henry Dunkerson, 28, boarder, brick mason, b. MA
    Matilda, 30, boarder, b. MA.
  • John Waldo Nourse made application at Connecticut for a veteran's pension on 11 Aug 1890, and received certificate number 735226.
  • John and Eliza's daughter, Maud Francis Nourse married Edwin J. Russell.
  • John and Eliza's daughter, Ruth Carter Nourse married Charles Linstad.
  • John Waldo Nourse and Eliza Vinton Stone were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 21 Jun 1900 at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, as:
    Nourse, John W., b. Feb 1841, married 30 years, b. MA, laborer, sponge Mfg.
    ---, Eliza B (or V.), b. May 1848, five of eight children living
    ---, Herbert W., son, b. Jan 1886, b. CT
    ---, Mary A., daur, b. Aug 1889, b. CT
    ---, Florence H. C., daur b. Dec 1891, b. CT
    (nextdoor to his daughter and son-in-law:)
    Edwin J Russell, 52, b. Aug 1848, married 6 years, b. MA of MA parents, laborer
    Maud F., 26, b. Feb 1874, both children living, b. Missouri
    Carl E., 16, b. Oct 1885 in Indiana (?)
    Justin W., 6, b. May 1894 in CT.
  • John was living at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • He and Eliza Vinton Stone were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 14 Apr 1910 at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, as:
    Nourse, John W., 69, married first 40 years, b. MA
    ---, Eliza B., wife, 62, five children living
    ---, Herbert W., son, 24, married first 3 years, b. CT
    ---, Lena W., daur-in-law, no children, b. Sweden
    ---, Florence H., daur, 18, b. CT
    Linstad, Harold W., grandson, 8, b. CT (of CT parents)
    ---, Howard M., grandson, 8, b. CT (of CT parents.)
  • On 13 Sep 1913 John and Eliza's daughter, Mary Abbe Nourse married John J. O'Hearn at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Dec 1913 Eliza Vinton Stone, his wife, died at age 65.
  • John Waldo Nourse died on 17 Jul 1917 at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was 76 years, 4 months and 29 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1917 at West Cemetery, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut.
  • Last Edited: 22 Apr 2016

Family: Eliza Vinton Stone b. 23 May 1848, d. 4 Dec 1913

  • Maud Francis Nourse b. 2 Feb 1874
  • Ruth Carter Nourse b. 9 Apr 1881, d. 17 Jun 1932
  • Herbert Warren Nourse b. 17 Jan 1886, d. 1925
  • Mary Abbe Nourse b. 23 Aug 1887
  • Florence Helen Nourse b. 4 Dec 1891

Francis H. Noyes

b. 30 September 1832, d. 22 September 1862
  • Father: Thomas Noyes b. 6 Nov 1803, d. 8 Jul 1868
  • Mother: Mary B. Stone b. 23 Nov 1804, d. 3 Sep 1889
  • Company: D
  • Francis H. Noyes was born on 30 Sep 1832 at Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Noyes and Mary B. Stone.
  • Francis H. Noyes was enumerated in the household of Thomas Noyes and Mary B. Stone in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where Thomas is a carpenter.
  • On 7 Jun 1857 Francis H. Noyes, 24, married Mary C. Richardson, daughter of Asa Streeter and Abigail H. Tracey, at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Francis H. Noyes and Mary C. Streeter were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a sash maker.
  • Francis H. Noyes and George Gustavus Adams Noyes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. D.
  • In 1862 Francis was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Francis gave his occupation as wire roller.

  • On 24 Jul 1862 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 9 months and 24 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Francis was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He died on 22 Sep 1862 at Keedysville, Washington County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 29 years, 11 months and 23 days old.
  • On 3 Nov 1862 Mary C. Streeter received a pension to surviving family member based on Francis's service; his wife, received certificate number 536.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Francis and died on 2 Oct 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He and Mary C. Streeter had no issue.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Francis H. Noyes was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1888 Mary B. Stone applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Francis's service; his mother made application, but it was rejected "on the ground that claimant has no title under existing laws by reason of soldier's service and death, he having left a widow surviving to whom allowance was made as per certificate no. 536" (Note: it is unclear from the file whether his mother eventually received a pension.)
  • Mary, his mother, outlived Francis and died on 3 Sep 1889 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 84.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Francis H. Noyes was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2016

Family: Mary C. Streeter b. 1829, d. 2 Oct 1870

George Gustavus Adams Noyes

b. 3 February 1836, d. 1905
  • Father: Thomas Noyes b. 6 Nov 1803, d. 8 Jul 1868
  • Mother: Mary B. Stone b. 23 Nov 1804, d. 3 Sep 1889
  • Company: D
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes was born on 3 Feb 1836 at Holliston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Noyes and Mary B. Stone.
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes was born in Mar 1847 at Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Thomas Noyes and Mary B. Stone in the 1860 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Thomas Noyes, 66, carpenter, b. MA
    Mary P., 56, b. NH
    **George G., 23, shoemaker, b. MA
    Sarah R. D., 22, b. MA
    Harriet M., 15, b. MA.
  • In 1861 George was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as book-maker per Ford's history, but this appears to be a misprint for "bootmaker."
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes and Francis H. Noyes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. D.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 5 months and 9 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Gustavus Adams Noyes 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, Sgt. George G. Noyes was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Gustavus Adams Noyes was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George Gustavus Adams Noyes was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 22 Sep 1862 his brother, Francis H. Noyes, died at Keedysville, Washington County, Maryland, at age 29 of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 22 Apr 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 26 Sep 1869 George Gustavus Adams Noyes, 33, married Josephine M. Reed, 20, daughter of Joseph Reed and Eliza Burpee, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes and Josephine M. Reed were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at New York City, New York, New York, as:
    Noyes, George E., 38, boarder, married, shoe manufacture, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Josephine, 24, boarder, married, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes and Josephine M. Reed were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1900 at W. 104th Street, Manhattan, New York County, New York, as:
    Noyes, George G., boarder, b. Mch 1847, married 30 years, b. MA (of CT parents), commercial traveller
    ---, Josephine M., boarder, b. July 1849, no children, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • George Gustavus Adams Noyes made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 30 Mar 1905, with application number 1333816, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died in 1905.
  • He was buried in 1905 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec.34.
  • In 1905 Josephine M. Reed received a pension to surviving family member in New York based on George's service; and received certificate number 650718.
  • He and Josephine M. Reed had no issue.
  • George's wife, Josephine M. Reed, died and was buried in 1928 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec.34, with her husband at age 78 years.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Josephine M. Reed b. Jul 1849, d. 1928

Moses Lowis Nutting

b. 18 July 1818, d. 28 August 1878
  • Father: Luther Nutting b. 17 Jan 1794, d. 5 Mar 1873
  • Mother: Ruth Adams b. 14 Jul 1797, d. 25 Sep 1895
  • Company: A
  • Moses Lowis Nutting was born on 18 Jul 1818 at Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Luther Nutting and Ruth Adams.
  • On 23 Dec 1841 Moses Lowis Nutting, 23, married Susan Adelia Carter, 17, daughter of Franklin Carter and Nancy Chase, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Moses Lowis Nutting and Susan Adelia Carter were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 28 Aug 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lewis L. Nutting, 31, comb maker, b. Mason, NH
    Susan E., 25, b. Leominster, MA
    Crosby W., 5, b. Leominster, MA
    Elizabeth K. Longley, 1, b. Leominster, MA.
  • In 1861 Moses was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Moses gave his occupation as comb maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Moses mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 42 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Moses was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Moses was gained from prison at a date not shown.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Moses Lowis Nutting was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Moses Lowis Nutting was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Moses Lowis Nutting was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 10 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Moses Lowis Nutting was listed among the released prisoners brought to this port (Annapolis?) on board the U. S. transport Guide from Newbern, N. C.
  • On 21 Sep 1862 Moses ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability contracted in prison.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1863, and received certificate number 15636.
  • On 4 Jun 1865 Moses and Susan's daughter, Ellen Frances Nutting married James B. Jenkins at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Moses Lowis Nutting was enumerated in the household of Luther Nutting and Ruth Adams in the 1870 US Federal Census on 24 Jun 1870 at Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with his parents.
  • On 30 Nov 1871 Moses and Susan's daughter, Ada Maria Nutting married George V. Chick at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Moses Lowis Nutting died on 28 Aug 1878 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 60 years, 1 month and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1878 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 1 Lot 82.
  • In 1878 Susan Adelia Carter received a pension to surviving family member based on Moses's service; his wife, received certificate number 193304.
  • Moses's wife, Susan Adelia Carter, died and was buried on 22 Nov 1909 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 85 years, 1 month and 29 days.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Susan Adelia Carter b. 24 Sep 1824, d. 20 Nov 1909

  • Ellen Frances Nutting b. 9 Oct 1842, d. 12 Apr 1878
  • Crosby Withington Nutting b. 4 Apr 1846
  • Julia Emma Nutting b. 29 Jun 1848, d. 9 Aug 1850
  • Ada Maria Nutting b. 9 Apr 1853
  • Andrew Franklin Nutting b. 5 Jul 1856

Alpheus Judson Nye

b. 3 February 1831, d. 18 December 1888
  • Father: Hosea Willis Nye b. 9 Nov 1803, d. 14 Aug 1874
  • Mother: Emily Bartlett b. 2 Feb 1808, d. 11 Apr 1892
  • Company: B
  • Alpheus Judson Nye was born on 3 Feb 1831 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Hosea Willis Nye and Emily Bartlett.
  • Alpheus Judson Nye was enumerated in the household of Hosea Willis Nye and Emily Bartlett in the 1850 US Federal Census on 10 Sep 1850 at Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hosea W. Nye, 46, blacksmith, b. VT
    Emely, 42, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Emely A., 20
    **Alpheus J., 19, farmer
    Marshall B., 17, farmer
    Ellen M., 11
    Fredrick, 10
    Franklin, 10
    Mary S., 7
    Charles D., 5
    Abby C., 4
    Henry H., 2
    Lisette F., 1/12.
  • On 12 Apr 1854 Alpheus Judson Nye, 23, married Evelyn Sturtevant, daughter of Howland Sturtevant and Mehitable Taylor, at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 30 Jan 1857 Evelyn Sturtevant, his wife, died.
  • On 1 May 1860 Alpheus Judson Nye, 29, married Julia E. Grover, 19, daughter of John Grover, at Hardwick, 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 1862, Alpheus gave his occupation as mechanic.
  • In 1862 Alpheus was living at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 27 Aug 1862 Alpheus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 6 months and 24 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Alpheus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He and Julia E. Grover were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1870 at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Nye, A. Judson, 38, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Julia E., 29, b. MA
    ---, Albert H., 13, works on farm, b. MA.
  • On 14 Aug 1874 his father, Hosea Willis Nye, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 70.
  • On 11 Apr 1878 Alpheus's son, Albert Howland Nye married Edna Maria Lamb at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alpheus Judson Nye attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application for a veteran's pension, and received certificate number 427074.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 Alpheus Judson Nye wrote a letter read at the reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He died on 18 Dec 1888 at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 57 years, 10 months and 15 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1888 at Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Julia E. Nye received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Alpheus's service; his wife, received certificate number 263276.
  • Julia, his wife, outlived Alpheus and died on 8 Oct 1919 at Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Evelyn Sturtevant b. 1834, d. 30 Jan 1857

  • Albert Howland Nye b. 19 Jan 1857, d. 1933

Family 2: Julia E. Grover b. Oct 1840, d. 8 Oct 1919

Robert O'Brien

b. between 1844 and 1845, d. after June 1864
  • Company: A
  • Robert O'Brien was born between 1844 - 1845 at Of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • In 1864 Robert was living at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Robert gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 30 Apr 1864 Robert mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Robert was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jun 1864 Robert ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G, as "absent prisoner."

  • On 29 Jun 1864, at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia, Robert was confined as a prisoner.
  • At Lynchburg, Virginia, Robert was confined as a prisoner.
  • He died after Jun 1864 at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, as a Prisoner of War at a date not shown.
  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert O'Brien was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

John J. O'Connell

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 27 November 1864
  • Company: H
  • John J. O'Connell was born between 1841 - 1842 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as seaman.
  • In 1863 John was living at an unknown place.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 John was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while in prison.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John J. O'Connell was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 27 Nov 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, as a prisoner of war.
  • He was buried in Nov 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Thomas O'Connor

b. between 1821 and 1822
  • Company: I
  • Thomas O'Connor was born between 1821 - 1822 at Ireland.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Thomas was living at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to the Webster Times.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as spinner.

  • On 10 Jun 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and erroneously presumed dead.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Thomas O'Connor, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas O'Connor 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, Thomas O'Connor was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Thomas O'Connor 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, Thomas O'Connor was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 21 Apr 1862 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge as a paroled prisoner of war.

  • On 4 Jul 1907 Thomas O'Connor 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: 16 Sep 2012