Edward U. Prouty

b. 1830, d. 15 July 1863
  • Father: Isaac Prouty b. about 1779
  • Mother: Elizabeth Hagar b. 20 Mar 1797, d. 20 Jan 1875
  • Company: F
  • Edward U. Prouty was born in 1830 at Leverett, Franklin County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Prouty and Elizabeth Hagar.
  • On 2 Aug 1852 Edward U. Prouty married Elizabeth Peirce, 12, daughter of Franklin Peirce and Asenath Sanderson, at Shutesbury, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward U. Prouty and Elizabeth Peirce were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 27 Jul 1860 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Edward Prouty, 29, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 22
    Edward, 4
    Emma, 2
    Maryett, 6/12.
  • In 1862 Edward was living at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lived on Ragged Hill Road.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Edward gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 7 Feb 1862 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Edward was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • He died on 15 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 33 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward U. Prouty was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 25 Nov 1863 Elizabeth Peirce received a pension to surviving family member based on Edward's service; and received certificate number 17307.
  • On 30 Apr 1866 Edward's widow, Elizabeth Peirce remarried to John N. Smith at Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 22 May 1867 Cyrus Mower made application for a pension as guardian to Edward's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 111669. NOTE: It is unclear if the man who lived in North Brookfield in 1870 is the man in the application or what, if any, relationship he has to the Proutys.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Elizabeth Peirce and John N. Smith in the 1870 US Federal Census on 20 Jul 1870 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Smith, John N., 38, in boot & shoe factory, b. MA (sic)
    ---, Elizabeth, 32
    ---, Maryetta E., 10
    ---, Jennie E., 2
    Pierce, Edward L., 18, in boot and shoe factory.
  • On 12 Nov 1878 Edward and Elizabeth's daughter, Etta E. Prouty married Michael F. Kneeland at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1896, Edward was included in the History of Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Sep 1898 Edward's widow, Elizabeth Peirce remarried to Cyprian J. Bolter at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for both.
  • On 16 Mar 1911, Elizabeth Peirce was returned to the pension rolls at a rate of $12 per month.
  • On 4 Aug 1926 Elizabeth Bolter, his remarried and rewidowed wife, was receiving $50 per month pension.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived Edward and died on 30 Jan 1931 at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 91.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Elizabeth Peirce b. Oct 1839, d. 30 Jan 1931

  • Edward R. Prouty b. 29 Oct 1856
  • Emory Prouty b. 7 Jan 1859, d. 19 Dec 1927
  • Mary Etta Prouty b. 1 Jan 1860, d. 18 Oct 1880

George S. Putnam

b. 23 April 1843, d. 27 November 1865
  • Father: Fayette H. Putnam b. 23 Mar 1818, d. 23 Mar 1857
  • Mother: Lucy Ann Thompson b. between 1822 - 1823, d. 23 Mar 1899
  • Company: D
  • George S. Putnam was born on 23 Apr 1843 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Fayette H. Putnam and Lucy Ann Thompson.
  • George S. Putnam was enumerated in the household of Fayette H. Putnam and Lucy Ann Thompson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Fayette H. Putnam, 32, optician, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    Lucy A., 28
    **Geo. S., 7
    Charles F., 5
    John H. Thompsen, 26, trader
    Charlotte, 24
    Charlotte, Jr., 2.
  • On 23 Mar 1857 his father, Fayette H. Putnam, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 39.
  • George S. Putnam was enumerated in the household of Lucy Ann Thompson in the 1860 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Lucy A. Putnam, 37, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    **George, 17, seaman
    Charles F., 15, clerk
    Edwin, 7
    and 10 boarders.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as sailor.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • On 9 Jan 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the U. S. Navy.

  • Starting 21 Feb 1862, George also served in the the Navy.
  • He ended his service with the Navy on 11 Aug 1863.
  • He died on 27 Nov 1865 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of consumption. He was 22 years, 7 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1865 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his father.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

George T. D. Putnam

b. 22 November 1840, d. 1 April 1881
  • Father: Abraham Putnam b. 13 Apr 1802, d. 9 Apr 1876
  • Mother: Clarissa Greeley b. 3 Nov 1808
  • Company: C
  • George T. D. Putnam was born on 22 Nov 1840 at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Abraham Putnam and Clarissa Greeley.
  • George T. D. Putnam was enumerated in the household of Abraham Putnam and Clarissa Greeley in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Aug 1850 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abraham Putnam, 47, bobbin maker, b. VT
    Clarissa G., 43, b. NH (as were all the children)
    Mary R., 11
    **George T. D., 9
    Lucy A., 7
    Abraham, 5
    Clara S., 3
    Joseph T., 1
    Willard R., 19.
  • In 1861 George was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as merchant.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 22 days old.
  • On 10 Feb 1862 He became Regimental Bugler.
  • On 17 Dec 1862 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • Starting 6 Jul 1864, George also served in the as a musician in Co. I, 60th Massachusetts regiment.
  • On 6 Jul 1864, Abram B. Putnam, his brother, was enlisted with George as a musician in Co. I, 60th Massachusetts regiment, mustering out at the same time at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  • George T. D. Putnam ended his service with the 60th Massachusetts regiment on 30 Nov 1864 at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
  • On 6 Feb 1866 George T. D. Putnam, 25, married Laura S. Carleton, 21, daughter of Hiram Carleton and Abigail Williams, at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  • George T. D. Putnam and Laura S. Carleton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1870 at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, as:
    Putnam, George F. (?), 29, shoemaker, b. NH
    ---, Laura S., 26, b. NH.
  • George T. D. Putnam was enumerated in the household of Hiram Carleton and Abigail Williams in the 1880 US Federal Census on on 14 Jun 1880 at at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, with his parents-in-law as:
    Putnam, George T. D., 40, son-in-law, b. N.H.
    ---, Laura S., 36, daughter, seamstress, b. NH.
  • George T. D. Putnam died on 1 Apr 1881 at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was 40 years, 4 months and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1881 at Maplewood Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1889 Laura S. Carleton received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on George's service; and received certificate number 363487.
  • Laura S. Carleton was enumerated as the widow of George T. D. Putnam, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
  • In 1896, George was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Last Edited: 10 Oct 2016

Family: Laura S. Carleton b. 18 May 1844, d. 18 Mar 1902

Henry Augustus Putnam

b. 22 December 1836, d. 15 July 1916
  • Father: Luke Putnam b. between 1801 - 1802
  • Mother: Rebecca J. Hale b. between 1811 - 1812
  • Company: C
  • Henry Augustus Putnam was born on 22 Dec 1836 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Luke Putnam and Rebecca J. Hale.
  • Henry Augustus Putnam was enumerated in the household of Luke Putnam and Rebecca J. Hale in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Harvard P. O., Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Luke Putnam, 58, pattern maker, b. NH
    Rebecca J., 48, b. NH
    **Henry A., 23, machinist, b. NH
    Mary J. Crosby, 24, millener, b. NH.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as mechanic.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 6 months and 20 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Henry was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Putnam 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, Henry A. Putnam was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, A. J. Putnam 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 2 Nov 1862 Henry and Joseph Richardson Houghton, and James O. Howard mustered out of the 15th Massachusetts to reenlist in Battery I of the 1st U. S. Light Artillery, Rickett's Battery, with friends, according to the History of Clinton, Massachusetts.
  • Starting Nov 1862, Henry also served in the the 1st U. S. Light Artillery, Bat. I.
  • On 22 Jul 1864 Henry Augustus Putnam, 27, married Augusta E. Shepard, 26, daughter of Roland Mills Shepard and Sylvia Moody, at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Augustus Putnam and Augusta E. Shepard were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a Machinist.
  • On 1 Nov 1884 Henry's son, Ernest M. Putnam married Carrie M. Olcott at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. (Note: the fathers of both bride and groom had served in the 15th Massachusetts.)
  • Henry Augustus Putnam was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C.
  • On 25 Jun 1895 Henry and Augusta's daughter, Armenelle S. "Nellie" Putnam married Frank G. Fox at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Augustus Putnam was mentioned when Frank Edward Houghton was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" as follows:
    Frank E. Houghton, who had been transferred to Rickett's Battery, U. S. A., was killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24th, and it should here be noted that Rickett's Battery, to which he and his two comrades (Henry A. Putnam, p. 639, and James O. Howard, p. 641) of the Fifteenth had been transferred, had been continually with the Army of the Potomac and had participated in it's battles.
    in 1896.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry A. Putnam attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 23 Mar 1904, and received certificate number 1089252.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry Augustus Putnam attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He died on 15 Jul 1916 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 79 years, 6 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1916 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Aug 1916 Augusta E. Shepard applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Henry's service; his wife, with application number 1070340, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 28 Apr 2017

Family: Augusta E. Shepard b. 5 Mar 1838, d. 4 Mar 1917

  • Ernest M. Putnam b. 9 Jan 1865
  • Armenelle S. "Nellie" Putnam b. 16 May 1867

Nathaniel C. Putnam

b. 29 January 1841, d. 10 October 1862
  • Father: John Milton Putnam b. 28 May 1814, d. 30 Sep 1900
  • Mother: Harty Cranston Mason b. 29 Apr 1817, d. 2 Aug 1900
  • Company: H
  • Nathaniel C. Putnam was born on 29 Jan 1841 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Milton Putnam and Harty Cranston Mason.
  • Nathaniel C. Putnam was enumerated in the household of John Milton Putnam and Harty Cranston Mason in the 1850 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1850 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John M. Putnam, 34, shoemaker, b. MA
    Harty C., 33, b. RI
    Martha A., 14, b. MA
    Sabrina C., 13, b. MA
    John M., 11, b. MA
    **Nathaniel C., 10, b. MA
    Harty C., 6, b. MA
    Mason, 1, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Nathaniel gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Nathaniel was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Nathaniel C. Putnam and William Henry Williams, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry but Nathaniel would not live to see the marriage.

  • On 24 Jul 1861 Nathaniel mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 25 days old.
  • He died on 10 Oct 1862 at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, of disease. He was 21 years, 8 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in 1862 at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, apparantly.
  • He was memorialized at Douglas Center Cemetery, Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the family plot.
  • On 18 Apr 1863 Nathaniel's sister, Harty Cranston Putnam, married William Henry Williams at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1879 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathaniel was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Feb 1879 Harty Cranston Mason received a pension to surviving family member based on Nathaniel's service; his mother, received certificate number 186643.
  • Last Edited: 13 Mar 2017

James Quinn

b. 1839, d. 29 July 1864
  • Company: H
  • James Quinn was born about in 1839 at Albany, Albany County, New York.
  • He was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 18 Jul 1850 at Albany, Albany County, New York, possibly as:
    William Quinn, 31, cooper, b. Ireland
    Ellen, 31, b. NY (as were the children)
    Margaret, 12
    **James, 11
    Thomas, 9
    Martha, 6
    Wm., 3
    (Note: the age and birth place match here, but I cannot find this family in 1860. This is a very tentative identification. )
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as carriage-trimmer.
  • In 1863 James was living at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

  • On 30 Jul 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a draftee, being credited to the quota of Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 James was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while a POW.

  • He died on 29 Jul 1864 at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, of disease as a prisoner of war. He was 25 years old.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia.
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2016

Lot J. Randall

b. 28 November 1842, d. 9 February 1912
  • Father: Jacob Randall b. between 1819 - 1820
  • Mother: Sally [--?--]
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Lot J. Randall was born on 28 Nov 1842 at Brooks, Waldo County, Maine, son of Jacob Randall and Sally [--?--].
  • Lot J. Randall was enumerated in the household of Jacob Randall and Sally [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census on 18 Jun 1860 at China, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Jacob S. Randall, 40, farmer, b. ME (as were all)
    Sally, 40
    **Lot, 18, farm labor
    Delinda, 14
    Emily, 9
    Jacob, 6
    Marsha, 4
    Henry, 2
    Isaiah, 10, domestic.
  • In 1862 Lot was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Lot gave his occupation as Farmer.

  • On 7 Nov 1862 Lot J. Randall mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 19 years, 11 months and 10 days old.
  • On 16 Feb 1864 Lot reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 Lot ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters by transfer.

  • Starting 21 Oct 1864, Lot also served in the 19th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company K.
  • On 17 Mar 1868 Lot J. Randall, 25, married Nellie M. Dutton, 18, daughter of Coffran Dutton and Harriet Crossman, at China, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • Lot J. Randall and Nellie M. Dutton were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1870 at China, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Randall, Lot, 26, bricklayer, b. ME
    ---, Nellie, 19, b. ME
    ---, Edward, 7, b. ME.
  • Lot J. Randall made application for a veteran's pension on 18 Mar 1879, and received certificate number 308083.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • He and Nellie M. Dutton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 18 Jun 1900 at China, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Randall, Lott, b. Apr 1845, 55, married 28 years, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Nellie, wife, b. Jan, 1851, both children living
    ---, Charles, son b. Feb 1874.
  • Lot J. Randall was enumerated in the household of Charles H. Randall in the 1910 US Federal Census on 4 May 1910 at China, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Randall, Charles H., head, 35, married once for 3 years, b. ME (of ME parents)
    ---, Frances, wife, 43, two children living, b. ME
    ---, Charles, son, 18/12, b. ME
    ---, Lilah, daur, 2/12, b. ME
    **---, Lot J., father, 67, married once 42 years, b. ME
    ---, Nellie M., mother, 60, two children living, b. ME
    Gallager, Nellie Hind girl, 38, single, b. ME.
  • Lot J. Randall died on 9 Feb 1912 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 69 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
  • He was buried on 12 Feb 1912 at China Neck Cemetery, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • On 14 Mar 1912 Nellie M. Dutton received a pension to surviving family member in Maine based on Lot's service; his wife received certificate number 740935.
  • Lot's wife, Nellie M. Dutton, died and was buried in Jan 1939 at Friends Cemetery, West Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, at age 88 years and 11 months.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2016

Family: Nellie M. Dutton b. 8 Jan 1850, d. 23 Jan 1939

  • Edward Randall b. Aug 1861
  • Charles H. Randall b. 18 Jun 1874

Charles Raphael

b. August 1841
  • Company: H
  • Charles Raphael was born in Aug 1841 at Prussia, (Germany), according to the 1900 census.
  • He emigrated in 1858 from Prussia, (Germany).
  • Between 1862 - 1863 Charles Raphael married Hannah Kutz.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as tinsmith.
  • In 1863 Charles was living "Poland, MA" per the MASSCW.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at Prussia, (Germany).

  • On 31 Jul 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years and 11 months old.
  • On 12 May 1864 Charles was wounded according to Ford's history.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry per the 1870 roster.

  • He ended his service according to his statement in the 1890 Veterans' Enumeration on 14 Sep 1865.
  • He and Hannah Kutz were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Raphard (sic), Charles, 30, tinsmith, b. Preussia
    ---, Hannah, 32, b. Bavaria
    ---, Sophia, 1, b. NY
    ---, Samuel, 4, b. NY
    ---, George, 3, b. NY
    ---, Benjamin, 7, b. NY.
  • Charles Raphael and Hannah Kutz were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, with six of their children, and he works in a tin shop.
  • Charles Raphael was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • He made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 11 Jul 1890, with application number 797467, citing his service in the 15th Mass. and the 25th Mass. However no certificate number is noted on the index.
  • He and Hannah Kutz were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1900 at Leonard Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Raphel, Charles, b. Aug 1841, married 37 years, b. Germany, emmig 1858
    ---, Hannah, wife, b. July 1844, five of her seven children are still living, b. Germany, emmig 1859
    ---, Benjamin, son, b. Nov 1864, single, b. NY, insurance agent
    ---, Mark, son, b. Feb 1875, single, b. NY, shirt cutter.
  • Last Edited: 29 Mar 2013

Family: Hannah Kutz b. Jul 1844

  • Benjamin Raphel b. Nov 1864
  • Samuel Raphel b. between 1865 - 1866
  • George Raphel b. between 1866 - 1867
  • Sophia Raphel b. between 1868 - 1869
  • Bertha Raphael b. 26 Feb 1869
  • Mary Raphel b. between 1871 - 1872
  • Max Raphael b. 16 Feb 1874

Patrick Ratigan

b. between 1836 and 1837, d. 1879
  • Father: William Ratigan
  • Company: D
  • Patrick Ratigan was also known as Patrick Rattigan in the MASSCW.
  • He was born between 1836 - 1837 at Ireland, son of William Ratigan.
  • On 6 Jun 1859 Patrick Ratigan married Mariah Kenney, daughter of Kerns Kenney, at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Patrick gave his occupation as laborer.

  • On 25 Jan 1862 Patrick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Patrick was noted as a deserter at an unspecified date, according to the MASSCW.
  • On 28 Aug 1862, Patrick was enlisted in the 51st Massachusetts Infantry.
  • On 20 Nov 1862 Patrick was transferred from He was transferred back to the 15th Massachusetts. to.
  • On 8 Feb 1864, Patrick was reenlisted for a bounty of $325.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He and Mariah Kenney were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ratigan, Patrick, 30, works in boot shop, b. Ireland
    ---, Maria, 30, b. Ireland
    ---, Kearney, 11, b. MA
    ---, Willis, 4
    ---, Brien, 2.
  • Patrick Ratigan died in 1879.
  • On 23 Jun 1879 Mariah Kenney applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on Patrick's service; with application number 247482 for service in the 15th Massachusetts, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2012

Family: Mariah Kenney b. between 1839 - 1840

  • Kearney Ratigan b. between 1858 - 1859, d. 6 Jun 1892
  • Willie Ratigan b. between 1865 - 1866
  • Brien Ratigan b. between 1867 - 1868

Adoniram Judson Rawson

b. 6 February 1844, d. 29 October 1932
  • Father: Jasper Rawson b. 1822, d. 31 Aug 1903
  • Mother: Nancy Burdon b. 1821
  • Company: D
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson was born on 6 Feb 1844 at East Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jasper Rawson and Nancy Burdon.
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson was enumerated in the household of Jasper Rawson in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jasper Rawson, 28, shoemaker
    Mrs. Rawson, 29
    Adoniram G Rawson, 6
    Otis Rawson, 0
    Asa Rawson, 75
    Edward Lambert, 16.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adoniram gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Adoniram mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years, 5 months and 6 days old.
  • On 28 Oct 1862 Adoniram ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jan 1868, and received certificate number 857794.
  • On 10 Dec 1872 Adoniram Judson Rawson, 28, married Anna D. Marriner, daughter of William H. Marriner and Mary F. Thorne, at Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine.
  • In 1879 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, He is included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson and Anna D. Marriner were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    A. J. RAWSON, 36, b. MA, Occ: Shoe Making, Fa: MA, Mo: MA
    Annie M., Wife, 36,b. ME, Occ: Keeping House, Fa: ME, Mo: VT
    Nellie M., Dau, 6, b. MA
    Jasper, Son, 3, b. CHICAGO IL.
  • He also lived in New Orleans and Orange County Florida during his life.
  • On 14 Aug 1895 Anna D. Rawson, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Jun 1896 Adoniram and Anna's daughter, Nancy Mary Rawson married John Francis Vincent Clayton Crawshaw at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 16 Mar 1898 Adoniram Judson Rawson, 54, married Alda Felton, 52, daughter of Samuel Carter Mower and Joanna Hurd Pike, at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the widow of Edgar Lambert Felton who had served in the 21st and 56th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson and Alda Mower were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rawson, Adoniram J., b. Feb 1844, 56, married two years, b. MA, grocer
    ---, Alda F., wife, b. Oct 1845, one of two children still living, b. MA (fat b. MA, mor b. ME.)
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson and Alda Mower were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 18 Apr 1910 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adonisan J Rawson, 66, married, minister second for 12 years,
    Alda F., 64, one of two children living
    Gertie L Smith, 38, boarder, single, b. VT.
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson and Alda Mower were enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 12 Jan 1920 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adoniram J Rawson, 75, b. MA, evangelist church
    Alda F., 74, b. MA, evangelist church
    Ida B Lawrence, 63, boarder, b. ME, widow.
  • On 5 Aug 1923 his son, Jasper Rawson, died.
  • Adoniram Judson Rawson died on 29 Oct 1932 at Montreal, Canada. He was 88 years, 8 months and 23 days old.
  • He was buried in 1932 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Nov 1932 Alda Mower received a pension to surviving family member in Pennsylvania based on Adoniram's service; and received certificate number A-2-4-33 (state is difficult to read.)
  • Alda outlived Adoniram and died on 3 Oct 1933 at Quebec, Canada, at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jun 2016

Family 1: Anna D. Marriner b. 1844, d. 14 Aug 1895

  • Nancy Mary Rawson b. 20 Sep 1873, d. 23 Mar 1955
  • Jasper Rawson b. 1876, d. 5 Aug 1923

Family 2: Alda Mower b. 20 Oct 1845, d. 3 Oct 1933

James Ray

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 15 May 1864
  • Company: H
  • James Ray was born between 1838 - 1839 at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 James was living at Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 James was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.
  • He died on 15 May 1864 of wounds.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James Ray was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 He shows as being transferred to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, while absent wounded, however this appears to be a clerical error.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

George O. Raymond

b. 1830, d. 22 July 1863
  • Father: Orin Raymond b. 28 Jun 1798, d. 19 Sep 1882
  • Mother: Betsey Freeman b. 9 Nov 1806, d. 8 Feb 1868
  • Company: C
  • George O. Raymond was born in 1830 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman.
  • George O. Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin RAYMOND, 52, m, operative, 2500, b. CT
    Betsey, 44, f, b. CT,
    Mary A., 22, f, b. CT,
    **George, 20, m, b. CT
    Caroline, 17, f, b. MA
    **John, 15, m, b. MA
    **Rufus, 14, m, b. MA
    Sarah, 9, f, b. MA
    **Hiram, 6, m, b. MA.
  • On 31 Dec 1851 George O. Raymond married Emily Bixby, 18, daughter of Nathan Bixby and Polly Bates, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • George O. Raymond and Emily Bixby were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 11 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Geo. O. Raymond, 30, shoemaker, b. MA
    Emily, 27, b. CT
    Mary Ellen, 7, b. MA
    Frederick, 5, b. MA
    Arthur, 3, b. MA.
  • George O. Raymond and Rufus Franklin Raymond, and John F. Raymond and Hiram Jefferson Raymond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. All returned but George.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 George was living at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 8 Aug 1862 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 32 years old.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George O. Raymond was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 George was wounded on the hip.
  • He died on 22 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 33 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George O. Raymond was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • In A Vast Sea of Misery:A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863-November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, 1988, Thomas Publications, the following is found:
    Pvt. George O. Raymond, Company C, wounded July 2 or 3, died July 22, buried on the Schwartz Farm near Rock Creek under a walnut tree, age 32. (Note: as per the following, he was later reinterred in Webster.)
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Aug 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George was mentioned:
    A Tribute
    At a special meeting of the members of Webster Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, held at their Hall on Thursday evening, July 30, the following resolutions were passed:
    Whereas, The fate of war has removed from earth George O. Raymond, late Senior Warden of Webster Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, therefore
    Resolved, That a noble man has fallen in a noble cause, that this Lodge has lost a worthy member, his family a kind husband and father, and our country a brave soldier and unselfish patriot.
    Resolved, That we will cherish his memory and seek to emulate his virtues.
    Resolved, That to his family and relatives we extend our kindest sympathy in their bereavement.
    Resolved, That to our brothers, the members of the Good Samaritan Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, at Gettysburg, Penn., we tender our thanks for the kind aid extended to his wife in removing the body of her husband from the battlefield to his home for burial.
    Hiram Allen, W. M.
    Wm. H. Mansfield, Sec’y.
  • An obituary for George O. Raymond was published on 1 Aug 1863 at "The Webster Weekley Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: Volume 5 # 21:
    Funeral of Another VolunteerGeorge O. Raymond, of this town, a member of Company I, 15th massachusetts Regiment, died in one of the hospitals in Gettysburg, on Wednesday, July 22, of wounds received in the late battle of Gettyburg. Intelligence of the serious character of his wound was received here Wednesday, and the same evening his wife and a brother took the steamboat train with the hope of reaching him while yet living and ministering to his comfort.They arrived in Gettysburg only to find him dead. Measures were taken to bring the remains to this place, which was accomplished on Tuesday last. Funeral excercises were held on Wednesday at the Congregational Church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Fish, and by rev. T.W. Lewis of Laurel st. Church of Worcester.


    The remains were intered with masonic ceremonies, the desceased being a member of that fraternity in this place, members of the lodges in Worcester and Oxford were in attendance. At about 2 o’clock the body was taken from the tomb, and at the same time aprocession was forming undre the marshalship of Solomon Shimway, in front of the Masonic Hall, which at the strocke of the bell moved in the following order to the church:

    Military Guard of Honor

    Pall Bearers Remains Pall bearers

    Masonic Fraternity

    Relatives

    Members of Fire Company

    Citizens
    The escort consisted of lieut Joy’s company in uniforms, and the fire company (of which the deceased was a member), in citizens dress. At the church a very impressive funeral discource was delivered, which embraced also a review of the military services of the deceased, and a fitting tribute of respect to his memory. At the close of exercises at the church , the procession re-formed and proceded to the East Village Cemetery, where the remains were committed to the earth. The Masonic services here were conducted by Rev. Mr. Lewis in all solemnity of thr ritual of the Order.
    At the close the procession returned to this village, the mourning friends to their homes, the masons and escort to Masonic hall. During the day the flag over Engine Hall was suspended at half mast, and during the movement of the procession the church bell was tolled. A large number of citizens joined in the services of the occasion, which would doubtless have materially increased but for the inclement weather of the morning. The entire proceedings were conducted with eminent order and propriety, befitting the funeral obsequies of an upright man, a good citizen, a true patriot and soldier.
    Mr. Raymond joined the 15th Regiment about a year ago, passed safely through several engagements, was with company I at Gettysburg, where he received the wound which caused his death. He was highly esteemed as a citizen by our people and as a soldier by his comrades in arms.


    In recording this death the fact is brought again to notice, that of our town’s original pioneer company in this war but a small minority now remain. Many of the brave boys have fallen in the baptisms of fire through which the company have been called to pass; others have returned crippled in form and feeble in health; while a few only remain stalwart men, still doing battle for the cause in which their comrades fell.
    Webster has a long list of marytred sons, whose memory (is) to cherish. The names of (Lucius H.) Briggs, (Edwin L.) Parmenter, (Frank S.) Corbin, (William Franklyn) Converse, (Moses) Wood, (Albert H.) Snow, Raymond, (Abram) Sargent, (Alfred) Tourtellotte, (Henry L.) Amidon, (Joseph) Holland, and a score of others whose names do not at this moment occur to us, are treasured up, and will in good time be sculpted upon enduring marble, to tell future generations their noble sacrifices of life in a holy cause, and the appreciative gratitude of the town wich sent them forth.

  • On 12 Sep 1863 Emily Bixby received a pension to surviving family member based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 26692.
  • On 10 Oct 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, a note of thanks from the family was published:(Volume 5 #31)
    SPECIAL NOTICE
    A CARD

    The family and relatives of George O. Raymond, who died from the effects of a wound received in the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, would return thanks to the Masonic Lodge of Webster, for the sympathy they have hitherto expressed for his family, and the assistance and pecuniary aid they have rendered them in the disinterment and removal of his remains from that bloody field, where he sacrificed his life, to his home and friends.
    EMILY RAYMOND
    ORRIN RAYMOND
    Webster, Oct.7, 1863.
  • On 20 Dec 1864 George's widow, Emily Bixby remarried to George A. Jacobs at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 20 Mar 1865 George A. Jacobs made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 68885.
  • Betsey, his mother, outlived George and died on 8 Feb 1868 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 61.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George A. Jacobs and Emily Bixby in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Jacobs, George A., 42, real estate agent, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Emily, 37
    ---, Elmer S., 14
    ---, Jillian R., 3
    ---, Jennie M., 8/12
    Raymond, Mary E., 17, works in woolen mill
    ---, Frederic B., 15, works in woolen mill
    ---, Arthur F., 13, works in woolen mill.
  • On 26 Jul 1871 George and Emily's daughter, Mary Ellen Raymond married Charles A. Harris at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1890 George O. Raymond was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 George O. Raymond 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.
  • Emily, his widow, outlived George and died on 4 Aug 1913 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Emily Bixby on 7 Aug 1913 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Emily Bixby, widow of George A. Jacobs, died Monday forenoon at her home, 63 School street, after a long illness of cancer, aged 80 years, 6 months and 3 days. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Thompson, Ct., the youngest child of Nathan and Mary (Bates) Bixby. In 1851 she was married to George O. Raymond, who died at the battle of Gettysburg. two years later she married George A. Jacobs. Two sons and daughters survive, Frederick S. Raymond Arthur F. Raymond, Mrs. Mary F Walker and Mrs. Winfield S. Goulding and seven great grandchildren also survive. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Levira Joslin.
    The funeral was held yesterday after noon at 2 o’clock from the home. Rev. E. S. Prebble of Charlton, formerly pastor of the Universalist church in Webster, officiated at the service. The bearers were Frederick S. Raymond, Winfield S. Goulding, Arthur F. Raymond Jr., and Frank A. Raymond. Burial was in East Village cemetery in charge of undertaker Elmer J. Colburn.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Family: Emily Bixby b. 1 Feb 1833, d. 4 Aug 1913

  • Mary Ellen Raymond b. 24 Jun 1853
  • Frederick S. Raymond b. 21 Apr 1855
  • Arthur Franklin Raymond b. 11 May 1857

Hiram Jefferson Raymond

b. 8 November 1843, d. 9 February 1916

Hiram J. Raymond
  • Father: Orin Raymond b. 28 Jun 1798, d. 19 Sep 1882
  • Mother: Betsey Freeman b. 9 Nov 1806, d. 8 Feb 1868
  • Company: I
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond was born on 8 Nov 1843 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman.
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin RAYMOND, 52, m, operative, 2500, b. CT
    Betsey, 44, f, b. CT,
    Mary A., 22, f, b. CT,
    **George, 20, m, b. CT
    Caroline, 17, f, b. MA
    **John, 15, m, b. MA
    **Rufus, 14, m, b. MA
    Sarah, 9, f, b. MA
    **Hiram, 6, m, b. MA.
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1860 US Federal Census on 16 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin Raymond, 62, farmer, b. CT
    Betsey, 54, b. CT
    John, 26, carpenter, b. MA
    Rufus, 24, carpenter, b. MA
    Sarah, 19, b. MA
    **Hiram J., 16, shoemaker
    Sarah, 21, b. England (John's wife.)
  • In 1861 Hiram was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Hiram gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 20 May 1861 Hiram mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years, 6 months and 12 days old.
  • George O. Raymond and Rufus Franklin Raymond, Hiram Jefferson Raymond, and John F. Raymond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. All returned but George.
  • John Floyd Maley wrote a letter to The Webster Times, listing his fellow prisoners, on 27 Oct 1861 from Richmond, Virginia, mentioning Hiram Jefferson Raymond, as follows.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram Jefferson Raymond 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, Hiram Jefferson Raymond was listed as a Company I casualty of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 Hiram Jefferson Raymond 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, Hiram J. Raymond was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Hiram Jefferson Raymond 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 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 11 Dec 1862 Hiram ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 22 Jul 1863 his brother, George O. Raymond, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • A family story recounts the following: Hiram was a hospital orderly in Washington D.C. in April of 1865. He had a theater ticket for a show, but rain or the threat of rain put him off, and he gave the ticket to his roommate. The roommate returned later that evening and reported that President Lincoln had been shot at the performance.
  • On 8 Feb 1868 his mother, Betsey Freeman, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 61.
  • On 10 Nov 1869 Hiram, John and Rufus's widowed father, Orin Raymond, remarried to Susan Davis at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 13 May 1870 Hiram joined Nathaniel Lyon Post, G. A. R.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Rufus Franklin Raymond and Tirzah Ophelia Converse in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Raymond, Rufus, 34, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Tirzah, 31, b. NY
    ---, George, 6, b. MA
    ---, Hiram, 26, works in shoe factory, b. MA.
  • On 14 Jul 1870 Hiram Jefferson Raymond, 26, married Elizebeth A. Hill, daughter of John Hill and Julia A. Robinson, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Susan Davis in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orin Raymond, 82
    Susan Raymond, 70
    Hiram J. Raymond, 37
    Elizebeth A. Raymond, 30
    Bessie W. Raymond, 7
    Maud E. Raymond, 3.
  • In 1886 Hiram was living at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Hiram Jefferson Raymond took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 29 Apr 1887, and received certificate number 943254.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. I.
  • On 13 Sep 1899 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram Jefferson Raymond was mentioned as one of the surviving members of the old Slater Guard in Webster and Dudley.
  • On 12 Oct 1899 Elizebeth A. Hill, his wife, died at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary of Elizebeth A. Hill on 13 Oct 1899 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    Mrs. Elizabeth A., wife of Hiram J. Raymond died Tuesday night, aged 49 years. She leaves two daughters, Bessie and Maude. The deceased has been a patient sufferer for many years. She passed and lived through a remarkable operation about nine years ago. She had what was termed a floating kidney. The only chance of saving her life was to have an operation performed, and she willingly submitted. A portion of her back was cut open, and the right kidney removed. It was fastened securely in the little bag nature made to hold it, and the kidney was again inserted and sewed up in the body. It was a remarkable operation, and at the time had much attention from medical men.
    The troublesome kidney remained in its position one year, and then broke loose again. A second operation, precisely the same as the first, was performed six years ago. In 1895 the right kidney became dislodged from its position for the third time, and one more the courageous woman went to the hospital. The physicians gave up hope; but decided to remove the right kidney permanently. it was taken out, and ever since then the deceased lived with one kidney to perform the work of nature. She gradually lost flesh, and at her death did not weigh 50 pounds.
    The funeral took place Thursday at 2 P. M., from her late home, there being a large gathering of neighbors and friends. Rev. N. I. Jones of the Congregational Church officiated, and the bearers were neighbors and friends—Albert Gould, F. A. Putnam, Wm. Gateman and Albert Pratt. The deceased was a member of the Webster Baptist Church.
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, enumerated as a "widower" with his mother-in-law named EDMUNDS; needs substantiation.
  • On 21 Oct 1901 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Hiram J. Raymond attended the 35th annual regimental reunion, which was reported the following day in the Worcester Daily Spy.
  • On 21 Oct 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram Jefferson Raymond attended 36th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment Association.
  • On 25 Jun 1903 Hiram Jefferson Raymond, 59, married Myra E. Iverson, 32, daughter of Henry L. Dorous and Emma I. Shelly, at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, in a second marriage for both.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram J. Raymond attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 20 Feb 1904 Hiram and Elizebeth's daughter, Bessie O. Raymond married Frank W. Bateman at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • In 1906 Hiram was living at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Hiram Jefferson Raymond attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram Jefferson Raymond attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Hiram Jefferson Raymond was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • On 28 Feb 1910 Hiram Jefferson Raymond was mentioned in the obituary of Henry Groh, as a bearer, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hiram Jefferson Raymond and Myra E. Dorous were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1910 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram J. Raymond attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 4 Jul 1912 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram Jefferson Raymond attended the 45th annual reunion of the Companies E and I Association of the 15th Regiment.
  • On 13 Nov 1913 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hiram was the subject of an article on the occasion of his 71st birthday.
  • He died on 9 Feb 1916 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 72 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • An obituary for Hiram Jefferson Raymond was published on 10 Feb 1916 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Fall on Ice Proves Fatal
    Hiram J. Raymond Dies at Home on Oxford Ave., Wednesday
    Hiram Jefferson Raymond, veteran, tax collector of Dudley, Grand Army man, and one of the most widely known citizens of Webster and Dudley, died at his home, 40 Oxford Avenue, Wednesday morning from the effects of a fall on Chase Avenue Sunday night. The accident occurred while in the best of health, and his sudden death came as a shock to the people of the community.
    Last Sunday night, between 11 and 12 o’clock, he was found on Chase Avenue in a dazed condition from the effects of a fall on an ice covered curbstone. He was assisted to his home and Dr. Joseph O. Genereux summoned. An examination showed an injury to the spinal column, which caused paralysis to his limbs. His mind remained clear and he realized the seriousness of his injury. His condition grew gradually worse, and death came at 7:45 o’clock Wednesday morning.
    Mr. Raymond was widely known through his serving for many years in the office of tax collector, constable, and several terms as assessor and selectman. He numbered his friends by the hundreds, and everyone always had a word of praise for Hiram, as he was familiarly known. For years he has served the town faithfully and honestly and Hiram went hand in hand. As a tax collector he made friends where most men would loose them, and still the duties of that exacting office never suffered by his methods. His collections were always well up, and only last week his report was submitted for his work of the past year.
    Mr. Raymond saw long and hard service in the defence of his country. He enlisted from Webster May 20, 1861, in Company I, 15th Massachusetts Infantry. He was discharged Aug.8, 1864, on expiration of term of service. In May 1864, he was transferred to Co. B, Veteran Reserve Corps. His first engagement was at Ball’s Bluff. Some other engagements in which he took part are Fair Oakes, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Siege of Yorktown, Golding’s Farm, and the campaign about South Mountain. He was wounded in the cheek at Fredericksburg and was confined a short time in the Stanton hospital in Washington D. C. He was taken prisoner at Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861, and was confined in different prisons about Richmond until Feb. 22, 1862, when he was paroled. His most intimate comrades in the service were Henry Russak, William Brandes, and Mylo Converse. While confined in prison, (William) Converse, his cousin, died. When the prisoners were marked to be sent away, Raymond was scheduled to be sent to Salisbury, N. C. and Converse was to be sent home. When Converse died , Raymond took his place and name and was thus enabled to secure his release.
    He joined Nathaniel Lyon Post. G. A. R. May 13, 1870, and has since been a prominent member. He has held the office of Officer of the Day, Junior Vice-Commander and Officer of the Guard. He always maintained a lively interest in Grand Army affairs and had an interesting way of telling of a varied line of experiences. Mr. Raymond was twice married. His first wife Mrs. Elizabeth (Hill) Raymond died many years ago. Two daughters by this marriage survive. Mrs. Bessie Bateman, wife of Frank Bateman of Dudley, and Miss Maud Raymond of Westfield. His second wife Mrs. Myra (Dorous) Raymond and a son Arthur F. Raymond, aged 11 years, and a sister, Mrs. Sara Sibley of Orange, also survive The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at his late home. A delegation from Nathaniel Lyon Post Post will attend. Members of the Masonic Order of which he is a member, will also attend. Burial will be in Dudley cemetery.
  • He was buried in Feb 1916 at Corbin Cemetery, Corbin Rd., Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Mar 1916 Myra E. Dorous received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Hiram's service; his wife, received certificate number 810787 as "next friend". Exactly what this designation signifies is unclear.
  • Last Edited: 29 Jun 2017

Family 1: Elizebeth A. Hill b. 1850, d. 12 Oct 1899

  • Bessie O. Raymond b. 12 Sep 1873, d. 1971
  • Maud E. Raymond b. 29 May 1877, d. 1978

Family 2: Myra E. Dorous b. 5 Oct 1870

  • Arthur Freeman Raymond b. 14 May 1904, d. 9 Oct 1989

John F. Raymond

b. 2 April 1834, d. 28 September 1914
  • Father: Orin Raymond b. 28 Jun 1798, d. 19 Sep 1882
  • Mother: Betsey Freeman b. 9 Nov 1806, d. 8 Feb 1868
  • Company: I
  • John F. Raymond was born on 2 Apr 1834 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman.
  • John F. Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin RAYMOND, 52, m, operative, 2500, b. CT
    Betsey, 44, f, b. CT,
    Mary A., 22, f, b. CT,
    **George, 20, m, b. CT
    Caroline, 17, f, b. MA
    **John, 15, m, b. MA
    **Rufus, 14, m, b. MA
    Sarah, 9, f, b. MA
    **Hiram, 6, m, b. MA.
  • On 22 Nov 1859 John F. Raymond, 25, married Sarah A. Hill, 20, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John F. Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1860 US Federal Census on 16 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin Raymond, 62, farmer, b. CT
    Betsey, 54, b. CT
    John, 26, carpenter, b. MA
    Rufus, 24, carpenter, b. MA
    Sarah, 19, b. MA
    **Hiram J., 16, shoemaker
    Sarah, 21, b. England (John's wife.)
  • George O. Raymond and Rufus Franklin Raymond, John F. Raymond, and Hiram Jefferson Raymond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. All returned but George.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 3 months and 27 days old.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John F. Raymond was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 1 Oct 1862 Francis Carpenter, having visited the battlefield, wrote a letter to the Webster Times detailing the status of many men after the Battle of Antietam.
  • On 11 Dec 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Jun 1863, and received certificate number 16516.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 his brother, George O. Raymond, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 3 Oct 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was mentioned (Volume 5 # 30) as follows:
    Pensions
    We are pleased to record the fact that the government is beginning to award some degree of justice to our brave soldiers who return wounded and disabled in the service. We learn that Mr. john F. Raymond has received his pension certificate, entitling him to the receipt of a monthly pension, which is the first invalid Pension, we believe that has been allowed in this vicinity. We understand that his claim was prosecuted in the Pension Department by J. H. Stockwell, Esq. We hope this is simply a commencement.
  • On 8 Feb 1868 his mother, Betsey Freeman, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 61.
  • On 10 Nov 1869 Hiram, John and Rufus's widowed father, Orin Raymond, remarried to Susan Davis at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • John F. Raymond and Sarah A. Hill were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 24 Jun 1880 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works in a cotton mill, and they have six children.
  • John F. Raymond was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, where he was wounded in the leg and discharged from hospital.
  • He and Sarah A. Hill were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1900 at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Raymond, John F., head, b. Apr 1834, married 40 years, b. MA (fat b. CT; mor b. MA), laborer
    ---, Sarah A., wife, b. Aug 1839, five of eight children still living, b. England, emmig 1842
    ---, Walter F., son, b. Sep 1868, b. MA, house painter
    ---, Ruth M., dau, b. July 1876, b. MA
    ---, Flora M., dau, b. Feb 1879, b. MA.
  • On 29 Oct 1901 John and Sarah's daughter, Flora Mary Raymond married Ralph Matteson Bennett at Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • In 1905 Sarah A. Hill, his wife, died.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 John F. Raymond 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.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 May 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, as a widower.
  • He died on 28 Sep 1914 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was 80 years, 5 months and 26 days old.
  • An obituary for John F. Raymond was published in Sep 1914 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    John F. Raymond
    John F. Raymond, a brother of Hiram Raymond, tax collector of Dudley and a native of Webster, died Monday at the home of his daughter Flora in New Bedford, aged 81 years and 6 months. He had made his home at the Soldiers Home in Bristol R. I., for the past seven years and died while making a short visit with his daughter. He was born in Webster, a son of Orrin and Betsy (Freeman) Raymond, one of the oldest families in this section. He was educated in the public schools of the town, and made Webster his home until about 20 years ago. Since that time he has worked in Providence and Pawtucket. By trade he was a spinner, and was a foreman at the Slater mills for many years. His wife was Miss Sarah A. Hill of England. Mr. Raymond enlisted in Company I, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers in August 1862. He received severe wounds in the battle of Antietam, and was honorably discharged in December of the same year for disability.

    For many years he was a member of the Grand Army. Until he removed to Providence he was also a member of the Masonic order. He is survived by two sons Edward F. of Providence, and Walter R. Raymond of Roxbury; three daughters, Flora, Ruth and Nellie, all married: one brother Hiram Raymond, a prominent resident of Dudley, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Sibley of New Salem Mass. his body was brought here (Thursday) morning at 10;30 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the undertaking rooms of Elmer Colburn. Rev. W. Morton Cassidy officiated, and burial was in East Village cemetery.

  • He was buried in Sep 1914 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah A. Hill b. Aug 1839, d. 1905

  • Edwin Elmer Raymond b. 28 Oct 1861, d. 2 Jul 1948
  • Hattie E. Raymond b. between 1864 - 1865
  • William A. Raymond b. 1867, d. before 1880
  • Walter F. Raymond b. 23 Sep 1868
  • Nellie E. Raymond b. between 1872 - 1873
  • Ruth M. Raymond b. Jul 1876
  • Flora Mary Raymond b. 22 Feb 1879

Rufus Franklin Raymond

b. 19 January 1836, d. 14 November 1879
  • Father: Orin Raymond b. 28 Jun 1798, d. 19 Sep 1882
  • Mother: Betsey Freeman b. 9 Nov 1806, d. 8 Feb 1868
  • Company: I
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond was born on 19 Jan 1836 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman.
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1850 US Federal Census on 14 Sep 1850 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin RAYMOND, 52, m, operative, 2500, b. CT
    Betsey, 44, f, b. CT,
    Mary A., 22, f, b. CT,
    **George, 20, m, b. CT
    Caroline, 17, f, b. MA
    **John, 15, m, b. MA
    **Rufus, 14, m, b. MA
    Sarah, 9, f, b. MA
    **Hiram, 6, m, b. MA.
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond was enumerated in the household of Orin Raymond and Betsey Freeman in the 1860 US Federal Census on 16 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Orrin Raymond, 62, farmer, b. CT
    Betsey, 54, b. CT
    John, 26, carpenter, b. MA
    Rufus, 24, carpenter, b. MA
    Sarah, 19, b. MA
    **Hiram J., 16, shoemaker
    Sarah, 21, b. England (John's wife.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Rufus gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond and George O. Raymond, and John F. Raymond and Hiram Jefferson Raymond, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. All returned but George.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Rufus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He was 25 years, 5 months and 23 days old.
  • William Franklyn Converse and Myla Seamens Converse, Rufus Franklin Raymond, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • In Aug 1861 Rufus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged, due to disability.

  • On 3 Jul 1862 Rufus Franklin Raymond, 26, married Tirzah Ophelia Converse, 23, daughter of Chester Converse and Caroline Freeman, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 his brother, George O. Raymond, died at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 8 Feb 1868 his mother, Betsey Freeman, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 61.
  • On 10 Nov 1869 Hiram, John and Rufus's widowed father, Orin Raymond, remarried to Susan Davis at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond and Tirzah Ophelia Converse were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Raymond, Rufus, 34, works in shoe factory, b. MA
    ---, Tirzah, 31, b. NY
    ---, George, 6, b. MA
    ---, Hiram, 26, works in shoe factory, b. MA.
  • On 9 Apr 1872 Tirzah Ophelia Converse, his wife, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 32.
  • On 7 May 1873 Rufus Franklin Raymond, 37, married Mary Ann Jennette Converse, 23, daughter of Hezekiah Austin Greene Converse and Mary Ann Lockwood, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Note: she was the 1st cousin of his deceased wife.)
  • Rufus Franklin Raymond died on 14 Nov 1879 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 43 years, 9 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried in Nov 1879 at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1879 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, an administration of his estate was held.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Mary Ann Jennette Converse in the 1880 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Raymond, Janette, 36, widow, b. NY (fat b. CT; mor b. NY)
    ---, George F., 16, son, b. MA (fat b. MA; mor b. NY)
    ---, Ida B., 9, daughter, b. MA (fat b. MA; mor b. NY.)
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Rufus and died on 19 Sep 1880 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Rufus Franklin Raymond 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: 11 Apr 2016

Family 1: Tirzah Ophelia Converse b. 2 May 1839, d. 9 Apr 1872

  • George Franklin Raymond b. 6 Aug 1863
  • Ida Belle Raymond b. 16 Sep 1870

Family 2: Mary Ann Jennette Converse b. 20 Oct 1849, d. 19 Sep 1880