George Riley

b. between 1836 and 1837
  • Company: H
  • George Riley was born between 1836 - 1837 at Canada.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1863 George was living at Canada.

  • On 16 Jul 1863 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry per accreditation., being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy.

  • George also served in the Navy.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Terrence Riley

b. between 1837 and 1838
  • Company: I
  • Terrence Riley was born between 1837 - 1838 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Terrence gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1864 Terrence was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 11 Mar 1864 Terrence mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $50, being credited to the quota of Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  • On 15 May 1864 Terrence was wounded.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Terrence Riley was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 18 May 1864, at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Terrence was reported killed.
  • On 24 May 1864, Terrence was absent sick. There is no further record on this man.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Terrence Riley was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Terrence ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, however he does not appear in their records.

  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Edwin E. Rindge

b. 1834, d. 18 October 1862
  • Father: Julius Rindge b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 22 Apr 1863
  • Mother: Betsey M. Ellis b. between 1814 - 1815, d. 11 Sep 1866
  • Company: E
  • Edwin E. Rindge was born about in 1834 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Julius Rindge and Betsey M. Ellis.
  • Edwin E. Rindge was enumerated in the household of Julius Rindge and Betsey M. Ellis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Julius RINDGE, 45, stone layer, b. CT
    Betsey, 35, b. MA (as were all others enumerated)
    **Edwin, 16
    **Vernon, 12
    William Harrington, 28, laborer
    Joseph Bradbury, 17, also laborer
    Edward Grout, 14 (relationship of these last three if any, unknown.)
  • On 29 Aug 1853 Edwin E. Rindge married Mary Barton, daughter of Hudson Barton and Lucy Marble, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edwin E. Rindge and Mary Barton were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 25 Jul 1860 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    **Edwin RINDGE, 25, shoemaker, b. MA
    Mary, 29, b. MA
    Naren Sibley, 45, (male) b. MA (relationship if any, unknown)
    and nextdoor:
    Julius RINDGE, 55, day laborer, $100 personal estate, b. CT (his father)
    Betsey, 45, b. MA (his mother)
    **Vernon, 21, shoemaker, b. MA
    Sarah, 24, b. NH (relationship unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • Edwin E. Rindge and Vernon F. Rindge, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, where both died. They were their parents' only children.
  • Edwin E. Rindge and Charles Hudson Barton, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Edwin E. Rindge died on 18 Oct 1862 at Bonsill Academy Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. He was 28 years old.
  • On 9 Jan 1863 Mary Barton received a pension to surviving family member based on Edwin's service; his wife, received certificate number 1273.
  • Vernon F. Rindge survived Edwin and died on 12 Feb 1863 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of disease incurred in service.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin E. Rindge was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • Julius, his father, outlived Edwin and Vernon and died on 22 Apr 1863 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • From Volume 93 # 7, Worcester Spy, February 17, 1864 - Oxford -
    The remains of Edwin E. Rindge, late member of Co. E, 15th Massachusetts volunteers, arived in Oxford Saterday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Universalist church on Wednesday, the 17th, at one o’clock P. M. All friends of the deceased and members of the regiment , or former members of the company, are requested to be present.
    The deceased was a kind hearted man and a brave soldier. He received a mortal wound at the battle of Antietam. His brother, a member of the same company, lived but a few weeks after. Disease had marked him for its victim, and he too has gone.
  • Edwin E. Rindge was buried on 17 Feb 1864 at South Cemetery, Church St., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Betsey, his mother, outlived Edwin and Vernon and died on 11 Sep 1866 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Mary, his wife, outlived Edwin and died on 19 May 1868 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption.
  • He and Mary Barton had no issue.
  • In 1890 Edward Rindge was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Edwin E. Rindge was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, as having died of his wounds received at the battle. (Read several articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 17 Aug 2016

Family: Mary Barton b. between 1830 - 1831, d. 19 May 1868

Vernon F. Rindge

b. 27 May 1838, d. 12 February 1863
  • Father: Julius Rindge b. 2 Jun 1805, d. 22 Apr 1863
  • Mother: Betsey M. Ellis b. between 1814 - 1815, d. 11 Sep 1866
  • Company: E
  • Vernon F. Rindge was born on 27 May 1838 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Julius Rindge and Betsey M. Ellis.
  • Vernon F. Rindge was enumerated in the household of Julius Rindge and Betsey M. Ellis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 25 Sep 1850 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Julius RINDGE, 45, stone layer, b. CT
    Betsey, 35, b. MA (as were all others enumerated)
    **Edwin, 16
    **Vernon, 12
    William Harrington, 28, laborer
    Joseph Bradbury, 17, also laborer
    Edward Grout, 14 (relationship of these last three if any, unknown.)
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history. However, this may be an error.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Vernon gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 Vernon mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant. He was 23 years, 1 month and 15 days old.
  • Vernon F. Rindge and Edwin E. Rindge, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, where both died. They were their parents' only children.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Vernon was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, where he remained several months at Richmond, and upon being released he was never again fit for duty.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Vernon F. Rindge 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, Vernon F. Rindge 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, Vernon F. Rindge 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 18 Oct 1862 his brother, Edwin E. Rindge, died at Bonsill Academy Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, of wounds received at the Battle of Antietam.
  • In Nov 1862 Vernon F. Rindge was described as 5' 8", dark complexion, black eyes and black hair.
  • On 28 Nov 1862 Vernon ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at U. S. General Hospital, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, due to disability.

  • He died on 12 Feb 1863 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of disease incurred in service. He was 24 years, 8 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1863 at South Cemetery, Church St., Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Vernon F. Rindge was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • Julius, his father, outlived Edwin and Vernon and died on 22 Apr 1863 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • On 30 Nov 1863 Betsey M. Ellis received a pension to surviving family member based on Vernon's service; his mother, received certificate number 23627. She had lost both her sons and her only children.
  • From Volume 93 # 7, Worcester Spy, February 17, 1864 - Oxford -
    The remains of Edwin E. Rindge, late member of Co. E, 15th Massachusetts volunteers, arived in Oxford Saterday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Universalist church on Wednesday, the 17th, at one o’clock P. M. All friends of the deceased and members of the regiment , or former members of the company, are requested to be present.
    The deceased was a kind hearted man and a brave soldier. He received a mortal wound at the battle of Antietam. His brother, a member of the same company, lived but a few weeks after. Disease had marked him for its victim, and he too has gone.
  • Betsey, his mother, outlived Edwin and Vernon and died on 11 Sep 1866 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • About 1890 Vernon F. Rindge was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Jason S. Rines

b. 27 August 1834, d. 28 September 1864
  • Father: Isaac T. Rines b. 1811
  • Mother: Nancy H. Rhodes b. 1815
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Jason S. Rines was born on 27 Aug 1834 at Washington, Lincoln County, Maine, son of Isaac T. Rines and Nancy H. Rhodes.
  • Jason S. Rines was enumerated in the household of Isaac T. Rines and Nancy H. Rhodes in the 1850 US Federal Census on 29 Aug 1850 at Washington, Lincoln County, Maine, as:
    Isaac Rines, 39, shoenmaker, b. ME (as were all)
    Nancy, 35
    Timothy, 17, farmer
    **Jason, 15, farmer
    Harvey, 14
    Benjamin, 12
    Sarah J., 8
    John, 7
    James , 5
    Martha A., 3
    Philena, 1.
  • On 14 May 1860 Jason S. Rines, 25, married Sarah "Elizabeth" Bumpus at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Jason gave his occupation as Caulker.
  • In 1861 Jason was living at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Starting 30 Apr 1861, Jason also served in the 8th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts, Company A.
  • He ended his service with in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry on 1 Aug 1861 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 Jason S. Rines mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 27 years and 7 days old.
  • On 20 Dec 1863 Jason reenlisted, having received a bounty of $325.
  • He died on 28 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, killed in action. He was 30 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • On 13 Oct 1864 Elizabeth Rines applied for a pension to surviving family member, New York, based on Jason's service; his wife, with application number 68487, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • On 2 Sep 1889 Nancy H. Rines applied for a pension to surviving family member, Massachusetts, based on Jason's service; his mother, with application number403799, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Family: Sarah "Elizabeth" Bumpus b. 1836

John R. Ring

b. between 1833 and 1834
  • Company: B
  • John R. Ring was born between 1833 - 1834 at Germany.
  • In 1861 John was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as basket maker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • John R. Ring married Kate [--?--].
  • John R. Ring and Kate [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Ring, John R., 36, basket maker, b. Germany
    ---, Kate, 23, b. NJ
    ---, Joseph, 1, b. PA.
  • John R. Ring made application for a veteran's pension on 1 May 1876, made application number 216056, but no certificate is recorded.
  • In Jun 1886 John was living at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Family: Kate [--?--] b. between 1846 - 1847

  • Joseph Ring b. between 1868 - 1869

Francis Louis Ringold

b. 26 May 1845, d. 15 January 1863
  • Father: Louis Ringold b. 1815
  • Mother: Anne [--?--] b. 1820
  • Company: A
  • Francis Louis Ringold was born on 26 May 1845 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, son of Louis Ringold and Anne [--?--].
  • Francis Louis Ringold was enumerated in the household of William Jennison Whipple and Charlotte McLellan Holder in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Apr 1850 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    William J. Whipple, 63, lawyer, b. MA
    Charlotte, 49, b. MA
    Francis L. Ringold, 5, b. PA
    Ann O'Brien, 26, b. Nova Scotia
    Margaret Lacey, 17, b. Ireland
    (William and Charlotte are his adoptive parents.)
  • On 4 Nov 1850 his adoptive father, William Jennison Whipple, died at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • On 23 May 1851 his name was legally changed to Francis Louis Lander as he was known in the 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Francis was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 26 Nov 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years and 6 months old.
  • He died on 15 Jan 1863 at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, of disease. He was 17 years, 7 months and 20 days old.
  • James, his adoptive brother, outlived Francis and died on 10 Jun 1873 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, at age 44.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Charles Ritter

b. between 1841 and 1842
  • Company: H
  • Charles Ritter was born between 1841 - 1842 at Germany.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as clerk.
  • In 1863 Charles was living at North Bridgewater, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1863 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 15 Aug 1863 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 6 May 1864 Charles was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Ritter was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 21 May 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, according to the MASSCW.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 he received an administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as "absent, wounded."
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

William Roach

b. 15 May 1834, d. 8 February 1911
  • Father: Selmen John Roach b. 11 Jul 1797, d. 22 Nov 1872
  • Mother: Rebecca Jones b. 7 Aug 1795, d. 15 Apr 1839
  • Company: 1_SS
  • William Roach was born on 15 May 1834 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, son of Selmen John Roach and Rebecca Jones.
  • On 15 Apr 1839 his mother, Rebecca Jones, died at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, at age 43.
  • William's widowed father, Selmen John Roach, remarried to Mary Ann [--?--].
  • William Roach was enumerated in the household of Selmen John Roach and Mary Ann [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Carthage, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Selmen Roach, 51, farmer, b. NH
    Mary Ann, 50, b. MA
    **William, 16, farmer, b. ME
    Eliza Ann, 14, b. ME
    Rosabell, 9, b. ME.
  • In 1862 William was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, William gave his occupation as Carpenter.

  • On 9 Sep 1862 William Roach mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 28 years, 3 months and 25 days old.
  • On 20 Jan 1864 William ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Washington, DC, by discharge due to disability.

  • On 10 Apr 1865 William Roach, 30, married Rufina Worthley, 20, daughter of Amos Worthley and Phebe Bailey, at Temple, Franklin County, Maine.
  • William Roach made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Nov 1869, and received certificate number 107784.
  • He and Rufina Worthley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 17 Jun 1870 at Mexico, Oxford County, Maine, as:
    Roach, William, 35, carriage maker, b. ME
    ---, Rufina, 25, b. ME
    ---, Selman L., 4, b. ME
    ---, Hiram S., 2, b. ME.
  • William Roach and Rufina Worthley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1880 at Riverside, Riverside County, California, as:
    Roach, Wm., 46, well borer, b. ME
    ---, Rufina, 35, wife, b. ME
    ---, Selman, 14, son, b. ??
    ---, Hiram S., 12, son, b. ME
    ---, Edith, 9, daur, b. ME
    ---, not named, 1/12, daur, b. CA.
  • William Roach and Rufina Worthley were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1900 at Tenace, San Bernardino County, California, as:
    Roach, William, b. May 1834, 66, married 35 years, b. ME (and his parents), farmer
    ---, Rufina, wife, b. June 1844, four of 8 children living, b. ME
    ---, George S., son, b. May 1880, single, b. CA, electrician
    ---, Ethel P., daur, b. Nov 1884, b. CA
    Culwell, John, servant.
  • William and Rufina's daughter, Ethel Rebecca Roach married Tennis E. Imes.
  • William Roach died on 8 Feb 1911 at Riverside, Riverside County, California. He was 76 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1911 at Evergreen Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, Sec 13, Block 3, Grave 8.
  • On 7 Aug 1911 Rufina Roach received a pension to surviving family member in California based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 733565.
  • Rufina, his wife, outlived William and died on 3 Mar 1923 at Riverside, Riverside County, California, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family: Rufina Worthley b. 20 Jun 1844, d. 3 Mar 1923

  • Selman Lincoln William Roach b. 25 Apr 1866, d. 9 Jan 1892
  • Hiram Samual Roach b. 20 Nov 1867, d. 11 Jul 1928
  • Edith Roach b. between 1870 - 1871
  • George S. Roach b. May 1880, d. 18 Oct 1938
  • Augustus Orin Roach b. 25 Jun 1882, d. 23 Sep 1895
  • Ethel Rebecca Roach b. 2 Nov 1884, d. 23 May 1943

Elliot H. Robbins

b. between 1834 and 1835, d. 15 July 1864
  • Father: Daniel Stone Robbins b. 2 Sep 1794, d. 29 Nov 1857
  • Mother: Mary Clemons b. 9 Apr 1796, d. 4 Aug 1852
  • Company: F
  • Elliot H. Robbins was born between 1834 - 1835 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Stone Robbins and Mary Clemons.
  • On 15 Dec 1853 Henry M. Robins married Ann E. Flynn, 16, daughter of Charles A. Flynn and Elizabeth F. Brownell, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both, according to the orphan's pension later awarded to his son.
  • Elliot H. Robbins and Mary Elizabeth Flynn were enumerated in the State census in 1855 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Nov 1857 his father, Daniel Stone Robbins, died at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.
  • On 1 Jul 1858 Mary Elizabeth Flynn, his wife, died at Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 20.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elliot gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elliot mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Elliot was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 6 May 1864 Elliot was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elliot H. Robbins was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elliot H. Robbins was mentioned among the casualties.
  • He died on 15 Jul 1864 at Sickles Hospital, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, of wounds, as a Corporal.
  • He was buried in Jul 1864 at Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, Plot: 2415.
  • He was memorialized at Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on his family gravestone.
  • An obituary for Elliot H. Robbins was published on 27 Jul 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Died - In Sickles Hospital, Alexandria , July 15, of wounds received at the battle of the wilderness May 6, Corporal Elliot H. Robbins, a member of Co. F., 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. He was one of the first to answer his county’ call, and was with his regiment through all the hard fought battles. He was wounded in the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, and had just returned to his regiment. He was a brave soldier, and a kind son and brother, and leaves many friends to mourn his loss.
  • On 19 Dec 1866 Elliot H. Robbins made application for a pension as guardian to George's surviving dependants, received certificate number 106383.
  • Elliot H. Robbins's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George W. Paul in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Paul, George W., 39, merchant tailor, b. MA
    ---, Carol R., 38, b. MA
    ---, I. Estelle, 15, b. MA
    ---, Lettie, 12, b. MA
    ---, Fanny, 9, b. MA
    ---, Lucius, 5, b. MA
    ---, Erving, 18, apprentice to machinist, b. MA
    (Note: relationship if any of the Paul family unknown. )
  • In 1879 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Elliott Daniel Robbins, his son, graduated and became a physician.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family: Mary Elizabeth Flynn b. 11 Sep 1837, d. 1 Jul 1858

  • Emory S. Robbins b. 1854, d. 1856
  • Elliott Daniel Robbins b. 20 Jan 1856, d. 13 Dec 1920

Emery N. Robbins

b. between 1832 and 1833
  • Company: F
  • Emery N. Robbins was born between 1832 - 1833 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Emery gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 14 Jan 1862 Emery mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Ford's history notes "No record of service." This man also does not appear in the MASSCW.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

John Murray Robbins

b. 3 February 1837, d. 27 January 1914
  • Father: Ephraim Robbins b. between 1808 - 1809
  • Mother: Eliza Nourse b. between 1807 - 1808
  • Company: A
  • John Murray Robbins was born on 3 Feb 1837 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Ephraim Robbins and Eliza Nourse.
  • John Murray Robbins was enumerated in the household of Ephraim Robbins and Eliza Nourse in the 1850 US Federal Census on 12 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ephraim Robbins, 41, carpenter, $1856 in property, b. MA (as were all the family)
    Eliza, 43
    **John M., 13
    Eliza A., 10 (future wife of Alden Derby, also of the 15th Mass.)
    James M., 7
    Laura A., 3
    Timothy L., 1 mo.
    (and six boarders.)
  • 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 carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 5 months and 9 days old.
  • John Murray Robbins and Francis Edwin Colburn, first cousins, and grandsons of Francis Nourse, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company A.
  • John Murray Robbins 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 Murray Robbins 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 Murray Robbins was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Feb 1862 John's sister, Eliza Ann Robbins, married Alden Waldo Derby at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Murray Robbins and Alden Waldo Derby, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, John Murray Robbins 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 19 Jul 1862 John was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 21 Mar 1863 John was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 15 Sep 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts with a transfer to the V. R. C.

  • Starting 16 Sep 1863, John also served in the 1st Independant Company, V. R. C., as a 1st Sergeant.
  • On 1 Jul 1864, John was reenlisted.
  • John also served in the Co. B, 44th US Infantry.
  • He ended his service on 22 Oct 1866 at Washington, DC.
  • On 29 Aug 1876 John Murray Robbins, 39, married Ellen Woodward, 35, daughter of Adoniram Woodward and Achsah Hoar, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Murray Robbins made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Dec 1879, and received certificate number 267937.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
  • He and Ellen Woodward were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 19 Jun 1900 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a school janitor. They have no children.
  • John Murray Robbins, a member of Charles H. Stevens post, G. A. R., was a pall bearer at the burial of Francis Edwin Colburn in Apr 1901 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Oct 1902 Ellen Woodward, his wife, died at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 61.
  • On 7 May 1903, John was appointed administrator of his wife's estate, according to the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 30 Sep 1903 John was reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel as selling a number of his personal goods as he was soon to enter the Soldiers' Home at Chelsea.
  • On 7 Oct 1903, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was admitted.
  • On 16 Apr 1906, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, John was discharged, as his own request.
  • John Murray Robbins was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was mentioned in the obituary of Charles Henry Wilder on 13 May 1909 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Murray Robbins was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where he states that neither of his two children are still living.
  • He died on 27 Jan 1914 at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, of heart disease. He was 76 years, 11 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried on 29 Jan 1914 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 2, Lot 64.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen Woodward b. 26 Jun 1841, d. 14 Oct 1902

Stephen Robbins

b. 1821, d. 19 February 1898
  • Father: Perley Robbins
  • Mother: Ann Stone
  • Company: F
  • Stephen Robbins was born in 1821 at Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Perley Robbins and Ann Stone.
  • Stephen Robbins and Calvin Bond, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Stephen gave his occupation as farmer.
  • On 21 Jul 1862 Stephen Robbins married Lucy Ann Bond, daughter of Jacob Bond Jr. and Tamison Powers, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and a second for her; she was the widow "Brown" at the time.

  • On 17 Aug 1862 Stephen mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Stephen ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Jun 1867, and received certificate number 191804.
  • He and Lucy Ann Bond were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 26 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robbins, Stephen, 48, laborer, $150 personal estate, b. CT
    ---, Lucy A., 37, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 10, b. MA
    and a servant.
  • On 12 Feb 1880 Stephen and Lucy's daughter, Mary E. Robbins married Edmund M. Bond at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. Note: She is apparently his step-daughter. The marriage registration in Worcester says that Mary is the daughter of "Francis Dodge and Lucy Brown (alias Bond.)"
  • Stephen Robbins and Lucy Ann Bond were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robbins, Stephen, 59, laborer, b. CT (as were his parents)
    ---, Lucy, 47, wife, b. MA
    ---, Alonzo, 22, son, drives team for lumber, b. MA.
  • Stephen Robbins died on 19 Feb 1898 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 77 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1898 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 44/45.
  • On 19 May 1898 Lucy Ann Bond received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Stephen's service; made application number 679246, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Lucy, his wife, outlived Stephen and died on 16 Mar 1899 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • NOTE: the children attributed here appear to be his step-children.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Lucy Ann Bond b. 1832, d. 16 Mar 1899

  • Alonzo Robbins b. between 1857 - 1858
  • Mary E. Robbins b. 1860

William E. Robbins

b. 18 May 1826, d. 6 March 1907
  • Father: Moses Bartlett Robbins b. 1787, d. 1861
  • Mother: Lavinia Jefferson b. 27 Feb 1793, d. 1 Jan 1879
  • Company: G
  • William E. Robbins was born on 18 May 1826 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Moses Bartlett Robbins and Lavinia Jefferson.
  • On 2 Aug 1849 William E. Robbins, 23, married Lucy Ann Clapp, 18, daughter of Seth Icabod Clapp and Betsey Pierce, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William E. Robbins and Lucy Ann Clapp were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 28 Aug 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William E. Robbins, 22, shoemaker, b. MA
    Lucy A., 18, b. MA
    (Betsey J., ---)
    Joseph D. Bond, 34, works in factory, b. RI
    Abagail, 29, b. MA (and family.)
  • On 23 Feb 1856 his infant daughter, Agnes E. Robbins, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 1 of measles.
  • William E. Robbins and Lucy Ann Clapp were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William E. Robbins, 32, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all)
    Lucy A., 29
    Betsey J., 10
    Charles E., 8
    Arthur A., 4
    Idah M., 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1862 William was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William E. Robbins and Wilson Barton Robbins, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 11 Feb 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 35 years, 8 months and 24 days old.
  • On 18 Jan 1863 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 23 Jan 1863, received certificate number 11752.
  • On 17 Sep 1867 William and Lucy's daughter, Jennie B. Robbins married George H. Taft at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 1 Jan 1878 William and Lucy's daughter, Ida May Robbins married Henry Alpheus Sherman at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William E. Robbins and Lucy Ann Clapp were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robbins, Wm. E., 52, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    ---, Lucy A., 48, wife
    ---, Harry A.,19, son
    ---, Georgianna, 13, dau
    ---, Harvey K., 11, son.
  • On 19 Sep 1888 William and Lucy's daughter, Georgiana Robbins married Maurice C. Freeman at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William E. Robbins was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He and Lucy Ann Clapp were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1900 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robbins, William E., b. Apr 1826, married 50 years
    ---, Lucia, b. July 1831 in MA, 6 of 10 children living
    ---, Sherman, Esther, granddaughter, b. July 1881 in Oregon, single, stitcher in shoe industry.
  • On 1 May 1904 Lucy Ann Clapp, his wife, died at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 72 of pleuro pneumonia.
  • William E. Robbins died on 6 Mar 1907 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of carcinoma of the jaw. He was 80 years, 9 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried on 8 Mar 1907 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
  • This man does not appear in the 1870 roster, only in Ford and the MASSCW.
  • Last Edited: 9 May 2016

Family: Lucy Ann Clapp b. Jul 1831, d. 1 May 1904

  • Betsey Jane Robbins b. 20 Jun 1850, d. 26 Apr 1916
  • Charles Edward Robbins b. 9 Mar 1852, d. 15 Jul 1919
  • Agnes E. Robbins b. 9 Feb 1855, d. 23 Feb 1856
  • Arthur A. Robbins b. 1856
  • Ida May Robbins b. 25 Aug 1858, d. 3 Jul 1885
  • Harrison A. Robbins b. 8 Nov 1860, d. 1943
  • Georgiana Robbins b. 24 May 1867, d. 1949
  • Harvey H. Robbins b. 19 Jul 1868, d. 1931

Wilson Barton Robbins

b. 20 February 1820, d. 9 October 1881
  • Father: Moses Bartlett Robbins b. 1787, d. 1861
  • Mother: Lavinia Jefferson b. 27 Feb 1793, d. 1 Jan 1879
  • Company: E
  • Wilson Barton Robbins was born on 20 Feb 1820 at Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Moses Bartlett Robbins and Lavinia Jefferson.
  • On 30 Apr 1842 Wilson Barton Robbins, 22, married Caroline G. Hall, 17, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Wilson Barton Robbins and Caroline G. Hall were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 15 Aug 1850 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilson B. Robinson, 32, labor, b. MA
    Caroline C., 24, b. MA
    Janet, 6, b. RI
    John L., 4, b. MA
    Wm., E., 2, b. MA.
  • Wilson Barton Robbins and Caroline G. Hall were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 28 Jun 1860 at Sutton P. O., Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wilson B. Robbins, 38, farmer, b. MA
    Caroline C., 34, b. MA
    Angenette, 17, b. RI
    John L., 14, b. RI
    Wm. E., 12, b. MA
    Henry E., 10, b. MA
    James N., 8, b. MA
    Geo. L., 3, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Wilson gave his occupation as farmer.


  • On 5 Dec 1861 Wilson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 41 years, 9 months and 15 days old.
  • Wilson Barton Robbins and William E. Robbins, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 23 Apr 1862 Wilson ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • He and Caroline G. Hall were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Upton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he was a farmer.
  • In 1879 Wilson was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Jan 1879, and received certificate number 200550.
  • On 26 Apr 1879 Wilson and Caroline's daughter, Carrie Eloise Robbins married Alvah C. Newcomb at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Wilson Barton Robbins was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Caroline G. Hall were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a farmer, and none of the children are enumerated in the household.
  • From Crane's Worcester Memoirs:
    Wilson Barton Robbins, son of Bartlett Robbins, was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, February 20, 1820. He went to school there and then became a mill operative. He settled at Upton, Massachusetts, and bought a farm there. Except for the period of service in the civil war, he spent the remainder of his life in farming.
    He enlisted at the beginning of the civil war in the Fifteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and served the period of his enlistment in that sterling regiment, taking part in numerous engagements. He re-enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and served to the end of the war. He rendered efficient and creditable service in the field and also in the hospitals.
    Upon his return from the army he took up farming again and became one of the substantial and well-known citizens of the town of Upton. He died at Sterling, October 9, 1881. He was a Democrat in politics and a Baptist in religion.
  • Wilson Barton Robbins died on 9 Oct 1881 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in an accident. He was 61 years, 7 months and 19 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1881 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Nov 1881 Caroline G. Hall received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Wilson's service; and received certificate number 281576.
  • Caroline, his wife, outlived Wilson and died on 4 Mar 1899 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 9 May 2016

Family: Caroline G. Hall b. 2 Jun 1824, d. 4 Mar 1899

  • Ann Jeannette Robbins b. 27 Dec 1843
  • John Loring Robbins b. 26 Sep 1845
  • William Edward Robbins b. 16 Jan 1847, d. 1 Feb 1924
  • Henry Edmund Robbins b. 25 Dec 1850
  • James Wilson Robbins b. 1852
  • George Lewis Robbins b. 5 May 1857, d. 19 Jun 1909
  • Carrie Eloise Robbins b. 30 Aug 1860
  • Harvey Eugene Robbins b. 18 Nov 1863