John Roberts

b. 1842, d. 12 October 1863
  • Company: H
  • John Roberts was born in 1842 at Hedford, County Galway, Ireland.
  • In 1863 John was living unknown, per Ford's Hitory.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 28 Jul 1863 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for one Benjamin B. Russell, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • On 3 Sep 1863 John deserted.
  • On 6 Sep 1863, John was arrested for desertion.
  • He died on 12 Oct 1863. He was 21 years old.
  • In Oct 1863 John Roberts was court martialed at Somerville Ford, Virginia, as documented in case number LL-987 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 30 Oct 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts being shot for desertion -- the only man executed for any reason in the 15th Massachusetts.

  • On 11 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was mentioned (Volume 92 # 44):
    Deserter Shot
    Private John Roberts, a substitute in the 15th Massachusetts regiment was shot for desertion from his regiment on the 12th ult. The deceased was quite a youth, a native of Hedford, County Galway, Ireland and is thought he was more sinned against than sinning. He had only been three days absent from his regiment when he was arrested, and he accounted for these by saying that he was compelled to fall out in the march back from Banks Ford.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

William Robins

b. between 1819 and 1820, d. 8 September 1863
  • Company: G
  • William Robins was born between 1819 - 1820 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as carpenter.
  • In 1862 William was living at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 22 Nov 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 8 Sep 1863 at Washington, DC, of wounds.
  • He was buried in Sep 1863 at US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (Military Asylum Cemetery), Washington, DC.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Frederick B. Robinson

b. 20 March 1839, d. 26 October 1909
  • Father: Benjamin Robinson b. 23 Aug 1812, d. 18 Apr 1892
  • Mother: Sarah L. Prentice b. 7 Feb 1813, d. 8 Feb 1892
  • Company: G
  • Frederick B. Robinson was born on 20 Mar 1839 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Benjamin Robinson and Sarah L. Prentice.
  • Frederick B. Robinson was enumerated in the household of Benjamin Robinson and Sarah L. Prentice in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Benjamin Robinson, 48, Massachusetts
    Sarah L Robinson, 46, b. MA
    Frederick B Robinson, 21, b. MA
    Louisa S Robinson, 19, b. MA
    Henry F Robinson, 17, b. MA
    John T Robinson, 15, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frederick gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Frederick mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 3 months and 22 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Frederick was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, on the shoulder.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick B. Robinson 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 "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Frederick B. Robinson was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 24 May 1862 Frederick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Washington, DC, by discharge due to disability.

  • Frederick B. Robinson married Harriett E. Baldwin, daughter of Charles Baldwin.
  • Frederick B. Robinson and Harriett E. Baldwin were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1870 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, as:
    Robinson, Fredick, 30, shoe cutter, $2000 real estate, $1000 personal estate, b. MA
    ---, Harriett, 38, b. NY
    ---, Hattie, 1, b. NY
    Vanderhoff, Eveline, 41, seamstress, b. NY.
  • In 1875 Harriett E. Baldwin, his wife, died.
  • Frederick B. Robinson married Helen A. Morse.
  • Frederick B. Robinson and Helen A. Morse were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, where he is a Shoe Manufacturer. Also enumerated -- his mother-in-law Jane I. Morse, 50, b. NY.
  • Frederick and Harriett's daughter, Hattie L. Robinson married Charles F. Teller.
  • Frederick B. Robinson was not enumerated in the household of Helen A. Morse in the 1900 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1900 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, as:
    Robinson, Helen, mother, b.1856, married 26 years, Fred is her only living child, b. NY (of NY parents), school teacher
    ---, Fred M., son, b. Nov 1877, single, b. NY, stenographer.
  • On 13 Oct 1906, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Bath, Steuben County, New York, Frederick was admitted, with a pension rate of $14 per month.
  • He died on 26 Oct 1909 at Bath, Steuben County, New York. He was 70 years, 7 months and 6 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1909 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
  • On 5 Nov 1909 Helen A. Morse received a pension to surviving family member New York, based on Frederick's service; and received certificate number 699231.
  • In 1923 Helen A. Morse, his wife, died at New York.
  • Last Edited: 3 Aug 2016

Family 1: Harriett E. Baldwin b. 1831, d. 1875

  • Hattie L. Robinson b. 1 Mar 1869, d. 11 Dec 1940

Family 2: Helen A. Morse b. 1847, d. 1923

  • Frederick Morse Robinson b. 22 Nov 1877, d. 1943

Michael Rock

b. between 1832 and 1833, d. 29 January 1900
  • Company: F
  • Michael Rock was born between 1832 - 1833 at Roscommon, County Roscommon, Ireland.
  • Michael Rock married Bridget Corcoran, daughter of John Corcoran and Mary Graham.
  • Michael Rock and Bridget Corcoran were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 13 Jun 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Michael Rock, 34, blacksmith, b. Ireland
    Bridget, 32, b. Ireland
    George, 6, b. MA (as were all children)
    Maryann, 4
    Catherine, 3
    James Rock, 3/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Michael gave his occupation as blacksmith.

  • On 30 Jan 1862 Michael mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Michael ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • He ended his service with the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, Company K by discharge on 28 Jan 1865.
  • He and Bridget Corcoran were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in Jun 1870 at Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rock, Michael, 40, blacksmith
    Bridget
    George , 16, works in woolen mill, b. MA (as were all children)
    Mary A., 14
    Katie, 13
    James, 10
    Eliza, 7
    Margaret, 5
    Bridget, 2.
  • On 21 Oct 1880, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Michael was admitted.
  • In 1886 Michael Rock was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Nov 1888 Michael and Bridget's daughter, Delia F. Rock married Patrick A. Cannon at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Michael Rock was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, as having served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 10 Jul 1890, citing Co. F, 20th Mass. Infantry and receiving certificate number 649372.
  • He died on 29 Jan 1900 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, of cerebral haemorrage.
  • He was buried in Jan 1900 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, in Plot: J 1547, as of Co. K, 20th Massachusetts.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Delia F. Rock and Patrick A. Cannon in the 1900 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1900 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Cannon, Patrick A., b. Mar 1861, married 11 years, b. PA, furniture dealer
    ---, Delia F., wife, b. July 1868, four of four children living, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, John, son, b. May 1890,
    ---, George, son, b. Dec 1891
    ---, Raymond, son, b. Feb 1894
    ---, Mary J., daur, b. Dec 1895
    Rock, Bridget, mor-in-law, b. 1830, five of 12 children living, b. Ireland.
  • Bridget, his wife, outlived Michael and died on 21 May 1903 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71.
  • Michael's wife, Bridget Corcoran, died and was buried in May 1903 at Saint John Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 71 years and 8 months.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Bridget Corcoran b. 21 Aug 1831, d. 21 May 1903

  • George Rock b. 30 Mar 1854
  • Maryann Rock b. 16 Jun 1855
  • Catherine Rock b. between 1856 - 1857
  • Michael Rock b. 29 Sep 1858, d. 7 Mar 1860
  • James Rock b. 16 Jan 1860, d. 25 Apr 1882
  • Timothy Rock b. 10 Sep 1860, d. 13 Sep 1860
  • Elizabeth Rock b. 25 Sep 1861, d. 9 May 1884
  • Margaret Rock b. between 1864 - 1865
  • Julia Rock b. 19 Mar 1867, d. 11 May 1867
  • Delia F. Rock b. 28 Jul 1868
  • Thomas Rock b. 1 Feb 1871, d. 1 Sep 1872

Calvin Augustine Rockwood

b. 18 February 1843, d. 31 May 1864
  • Father: Calvin Russel Rockwood b. 15 Mar 1820, d. 19 Aug 1899
  • Mother: Ann Mariah B. Aldrich b. Feb 1819, d. 26 Jun 1892
  • Company: G
  • Calvin Augustine Rockwood was born on 18 Feb 1843 at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Calvin Russel Rockwood and Ann Mariah B. Aldrich.
  • Calvin Augustine Rockwood was enumerated in the household of Calvin Russel Rockwood and Ann Mariah B. Aldrich in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Calvin R. Rockwood, 40, carpenter, real estate value $5000, personal estate, $1000, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Ann M., 41
    **Calvin A., 17
    Emma M., 10
    Betsy H. Aldrich, 63 (maternal grandmother.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Calvin gave his occupation as clerk.
  • According to Ford's history, he was married at the time of his enlistment. However, his death registry in Worcester says "single," and there is no widow's pension found to date.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Calvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 4 months and 24 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Calvin was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calvin Augustine Rockwood 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, Calvin A. Rockwood was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Calvin Augustine Rockwood was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • In May 1864 Calvin was wounded at The Battle of Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in the arm.
  • He died on 31 May 1864 at Hospital, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, unmarried, of wounds from Spotsylvania. He was 21 years, 3 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried on 31 May 1864 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
  • He was buried in 1864 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • (To date, no relationship to the Rockwoods of Charlton and Capt. Geo. W. Rockwood of the 15th, has been found. Calvin's paternal grandparents were Lewis and Julia Rockwood. slh July 2003.)
  • On 8 Sep 1870 Calvin's sister, Emma Marcella Rockwood, married Joseph Batchelder Garland.
  • On 15 Jul 1874 Calvin Augustine Rockwood was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jun 2017

George Wyman Rockwood

b. 16 August 1822, d. 18 April 1896

George W. Rockwood
  • Father: Samuel Rockwood b. Apr 1797, d. 21 Feb 1850
  • Mother: Susanna Harwood b. 26 May 1797, d. 17 Apr 1875
  • Company: A
  • George W. Rockwood was born on 16 Aug 1822 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Samuel Rockwood and Susanna Harwood.
  • On 3 Aug 1845 George W. Rockwood, 22, married Sarah Jane Pratt, 18, daughter of John D. Pratt and Amey Sawyer, at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (Click the icon to see his marriage certificate.)
  • George W. Rockwood and Sarah Jane Pratt were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 8 Aug 1850 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    George W. Rockwood, age 27, male, painter, no estate value, b. MA
    Sarah J., 23, female, b. MA
    Charles H., 2, male, b. MA
    Edwin Day, 25, male, no occupation given, b. MA (relationship if any, unknown.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, George gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company A, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 38 years, 10 months and 26 days old.
  • On 1 Aug 1861 George was promoted to Captain of Company A. at Camp Scott, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • Starting 26 Aug 1861, John Barbour Rockwood, his brother, served in the Company I, 55th Illinois Infantry, and was discharged a bit more than a year later for disability due to wounds from Shiloh.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and ... was a prisoner of war for about 4 months. While in prison at Henrico County Jail as one of the Hostages for the 14 captured privateermen of the Rebel forces, he contracted malarial fever settling in pneumonia disabling him for duty or labor while in the service and ever since.
  • In Oct 1861 George Wyman Rockwood was mentioned in a report to the Richmond Dispatch about the arrival of federal prisoners in that city.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood was mentioned in dispatches or (not necessarily correctly) among the casualties of Ball's Bluff.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood 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, George Wyman Rockwood was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • The following letter from one of the hostages at Richmond was received at the State House:
    Richmond, Virginia
    November 27
    My Dear General:
    An opportunity having been afforded of sending letters, I shall avail myself of the chance and write to you. Long before this, I presume you will have been apprised of my situation. We are all (seven of us) confined in one cell – size, 11 by 17. Our mess is made up of Cole, Cogswell and Wood of New York ; Col. Lee and Major Revere of the Massachusetts 20th ; Capt. Keffer of Philadelphia ; and Capt. Rockwood and myself of the Massachusetts 15th. We were transferred from the tobacco warehouse (where we had been confined since the battle of Leesburg) a fortnight ago.
    Standing as we do, hostages for those privateers in New York, we are treated the same as persons charged with crime. What will be the result of all this I do not know. I trust that all will yet be well, but

    If we are marked to die we are enough
    To do our country loss ; and if to give
    The fewer men, the greater share of honor.
    I am fully confident that our good people will do all within their power, and in my believing shall patiently await the issue.
    Remember me kindly to all, and believe me truly yours,
    Henry Bowman,
    Capt. Co. C, 15th Mass. Regt.
  • On 21 Feb 1862 George was transferred from prison by parole back to the 15th Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Jan 1863 George was mentioned in an article in the Boston Herald, recounting events as of 29 Dec 1862, Pg. 1, Col. 7:
    MASSACHUSETTS FIFTEENTH. Capt. George W. Rockwood, recently returned to the regiment from Richmond and Annapolis, and exchanged parole prisoner, is in command of the 15th Mass. The Acting Adjutant is Lieut. Wm. G. Waters. The 15th has been doing picket duty lately.
  • On 26 Jan 1863 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. Rockwood was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • Starting 20 Aug 1864, George also served in the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery as 1st Sergeant.
  • He ended his service at the close of the war on 17 Jun 1865.
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • He and Sarah Jane Pratt were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where he is a Printer. Also enumerated -- Hattie J. PRATT, single, 43, b. MA, his sister-in-law.
  • George Wyman Rockwood made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 20 Mar 1882, and received certificate number 703058.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George Wyman Rockwood attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In 1886 George was living at Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 George Wyman Rockwood took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • In 1889 George's daughter, Mary P. Rockwood married John W. Estabrook.
  • George was a member of the "Massachusetts Association of Union Ex-Prisoners of War."
  • At the time of his death in 1896, George Wyman Rockwood was living at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 18 Apr 1896 at Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 8 months and 2 days old.
  • "Sterling - Death of Capt. Geo. W. Rockwood: Capt. Geo. W. Rockwood, formerly of Co. A, 15th regiment, died suddenly in Waltham from a paralytic shock, Friday evening, aged 73 years, 8 months. He was confined in Libby prison for a long time and has been in feeble health for many years. He was a charter member of Maj. J. A. Pratt Post 59, of Sterling, and past commander. His funeral takes place Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the Unitarian Church." (Worcester Daily Spy, 19 Apr 1896.)
  • He was buried in Apr 1896 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 10 Feb 1898 Sarah Jane Pratt received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on George's service; his wife, received certificate number 432487.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of John W. Estabrook and Mary P. Rockwood in the 1900 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1900 at Sewall Street, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Estabrook, John, b. Dec 1865, 34, married 11 years, b. MA (of MA parents), shoe salesman
    ---, Mary P., wife, b. Mar 1867, no children
    Rockwood, Sarah J., mor-in-law, b. Aug 1826, widow, her one child is living, b. MA (of MA parents.)
  • Sarah, his wife, outlived George and died on 12 Jun 1916 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 89.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Ward Collection.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Pratt b. 4 Aug 1826, d. 12 Jun 1916

  • Charles H. Rockwood b. 23 Feb 1848, d. 10 Jul 1926
  • Herbert A. Rockwood b. 1850, d. 1851
  • Mary P. Rockwood b. Mar 1867

Henry Rockwood

b. 4 May 1832, d. 30 September 1914
  • Father: George Rockwood b. between 1797 - 1798
  • Mother: Anna Baldwin Stickney b. 7 May 1803
  • Company: Staff
  • Henry Rockwood was born on 4 May 1832 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of George Rockwood and Anna Baldwin Stickney.
  • Henry Rockwood was enumerated in the household of George Rockwood and Anna Baldwin Stickney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Sep 1850 at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as a student with his parents. His father is a deputy sheriff.
  • On 23 Feb 1856 Henry Rockwood, 23, married Laura A. Clifford, daughter of Joseph Clifford and Clara [--?--], at Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, or in New Hampshire.
  • Henry Rockwood and Laura A. Clifford were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jul 1860 at Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Rockwood, 28, physician, $1000 personal estate, b. MA
    Laura A., 24, b. NH
    George C., 3, b. VT
    Wm. H., 10/12, b. MA.
  • In 1862 Henry was living at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 7 Aug 1862 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as Assistant Surgeon, being credited to the quota of Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 30 years, 3 months and 3 days old.
  • In Sep 1863 Henry Rockwood was court martialed at Morrisville, Fauquier County, Virginia, as documented in case number NN-229 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 14 Sep 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by dismissal.

  • He is mentioned in Grappling With Death, 2001 by Morningside of Dayton, Ohio, as follows:
    Rockwood, Assistant Surgeon Henry, M. D.
    - South Weymouth, Massachusetts
    - Mustered in August 7, 1862
    - Assistant Surgeon 15th MVI, August 7, 1862 - September 14, 1863
    - Dismissed September 14, 1863.
  • He and Laura A. Clifford were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Aug 1870 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, where he was a grocer, and their three children live with them.
  • (Note: to date I have found no indication that Henry had a medical diploma. How he came to join the regiment as a "doctor" is an open question.)
  • On 23 Oct 1876 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Rockwood was reported present at the 10th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts in an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • In 1886 Henry was living at East Weymonth, Massachusetts.
  • In Jun 1886 Henry Rockwood took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • On 8 Jan 1890 Laura A. Clifford, his wife, died at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Rockwood was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G as assistant surgeon.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension, but no further information is known. Please contact the Webmaster if you have further information.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, where he is a widower, age 68, and is employed as a paper box maker. His single daughter, Helen, who was a school teacher and apparently never married, lives with him.
  • In 1906 Henry was living at South Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 19 Apr 1910 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rockwood, Henry, 78, widower, b. MA, no occupation
    ---, Ellen L., daur, 43, single, b. MA, school teacher.
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Dr. Henry Rockwood attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 30 Sep 1914 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was 82 years, 4 months and 26 days old.
  • He was buried on 2 Oct 1914 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Laura A. Clifford b. 1835, d. 8 Jan 1890

  • George Clifford Rockwood b. Nov 1856
  • William H. Rockwood b. Sep 1859
  • Helen L. Rockwood b. Oct 1866

David Rodgers

b. 1841, d. 27 December 1862
  • Father: Ichabod Rodgers b. 17 Jan 1811, d. 5 Jul 1881
  • Mother: Emeline Bishop b. between 1811 - 1812, d. 18 May 1854
  • Company: K
  • David Rodgers was also known as David Rogers.
  • He was born in 1841 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Ichabod Rodgers and Emeline Bishop.
  • On 18 May 1854 his mother, Emeline Bishop, died at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • In Sep 1854 David's widowed father, Ichabod Rodgers, remarried to Harriet Cousins at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • David Rodgers was enumerated in the household of Ichabod Rodgers and Harriet Cousins in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Aug 1860 at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, as:
    Ichabod Rogers, 49, shoe maker, b. CT (as were all in the family)
    Harriet, 28 (his step-mother)
    **David, 19
    Louisa, 15
    Sarah M., 11
    Ellen, 7
    Hattie, 4
    Nancy, 2
    George H., 3/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, David gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 David was living at Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 David mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. He was 20 years old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 David was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • He died on 27 Dec 1862 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, of wounds. He was 21 years old.
  • He was buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Plot: 221, noting also the original burial was in Glenwood PA.
  • Ichabod Rodgers received a pension to surviving family member based on David's service; his father, received certificate number 186781.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 David Rodgers 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.)
  • In 1926, David was listed in the History of Woodstock (CT), by Clarence Winthrop Bowen, as a member of Co. K, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2012

Richard Rogers

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 8 October 1924
  • Father: James Rogers b. between 1809 - 1810
  • Mother: Julia Maher b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: H
  • Richard Rogers was born between 1839 - 1840 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of James Rogers and Julia Maher.
  • Richard Rogers was enumerated in the household of James Rogers and Julia Maher in the 1850 US Federal Census on 23 Aug 1850 at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Rogers, 40, laborer, b. Ireland
    Julia, 37, b. Ireland
    James, 19, laborer, b. MA
    William, 16, moulder, b. MA
    Thomas, 14
    **Richard, 9
    Henry, 4
    Julia T., 2
    Edward, 1/12.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Richard gave his occupation as moulder.
  • In 1861 Richard was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Richard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 25 Oct 1861 Richard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 6 Sep 1867 Richard Rogers married Catherine Hayes at Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • Richard Rogers was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 28 Aug 1890 Julia T. Rogers, Richard's sister aparently, made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to Richard, on his bahalf, and received certificate number 1104526.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Insane Asylum (Ward 3), Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, apparently as:
    Rogers, Richard, b. 1839, 61, widower, b. MA (parents b. Ireland.)
  • On 8 Apr 1917, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Richard was admitted.
  • He died on 8 Oct 1924 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • He was buried in Oct 1924 at Togus National Cemetery, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Grave 4015, Sec. K, Row 12.
  • On 16 Jun 1925 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, his personal effect were sold at auction for $1.60.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Catherine Hayes b. between 1832 - 1833

  • Julia Rogers b. 22 Aug 1868

Edward Bean Rollins

b. 20 January 1828, d. 2 July 1863

Edward B. Rollins
  • Father: Jonathan Rollins b. 7 Jul 1799, d. 1848
  • Mother: Diana Keyes b. 3 Jun 1805, d. 5 Sep 1883
  • Company: A
  • Edward Bean Rollins was born on 20 Jan 1828 at Drewsville, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Jonathan Rollins and Diana Keyes, Ford says in Montpelier, VT. (Note: Is this near Drewsville?- The Rawlins Genealogy says he was b. in Drewsville.)
  • On 14 Nov 1849 Edward Bean Rollins, 21, married Asenath Davis Joy, 21, daughter of Caleb Joy and Nancy Woodbury, at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward Bean Rollins and Asenath Davis Joy were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 25 Jun 1860 as:
    Edward B. Rollins, 32, lumber man, b. VT
    Asenath, 32, b. MA
    Ada A., 7, b. NH
    Lorenzo, 5, b. MA
    Dana E., 3, b. MA
    John M. Rollins, 23, teamster, b. MA
    Charles S. Knot, 18, farm labor, b. ME.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as carpenter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 5 months and 22 days old.
  • Charles Joy and Henry Joy, Edward Bean Rollins, brothers and their uncle by marriage, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 1 Jan 1862 Edward was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 1 Dec 1862 Edward was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He died on 2 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in his 12th battle. He was 35 years, 5 months and 12 days old.
  • An obituary for Edward Bean Rollins was published on 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: (Volume 92 # 29)
    Sergeant Rollins: Mr. Editor;---In addition to the names of Ward, Jergensen, Reed, Hogan and others contained in the Spy of this week, I wish to add another of the old 15th that was killed in the battle of Gettysburg. I refer to sergeant Edward B. Rollins of Co. A. When Major Anderson and his little band were forces to strike their colors at Fort Sumter, Mr. Rollins, then in a distant state, hurried to Massachusetts with his family. He joined among the first in Co. A. of Leominster, Capt. George W. Roockwood, was in all the battles of the 15th regiment with the lamented Ward. Although in the company from the first, he was not absent a day from sickness. he lived to see his company and regiment reduced to a handful, always in the foremost ranks. in the heat of battle he escaped without a scratch, until shot down at Gettysburg. he was indeed a noble fellow, as his comrades in Co. A. express it. Mr. Rollins leaves a wife and four small children. This is indeed a heavy stroke for her and her little ones. May He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb give her strength to bear up under it. Rest brother, rest! thy work is done. Thou hast given thy best strength to thy country.
    “His battles are fought, and his march has ended,
    The sound of bugle shall wake him no more.”
    Leominster.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Bean Rollins was listed as a casualty of 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:

    Sgt. Edward B. Rollins, Company A, shot in the left chest, killed July 2, buried near the Second Corps aid station on the Peter Frey Farm near the stone house, reinterred in D-11 in the Massachusetts plot, age 33.
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 11.
  • He was memorialized at Old South Burial Ground, Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a cenotaph.
  • On 10 Sep 1863 Asenath Davis Joy received a pension to surviving family member based on Edward's service; his wife, received certificate 11508.
  • From the Rawlins Genealogy -
    He was a Sergeant of Co. A., 15th Mass. Reg't, in the Rebellion; mustered in July 12, 1861; was engaged in the battles of Ball's Bluff, the battles on the Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, and fell at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. His name is inscribed with those of other Leominster soldiers on the beautiful monument erected by that town, 1866-67.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Asenath Davis Joy in the 1870 US Federal Census on 18 Aug 1870 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rollins, Asenath D., 42, keeping house, b. MA
    ---, Ada A., 17, b. NH
    ---, Lorenzo W., 15, b. MA
    ---, Dana E., 13, b. MA
    ---, Nina L., 8, b. MA
    ---, Laura A., 4, b. MA
    (Note: Laura A. is not the daughter of Edward B. Rollins. Her birth and marriage record show no father's name.)
  • On 24 Jun 1883 his grandson, Edward Bean Rollins, son of Dana Edward Rollins and Martha Louise Pierce, was born at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1888, Edward was included in the Civil War section of Emerson's "Leominster Historical", as follows:
    Sgt. Edward B. Rollins, after fighting bravely at Ball's Bluff, succeded in crossing the river safely, but on looking back to the Virginia shore he saw some of his comrades, who were not taken prisoners. He procured a skiff, rowed it over amid the whistling of balls, took in his passengers, and landed them in safety. Two years later, he sent his wife a beautifully wrought card with the names of eleven hard fought battles in which he had been engaged. He left space for one more, and wrote, that after one more battle, he should probably come hom. He went into his twelfth battle, Gettysburg, and was killed July 2d, 1863. He left a wife and four small children.
  • About in 1888 Edward and Asenath's daughter, Nina Lillian Rollins married Charles A. Crommett.
  • Asenath Davis Rollins was enumerated as the widow of Edward B. Rollins, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Asenath, his wife, outlived Edward and died on 11 Mar 1905 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 77.
  • Credits: Portrait from "Leominster: Historical and Picturesque", by William A. Emerson, 1888.
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2017

Family: Asenath Davis Joy b. Feb 1828, d. 11 Mar 1905

  • Ada Asenath Rollins b. 30 Oct 1852, d. 16 Jul 1934
  • Lorenzo Woodbury Rollins b. 24 Aug 1854
  • Dana Edward Rollins b. 8 Aug 1857, d. 1929
  • Nina Lillian Rollins b. 19 Feb 1862, d. 1938

William Ronan

b. 1836, d. 13 March 1887
  • Father: David Ronan
  • Mother: Mary Flynn
  • Company: E
  • William Ronan was born about in 1836 at Ireland, son of David Ronan and Mary Flynn.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as shoemaker.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years old.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Ronan was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • William Ronan married Catherine McMahon, daughter of Patrick McMahon and Catherine Breen.
  • William Ronan and Catherine McMahon were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rowean (sic), Wm., 34, works in boot factory, b. ireland
    ---, Catherine, 30, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary M., 5, b. MA
    ---, Katy, 2, b. MA
    ---, William, 1, b. MA.
  • In 1879 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works at Andrews shoe shop.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Ronan was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Catherine McMahon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 17 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ronay (sic), William, 43, works in boot shop, cannot read or write, b. Ireland
    ---, Catherine, 38, wife, cannot read or write, b. Ireland
    ---, Mary Jane, 15, daur, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, John, 7, son
    ---, Margaret, 5, daur
    ---, Joseph, 3, son.
  • William Ronan made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 14 Oct 1882, and received certificate number 308124.
  • He died on 13 Mar 1887 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 51 years old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1887 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In Apr 1887 Catherine McMahon received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 237050.
  • Kate Roonan was enumerated as the widow of William Ronan, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, stating that he had died three years previously.
  • Catherine, his wife, outlived William and died on 8 Jan 1902 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Jan 1905 William and Catherine's daughter, Margaret L. Ronayne married John H. Meagher at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2016

Family: Catherine McMahon b. 1836, d. 8 Jan 1902

  • Mary M. Ronan b. 1865
  • Catherine Ronan b. 9 Sep 1867
  • William Ronan b. 5 May 1869
  • Patrick Ronan b. 15 Feb 1871, d. 30 Jun 1871
  • Joseph Ronan b. Jun 1872
  • Margaret Ronan b. Sep 1874, d. 1937
  • Charles Ronan b. 13 Jul 1880

Marvin Augustus Roods

b. 30 January 1837
  • Father: Marvin Roods b. 1806, d. 9 Sep 1877
  • Mother: Mary E. Gates b. 21 Dec 1808, d. 1 Feb 1876
  • Company: G
  • Marvin Augustus Roods was also known as Marvin A. Rhoades.
  • He was born on 30 Jan 1837 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Marvin Roods and Mary E. Gates.
  • Marvin Augustus Roods was enumerated in the household of Marvin Roods and Mary E. Gates in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Marvin Rhodes, 43, farmer, b. CT
    Mary E., 39, b. MA (as were all children)
    Martha E., 16
    Ephraim J., 14
    **Marvin A., 13
    Emily Ann, 11
    Elmira E., 9
    **Rufus A., 8
    Ellen, 6
    Mary G., 3.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Marvin gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Marvin was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Marvin Augustus Roods and Rufus Alonzo Rhodes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in companies G and K.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Marvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 5 months and 12 days old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Marvin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to termination of his term of service.

  • On 10 Oct 1866 Marvin Augustus Roods, 29, married Clara Watson, daughter of Benjamin S. Watson and Lovina [--?--], at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Marvin Augustus Roods and Clara Watson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Roods, M. A., 33, farmer, b. MA (as were all)
    Clara, 20
    Annie, 3, b. MA.
  • On 9 Sep 1877 his father, Marvin Roods, died at Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, by suicide.
  • On 31 Oct 1889 Marvin and Clara's daughter, Anna A. Rhodes married Hervey A. Davidson at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2012

Family: Clara Watson b. between 1847 - 1848

  • Anna A. Roods b. 29 Apr 1866
  • Everett A. Rhodes b. 20 Dec 1870, d. 6 Feb 1896

Thomas B. Ross

b. August 1837, d. 1903

Thomas B. Ross
  • Father: Sandford Ross b. 1814, d. 1891
  • Mother: Lydia Yeaw b. 23 Feb 1815, d. 1898
  • Company: A
  • Thomas B. Ross was born in Aug 1837 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, son of Sandford Ross and Lydia Yeaw, grandson of Thomas Briggs Ross, who was a resident of Leominster, Massachusetts and Vineland, New Jersey where he was postmaster.
  • Thomas B. Ross is identified as the son of Lydia Yeaw (Welcome4, David3, Joseph2, David1) in "The Yeaw Family in America," as follows: "He served in the Civil War and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic." He is supposed to have had a brother, Edwin, who lived to marry and have children. However, to date no proof has been found.
  • Thomas B. Ross was enumerated in the household of Sandford Ross and Lydia Yeaw in the 1850 US Federal Census on 4 Sep 1850 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sanford ROSS, 37, comb maker (?), b. RI
    Lydia, 35, b. RI
    **Thomas B., 12, b. RI.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Thomas gave his occupation as sailor.
  • In 1861 Thomas was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 11 months old.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Ross was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Ross was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Ross 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, Thomas B. Ross 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 Jun 1862 Thomas was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 Thomas was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Thomas was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Ross was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 11 Feb 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 2 May 1864, and received certificate number 29010.
  • Between 1864 - 1865 Thomas B. Ross married Mary E. [--?--]
  • Thomas B. Ross and Mary E. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 21 Nov 1870 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as:
    Ross, Thos. B., 32
    ---, Mary E., 30
    (with no further information.)
  • Thomas B. Ross was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A as a Sergeant.
  • He and Mary E. [--?--] were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1900 at Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, as:
    Thomas B. Ross, b. Aug 1837, married 35 years, b. RI (of RI parents), invalid, they own a home with a mortgage
    Mary E., wife, b. Mar 1839, no children, b. PA (of Irish parents.)
  • Thomas B. Ross died in 1903. He was 65 years old.
  • He was buried in 1903 at Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, with his parents.
  • On 26 Oct 1903 Mary E. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in New Jersey based on Thomas's service; his wife, received certificate number 584291.
  • He and Mary E. [--?--] had no issue.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Mary E. [--?--] b. Mar 1839

George Pickering Roundy

b. 1831, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: George Crowninshield Roundy b. 25 May 1806, d. 13 May 1879
  • Mother: Tabitha Lewis Besom b. 5 Jul 1799, d. Apr 1859
  • Company: 1_SS
  • George Pickering Roundy was born in 1831 at Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, son of George Crowninshield Roundy and Tabitha Lewis Besom.
  • George Pickering Roundy was baptized on 12 Jul 1835 at Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • In Apr 1859 his mother, Tabitha Lewis Besom, died at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 59.
  • George Pickering Roundy was enumerated in the household of George Crowninshield Roundy in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    George C. Roundy, 49, b. MA (as were all)
    Charlotte L., 22
    **George P., 28
    Carrie, 21.
  • In 1861 George was living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, George gave his occupation as Miner.

  • On 2 Sep 1861 George P. Roundy mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 30 years old.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, killed in action. He was 32 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1863 at Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Melvin B. Rowe

b. 1838, d. 19 April 1900
  • Father: Ebenezer C. Rowe b. 2 Sep 1811, d. 4 Aug 1866
  • Mother: Hannah Smith b. 14 Feb 1815, d. 21 Jan 1900
  • Company: E
  • Melvin B. Rowe was born about in 1838 at Madrid, Franklin County, Maine, son of Ebenezer C. Rowe and Hannah Smith.
  • Melvin B. Rowe was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer C. Rowe and Hannah Smith in the 1860 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1860 at Strong, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Eben C. Rowe, 48, carriage maker, b. ME (as were all)
    Hannah, 45
    **Melvin B., 21, shoemaker
    Oramandal J., 19
    Betsey A., 15
    Samuel S., 10
    Jane, 8
    Mary S., 4.
  • In 1861 Melvin was living unknown, per Ford's history (possibly West Boylston.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Melvin gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 17 Feb 1862 Melvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Strong, Franklin County, Maine. He was 24 years old.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Melvin B. Rowe was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Melvin B. Rowe was mentioned among the casualties.
  • In Jun 1864 Melvin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Infantry.

  • On 1 May 1866 Melvin B. Rowe married Rosetta Augusta Lambert, 27, daughter of John Lambert and Susannah H. Barden.
  • Melvin B. Rowe and Rosetta Augusta Lambert were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 16 Jun 1870 at New Vineyard, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Rowe, Melvin, 32, farmer, b. ME (as were all)
    Rosetta, 32
    Beicind, (m.) 3
    Angie, 1.
  • Melvin B. Rowe and Rosetta Augusta Lambert were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine, where he was a mail carrier.
  • Melvin B. Rowe made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 5 Oct 1888, and received certificate number 574515.
  • Melvin and Rosetta's daughter, Clara B. Rowe married Mr. [--?--] Hodgman.
  • Melvin B. Rowe was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Jay, Franklin County, Maine, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E.
  • He died on 19 Apr 1900 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine. He was 62 years old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1900 at East Wilton Cemetery, Wilton, Franklin County, Maine.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Bry M. Rowe in the 1900 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1900 at Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Rowe, Bay M., b. Apr 1867, married 5 years, b. ME (as were all)
    ---, Mabel A., wife, b. Apr 1874, one child living
    ---, Edna May, daur, b. Nov 1894
    ---, Rosietta A., mother, b. Jan 1839, widow, 7 of 9 children living
    ---, Bert F., brother, b. jan 1877, single
    ---, Arthur C., brother, b. Aug 1878, single
    ---, Clyde E., brother, b. Nov 1882, single.
  • On 11 Oct 1907 Rosetta Augusta Lambert received a pension to surviving family member in Maine based on Melvin's service; his wife, received certificate number 523514.
  • Rosetta, his wife, outlived Melvin and died on 13 Mar 1926 at age 87.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2017

Family: Rosetta Augusta Lambert b. 6 Jan 1839, d. 13 Mar 1926

  • Bry M. Rowe b. 19 Apr 1867, d. 1948
  • Angie L. Rowe b. 16 Dec 1869, d. 1961
  • Gladdis S. Rowe b. 1872, d. 1901
  • Clara B. Rowe b. 1872, d. 1895
  • Jennie M. Rowe b. between 1873 - 1874
  • Fred M. Rowe b. 29 Mar 1875, d. 26 Jun 1936
  • Herbert L. Rowe b. 28 Jan 1877
  • Arthur C. Rowe b. 31 Aug 1878, d. 20 Jan 1961
  • Clyde E. Rowe b. Nov 1882, d. 1975