MilitaryHistoryOnline.com Home   Genealogy   Forums   Search   Contact
MHO Main
MHO Home
Civil War Genealogy
Genealogy Home
General Genealogy Board
Comment or Suggestion?
Forget your Password?
Get your Relatives - Quick Find
 Enter your E-mail:
 
Search by Relative Last Name
 Relative Last Name Search:
 
(You can search on partial names)
Search Regiments
StateRelatives
 Alabama2700
 Arkansas966
 California30
 Colorado13
 Connecticut221
 CSA25
 Delaware66
 Florida404
 Georgia3474
 Illinois2000
 Indiana2294
 Iowa925
 Kansas159
 Kentucky1502
 Louisiana855
 Maine570
 Maryland168
 Massachusetts806
 Michigan591
 Minnesota267
 MIssissippi2352
 Missouri1155
 Nebraska16
 Nevada1
 New Hampshire104
 New Jersey469
 New York1322
 North Carolina3846
 Ohio1941
 Oregon9
 Pennsylvania1681
 Rhode Island59
 South Carolina1057
 Tennessee2643
 Texas1361
 United States141
 USCT5
 Vermont224
 Virginia3918
 West Virginia488
 Wisconsin846
Total41674
- - - - - - - - -
CSA23661
USA18013
What's new!
Site now allows photos. E-mail me
with your ancestor's photo. Photos will be reduced to 100 pixels wide.
Genealogy Ads by Google



Civil War Genealogy Database
Unit Type
State


15th Connecticut Infantry USA

Name: Alpheus BowenRank: Private Company:
Alpheus Bowen was a farmer from Bureau County Illinois who enlisted in the 31st Illinois Infantry, I believe, but was later attached to the 15th Connecticut. He was killed at Wyse''s Fork in March 1865. There is a gravestone in his honor at the family cemetery in rural Walnut, IL, but I believe he may be buried as one of the 55 nameless dead marked and buried at the New Bern, NC National Cemetery in the 15th Connecticut section.
Contact Name: David Berry
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 4/22/2004Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Jacob WidmerRank: Private Company:
No Comments.
Contact Name: Mark Creveling
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 7/4/2007Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Horace F. FarnsworthRank: Private Company: A
I have in my possession thirty long letters in fairly elegant copperplate script sent from the field covering the time from 1862, when the unit was formed, to 1865. These have been transcribed several times but not published. Twenty letters are to his first wife, Frances Wolcott Farnsworth (and infant daughter), living in Connecticut, and ten letters are to his brother, Henry Farnsworth, living in New York City, with whom he was very close.

An eleventh letter, not in my possession, to Henry was forwarded to and published by the New York Times, as it was current news in 1865 and gives a vivid account of the Battle of Wyse's Forks, North Carolina, one of the last major battles of the Civil War, which had very nearly cost Horace his life. A rich modern discussion of this battle is now available in the recently published researches of Wade Sokolosky.


H.F. Farnsworth enlisted rather precipitately (his only daughter by Frances, Henrietta, was born December 25, 1862; his only son by Frances, Whitcomb Horace, was not born until well after the war, on January 16,1869) and was enrolled in Company A of the 15th Connecticut Volunteers ('Casey's Pets') as a Private. By the end of the war he was acting as the Company Clerk. Almost all of the letters are very circumstantial and provide very good background information. Most of them are quite intimate appraisals of soldiering and of the camp life, including the observations and opinions of himself and his fellow soldiers. He was comfortable with writing, quite literate, and usually wrote four pages of narrative and description on the lined, folded letter paper of the time.


He returned at the end of the war and lived until September 2, 1920. His beloved second wife survived him by eleven years. There is some collateral material as well--two envelopes, one of which is a 'patriotic cover,' photographs of husband and wife, a photograph of Etta as a child, two of him marching in uniform with the G.A.R., a wedding announcement for Etta.


He was my maternal great great grandfather, and the letters descended to me through my mother.
Contact Name: Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr.
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 6/28/2007Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Willard F. PardeeRank: Private Company: B
No Comments.
Contact Name: John Fable
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 1/18/2010Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Thomas J. CareyRank: Private Company: E
Thomas' diary for March - September 1865 in in the special collections department at University of North Carolina
www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/c/Carey,Thomas_J.html Relatives are currently working on a full transcription.
Contact Name: Alan E. Oakes
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 2/24/2011Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Alvah J. CookRank: Private Company: F
Alvah J Cook was born about 1839 in Connecticut. He was the son of Sylvester Cook and Marietta (Hall) Cook. He enlisted August 15, 1862 and died October 13, 1864 (presumably from sickness or from wounds incurred from a previous battle) and is burried at Old Cemetery, Newbern, North Carolina.

Fought at:

12 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
24 Apr 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
24 Apr 1863 at Edenton Road, VA.
3 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
3 May 1863 at Providence Church Road, VA.
4 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
15 May 1863 at Providence Church Road, VA.
25 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
18 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
20 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
21 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
30 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Contact Name: Chris Nichols
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 8/30/2009Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: WILLIAM H. JONESRank: Sergeant Company: G
william jones was my greatgrandfather enrolled on 20th of aug 1862 discharged 27th june 1865 new bern nc by reason of general order no.73
Contact Name: ROBERT HEALY
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 11/9/2009Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Samuel ProutyRank: Private Company: G
No Comments.
Contact Name: Shawn Verdine
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 1/30/2007Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
Name: Courtney S. BaldwinRank: Unknown Company: H
Died at Andersonville Sept. 2, 1864. Has anyone more info?
Contact Name: Gordon Agren
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Date Added: 11/26/2004Edit Ancestor Edit your relative   Delete Ancestor Delete your relative
© 2018 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com, LLC Contact Brian Williams at: militaryhistoryonline@hotmail.com