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The
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Civil War
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SEE ALSO

Auburn Civil War Roll: M - Z

THE SOURCES

TR = Town Record, an "official" listing compiled by Town Clerk Emory Stone from various unspecified sources soon after the war. In the Auburn Town Clerk's office.

TB = town bounty payments, recorded in the original records of the Auburn Town Treasurer, 1861-65. In the vault at the Auburn Town Hall.

AGO = File containing two documents submitted by the Town of Auburn to the Mass. Adjutant General's Office. [a] "Names of Persons enlisted in the service of the United States from the Town of Auburn" dated 27 Aug 1862. [b] "List of Person liable to enrollment from the Town of Auburn", undated, but Summer of 1864. At the Mass. Military History Institute, Worcester.

S&S = Mass. Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War, by xxx, 11 volumes (Boston, 19xx) Compiled from original rosters of the Mass. regiments.

Also, various printed sources, including local histories, regimental histories, collected letters, journals, recollections, etc.

In the course of time all of the data gleaned from the above sources will be corrected against the original regimental muster rolls and reports, located at the Mass. Military History Institute

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS:
KIA = killed in action, MVI = Mass. Volunteer Infantry, >B>POW = prisoner of war

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NOTE: Persons marked with an asterisk ( * ) are "bounty men", not residents of Auburn but serving under the town's quota in return for recieving the town's bounty. Residence specified.

NOTE: This is a continuously growing list. As additional or corrected data is received, it will be added. In time, some of the names will be "clickable" links leading to other pages with additional information, documents, photographs, etc. Check back to see.


AUBURN CIVIL WAR ROLL

A - L

ADAMS, Daniel H., 28, farmer
Co. G, 31st MVI
enlisted Dec 1861
discharged Nov 1864
received town bounty 18 Oct 1861
S&S records "deserted in New Orleans, June 1864." Receiving a pension in 1890 (res Concord).
Needs clarification).

ADAMS, Franklin,
Co. E, 34th MVI
enlisted 4 Aug 1862
wounded (Snicker's Gap) 18 July 1864
discharged disabled (wound and disease) 8 June 1865
received town bounty ($150) 6 Aug 1862
Res Brockton in 1890.

ADAMS, Oscar E., 18 farmer
Co. G, 34th MVI
enlisted 5 Aug 1862
wounded (winchester) Sept 1864
wounded (near Petersburg) April 1865
discharged 16 June 1865
received town bounty ($150) 12 Aug 1862
In 1860 census, son (age 14) of Oliver W. and Martha P. Living in Northbridge in 1890..

ARNOLD, Oscar C., 18, truckman
Co. A, 51st MVI
enlisted 5 Sept 1862
discharged 27 June 1863
received town bounty ($150) 9 Oct 1862
may have also served in 10th Unatt. Co. Mass. Inf (90d), and/or Co. F, 1st Bn Heavy Artillery (to be researched)
Living in Auburn in 1860, in Northbridge in 1890.

BARNARD, Charles E., 19, shoemaker
enlisted 30 June 1861
Corporal, March 1862
wounded (Fair Oaks) 31 May 1862
seriously wounded in chest (Antietam) 12 Sept 1862
Sergeant 11 Nov 1862

discharged disabled 24 Nov 1862
[also]
Co. F, 57th MVI
enlisted 11 Feb 1864
Sergeant 18 Feb 1864
First Sergeant 1 June 1864
absent sick in hospital 23 July to 6 Nov 1864
seriously wounded, shoulder and neck (Ft. Stedman) 25 March 1865
commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 12 June 1865
discharged July 1865
received town bounty 29 July 1861
Born Auburn, Aug 1842, son of George W. and Sarah L. Lived in Worcester, an invalid for the rest of his life. He died of war wounds 18 May 1887.

BEAN, John G.
Co. I, 37th MVI
enlisted 2 Aug 1862
died (wounds) 29 Dec 1864 (exchanged POW)

*BOWERS, Walter C., 22, clerk (Boston)
Co. D, 1st Bn Cavalry
enlisted30 Dec 1864
discharged 26 June 1865
This unit was attached to the 26th New York Cavalry as the "Frontier Cavalry", patrolling the Canadian border with NY and Vermont.

BRYAN, John B., 23, operative
Co A, 57th MVI
enlisted 9 Dec 1863
deserted (at Worcester) Feb 1 1864

born Portsmouth, England.

*BURLEY, Orson L., (Worcester)
4th Heavy Artillery
enlisted Sept 1862 (for Worcester)
discharged July 1863
[also]
Co. F, 51st MVI (for Auburn)
enlisted15 Aug 1864
discharged June 1865

*BURNES, Francis A., 22, butcher (Norfolk, Va)
Troop B, 2nd Mass Cavalry
enlisted 30 Sept 1864

Corporal
discharged 20 July 1865
Enlisted in Norfolk, Va.

BURNS, see BURNES

CAMPBELL, Francis, 44, mechanic
Co. H, 31st MVI
enlisted 19 Feb 1862
discharged disabled 29 Nov 1863
received town bounty ($%) 15 Jan 1862
Born Ireland.

CHAPIN, Benjamin T.(or F>),
Navy
enlisted 7 Sept 1864

Seaman First-Class
discharged June 1865
Served on Uss Connanicut and USS Stars and Stripes. Died Auburn, 5 Jan 1927.

CLAPP, John R.
unassigned
enlisted 17 Jan 1865
received town bounty 18 Feb 1865
Enlisyment for three years.
(probably never mustered)

*COLLINS, Henry A., 19, (Fall River)
Co. A, ("British Volunteers") 17th MVI
enlisted 13 Jan 1865
discharged July 1865

COLLINS, John, 38, weaver
Co. A, 34th MVI
enlisted 28 Nov 1863
wounded (Lynchburg, Hunter's raid) 18 July 1864
wounded (near Cedar Creek) 13 Oct 1864
wounded (Hatcher's Run) 31 March 1865
transferred 24 June 1865 to
Co. A, 24th MVI
discharged Jan 1866
Born in England. In 1860 he was living in Auburn with his wife, Mary, and three children.

COOPER, Otis D., 18, mechanic
Co. K, 25th MVI
enlisted 21 Sept 1861
wounded (Port Walthal) 6 May 1864
captured (near Drewery's Bluff) 16 May 1864
returned to Co. C
discharged 14 June 1865

CUMMINGS, David Francis, 20, brakeman
Co. E, 42nd MVI
enlisted 30 Sept 1862
captured (near Brashrear City, La) 30 June 1863
paroled July 1863
discharged disabled 20 Aug 1863
Born Auburn, 20 Sept 1841, son of John S. and Malinda. Died in Auburn, 3 Jan 1872.

*CUMMINGS, William Wallace , 18 hostler (Warren)
Co. E, 27th MVI
enlisted 12 May 1862
slightly wounded in hand (Cold Harbor) 3 June 1864
Corporal 1 Jan 1865
wounded and taken prisoner (Southwest Creek, NC) 8 March 1865
exchanged 27 March 1865
discharged 15 July 1865

DAVIS, H. W., 18, farmer
Co. F, 4th Heavy Artillery
enlisted 22 Aug 1864
discharged June 1865

DAVIS, John R., 31, shoemaker
unassigned
drafted 13 July 1863
discharged disabled (heart trouble) 8 Dec 1863

DAYTON, Benjamin F., 18 shoemaker
Co. B, 57th MVI
enlisted 5 Jan
Corporal 11 Jan 1864
wounded (Spottsylvania) 12 May 1864
leg amputated 27 May 1864, and amputated again higher up in August, due to complications
absent in hospital until discharge
discharged disabled (from army hospital in Boston) 27 Dec 1864
Born in Norton, 8 Jan 1846. Res Auburn, credited Worcester. Enlistment papers describe him as height: 5'7 1/2", comp.:dark, eyes: gray, hair: dark.

DAYTON, Peter
in TR as of 57th MVI, no further record found
(needs further research)

*DELANEY, James, bootmaker (Worcester)
Co. I, 50th MVI
enlisted Aug 1862
discharged August 1863

*DELANEY, Joseph , 33, farmer (Worcester)
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted Jan 1864
KIA (near Petersburg) 18 June 1864
Born in Ireland.

DELLAHAN, see DOLLIGAN

DOLICAN, see DOLLIGAN

DOLLIGAN, James, 20, operative
Co. F, 21st MVI
enlisted Aug 1861
transferred Oct 1864 to

Co. K, 36th MVI
died (accidental) April 1865
Born Ireland, son of Patrick and Bridet. Brother of next entry.

DOLLIGAN, Thomas, 19, factory operative
Co. H, 34th MVI
27 Jan 1862
died of disease (Ship I., Ala.) 17 April 1862
Born Ireland. Brother of last entry.

DOHERTY, Patrick, 20, laborer
Co. E, 25th MVI
12 Sept 1861
discharged 20 Oct 1864
Born in Ireland. Living (age 25) in Auburn in 1860, with his mother, Anne.

DOHERTY, Peter, enlisted July 1863
receiving ship USS Ohio
served on USS Wabash and USS New Ironsides
ordered discharged July 1864
According to S&S when he was to be paid off and discharged he never appeared. The TR lists him as "disabled" (needs clarification).
Born in Ireland. The 1860 census has him (age 25) living in Auburn with his father, James. Died in Auburn, 5 March, 1897.
NOTE: TR also has him enlisted (Jan 1862) in Co. C, 31st MVI. But this is crossed out and marked "Error". However, he is recorded as receiving a town bounty ($5) on 15 Jan 1862. (Needs clarification).

DOLAN, see DOOLAN

DOOLAN, Patrick, 43, laborer
Co. D, 2nd Heavy Artillery
enlisted 22 Aug 1863
discharged 3 Sept 1865
Died Auburn, 26 Jan 1877.

EATON, Charles T.,
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted Sept 1861
discharged July 1865
1890, res. Lynn. Died in Auburn, 26 May, 1920.

EATON, Daniel Temple, 31, farmer
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 12 Sept 1861
reenlisted 18 June 1864
transferred to Co. C, 5 Oct 1864
discharged 13 July 1865
Born Auburn, 10 April 1831, son of Thomas and Hannah. Died in Auburn, 29 Aug 1914.Brother of next entry.

EATON, Joseph Pierce, 21, farmer
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 12 Sept 1861
Wagon Master, XVIII Corps
wounded (near Petersburg) 16 June 1864
transferred to
162nd Co., 2nd Bn, Veterans Reserve Corps (Invalid Corps)
discharged 20 Oct 1864
Born in Auburn, 7 Nov 1839, son of Thomas and Hannah. Died in Auburn, 13 Feb 1925. Brother of the last entry.

EMERSON, William Hovey, 29, laborer
Co. E, 15th MVI
enlisted 12 July 1861
captured (Ball's Bluff) Oct 1861, paroled
discharged disabled 10 Dec 1862
Born Auburn, 25 April 1832, son of Thomas and Eliza. Died Sutton, 12 Jan 1884, buried Auburn.

FROST, Orrin D., 33, farmer (or teamster)
Co. C, 25th MVI
enlisted 2 Oct 1861
reenlist 10 June 1864 (credit Sutton)
transferred to Co. A, Oct 1864
discharged 13 July 1865. Died Auburn, 30 Dec 1873.

FULLER, Horace, 33, shoemaker
Co. G, 36th MVI
enlisted 5 Aug 1862
discharged 8 June 1865
received town bounty ($150) 12 Aug 1862
Born in Sutton.

GALBOLLY, see GALOOLY

GALLULA, see GALOOLY

GALOOLY, John, 35, laborer
Co. D, 25th MVI
enlisted 6 Sept 1864
discharged 29 June 1865
Released under G.O. 73, ordering the release of all men "enrolled for less than six months as replacements". (Needs clarification)

GIFFORD, Morton D., 18, miller
Co. K, 25th MVI
enlisted 20 Sept 1861
discharged 24 Oct 1864
Born in Columbia, Ct.

GURLEY, see TURLEY

HAMMEL, Owen, 21, farmer
Co. F, 21st MVI
enlisted 19 Aug 1861
reenlisted 7 Jan 1864
wounded (near Petersburg) 17 June 1864
transferred Oct 1864 to
Co. K, 36th MVI
transferred June 1865 to
Co. D, 56th MVI
discharged 25 June 1865
received town bounty 20 Aug 1861
Born in Ireland, son of Patrick and Betty. Died in Auburn, 7 July 1892.

HAMMFORD, see HANNAFORD

HANNAFORD, Charles H., 20, farmer
Co. I, 37th MVI
enlisted 25 Aug 1862
discharged 21 June 1865
received town bounty ($150) 12 Aug 1862.

*HART, William , 23, yeoman (*Worcester)
Co. G, 15th MVI
enlisted Sept 1862
wounded (Antietam) 12 Sept 1862
captured (where?)
died POW (Andersonville) Sept 1864
received town bounty 31 July 1862
Born Oxford, son of Amasa and Marinda.

HEINTZELMAN, John W. C., 39, seaman
Co. B, 57th MVI
enlisted 2 Jan 1864
wounded and taken prisoner (Wilderness) 6 May 1864
paroled from Lynchburg POW camp Oct/Nov 1864
absent in hospital (City Point) from early December until discharge
discharged disabled 23 Dec 1864 (exchanged POW)
Born Rotterdam, Holland. Enlistment papers give res. Auburn, credit Worcester. Height 5'6 1/2", comp: dark, eyes: hazel, hair: dark

HEWITT, Daniel L., 18, yeoman
Co. K, 42nd MVI
enlisted 3 Sept 1862
discharged 20 Aug 1863
received town bounty ($100) 8 Oct 1862
also
Unattached Heavy Artillery
enlisted 15 Aug 1864 discharged 17 June 1865
Born Auburn, son of Orrison S. and Charlotte. Died Auburn, 7 Jan 1877.

HEWITT, Edward S., 21, farmer
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 16 Sept 1861
discharged 24 Oct 1864
Born Oakham, son of Orrison and Phoebe.

HILL, James, 44, shoemaker
Co. H, 34th MVI
enlisted 18 July 1862
discharged disabled (at Upton's Mills, Va) 25 May 1863
received town bounty ($150) 6 Aug 1862
Born England. Died Auburn, 15 July 1874.

HINES, William, 17
enlisted 27 Feb 1864
transferred to
36th MVI
discharged 28 June 1865
born Ireland, son of Martin and Catherine. (data needs rechecking)

*HOWE, Ansil L., 18, flagman (Natick)
Co. I, 39th MVI
enlisted 4 Aug 1862
KIA (Welden RR fight) 18 Aug 1864

HOWE, Sereno N., 18
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted Sept 1861
discharged Dec 1864
1860 census has him (age 16) living in Stoneville Boarding House with brother Alvin (sometimes Charles A.), and Diantha (probably Alvin's wife)

JENNISON, Daniel Ambrose, 21, farmer or shoemaker
Co. D, 15th MVI
enlisted 25 July 1861
captured (Ball's Bluff, Va) Oct 1861
wounded twice while a priusoner (according to TR) According to Daniels' H. Oxf., he was shot in thigh by a guard at Salisbury, NC, POW camp
paroled Fall of 1862
discharged 28 July 1864
received town bounty 30 July 1861. Born Auburn, 5 June 1840, son of Samuel and Roxanna. Died Carthage, Mo., 24 Aug 1915. Brother of R. Boardman (below).

*JENNISON, Joseph jr, 41, farmer(Oxford)
Co. E, 15th MVI
enlisted 30 July 1861
KIA (Ball's Bluff) 21 Oct 1861

JENNISON, Richard Boardman, 20, farmer
Co. G, 36th MVI
enlisted 25 July 1862
captured (near Blain's Crossroads, Rutledge, Tenn) 15 Dec 1863
died (Libbey, Richmond) 10 March 1864
received town bounty ($150) 12 Aug 1862
Born Auburn, 17 May 1842, son of Samuel and Roxanna. Brother of Daniel A. (above).

JOHNSON, Jerome
Co. K, 25th MVI
enlisted 24 Sept 1861
reenlisted 16 Dec 1863
captured (near Drewery's Bluff, Va) 16 May 1864
died (Florence, SC, POW camp) 25 Jan 1865
Born Auburn 10 Aug 1844, son of Ganiel and Betsey.

KEEF, William R., 20, farmer
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 25 Sept 1861
reenlist 1 Dec 1863
transferred to Co. C Oct 1864
discharged 13 July 1865
Born New York.

KINNEY, Patrick A., 20, painter
Co. G, 15th MVI
enlisted 1 July 1861
discharged disabled (wounds) 28 June 1862
NOTE: TR has "wounded in back at Gettysburg," discharged disabled. Dates do not accomodate. Needs clarification. Born Ireland.

KNIGHT, Estus, 41 shoemaker
Co. D, 51st MVI
enlisted 28 Aug 1862
discharged 27 July 1863
received town bounty ($100) 8 Oct 1862. Born in Charlton.

KNOWLES, Granville Augustus, 21, mariner
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 21 Oct 1861
reenlist 1 Dec 1863
transferred to Co. C, Oct 1864
discharged 13 July 1865
received town bounty 22 Oct 1861
Records might use either first or middle name indiscriminately. Born Boston, son of Benjamin C. and Jean. In Auburn in 1860, age 19, roper.

KNOWLES, Benjamin C., 42, carpenter
Co. A, 25th MVI
enlisted 18 Sept 1861
transferred to Co. C, Oct 1864
discharged July 1865
Born Auburn, son of Thomas and Esther. 1890 veterans' census reports he still suffered from effects of wartime sunstroke. Died Auburn, 30 July 1901.

LEGG, Charles A., 21, farm laborer
Co. B, 3rd Bn Rifles
enlisted April 1861
discharged July 1861
[also]
Co. C, 1st Mass. Cavalry
enlisted 1 Nov 1861
Corporal, 14 Aug 1863
captured (near Orleans, Va) 17 Aug 1863
paroled 26 Aug 1863
detailed with Cos C. and D as Gen Meade's Hq Guard, April 1864
Sergeant 16 May 1864
Color Sergeant,
discharged 24 June 1865
received town bounty 29 Nov 1861
In April 1861, he had originally volunteered for Co A, Worc. City Guards; but because of over enrollment he was enlisted in Co. B, Holden Rifles.
Born Boston, son of William L. and Emma D. Brother of next entry.

LEGG, William H., 21, farm laborer
Co. C, 1st Mass. Cavalry
enlisted 16 Aug 1862
KIA (on picket duty, near Potomac Creek, Va) 9 Feb 1863
Born Boston, son of William L. and Emma D. Brother of last entry.

LINCOLN, Albert A., 24
Co, B, 51st MVI
enlisted 23 Aug 1862
Corporal, Aug 1862
discharged 27 July 1863
Born Brattleboro, Vt.

LOVERING, Marcus M., 24, shoemaker
Co. F, 21st MVI
enlisted 19 Aug 1871
KIA (Chantilly) 1 Sept 1862
received town bounty 22 Aug 1861
Born in Auburn, son of E.J.C., and Lucy. Age 18 in 1860 census.