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15th Maine Infantry      
Company C
William Henry Boyce - 2nd Lieutenant   
William Henry Boyce was Captain Michael Boyce's third child. He initially enrolled as a private in the famous 2nd ME where he attained the rank of Corporal and Sergeant. After the 2nd ME was redistributed to several units (primarily the 20th ME), and after suffering many casualties, Sergeant Boyce was eventually transferred to the 15th ME Infantry. He became 2nd Lt. Boyce, of Company C, and, later, he was promoted to Captain of Company I (just after his father, Captain Michael Boyce, was forced to pull some political strings in order to earn his own, second enlistment - this time to Company K). Captain Michael Boyce's son, William, would serve the remainder of the war with his father. William Henry Boyce served as the Captain of Company I, and Michael Boyce served as the Captain of, both Company I & K).

After the Civil War, Colonel William Henry Boyce was honorably discharged. He married Emma Victoria Wade Phelps (probably in Pittsburgh, PA, or Beaver Borough, PA, although I have not verified same with an actual marriage certificate on the date and place of marriage). Together, they raised two boys, William Henry Boyce, Jr. and McKeen Boyce. McKeen Boyce would be the person responsible for trading horses with the Nez Perce Indian Tribe located in Northwest Idaho, during the late 1800s. McKeen Boyce's son, James Mckeen Boyce, served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. McKeen Boyce's grandson, John C. Boyce, enlisted out of college and served with the U.S. Navy, in Pensacola, Fl. John C. Boyce currently works for a Defense Department firm with the Pentagon.
Contact Name:  Tom Boyce
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company C
Charles W Clayton - Captain   

Capt. Charles W. Clayton
Born: Cir. Feb - March 1822
Died: Oct. 16th 1897 - ages 75 years

Member of 15th Maine Inf. (Which is historically refered to as the 'Aroostook' Regiment - because most of the Soldiers that had enlisted either where from Aroostook County or signed up in an Aroostook County Town.

Buried in Ashland Mun. Cem.

Ashland, Maine
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  6/26/2010
Company C
John Madden - Private   
Buried at Masardis, Maine
15th ME Co. C
April 15th, 1837 to July 22nd, 1902
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company C
Thomas Pierce - Private   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Bud Howard
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/22/2004
Company C
Charles C Pomroy - Corporal   
Buried in Presque Isle, ME

Mustered in as Private. Later received Rank of Corp.

15th ME Inf. Co. C

Born: 7/28/1845
Died: 3/23/1922
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company C
George E Pyle - Corporal   
Buried in Presque Isle, ME

Corp. 15th ME Inf. Co. C

Partial headstone - states 'killed' or 'died' at New Orleans
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company C
William H Sutter - Sergeant   
Buried in Presque Isle, ME

Srgt 15th ME Inf. Co. C

Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company C
Enoch D Wessenger - Private   
Buried at Masardis, Maine

15th ME Inf Co C

Born Jun 22, 1837
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  7/10/2010
Company D
Alonzo T Kallock - Sergeant   
Alonzo T. Kallock (First_Last)
Regiment Name 15 Maine Infantry
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In
Soldier's Rank_Out
Alternate Name Alonzo T./Kellock

see also:
Alonzo T. Kellock (First_Last)
Regiment Name 15 Maine Infantry.
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Cpl.
Soldier's Rank_Out Sgt.

Buried in Ashland Mun. Cem.

Ashland, Maine

Shares stone with wife Harriet and daughter Lottie
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  6/27/2010
Company D
Alexander E. McNear - Unknown   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Timothy Mallory
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  11/12/2007
Company E
Cornelius J Desmond - Corporal   
No Comments

Contact Name:  Jerry Desmond
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Date Added:  6/1/2009
Company E
Warren Fifield - Private   
Warren was my great grandfather. He is buried in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Contact Name:  K Kibble
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/9/2006
Company F
William M Cunningham - Private   
This is my GG grandfather. I have his civil war diary and his enlistment papers and photographs so I know this information is correct.
Contact Name:  Maria Wallace
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  none
Date Added:  3/25/2009
Company Field & Staff
James Nowland - 1st Lieutenant   
Born: Nov, 8th, 1809 in Liverpool, England
Died: Mar 1st, 1886

Rank at time of war: 1 Lt. & Adjt.
Rank at end of war: Adjt.

Buried in Ashland Mun. Cem.

Ashland, Maine
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  6/26/2010
Company G
Fernando C. Bolster - Musician   
My great-great-granduncle. Enlisted 7 January 1862, Fort Fairfield, ME. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer 24 January 1864. Mustered out 5 July 1866, Charleston, SC. Died in 1917.

One of only a handful of men who served for the entire length of the unit's term of service.
Contact Name:  Jeffry Burden
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://soldiersofshockoehill.com
Date Added:  5/29/2005
Company G
George F. Parks - Private   
Born in Canada, moved to Maine with family at young age. Enlisted at age 43 for $300 Bonus in January, 1864. Wounded during Red River Campaign. Died of wounds in Washington, DC in August 1864. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Contact Name:  Alan Kinne
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Date Added:  2/20/2012
Company G
Alvah Wiggin Thurston - Private   
BORN: 24 OCT 1820 Freedom, NH / DIED: 12 May 1866
Kenduskeag, ME / Civil War Pension Index Film number: M543 Roll: 21
Contact Name:  Jean-Pierre Fortin
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/military/civilwar/15meinf.htm
Date Added:  8/2/2006
Company G
Joseph Vance - Private   
From Caribou, ME. Married Mary T. Higgins April 28, 1861. Enlisted in Union Army Nov 2nd, 1861. Assigned to Company G as a Private on 20th December 1861 at the age of 23. Died on 4th (or 18th) July 1862 in Carrollton, LA of the fever. Burial: Carrollton, LA. Relocated to Chalmette National Cemetery Sec: 17 Grave: 1216.
Contact Name:  Mark W. Vance
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  7/7/2008
Company H
Gersholm Butler - Private   
I have alot of oral history on his war years.
Contact Name:  Gregory Lind
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Date Added:  2/9/2010
Company H
Charles S Thurston - Sergeant   
Charles S. Thurston (First_Last)
Regiment Name 15 Maine Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Sgt.

Buried in the Ashland Municipal Cem.
Ashland, Maine

Stone is badly worn and hard to read
Contact Name:  Larry M Boulier
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Date Added:  6/27/2010
Company I
Michael Marshall Merrick Boyce - Captain   
Initially, at the beginning of the Civil War the successful business owner, Michael Boyce, was appointed by the Governor of the State of Maine to be a Recruitment Officer on behalf of the Civil War effort. There are many Newspaper Advertisements highlighting the recruitment efforts for volunteers of the 15th ME Infantry. Part of the recruitment efforts promised enlistees $13 per month pay, including rations. $100 bounty at end of the Civil War.

Michael Boyce then was elected and served as a Captain in both Companies I (1861-1864) and K (1864-1866) for the 15th ME Infantry. Honored as one of the longest serving officers in the Civil War, his son, Captain William Henry Boyce, served as an officer in Company I when Captain Michael Boyce reenlisted and was assigned to Company K. A statue of Captain Boyce's likeness can be viewed in Bangor, today.

Two daughters died while he was serving his country. His only other surviving son, James C Boyce, became a lawyer and practiced law in NY City, Oil City, PA, as well as Pittsburgh, PA. James C Boyce's son, Dr. John Welch Boyce, became a Major during WWI, and he was responsible for the approval of all soldiers shipped overseas, to France.

Michael Boyce is buried alongside his wife, Ruth Hodgdon Dyer Boyce, and four of his children (whom died during childhood) in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Section #1, Lot #407, located on 449 Ohio St, in Bangor, ME. The large family lot sits on a hill near the large mausoleum. Michael Boyce and three of his friends donated the land for the cemetery to the Catholic Church.
Contact Name:  Tom Boyce
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company I
William Henry Boyce - Captain   
William Henry Boyce was Colonel Michael Boyce's third child. He initially enrolled as a private in the famous 2nd ME where he attained the rank of Corporal and Sergeant. After the 2nd ME was redistributed to several units (primarily the 20th ME), and after suffering many casualties, Boyce was eventually transferred to the 15th ME Infantry. He became a 2nd Lt of Company C, and, later, he was promoted to Captain before becoming the Colonel of Company I (his father, Colonel Michael Boyce, had to pull some political strings to earn a second enlistment - this time to Company K. Colonel Michael Boyce's son would serve the remainder of the war with his father. William Boyce as the Colonel of Company I, and Michael Boyce as the Colonel of Company K. After the Civil War Colonel William Henry Boyce was honorably discharged. Boyce married Josephine (surname unknown at this time) and, together, they raised two children, in NY City. For some reason I am having difficulties locating William Henry Boyce's actual place and date of death.
Contact Name:  Tom Boyce
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Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company I
William Henry Boyce - Captain   
William Henry Boyce was Captain Michael Boyce's third child. He initially enrolled as a private in the famous, 2nd ME Infantry where he attained the rank of Corporal and, later, a Sergeant. After the 2nd ME was redistributed to several units (primarily the 20th ME), and after suffering many casualties, Sergeant Boyce was eventually transferred to the 15th ME Infantry. He became a 2nd Lt of Company C, and, later, he was promoted to Captain (his father, Captain Michael Boyce, had to pull some political strings in order to serve a second enlistment - this time to Company K). Captain Michael Boyce's son, Captain William Henry Boyce, would serve the remainder of the war with his father. After the Civil War, Captain William Henry Boyce was honorably discharged. He married Emma Victoria Wade Phelps, where they raised two sons, William Henry Boyce, Jr., and McKeen Boyce. It was McKeen Boyce who would later trade horses with the Nez Perce Indian Tribe located in Northwest Idaho. McKeen Boyce's son, James Mckeen Boyce, would serve in the Army Air Corps, during WWII, and his grandson, John C. Boyce, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in Pensacola, FL, out of college. Today, John C. Boyce works for a Department of Defense firm out of the Pentagon.
Contact Name:  Tom Boyce
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company K
Michael Marshall Merrick Boyce - Captain   
Initially, at the beginning of the Civil War the successful business owner, Michael Boyce, was appointed by the Governor of the State of Maine to be a Recruitment Officer on behalf of the Civil War effort. There are many Newspaper Advertisements highlighting the recruitment efforts for volunteers of the 15th ME Infantry. Part of the recruitment efforts promised enlistees $13 per month pay, including rations. $100 bounty at end of the Civil War.

Michael Boyce then was elected and served as a Captain in both Companies I (1861-1864) and K (1864-1866) for the 15th ME Infantry. Honored as one of the longest serving officers in the Civil War, his son, Captain William Henry Boyce, served as an officer in Company I when Captain Michael Boyce reenlisted and was assigned to Company K. A statue of Captain Michael Boyce's likeness can be viewed in Bangor, today.

Two daughters died while Captain Michael Boyce was serving his country. One of his surviving sons, James C Boyce, became a lawyer and practiced law in NY City, Oil City, PA, as well as Pittsburgh, PA. James C Boyce's son, Dr. John Welch Boyce, would become a Major, during WWI, and he was responsible for the approval of the health of all soldiers shipped overseas, to France.

Captain Michael Boyce is buried alongside his wife, Ruth Hodgdon Dyer Boyce, and four of his children (whom died during childhood) in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Section #1, Lot #407, located on 449 Ohio St, in Bangor, ME. The large, Boyce family lot sits on a hill near the large mausoleum. Michael Boyce and three of his friends donated the land for the cemetery, to the Catholic Church.
Contact Name:  Tom Boyce
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Date Added:  2/4/2011
Company K
James Frederick Wakefield - Sergeant   
James Frederick Wakefield, son of Cyrus Wakefield and Mahala McDonald was born 04 Aug 1842 in Lubec, ME, and died 28 Dec 1898 in Louisville, KY. Buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, KY; Section C Site 4095

He married (1) Susan A. Cooley, 19 Feb 1862 in Augusta, ME. He married (2) Armonia A. McPherson 11 Sep 1890 in Boston, MA
Child of James Wakefield and Susan Cooley is:
James Frederick Wakefield, born 27 Jul 1865 in Windsor, ME; died 05 Apr 1908 in Philadelphia, PA.

Child of James Wakefield and Armonia McPherson is:
Hazel Wakefield, born Feb 1897 in Indiana.
Contact Name:  Matt Wakefield
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Contact Homepage:  wakefieldsofmaine.googlepages.com
Date Added:  1/8/2007
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