Burial Locations of 9th Battery Mass. Vols. Soldiers

In special honor of the soldiers who died while in service.

Pvt. George W. Stafford - November 10, 1862 (Disease) 1st Lieut. Alexander H. Whittaker - July 20, 1863 (Gettysburg)
Pvt. Edwin H. Babson - June 11, 1863 (Disease) Sergt. John L. Fenton - July 28, 1863 (Gettysburg)
1st Lieut. Christopher Erickson - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Pvt. Byron Porter - September 9, 1863 (Disease)
Sergt. Charles E. Dodge - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Pvt. Austin Packard - September 20, 1863 (Gettysburg)
Pvt. John Crosson - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Pvt. Nathan H. Brand - March 6, 1864 (Disease)
Pvt. Henry Fenn - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Corpl. Lucian J. Sanderson - May 25, 1864 (North Anna River)
Pvt. James F. Gillson - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Corpl. Levi Lincoln - June 18, 1864 (Petersburg)
Pvt. Adolph Lipman - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Sergt. William H. Dawes - June 21, 1864 (Petersburg)
Pvt. Arthur Murphy - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) Pvt. William H. Issacs - June 3, 1865 (Accident)
Pvt. Charles B. Nutting - July 2, 1863 (Gettysburg) .

"For Us Their Precious Lives They Gave, For Freedom's Sacred Cause They Died."

Below is a list of soldiers in which their cemetery location is known. The soldiers who have their grave photographed are hyperlinked. Soldiers whose grave isn't photograph but have grave information posted will have a hyperlinked "No Pic". This list is 52.7% (176/334) completed and 165 graves have been photographed; if you know of a 9th Battery Mass. Vols. soldier's burial location please let me know.

Name Town Cemetery Location
Adams, John Q. Northborough, MA (Researching)  
Allen, John U. ** [Whitenight] Havensville, KS Havensville .
Austin, Edward Y. * Lynn, MA Pine Grove Grave No. 29, GAR N Row 6
Ayers, John P. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Lot 393-ss Meadow and Daisey Paths
Bailey, James A. * Scituate, MA Fairview Grave No. 14, Lot No. 62
Bailey, Joseph Jr. * [Sargent] Scituate, MA Cudworth Left Gate, Left Side
Baker, Levi W. ** Marlborough, MA Rock Lawn Upper Section
Barnard, George A. + La Crosse, KS La Crosse .
Barnard, Samuel W. * Lynn, MA Pine Grove Grave No. 1, Hyacinth Path 95
Barnes, Joseph C. ** Retsil, WA Washington Veterans Home Row 20, Space 5
Baxter, Ezra Jr. [Norris] Everett, MA Woodlawn Verdant Path, Lot 2656
Benham, Daniel * Arlington, MA Mount Pleasant Lot No. 142, Location E, Center Ave. & Maple Ave.
Bigelow, John Minneapolis, MN Lakewood Section 23, Lot 29, Grave 19
Brand, Nathan H. [Masterson] Washington, D.C. Military Asylum Section F, Grave 416
Brett, David [Dean] Brockton, MA Union .
Brown, Joseph R. * Groveland, MA Riverview Grave No. 3, Woodbine Ave.
Brummett, George A. * Framingham, MA Edgell Grove Grave No. 1137, Sec. L, Pine Ave & Path #64
Buckman, John Jr. * Cambridge, MA Mount Auburn Heliotrope Path & Spruce Ave.
Burditt, Henry H. * Northborough, MA Howard St. Grave No. 1, Sec. C, Lot 1B
Burnham, John H. + Stoughton, MA Evergreen Section VII, Lot 535
Byrnes, John W. * Foxborough, MA Rock Hill Woodlawn Ave., Near Forest Ave.
Carroll, John W. * + Newburyport, MA St. Mary's Grave No. 8, Lot 714, St. Mark Ave.
Carter, George W. Hampton, VA Hampton National Cemetery Section B, Plot 9196
Cate, Norman F. [Sargent] Dorchester, MA Cedar Grove Section 7, Grave 253, Lotus Path
Chaffin, Willard * + Holden, MA Grove Lot 75, Range 1, Sec. 3, Corner of Poplar Ave. & Central Ave.
Chapin, Joseph * Medford, MA Oak Grove Grave No. 5, Lot 218, Evergreen Lawn
Charters, Reuben P. * Lowell, MA Edson Grave No. 1, Lot 3312
Chase, John W. [Chase] Boston, MA Forest Hills For-Get-Me-Not Path, Lot 3163
Clancy, Jeremiah + No Pic Cambridge, MA (Still Investigating) .
Clapp, James L. + King, WI Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Section 2, Lot 80S, Grave 8
Clark, John H. * Waltham, MA Mount Feake Grave No. H 2080, Ripley Ave. & Oldham Ave.
Cole, Eleazer [Sargent] Brockton, MA Melrose Section 1
Conlan, Patrick [Sargent] North Eaton, MA Immaculate Conception In Front of Tomb
Conway, George [Norris] Marion, IN Marion National Section 4, Site 2841, Row 12
Crosson, John # Gettysburg, PA Gettysburg National Section A, Site 4
Cummings, Frederick A. * Montague, MA Locust Hill Grave No. 2, Lot 111
Curtis, Shadrach B. * [Foster] Scituate, MA Union Grave No. 129
Dalton, James F. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Lot 1297-B, Winchester Ave. and Halcyon Ave.
De Vecchi, Achille # Arlington, VA Arlington National Section 1, Grave 746
Dewhurst, Joseph W. * Stoneham, MA Lindenwood Grave No. 4, Sec 8 - Arborvitae Ave., Lot 529
Dodge, Charles E. [Dodge] Bridgton, ME High Street and Ridge Cemeteries  
Doe, Nahum A. * Everett, MA Woodlawn Woodside Ave.
Doe, William J. * Worcester, MA Hope Grave No. L.R.1, Lot 1535, Juniper Ave., Sec. 23
Doolan, Patrick F. * Leominster, MA Evergreen Sect. 13, Chapel Ave., Path 1, Lot 230, near Maple Ave.
Dow, Stillson H. * Manchester, MA Old Rosedale Section 6, Lot A147, Grave No. 4
Doyle, Daniel P. * Malden, MA Holy Cross Grave No. 43-E, Path 4, Lake Ave.
Dunn, James N. + Dorchester, MA Cedar Grove Section 18, Grave 21, Oak Hill
Eaton, Edwin D. ** Russell, MA Russell Upper Section, Along Tree Line
Edson, Bartlett C. * Brockton, MA Union Sect. 2, Blue Print No. 310
Ellis, Obed H. * Whitman, MA Colebrook Lot 428, Cor. Cypress Ave. & Woodbine Path
Erickson, Christopher * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 57, Outside Soldiers Lot, Monument Ave.
Esler, John T. * Everett, MA Woodlawn Lot 2086, Verdant Path
Fay, Hiram W. [Norris] Marlborough, MA Maplewood .
Fenton, John L. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Lot 539, Ivy Path
Fisher, Peter Sr. [Easton] North Easton, MA Unionville .
Fisher, Thomas [Waltz] Rockledge, PA Lawnview .Lot 328, Section JENK, Grave 3
Flannery, Michael ** Marquette, MI Holy Cross Catholic .
Folsom, John A. [Sargent] Malden, MA Forest Dale Section 24, Lot 13B, Grave 2555
Gardner, George Lisbon, ND Oakwood  
Goldthwait, Charles A. * Salem, MA Harmony Grove Lot 1104, R-Lilac Path
Goliff, George H. ** Boston, MA Forest Hills Firemen's Section
Goodwin, Stephen H. * Newburyport, MA Highland Grave No. 1, Lot 6, Sec. F
Gordon, James S. [Sargent] Natick, MA Old Dell Park Front right section
Gurney, James V. [Norris] Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Rural Section P-9-9
Gwinn, Charles A. * Salem, MA Howard Street Gwinn Tomb
Hall, Charles A. [NEHGS] (See note 3 below.) Wayne, ME North Wayne About the middle of the cemetery
Harmon, David J. * Brookline, MA Walnut Hills Grave No. 211, Walnut Hills Ave.
Harris, Michael [Marlborough] Marlborough, MA Immaculate Conception Section 1, Lot 281
Hill, Eber * + Woburn, MA Calvary Lot 12 Range 16, Sect. D
Hirst, Joseph [Smith] Chicago, IL Oak Woods .
Holahan, Thomas ** Pawtucket, RI Mount St. Mary's Section A
Holden, James S. * Everett, MA Woodlawn Grave No. 683, Fern Path, Laurel Hill
Holland, Richard * Brockton, MA Union Sect. 4, Blue Print No. 212
Horton, Sylvester * Winthrop, MA Winthrop Grave No. 4, Lot 352, Evergreen Path
Howland, James M. * Malden, MA Salem St. Lot 188, Center Myrtle Ave.
Hudson, William J. * Dalton, MA Main St. Sect. 3, Lot 3
Huggins, Frederick F. * Malden, MA Forest Dale Section 24, Lot 185, Grave No. 574
Hunson, William * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 65, Outside Soldiers Lot, Monument Ave.
Huntington, Charles O. * Haverhill, MA Linwood Grave No. 3, Sec. E, Path, Lot 60
Hussey, Orren C. ** Boston, MA Mount Hope Soldiers & Sailors Lot, Sect. RA1, Grave #41
Isaacs, Richard J. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 16, Outside Soldiers Lot, Monument Ave.
Jenkins, William * Haverhill, MA Elmwood VGR lists Riverside Cemetery in Egremont, MA
Jenness, Daniel B. * Malden, MA Forest Dale Section 32, Lot 116, Grave No. 116
Kell, William * Salem, MA Harmony Grove Lot # 774, Sec 6, R-Hallidon Ave.
Kelley, Richard F. * Watertown, MA St. Patrick's Grave No. 1613, Sec. H
Kelley, William + Malden, MA Forest Dale Section 24, Lot 129
LeBrun, Edward Addison, VT Grand View  
Lemay, Peter * Worcester, MA St. John's Lot 55, Range 6, Sec. Five
Lincoln, William W. ** Abington, MA Mount Vernon Lot 1331
Longley, Thomas F. [Norris] Farmington, NH Pine Grove Section I, Lot 102, Grave 7
Lord, Enoch B. # + Togus, ME Togus National (East) Section M, Plot 1958
Manning, John H. [Manning] No Pic Brooklyn, NY Green-Wood Section 131, Lot 34231
Marsh, Benjamin F. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 2, Inside Monument Ave, Soldiers Old Lot
Martin, John R. * No Pic Malden, MA Salem St. Grave No. 5, First Lot North of Receiving Tomb, Maple Ave.
Martin, Marcena L. + Rapid City, SD Mountainview .
Mason, Francis H. [Sargent] Winchester, MA Wildwood Margin Ave., Lot 417
McCarthy, John [Marlborough] Marlborough, MA Immaculate Conception Section 1, Lot 330
McCarty, Michael * + Salem, MA St. Mary's Lot 309, Ave F.
McDavitt, James * Brookline, MA Holyhood Lot 574, Alley Terrace, Corner, At Rear. 2nd Row on Cheverus Ave.
McDonald, John W. * North Easton, MA Immaculate Conception Location 504
McDonald, Jeremiah [Marlborough] Marlborough, MA Immaculate Conception Section 1, Lot 6
McFarland, George * North Easton, MA Village Grave No. 50, Linden Ave.
Merritt, Quincy A. * Whitman, MA Colebrook Lot 808, Valley Path
Meyer, Harmon + No Pic [OBGB] Hackensack, NJ Maple Grove .
Miles, Hiram Z. + No Pic Marlborough, MA Village (Still Investigating) .
Miles, Joseph H. * Whitman, MA Colebrook Lot 645, Ivy Path
Milton, Richard S. ** Boston, MA Forest Hills Magnolia Ave., Sect. 16, Lot 233
Morse, Alfred D. [Sargent] Cambridge, MA Mt. Auburn Grave 838
Morse, George C. * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 52, Row 3, Soldiers' New Lot
Morse, George B. # Togus, ME Togus National (East) Section N, Plot 2255
Munroe, John [Brown] Maynard, MA St. Bridget's Main Gate, 2nd Left, Left Side
Murphy, Arthur # Gettysburg, PA Gettysburg National Section A, Site 1, MASA L
Murphy, David S. * Whitman, MA St. James Lot 11
Murphy, John H. * Lowell, MA St. Patrick's Grave No. 33, Yard 4, Range 38
Murphy, Thomas * + Malden, MA Holy Cross Grave No. 53-W, Path 31, No. of Walnut Ave.
Murray, Bernard E. ** Boston, MA Forest Hills Evergreen Path, Sect. 14, Grave 2684
Murray, George [Sargent] Dorchester, MA St. Mary's Section D, Grave 268
Nash, Henry F. * Brockton, MA Union Sect. 2
Nash, Sylvanus M. * Abington, MA Mount Vernon Lot 9
Nash, William H. * Abington, MA Mount Vernon Lot 249
Nichols, Zadiac D. [CSL] Waterbury, CT Pine Grove .
Noble, Henry # (See note 2 below.) City of Hampton, VA Hampton National Sect. C, Plot 8302
Norwood, John K. * Lawrence, MA Bellevue Lot 44, Group 1
Packard, Henry * Brockton, MA Melrose Lot 14, Grave 6, Old Cemetery Div., Sect. 2
Packard, Henry A. Winthrop, ME (Researching)  
Park, Horace A. [OBGB] Paterson, NJ Cedar Lawn .
Park, William Jr. (See note 1 below.) [MacAllester] Mattapan, MA Mt. Hope Rock Dell Walk
Parker, Stephen N. * Natick, MA Old Dell Park Grave. No. 523, Sect. D-2 (Back left section)
Pearce, William B. ** Boston, MA Forest Hills Orange Path, Grave 2323
Pendergast, James * Blackstone, MA St. Charles Grave No. 1, Lot 459, Sect. 1, Path 25
Pike, Charles O. No Pic Boston, MA He died in Boston, not sure of burial location.
Porter, Byron # Arlington, VA Arlington National Section 13, Site 8019
Prescott, George H. * + Everett, MA Woodlawn Grave No. 35, Range 10, Pilgrims Rest
Prescott, Horace [Thompson] Phillips, ME Field .
Record, Horace * Medford, MA Oak Grove Grave No. 10, Lot 322, Primose Path
Reed, Charles W. [Reed] Cambridge, MA Mount Auburn Elm Ave., Plot #1995
Reed, James W. * Cambridge, MA Mount Auburn Lot 1079, Elder Path & Walnut Ave., 2 Lots from Corner on Right
Reed, Robert S. * Westport, MA Maple Grove Loc. D3, Lot 66, Sect. A
Reynolds, Orrin [Sargent] Stoughton, MA Evergreen Section IX, Lot 643
Rice, Albert E. ** Barre, MA Glen Valley .
Rice, Reuben B. [Norris] Marlborough, MA Rock Lawn Lower Section
Rouse, Edward + [Sargent] No Pic Watertown, MA Catholic Mt. Auburn .
Sawin, Charles L. * Orange, MA Central Grave No. 1, Lot 139, Sect. N
Schirmer, Adolphus Fall River, MA Oak Grove Plot: OG3700, Blackthorn Path
Schwamb, Charles L. [Wheeler] Hamilton, OH Wesleyan Section V, Range 3, Grave 34
Shaw, Francis M. * Brockton, MA Melrose Lot 80, Grave 1, Central Div., Sect. 5
Sheehan, Michael ** Rockland, MA St. Patrick Lot 508
Smith, Frank B. * Medford, MA Oak Grove Grave No. 11, Lot 157, Craddock Lawn
Smith, Frank U. Avon, MA (Researching)  
Smith, John H. * Whitman, MA Colebrook Lot 510, Valley Path
Smitherman, Henry * Cambridge, MA Cambridge Grave No. 27 Outside Soldiers Lot, Monument Ave.
Snelling, William W. [Cutter] Arlington, MA Mt. Pleasant Location D93, Center Ave, Right Side, Middle Section
Spaulding, Alfred A. * + Brockton, MA Ashland Blue Print No. 46
Sprague, Thomas ** Dunmore, PA Dunmore Lot 2, Block 18
Stafford, George W. * Lawrence, MA Bellevue Lot No. 127, Group 1
States, John C. * Cambridge, MA Mount Auburn Grave No. 4534, Clethra Path & Maple Ave.
Stratton, Frederick S. # Togus, ME Togus National (West) Section A, Plot 2576
Strong, William [Geldart] Hudson, MA Forest Vale .
Sullivan, John H. ** Boston, MA Evergreen Central Sect., Grave No. V-45
Taylor, Albert [Norris] Hudson, MA Main Street .
Tibbetts, Charles A. * Hamilton, MA Hamilton Grave No. 8, Lot 183, Sec. 5, So. Side Central Ave.
Tobey, Samuel S. * Everett, MA Woodlawn Lot 4782, Heliotrope Path
Toomey, Jeremiah * Blackstone, MA St. Charles Grave No. 4, Lot 226, Sec. 2, Path 10
Trask, Warren H. [Stoughton] Stoughton, MA Maplewood .
Tucker, Francis C. # Arlington, VA Arlington National Section 13, Site 6649
Tufts, Eugene * Malden, MA Forest Dale Sect. 12, Lot 37, Grave No. 6
Tynan, Thomas * Salem, MA St. Mary's Range 16, Section 6, Grave 20 & 21
Watkins, Henry J. [Norris] Hudson, MA Forest Vale .
Wheelock, Charles C. + Fitzwilliam, NH Village Maple Path
Whitaker, Alexander H. ** Boston, MA Forest Hills Lilac Path, Sect. 7
White, William H. * Medford, MA Oak Grove Grave No. 3, Lot 126, Brooks Lawn
Whitney, James * Everett, MA Woodlawn .Grave No. 31, G.A.R. Lot, Rg. 1
Whitney, Zimri [Norris] Marlborough, MA Rock Lawn Upper Section
Whittemore, John H. [Norris] Mattapan, MA Mt. Hope Mt. Vernon Ave. and Highland Ave.
Wilkins, Elbridge [Norris] Marlborough, MA Rock Lawn Upper Section
Wilkinson, Joseph Jr. * Malden, MA Salem St. Lot 193 Centre, Myrtle Ave.
Willis, Reuben L. * Brockton, MA Melrose Lot 17, Grave 4, Old Cemetery Div., Sec. 2
Woodward, John C. * Brookline, MA Walnut Hills Grave No. 367, Occidental Path

Some of the soldiers were listed in the Veterans' Graves Registration project. "Beginning in the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a project to register all veterans' graves in each state; however, not all counties in each state participated, so the registers are often incomplete." [Carmack] Soldiers known to be in the Massachusetts Graves Register (VGR) are marked with an asterisk (*).

The National Archives has the Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, CA. 1879-CA. 1903, soldiers found in these records are marked with a plus sign (+).

Other soldiers were found using the Nationwide Gravesite Locator run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. Soldiers found using that system are marked with an octothorpe (#). And still others were found through the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and their grave registration project; these are marked with a double asterisk (**). Other references are in brackets [] and are listed at the end.

Service records for these soldiers were copied from the book Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War.

Notes:

Note 1 - There were two William Park Jrs. who served during the Civil War from the greater Boston area. The City of Newton (MA) incorrectly identified the service record of the Park from Newton and G.A.R. Post 62 in the Veterans' Graves Registration project. They stated that their Park was with the 9th Mass. Vol. Lt. Arty; he served in the U.S. Navy during the war. The 9th Battery Mass. Vols.' Park was from Boston and G.A.R. Post 113.

Note 2 - The Hampton National Cemetery records list Henry Noble as an alias. The Nationwide Gravesite Locator lists him as "Burnham, Henry, Buried at: Section C Site 8302". Interment.net [Johnson] lists him as "Burnham, Henry, d. 05/07/1902, PVT B 9 BATTY MASS LA, Plot: 8302" and "Noble, Henry, d. 05/07/1902, CO B 9TH BATTY MASS LT ARTY, See Card Burnham, Henry, Plot: 8302". His pension record is also recorded under the name of Henry Burnham; application number 952282 and certificate number 686069 filed in the state of Maine.

Note 3 - The WPA Veterans' Grave Registration project recorded Charles A. Hall buried at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham as a soldier from the 9th Battery Mass. Vols. The Charles A. Hall buried at this Watham cemetery was with the 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. This was confirmed by the Waltham Evening News obituary and a G.A.R. Post 29 Roster booklet dated 1892. The Graves Registration Officer mixed the two soldier's information, most is correct except for these errors: the Battery (9th) and place of birth (North Wayne).

Note 4 - The Western Cemetery in Portland Maine listed John S. Richardson of the 9th Battery Mass. Vols. as being buried in the Hilborn Tomb. Researching his history for a replacement gravestone, it was discovered that the cemetery recorded his death as December 11, 1861. This date was confirmed by the Portland City Clerk's Office and his obituary appearing in the Portland Transcript, December 18, 1861. This Richardson could not have been with the Battery as John S. Richardson served from December 16, 1863 until June 15, 1865. Also, the 1890 Veterans Schedules list him as living in Deering, Maine.

Note 5 - The WPA Veterans' Grave Registration project recorded Austin A. Packard buried at Melrose Cemetery in Brockton as a soldier from the 9th Battery Mass. Vols. The cemetery records and gravestone list his birth year as 1852 and death year as 1898. Austin A. Packard died of wounds, he received at Gettysburg, on September 20, 1863 at North Bridgewater, Mass. Also, he was 39 when he enlisted which would put his year of birth at 1823 (about).

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