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Federal (USV)


Thomas Hayes

(c. 1841 - 1924)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was living in West Boylston, MA. About age 20, a weaver, he enlisted in Company F, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was initially reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, but was actually wounded there.

The rest of the War

He was on detached service with Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery by October 1863 and to the end of the war, and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 28 July 1864.

After the War

In 1920 he was a resident of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Chelsea, MA.

References & notes

Basic service information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts1 with further details from Susan Harnwell.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841 in IRELAND


02/225/1924; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 171 - 176  [AotW citation 5783]

2   Harnwell, Susan, The 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864, Published 1997, first accessed 01 January 1999, <>, Source page: /ma15mvi/Roster/p54.htm#i949  [AotW citation 27738]