Tag: 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Ferring W. Abbe

Ferring W. Abbe

Ferring/Fearing W. Abbe was a resident of Mansfield on September 9, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged for disability December 20, 1861. 

He was born about 1812 and he married Julia A. Thompson on __ 26, 1835 in Mansfield. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 48 year old farm laborer and head of household. After the Civil War, he moved to Portland, New York where he was a farmer. Fearing moved back to Connecticut between June 9, 1880 and September 23, 1881.

On September 24, 1881, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 430,198 that was not granted.

He died on March 17, 1907 and is buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Hartford.

James A. H. Bowers

James A. H. Bowers

James A. H. Bowers was a resident of Mansfield on September 18, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, he reenlisted as a veteran on February 7, 1864 and was mustered out August 25, 1865.

He was born about 1835 in Hampton, Connecticut to Alpheus and Lucy (Flint) Bowers. One brother, Ira M. Bowers, enlisted in the 18th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry and the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery from Millbridge, Maine.

In the 1860 U.S. census in Killingly, Connecticut, James was a 15 year old in the household of Alpheas Bowers.  After the Civil War, he moved in Mansfield and was a farmer. James Bowers married Marie/Mariah  ______ between 1860 and 1870. Children include: Emma Bowers, born about 1860.

On July 16, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 894,843 that was granted under certificate No. 730,062.

James A. H. Bowers died on November 4, 1921 and was buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown was a resident of Mansfield on September 5, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he reenlisted as a veteran reenlistment on January 1, 1864.  He was wounded October 7, 1864 at Newmarket Road, Virginia and August 16, 1864, at Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia.  He was mustered out August 25, 1865.

He was born about December, 1840, probably in Mansfield to John and Abigail Maria (Fenton) Brown. In the 1860 U.S. census in Coventry, he is a 19 year old farmer in the household of Lyman Starkweather. Lyman’s wife is Abigail M. and three of Wesley’s siblings are living in the household; it appears that Lyman Starkweather is his stepfather. After the Civil War, he returned to Coventry and worked as a farm laborer. In both the 1880 and 1900 U.S. censuses, he is living in the Coventry household headed by a sibling or a brother-in-law. Wesley Brown never married, and after 1900, he moved to the Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien.

On September 16, 1882, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 460,115 that was granted under certificate No. 518,271. The pension index also states that he served in Co. E of 3rd United States Artillery Regiment.

Wesley Brown died on November 7, 1909 at Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien, Connecticut and is buried at the Fitch’s Home for Soldiers Cemetery also known as the Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien, Connecticut.

Andrew J. Hovey

Andrew J. Hovey

Andrew J. Hovey was a resident of Mansfield on September 4, 1861 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted 1st Sergeant May 1, 1864 and discharged October 7, 1864, time expired.

He was born about 1833 in Mansfield; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 27 year old mechanic and head of household. Andrew Hovey married Elizabeth Brown between 1850 and 1860. Children include: Carrie M. Hovey, born about 1859 and George Hovey, born about 1861. After his Civil War service, he returned to Connecticut and worked as a carpenter. He is living in Coventry by 1870, Windham by 1880 and Tolland by 1900.


Andrew J. Hovey died on April 22, 1906 at Fitch’s Home for Soldiers in Darien, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

William Keough

William Keough

William Keough was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged October 7, 1864, time expired. According to his pension record, he may also have had service in Co. E of the 5th United States Volunteer Infantry.

He was born on May 13, 1842 in Galveston, Texas to Michael J. and Jane H. (Hall) Keough; he was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census. After his Civil War service, he moved to Michigan and he was enumerated in both the 1880 U.S. census and the 1890 Veterans’ Census in Jonesville, Michigan. William Keough worked as an engineer and he married Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” Ketchum before 1880. She died before September 29, 1913 when he married, second, at age 70, Emma M. (Jones) Leonard. There are no known children from either marriage.

On May 13, 1889, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 704,848 that was granted under certificate No. 473,414. His widow applied for a pension on October 23, 1914.

William Keough died on October 8, 1914 in Battlecreek, Michigan according to the Civil War pension index. He is buried at Section B 10 of the Sunset View Cemetery in Fayette, Michigan.

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