Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry Regiment Soldiers and Veterans Resting Places

Researched and submitted by
John C. Richardson
Millbury, Massachusetts

If anyone knows of or has access to some yet unpublished burial sites of soldiers/veterans of the THE 5TH MASSACHUSETTS COLORED CAVALRY REGIMENT please contact John C. Richardson at: icecat0000@aol.com

Thank you kindly,
John C. Richardson.


 

John F. Beckdon: Private; Co. 'D'; Res. New Bedford, MA.; Farmer; age 20; enlisted Jan. 14, 1864; mustered Jan. 29, 1864. He died Sep. 22, 1865, of disease, on hospital transport ship, he was buried at sea.
Charles Dolman: Private; Co. 'F'; Res. Washington, D.C.; Laborer; age 22; enlisted and mustered June 8, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865. Buried in Arlington Cemetary, VA. Died Aug. 9, 1897.

Joshua Dunbar: Sergeant; Co. 'F'; Res. Troy, Ohio; Plasterer, age 42; muster-in February 22, 1864; muster-out October 31, 1865; last paid to December 31, 1865. He served in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from June 2, 1863 to October 22, 1863, having been discharged due to injuries received by lifting while on fatigue duty on Folly Island, South Carolina. He is the father of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. He died in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on August 16, 1885 due to Pleuro Pneumonia, and is resting at the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

Alfred Edwards: Private; Co. 'D'; Res. Princeton, MA.; Farmer; age 27; enlisted Jan. 5, 1864; mustered Jan. 29, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865. He was a member of G.A.R. Post #10, Worcester, MA. He died Jan. 10, 1895 and is buried in Hope Cemetary, Worcester, MA., Old GAR section, plot #T1G8.

James Ennols: Private; Co. 'C'; Res. Easton, MA.; Laborer; age 37; enlisted Jan. 9, 1864; mustered Jan. 29, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865. Died: 1885. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetary, Syracuse, NY.

James H. Giles: Private; Co. 'L'; Res. Boston, MA.; Laborer; age 20; enlisted April 5, 1864; mustered in April 22, 1864; mustered out June 21, 1865, from hospital, Fort Monroe, VA. He was a member of G.A.R. Post #10, Worcester, MA. He died July 17, 1908 and is buried in Hope Cemetary, Worcester, MA., Old GAR Section, plot #74.

John B. Irving: Private; Co. 'B'; Res. Lynn, MA.; Shoe Maker; age 28; enlisted and mustered Dec. 1, 1864; mustered out Oct. 9, 1865, at New York City. He was a member of G.A.R. Post #10, Worcester, MA. He died Oct. 27, 1897 and is buried in Hope Cemetary, Worcester, MA., Old G.A.R. section, plot#T2G30.

Jeremiah Kellog: Private; Co. 'A'; Res. Cambridge, MA.; Waiter; age 19; enlisted Dec. 23, 1863; mustered Jan. 9, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865, as Sergeant. Died in Cambridge, MA. 25 May, 1932. Buried in Cambridge Cemetery. A native of Wilmington, N.C.

William Lawson: Private; Co. 'A'; Res. Loudoun Co., VA.; Laborer; age 35; enlisted Dec. 24, 1863; mustered Jan. 9, 1864; discharged for disability, June 14, 1864, at Point Lookout, MD. Referencing the "History of Yates County, N.Y., Black soldiers who served in the Civil War", there is the following item: "William Lawson of Starkey, age 35, enlisted in the 5th Mass. Colored Cavalry at Newton, MA on 24 Dec 1863. He was discharged for disability the following June". He may buried at/near Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y. B: Abt. 1828 D: Aft.June 14, 1864.

Thomas Myers: Private; Co. 'M'; Res. Roxbury. MA.; Hostler; age 22; enlisted April 30, 1864; mustered May 5, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865, as Corporal. Buried in Arlington Cemetary, VA. Died: June 21, 1896.

Josephus Prince: Private; Co. 'D'; Res. Ilion, N.Y.; Farmer; age 19; enlisted Jan. 27, 1864; mustered in Jan. 29, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865, as Bugler. Listed as Josephus Pringe. Buried in Greenwood Cemetary, Oneida, N.Y.

Amos Webber: Private; Co. 'D'; Res. Worcester, MA.; Laborer; age 27; enlisted Dec. 31, 1863; mustered Jan. 29, 1864; mustered out Oct. 31, 1865, as Quarter Master Sergeant. The 1862 Worcester City Directory first lists Amos Webber. He worked at the Grove Mill (the Washburn & Moen wire mill on Grove Street). His home was listed as 7 Liberty Street. Amos died March 24, 1904 and is buried at Hope Cemetary, Worcester, MA., Section #37, plot #427. His wife Lizzie S. Webber died Sep. 14, 1904 and is buried along side of him with their only child, 5-year old son Harry J. Webber, who died in 1858. They had no other children. Reference a book about the journals of Amos Webber "We All Got History" by Nick Salvatore, 1996.

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