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Report: Military Service

         Description: Military Service



honoring our relatives that have served this country. This list is "in progress" and by no means comlete. If you feel we've overlooked someone please contact us using the "Suggest" tab on the top of their page.


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# Person ID Last Name, Given Name(s) Birth Date Death Date Military Service: Place Military Service: Fact
101 I2795  Brigham, Charles  22 May 1799  22 Sep 1871    He attained the rank of colonel of his regiment in the state militia. 
102 I2485  Brigham, 2nd Lieutenant Charles Clayton  16 Aug 1898    U.S. Army   He was a student at the Springfield, Massachusetts Y. M. C. A. College was recommended by the President of the College to receive training that he might become an instructor in the College in the fall of 1918. He enlisted in the U.S. Army July 28 1918 was sent to Plattsburg Barracks for instruction; while there was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. On September 20 he reported for duty at first station Student's Army Training Corps at Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, New York. He remained there until unit was disbanded Nov 8 1918. He received special orders to report without delay at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy New York on Nov 11. He was an instructor there until the Student's Army Training Corps was disbanded Dec 18, He was discharged Dec 23 1918. 
103 I2056  Brigham, Captain Charles Elmer  14 Mar 1842  28 Jul 1877  Civil War, Union Army   He enlisted 14 July 1862, for three years. On 31 July 1862 He mustered into the 34th Regiment, Company C, Massachusetts Volunteers. He was promoted corporal. He was discharged, in the field, 14 Jan 1865 so that he might accept promotion to 1st lieutenant in 25th U. S. Colored Troops; and was afterward made captain. 
104 I4179  Brigham, Charles Henry  14 Nov 1863  1951  U.S. Navy   He served in the Spanish War, on U. S. S. Prairie, as Senior Watch and Division Officer on blockade of Cuba and Porto Rico.. He was in engagement resulting in the destruction of Spanish S. S. Alphonso XII., near Mariel, 5 July, 1898. He was commissioned Lieutenant U. S. N., 23 April, 1898; resigned 28 Sept. 
105 I4713  Brigham, Charles L  3 Jun 1843  22 Oct 1864  Civil War, Union Army   Enlisted 14 Aug 1862, Company F, 9th New Hampshire Volunteers. Wounded 30 July 1864, in a mine explosion before Petersburg, Virginia. 28 pieces of buckshot were taken out of his body. 
106 I4447  Brigham, Charles Olin  1 Dec 1836  24 Jun 1890  Civil War, Union Army   Company G, 4th Connecticut Infantry  
107 I2133  Brigham, Charles Ruggles  1841  15 Dec 1886  Civil War, Union Army   He enlisted 29 1861 for three years. On 16 Jul 1861 he mustered into the 13th Regiment Company K Massachusetts Volunteers. He was discharged in the field, 23 May 1862, by reason of disability. Afterward he served 22 months in Brigade Band, Corps d'Afrique, stationed in Louisiana. 
108 I707  Brigham, Charles William  12 Aug 1834    Civil War, Union Army   7th Massachusetts Infantry 
109 I7858  Brigham, Clare R  17 Nov 1920  23 Feb 1986  U.S. Army, WWII   Enlisted 22 Oct 1942. 
110 I287  Brigham, Clarence L  18 Dec 1843  25 Jun 1918  Civil War, Union Army   Company C, 30th Michigan Infantry 
111 I7698  Brigham, Claude Ernest  14 Apr 1878  15 Jul 1968  U.S. Army   Coast Artillery Corps. He was appointed, Chief, Chemical Warfare Service. 
112 I321  Brigham, Curtis  21 May 1793  24 Feb 1872  U.S. Army, War of 1812    
113 I2033  Brigham, Daniel  12 Jun 1760  12 Jun 1837  Continental Army, American Revolution   Surgeon's Mate in Colonel John Rand's regiment.  
114 I2903  Brigham, Daniel  15 Nov 1760  7 Mar 1807  Continental Army, American Revolution   He was a private under Captains Morse Barnes and Pritchard and Colonels Read and Howe. 
115 I3500  Brigham, Daniel  28 Apr 1735  1759    Daniel was a soldier during the French-Indian Wars. He died during the Crown Point Expedition.

The following is excerpted from "The Hundredth Town. Glimpses of Life in Westborough 1717-1817" by Harriette Merrifield Forbes

This was just before the war of 1758. Daniel Brigham, a young man of twenty-three, was drafted into the army, and the most strenuous efforts of the family failed to procure a substitute. Just before leaving home, as he was going up the road for the cattle, late one afternoon, he was startled by seeing before him a man wrapped in an Indian blanket. He recognized the figure and face of the man as his own. It disappeared. His brother, standing in the doorway of the old house, also saw the form. He went to the war with the conviction that he should never return.

A few weeks after, he fell ill of a fever, at Crown Point. When near the point of death, an Englishman found him attended by a friendly Indian, and wrapped in an Indian blanket. Afterwards the Englishman brought back to Grafton this account of the realization of their fears.

The exact spot where this apparition was seen has for many generations been pointed out to the children of the family. It is not far beyond the Brigham homestead, now owned by Mr. E. A. Brigham, on the " old road," just after passing the "dry bridge." 
116 I3036  Brigham, Daniel  25 Dec 1760  11 Oct 1818  Continental Army, American Revolution    
117 I2593  Brigham, David  4 Apr 1745  27 Sep 1824  Continental Army, American Revolution   he was in Captain Ross Wyman's Artillery Company, Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regiment which marched on the Lexington Alarm; in 1777, marched on an alarm at Bennington in Captain John Maynard's Company, Colonel. Job Cushing's Regiment. 
118 I15101  Brigham, David C  6 Jun 1838  20 Jun 1864  Civil War, Union Army   POW, Co. D. 22nd Michigan Infantry. Captured at the battle of chickamauga. Died at Andersonville Prison, GA. 
119 I18389  Brigham, David Conant Sr.  26 Sep 1924  22 Aug 2009  U.S. Air Force, Korea   Fighter Pilot 
120 I887  Brigham, Dexter  25 May 1786  22 Dec 1870  U.S. Army, War of 1812   Enlisted 10 September 1814. Discharged 1 November 1814. 
121 I4443  Brigham, Dexter  28 Oct 1829  1854    He went to sea in 1848, and became an officer in the merchant marine. He was in the U. S. Navy stationed on the African coast to intercept the slave trade in 1853. He was an officer of the "USS Albany," which, in 1854, was lost at sea with all on board. 
122 I2153  Brigham, Dexter Pierpont  14 Oct 1843  1 Jun 1911  Civil War, Union Army   He enlisted 11 Jul 1862 for three years. On 31 Jul 1862 he mustered into the 34th Regiment Company C Massachusetts. Volunteers. He was engaged in sixteen battles. He was wounded in left foot at battle of Stickney's Farm Virginia on 13 Oct 1864. He was promoted to corporal. He was discharged at Richmond Virginia 15 Jun 1865, at the close of war. 
123 I355  Brigham, Don Alphonso  7 Nov 1845  18 Mar 1866  Civil War, Union Army    
124 I2678  Brigham, Don Carlos  21 Feb 1764  27 Mar 1843  Continental Army, American Revolution    
125 I1252  Brigham, Ebenezer  3 Mar 1761  15 Dec 1839  U.S. Army, War of 1812   Captain of Infantry. 
126 I3070  Brigham, Ebenezer  28 Apr 1789  14 Sep 1861  U.S. Army, Blackhawk War   He served as a colonel in the Wisconsin Territorial Militia. Fort Blue Mounds was later built near his home, where he and his neighbors took refuge there during the conflict. He successfully defended the post against several raids by the Sauk and Fox. 
127 I3050  Brigham, Captain Edmund  12 Aug 1733  29 Jun 1806  Continental Army, American Revolution   He served as Captain in Major General Ward's Regiment. From "The History of the Brigham Family Vol 1" Capt. Edmund was also deacon; he settled near Chauncey Pond in the northeast part of Westboro, and was an important citizen. He was warden in 1774; member of a committee of vigilance and correspondence, '77 and '78; selectman, '79, '87, '88, '91, 93. Was also Captain of the Company of Minute Men who marched on the Lexington Alarm'. He took 18 men to the Northern Army, (who each had a bounty of 9), and at the surrender of Burgoyne he had command of a company of volunteers. Was kicked by a horse, which incapacitated him for further service in the army. British prisoners, destined for Boston, under charge of officers, accompanied him on his journey home, and were encamped on his grounds for a night, as they passed through Westboro. During the halt, a Hessian prisoner drew a map of Capt. Brigham's fine farm as the one he intended to draw for his service in conquering the country. This map was discovered, about 1800, by a citizen from the vicinity of Westboro, hanging upon the wall of an inn in Germany, and recognized. Up to this time, his descendants have failed to find the grave of this Revolutionary hero. 
128 I2135  Brigham, Edmund  19 Oct 1758  22 Apr 1840  Continental Army, American Revolution   A solder of the Revolution. He was a private. 
129 I2027  Brigham, Edward  21 May 1754  5 May 1838  Continental Army, American Revolution   He served as a Private and Corporal under Captains Wheelock and Brigham, and as a Sergeant under Captain Houghton and Colonels Ward and Jonathan Smith. 
130 I4714  Brigham, Edward H  27 Mar 1845  22 Oct 1880  Civil War, Union Army   Enlisted 9 Dec 1861, Company M, 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864 wounded and captured 29 June, 1864, in Ream's Station Virginia. Released from Libby Prison, 30 June, 1865. 
131 I4486  Brigham, Edwin Howard  27 Sep 1840    Civil War, Union Army   Hospital Steward, 13th Mass, Vols, Co. A from 20 Jul 1861 to 24 Feb 1864 
132 I26144  Brigham, Elden Leslie  14 Jun 1907  1 Sep 1994  U.S. Navy, WWII    
133 I1244  Brigham, Captain Elijah  19 Jul 1776  8 May 1861  U.S. Army   Commissioned 29 Mar 1804. Discharged 6 Apr 1811. 
134 I4674  Brigham, Elijah  14 Mar 1843    Civil War, Union Army   Corporal, 134th Ill Regtiment 
135 I611  Brigham, Reverend Elijah  17 Nov 1804  5 Jan 1878    He was early a captain in the Militia. 
136 I1181  Brigham, Lieutenant Elijah  5 Sep 1742  8 Jan 1804  Continental Army, American Revolution   He was in Captain Josiah Fay's company of Minute-men, as Lieutenant, and marched on the Lexington Alarm. 
137 I1524  Brigham, Brigadier General Elijah Dana  17 Aug 1813  6 Apr 1868  Civil War, Union Army   On the thirteenth day of June, 1861 he was commissioned Commissary-General of Massachusetts, with the rank of colonel, which rank he held until May 14, 1864, when he was promoted by the Governor to the rank of brigadier-general. Camp Brigham Massachusetts was so named in his honor. 
138 I3867  Brigham, Elisha  6 Jan 1750  8 Sep 1808  Continental Army, American Revolution   He was at the battle of Saratoga; as a private in Captain Asa Danforth's Company of Volunteers. 
139 I4398  Brigham, Lieutenant Elliott Fay  13 Jan 1839    Civil War, Union Army   4th Massachusetts Calvary 
140 I1792  Brigham, Elnathan  1757  1835  Continental Army, American Revolution   Elnathan Was a pensioner in 1832, and probably was the one recorded as being in Captain Rudd's Company, Tyler's Brigade, when attempting to dislodge the British from Newport, from Aug.2-Sept 12, 1778, and was at the battle of Long Island. Also in Captain Waterman's Company, 6 Sept. to 8 Sept., 1781, and on duty in New London. 
141 I33082  Brigham, Emerald  1 May 1790  15 Mar 1863  U.S. Army, War of 1812    
142 I678  Brigham, Captain Ephraim Harris  26 Sep 1822  21 Aug 1877    The country was still mourning the thousands killed at the battle of Malvern Hill when, on 4 July 1862, President Lincoln shocked the nation by calling for three hundred thousand additional troops. The town of Natick MA was expected to provide one hundred and three men. (enough to staff a company). On 28 July there was a town meeting. United States Senator Henry Wilson, Captain Ephraim H. Brigham, and others addressed the crowd. After a series of town meetings the town of Natick provided one hundred and twenty seven men. Twenty four more than expected.

Before the war Captain Brigham was Deputy Sheriff of the town of Natick. He was discharged from the army 25 Aug 1862. He went on Disability on 5 Sep 1864. In time of peace he was a Commission merchant. 
143 I155  Brigham, Ephraim Monroe  16 Sep 1832  2 Jan 1914  Civil War, Union Army   He served in the 30th Michigan Infantry Co. C 
144 I7263  Brigham, Erwin Risley Jr         
145 I4857  Brigham, Fletcher  13 Jan 1845  6 Jan 1923  Civil War, Union Army   Co. C 33 ILL Inf. 
146 I1905  Brigham, Francis Algernon  6 Nov 1838  6 Nov 1917  Civil War, Union Army   He enlisted on 29 Jun 1861, for three years. On 16 Jul 1861 he mustered into the 13th Regiment Company K Massachusetts volunteers. He was discharged in Virginia, 2 Apr 1862, by reason of disability. He was afterward mustered 25 Sep,1862, in the 51st Regiment Company E, M. V. M. He served in North Carolina and Maryland . He was discharged at Worcester, Massachusetts 27 July 1863, at the expiration of his service. 
147 I20450  Brigham, Francis Ernest  18 Apr 1929  25 Apr 2001  U.S. Navy, WWII    
148 I5918  Brigham, Francis Gorham  27 Sep 1882    U.S. Army, WWI   During World War I Dr. Brigham was in France the practice of his profession with the Army. 
149 I8061  Brigham, Tech Sergeant Francis M  Abt 1923  9 Jan 1943  U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII   History by: Michael Stupinski

Born in 1923, at the time of the 1930 census Frank was 6 years old and lived at 33 Elizabeth Street with his father George, a lumber yard dealer, his mother Adelphine, and a sister, Marion, age 4. He had completed 4 years of high school and was single when he enlisted for duty in Hartford on July 9, 1941. He gave his occupation as truck driver. Assigned to the 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, 5th Air Force, he was a radioman / gunner on a B24. His Army Serial Number was 11010936

On January 9, 1943, near the island of New Britain in the Southwest Pacific, Frank's aircraft (serial number 772, the "Little Eva") was tracking a Japanese convoy that had been sighted by another aircraft. Flying at 7,000 feet, they spotted the convoy and prepared to make a bombing run against it. At that point 8 Japanese Zeros, flying in groups of four, attacked the bomber from head-on, making repeated runs against the plane. On the sixth attack the nose gunner on the bomber was presumably hit, as he stopped firing. On one of the last runs, the pilot was severely wounded by a bullet that then passed through Sgt. Brigham's left shoulder, also severely wounding him.

The co-pilot took over the controls and dove for cloud cover. The aircraft lost power and the co-pilot prepared the crew for a water landing. The navigator had, by this time, treated Sgt. Brigham's wound the best he could under the circumstances. The wounded pilot helped the co-pilot land the aircraft in the water.

The plane had broken up and was burning when the co-pilot got out of it. He found two empty life rafts, but no other members of the 9-man crew, including Sgt. Brigham, survived. He was in the raft for 9 days before landing on an island, and was eventually picked up after another 4 weeks had passed. Attempts to locate the aircraft and recover the bodies of the crew were fruitless. There is a monument to Sgt. Brigham at Fort William McKinley in Manila, The Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. 
150 I2341  Brigham, George  7 Mar 1730  26 Mar 1808  Continental Army, American Revolution   He served as a Private under Captain Silas Gates and Colonel Ward. Eh served as selectman, and a Representative to the General Court. 


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