Livermore Home Site Map What’s New 15th at Antietam In Honor of those who fought Albert Watson Livermore b. 18 May 1845, d. 11 Jan 1863

Albert Watson Livermore was born on 18 May 1845 at West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Sidney Augustus Livermore, born 28 March 1810, died 29 Jul 1879, and Lucy R. Watson, born 6 Oct 1818, died 6 Jan 1860.

Albert Watson Livermore was enumerated in the household of Sidney A. Livermore and Lucy R. Watson in the 1850 US Federal Census on 20 Sep 1850 at West Brookfield, Massachusetts, where he lived. On the 1860 census, Albert is living in Barre, MA. and his occupation is listed as hostler. His family is still in West Brookfield.

At the time of his enlistment as a Private in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 7/12/1861, his age was listed as 18 and his occupation was given as hostler.On July 12, 1861, he mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F. He was credited to the quota of West Brookfield, Massachusetts. He was actually16 years, 1 month and 24 days old.

He was listed as wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862. He was a patient at the Patent Office Hospital, Washington, D.C. with a thigh wound. He died on January 11, 1863 at West Brookfield, Massachusetts. His death certificate states he died of a gunshot wound and is buried in North Brookfield. He was 17 years and 8 months old.

Albert W. Livermore is listed on the Town of West Brookfield’s Civil War Monument on the Common.

On 23 Aug 1862, Charles H. Livermore his brother enlisted in Co. D, 46th Massachusetts Infantry.

Copyright 2001 West Brookfield Historical Commission Last modified: March 26, 2008