This Day In Norwood History-May 15

FIVE BROTHERS, ALL VETERANS.


Reunion at Theodore Wellington’s, Norwood—Another Brother, Also a Veteran, Dead.

FIVE WELLINGTON BROTHERS.
Back Row, Left to Right—George Fred Wellington. Theodore F. Wellington, James Lowell Wellington.
Front Row—William Sumner Wellington, John Maynard Wellington.

NORWOOD. May 15—A reunion was held last week at the home of Theodore F. Welllngton of Norwood, to which much Interest was attached. The accompanying picture taken shows five brothers, all of whom served in the civil war and all members of the Grand Army of the Republic. There was another brother who served in the war but died In 1869. There are probably few cases where five brothers who were soldiers In the civil war are living and In good health considering their age today. The reunion was held Wednesday evening on the occasion of the reception tendered by the Sons of Veterans and Grand Army to the son of one of the brothers. Theodore F. Wellington, who Is Division Commander James T. Wellington of the Massachusetts division Sons of Veterans.

Three of the brothers are residents of Waltham and members of post 29 of that city. They are: William Sumner Wellington, who enlisted August, 1862. in Co A of the 44th Massachusetts; John Maynard Wellington, who enlisted In the same regiment and company at the same time, and James Lowell Wellington, who enlisted in April, 1861, in the Concord company of the 5th Massachusetts regiment for three months, reenlisting at the close of his term in the 32d regiment for three years, and again reenlisting in the 32nd when his term expired.

George Fred Wellington of Dorchester, a member of Abraham Lincoln post 11 of Charlestown, enlisted In Co A. 44th regt, in August, 1862, with two of his brothers.

Theodore F. Wellington of Norwood enlisted July 28. 1862, In Co C. 35th regt. He is a member of George K. Bird post 169 of Norwood, and at the Memorial day services is Invariably called upon to deliver Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg, which he can repeat from memory.


Another brother, Willis Wellington, enlisted in the 35th regt, but he died in 1869.

(The Boston Globe-May 15, 1915)

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