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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
60, 3,118; in 1865, 2,548. Valuation in 1860, $3,596,609; in 1865, $1,778,217. This large falling off of the valuation during these five years is to be accounted for by the danger to which whaling vessels were exposed during the war, in which business the citizens of Fairhaven were chiefly interested. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Rodolphus W. Dexter, Jonathan Cowen, Bartholomew Taber; in 1863, Bartholomew Taber, Jonathan Cowen, George H. Taber; in 1864, Bartholomew Taber, Edwin R. Almy, Ellery T. Taber; in 1865, Bartholomew Taber, Isaiah West, Frederick Taber. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Tucker Damon, Jr. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held on the 4th of May; at which the selectmen were authorized to raise five thousand dollars to properly equip a guard for the protection of the harbor and coast, and to pay each volunteer who shall enlist from that town into the militar