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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
truck, and it appeared, by the rolls in the Adjutant-General's office, and by the books of the United-States Assistant Provost-Marshal-General of Massachusetts (Major Clark, U. S. A.), that every city and town in the Commonwealth had filled its quota upon every call made by the President for troops; and, with the exception of twelvd and sixty-five (159,165). We have not been able to obtain from the War Department, for use in the compilation of this volume, a copy of the returns made by Major Clark, U. S. A., of the number of men by cities and towns furnished by Massachusetts for the war, as it is contrary to the rules of the Department to furnish copies ohed in excess of all demands is correctly given, in its proper place in the record of each city and town, in these pages. These were copied from the records of Major Clark, U. S. A., Assistant Provost-Marshal-General of Massachusetts, at the end of the war, before they were forwarded by him to the War Department at Washington, and
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
to associations in aid of the war. From June 1, 1865, to Feb. 7, 1866, we distributed gifts in money to the amount of $248.86. Brewster Incorporated Feb. 19, 1803. Population in 1860, 1,489; in 1865, 1,459. Valuation in 1860, $636,333; in 1865, $801,452. The selectmen in 1861 were Tully Crosby, Zoeth Snow, Jr., Randolphus McLoud; in 1862, Jeremiah Mayo, William Winslow, C. S. Foster; in 1863, Jeremiah Mayo, C. S. Foster, William Winslow; in 1864, Solomon Freeman, Bailey Foster, Strabo Clark; in 1865, Solomon Freeman, Jeremiah Mayo, C. S. Foster. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Charles S. Foster. 1861. The first town-meeting, to consider matters in relation to the war, was held May 21st, at which it was voted to appropriate five hundred dollars to the Massachusetts Soldiers' Aid Fund. A committee of three was appointed to see that the families of all volunteers were comfortably provided for; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow mon