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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
1864, $445.00; in 1865, $526.51. Total amount, $1,347.53. About two hundred dollars were raised by the ladies of the town for the Christian Commission. Brighton Incorporated Feb. 24, 1807. Population in 1860, 3,375; in 1865, 3,859. Valuation in 1860, $3,488,577; in 1865, $3,812,694. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were J. F. Taylor, Granville Fuller, Wm. R. Champney; in 1863, Granville Fuller, William R. Champney, W. D. Bickford; in 1864, William R. Champney, W. D. Bickford, Patrick Colby; 1865, W. D. Bickford, William R. Champney, C. H. B. Breck. The town-clerk for all these years was W. W. Warren. The town-treasurer from 1836 to 1869, thirty-three years, was Henry H. Leonard. 1861. May 3d, A town-meeting was held to consider what the town would do to raise and equip a volunteer company to be ready for action. (This was the day before the President called for men for three years service.) It was voted to appropriate two thousand dollars for the purpose; to unifo