sick and wounded in the field and hospitals.
Incorporated March 3, 1848.
Population in 1860, 1,548; in 1866, 1,549.
Valuation in 1860, $643,823; in 1865, $679,389.
The selectmen in 1861 were R. Cummings, A. C. Allen, Wm. Foster, A. Makepeace; in 1862, R. Cummings, A. C. Allen, George H. Brown, E. W. Combs, William Foster; in 1863, H. Brown, A. C. Allen, Daniel Allen, A. C. Gleason, H. L. Bannister; in 1864, H. Brown, A. C. Allen, A. C. Gleason, Daniel Allen, T. E. CarWilliam Foster; in 1863, H. Brown, A. C. Allen, Daniel Allen, A. C. Gleason, H. L. Bannister; in 1864, H. Brown, A. C. Allen, A. C. Gleason, Daniel Allen, T. E. Cary; in 1865, A. C. Allen, A. C. Gleason, Sanford Adams, T. E. Cary.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was E. H. Blair.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to pay each volunteer belonging to the town, when mustered into the military service, twenty dollars, and to furnish him with a revolver.
A pledge was also given that their families should be properly cared for.
Handy Crook, Boston, 41, m; porter.
Sept. 9, 1862.
Died, prisoner of war, Salisbury, N. C. Jan. 21, 1865.
Samuel B. Cross. North Reading, 44, m; farmer.
July 18, 1862.
Died Oct. 26, 1863, Memphis Tenn.
Alvah G. Crossley, Cambridge, 41.
m; machinist. Aug. 11, 1862.
Nov. 20, 1863.
Michael Dempsey, Concord, 45, m; farmer.
Sept. 11, 1862.
Disch. June 10, 1865.
William H. H. Emery, Cambridge, 29, m; printer, Sept. 11, 1862.
Disch. May 20, 1865.
William Foster, Cambridge, 18, s; tinsmith.
Aug. 19, 1862.
Disch. May 20, 1865.
John Frasier, E. Boston, 22, s; plumber.
Aug. 26, 1862.
Disch. disa. Aug. 24, 1863.
Charles H. Fuller, Lynn, 20, s; seaman.
Sept. 20, 1862.
Disch. disa Feb. 20, 1863.
Timothy Gallivan, Lynn, 18 s; shoemaker.
Sept. 29, 1862.
Disch. May 20, 1865.
Joseph Glaesner, Roxbury, 41, m; farmer.
Sept. 25, 1862.
Disch. Nov. 20, 1862.
William Gormley, Boston, 38, m; teamster.
Sept. 8, 1862.
Died in service. I. I. Cheedle, E. A. Chick, Buck Carter,
Died in service. Daniel Carter,
Died in service. John T. Carter,
Died in service. Alexander Carter, J. C. Cunningham, Isaac Cunningham,
Died in service. Burley Coleman, W. J. Davis,
Died in service. S. B. Drinkard, S. A. Daniel, John Drinkard,
Died in service. G. W. Elam, Ed. Ellett, William England,
Died in service. Charles Fore,
Died in service. Frederick Fore, John Fore,
Died in service. S. T. Fuqua, William Foster, D. Ferguson, C. E. Glenn, I. S. Glenn,
Died in service. J. B. Glenn, Rice Gilleain, John W. Gilleain, R. Gilleam, Charles Gilleain, Van Gilleain, James E. Gills, Samuel Gregory,
Died in service. Isham Gilliam, James Gillespie, Buck Gallagher, Silas Gregory,
Died in service. William Gregory,
Died in service. William Hubbard,
Died in service. P. Hubbard, I. S. Harris, W. H. Harris, Tom Harvey,
Died in service. R. Harvey,
Died in service. John Irving,
Died in servi
e city of Mexico, and was twice breveted for gallant conduct—at Cherubusco and Chapultepec—attaining the rank finally of first lieutenant of artillery.
After the Mexican war he was on duty for a time at Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, and subsequently at Fort Meade, Fla., but in 1851 ill health caused him to resign his commission in the army and return to his native State, where he was elected Professor of Natural Sciences and Artillery Tactics over such competitors as McClellan, Rosecrans, Foster, Peck, and G. W. Smith, all of whom were recommended by the faculty at West Point.
Soon after entering upon his duties at the institute he married a daughter of Rev. Dr. Junkin, president of Washington College, and upon her death in 1855 he visited Europe on leave of absence.
Some time after his return he married a daughter of Rev. Dr. Morrison, of North Carolina, who is still living.
Virginia's call to arms.
Upon the secession of Virginia Major Jackson (as he the
F. Brown, J. D. Bockwell, Leroy Bass, G. W. Browder, W. E. Browder, Thomas Browder, J. W. Browder, James H. Belcher (transferred to navy September 16, 1862), William Brooks, William Caudle, T. B. Cersley, J. T. Cottrell, John A. Cersley, T. W. Crow, James W. Cersley, W. D. Craig, E. Chandler, Richard Cottrell, J. W. Craig, John Duck, Henry D. Eggers (transferred to navy November 1, 1862), John E. Eggers (transferred to navy November 1, 1862), James Edmunds, William Evans, Michael Foster, William Foster, J. W. Harding, P. Hardgrave, M. Holland, R. J. Hancock, Richard Johnson, Henry A. Jordan, T. W. Jones, R. J. Lufsey, B. F. Lipscomb, William M. Mays (killed at Spotsylvania Courthouse), Joseph F. Moore (killed at Spotsylvania Courthouse), J. L. Maxey, J. W. Moore, Henry Marx, V. W. Nosworthy, J. T. Owens, Joseph H. Perdue, R. L. Pollard, E. B. Pierce, C. R. Pollard, Frank Puckett, Charles H. Rushbrook, W. S. Smith, John Smith, Robert I. Sadler, Charles C. Swan, Jeter Snead, Joseph Snead
Brown, F. M.
Burks, Paulus Powell.
Bailey, Samuel D.
Coffee, William H.
Colvin, William O.
Clark, C. C.
Clark, R. C.
Davis, Arthur P.
Foster, William E.
Gaulding, T. Henry.
Gregory, N. H.
Gilbert, George W.
Hart, Patrick S.
Houston, Francis R.
Hancock, W. T.
Jenkins, J. Samuel.
Kayton, J. Patrick.
Alvis, G. E.
Bryant, John J.
Childress, William T.
Davidson, Ellis C.
Daniel, John R.
Driskill, John R.
Frye, William H.
Hunter, Nehemiah H.
Hannah, Robert M.
Jones, W. W.
Johnson, Thomas H.
Layne, David S.
Liggon, D. L.
Manley, J. H.
Marsh, John W.