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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
citizens of the Commonwealth in the contest through which we have successfully passed, and as a pledge of their devotion to civil liberty, and of their determination to maintain the Union of the States. No better evidence of the determination of the people of the Commonwealth to support the General Government, in the war, can perhaps be found than the individual contributions given in aid of its prosecution, which, in many of the towns, were astonishingly large. In Bradford, Watertown, Gardner, Mendon, and Templeton, they exceeded five dollars to each inhabitant; in Washington, six; in Somerville, seven; in West Cambridge (Arlington), eight; in Leyden, nine; in Longmeadow, ten; and in Belmont, ten. The attention of the Committee was not drawn to the work done by the women of the State; and therefore the contributions made by them in money, clothing, books, and hospital stores, are not mentioned or even referred to in the Report. The Legislative Report, from which the abov
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
iers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $179.62; in 1862, $746.57; in 1863, $785.00; in 1864, $658.80; in 1865, $200.00. Total amount, $2,569.99. Wales Incorporated September 18, 1762. Population in 1860, 677; in 1865, 696. Valuation in 1860, $277,868; in 1865, $254,600. The selectmen in 1861 were Warren Shaw, S. V. R. Smith, William L. Needham; in 1862, Adams Stewart, Eden D. Shaw, Warren Needham; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Absalom Gardner, C. D. Brewer, Warren Shaw. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was G. S. Rogers. 1862. The first legal town-meeting to consider questions in relation to the war was held August 18th, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service who enlists and is credited to the quota of the town, and to refund all moneys paid by the citizens to volunteers furnished by the town. August 23d, The same bounty was auth
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
ation in 1860, $925,390; in 1865, $1,085,516. The selectmen in 1861 were Calvin Kelton, Amos L. Cheney, John Kendall; in 1862, Amos L. Cheney, John Kendall, A. D. Horr; in 1863, Calvin Kelton, A. D. Horr, A. L. Cheney; in 1864, Calvin Kelton, Gardner Lord, Jr., Josiah Haven; in 1865, Calvin Kelton, James W. Hunt, James M. Rice. The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was James J. Goulding; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Thomas H. Goodspeed. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Sylvanus End twenty-five dollars for each recruit furnished by them. Two other war meetings were held during the year. Recruiting continued until the end of the contest. 1865. April 4th, Money was appropriated to pay aid to the soldiers' families. Gardner furnished two hundred and eighty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of eighteen over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The total amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State
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