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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
n in 1861 and 1862 were William A. Patrick, Daniel Russell, Joseph Ramsdell; in 1863, Daniel Russell, Charles L. Carter, Danforth Keyes; in 1864, Daniel Russell, Samuel L. Fiske, Columbus C. Orcutt; in 1865, William A. Patrick, Samuel R. Burroughs, Giles Blodgett. The town-clerk and town-treasurer since 1856 to the present time (1871), Samuel E. Blair. 1861. The first meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 2d of May, at which Calvin Cutter, Dwight Ellis, and Asa Patrick were appointed to consider and report what action the town should take in the existing emergency. They reported a series of resolutions which were substantially as follows: That four thousand dollars be appropriated to sustain a military company now being organized for the defence of the Government; that the selectmen be authorized to expend the money; that seven dollars a month be paid each volunteer while in active service, and when mustered in he shall receive twenty-one dollars; tha