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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
ugh the land; and as soon as known, and ere the smoke of the conflict had disappeared, and the wounded been taken to the hospitals, materials of every useful description, with volunteer surgeons and nurses, were in rapid transmission to the places where they were most needed. We have taken much pains, during the last four years, to garner up all the information possible to be obtained respecting these local organizations, scattered throughout our ancient Commonwealth, from Barnstable to Berkshire; and, although we have been successful to a reasonable extent, we have not accomplished all that we have desired. We have, however, probably gathered in the bulk of the crop, so widespread and so nourishing; but there is left standing in the field unseen, alone, something for the gleaner yet to do. And we apprehend that, however much may have been gathered, and may hereafter be, much that was done will never be fully known; for in many instances no written records were kept, and in others
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 9: Hampshire County. (search)
Chapter 9: Hampshire County. This county is bounded south by Hampden, west by Berkshire, north by Franklin, and east by Worcester Counties. It is located in the centre of the alluvial basin of the Connecticut River; it has a rich soil and considerable water power, much of which is used for manufacturing purposes; it is also well provided with railroad accommodations. The county is divided into twenty-three towns, the largest and most important of which is Northampton, the county seat. The value of its agricultural and manufacturing products in 1865 was $13,143,957. The population in 1860 was 37,822; in 1865 it was 39,199, an increase in five years of 1377; the population in 1870 was 44,388, which is a gain of 5,189. The valuation of the county in 1860 was $17,737,649; in 1865 it was $20,510,994, an increase in five years of $2,773,345. The number of men furnished by the several towns in the county, according to the returns made by the selectmen in 1866, was three thousand