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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
s 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 above extract
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
nine men of Lunenburg were killed or died of disease, and fourteen were wounded. The rest were honorably discharged. Mendon Incorporated May 15, 1667. Population in 1860, 1,351; in 1865, 1,207. Valuation in 1860, $722,565; in 1865, $668,709. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. 1862. July 21st, It was— Resolved, That we the inhabitants of Mendon, in legal town-meeting assembled, do hereby solemnly and unitedly, with all the means which God has placed in our hands, o each volunteer, to continue to recruit men, and to borrow whatever amount of money they may require for the purpose. Mendon furnished one hundred and thirty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of sixteen over and above all demands. One wasin 1862, $1,869.21; in 1863, $2,341.67; in 1864, $2,428.21; in 1865, $2,300.00. Total amount, $9,146.42. The ladies of Mendon did their full share of good work for the soldiers during the whole period of the war. Milford Incorporated April
Lanesborough 80 Lawrence 202 Lee 81 Leicester 639 Leominster 642 Lenox 84 Leverett 271 Lexington 414 Leyden 272 Littleton 419 Lincoln 416 Longmeadow 307 Lowell 420 Ludlow 308 Lunenburg 644 Lynn 207 Lynnfield 212 M. Malden 425 Manchester 213 Mansfield 139 Marblehead 215 Marlborough 427 Marshfield 557 Marion 557 Mattapoisett 561 Medfield 504 Medford 429 Medway 506 Melrose 431 Mendon 646 Methuen 218 Middleborough 563 Middlefield 350 Middleton 220 Milford 648 Millbury 651 Milton 507 Monroe 274 Monson 310 Montague 275 Monterey 87 Montgomery 311 Mount Washington 88 N. Nahant 222 Nantucket 478 Natick 433 Needham 609 New Ashford 90 New Bedford 141 New Braintree 653 Newbury 223 Newburyport 225 New Marlborough 91 New Salem 277 Newton 435 Norton 145 Northampton 351