to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,564.04; in 1862, $5,605.20; in 1863, $6,292.20; in 1864, $5,589.58; in 1865, $3,720.04. Total amount, $23,771.06.
The ladies of Medway did their full share of patriotic and Christian work for the soldiers all through the war.
Incorporated May 7, 1662.
Population in 1860, 2,669; in 1865, 2,769.
Valuation in 1860, $3,393,720; in 1865. $4,271,263.
The selectmen in 1861 were Samuel Cook, Timothy Tucker, George K. Gannett; in 1862, George K. Gannett, Charles L. Copeland, Stillman L. Tucker; in 1863, Stillman L. Tucker, James Breck, Joseph R. Webster; in 1864, Stillman L. Tucker, Samuel Cook, Amos Poole; in 1865, Stillman L. Tucker, Samuel Cook, John H. Burt.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer all through the years of the war was Jason Reed.
1861. A legal town-meeting was held April 24th, to consider what action the town will take in view of the present national crisis.