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 The ladies of Ashby sent to the front barrels, boxes, and packages containing hospital stores and under-clothing for the soldiers, to the value of several hundred dollars, at intervals during the entire period of the war.
Elias Grout, W. A. Scott, J. N. Pike; in 1862, J. N. Pike, Henry Cutter, Charles Alden; in 1863 and 1864, J. N. Pike, Charles Alden, John Clark; in 1865, J. N. Pike, Charles Alden, Alvah Metcalf. The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Arthur A. Cloyes; in 1863, J. Edward Tilton; in 1864, George S. Goddard; in 1865, George F. Seaver. The town-treasurer during all these years was Benjamin Homer. 1861. A town-meeting was held June 29th, at which it was voted to appropriate five hundred dollars in aid of the families of the volunteers. November 6th, Voted eight hundred dollars for the same purpose. 1862. April 7th, Appropriated the sum of five hundred dollars in aid of soldiers' families. August 2d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town. August 30th, Voted, to appropriate thirty-five hundred dollars for recruiting purposes. September 27th, Voted, to appropriate two thousand dollars additional. 1863. March 2d, Voted, to appropriate two thousand dollars in aid of the families of soldiers, and five hundred dollars to bring home the dead bodies of Ashland volunteers who had died in the service. December 11th, Voted, to appropriate five hundred dollars for recruiting purposes. 1864. June 29th, The town voted three thousand dollars to pay bounties to volunteers enlisting to the credit of the town. Ashland furnished one hundred and eighty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes,
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