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[378] and be mustered in to the credit of the town. Four men responded and were subsequently mustered into the military service. Several other citizens' meetings were held. A legal town-meeting was held August 23d, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and an extra five dollars to those who would enlist within one week, and ten dollars extra to those who would enlist on the spot. Five persons came forward and enlisted, who were soon after mustered into the service. October 13th, A town-meeting was held at which the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty to each volunteer who would enlist to the credit of the town of one hundred and fifty dollars, and the same amount to each person who may be drafted. This was continued until the end of the war.

Boxborough furnished for the war fifty-one men, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. None of them were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand and forty-six dollars and eighty-seven cents ($7,046.87).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $99.82; in 1863, $276.20; in 1864, $445.00; in 1865, $526.51. Total amount, $1,347.53.

About two hundred dollars were raised by the ladies of the town for the Christian Commission.


Incorporated Feb. 24, 1807. Population in 1860, 3,375; in 1865, 3,859. Valuation in 1860, $3,488,577; in 1865, $3,812,694.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were J. F. Taylor, Granville Fuller, Wm. R. Champney; in 1863, Granville Fuller, William R. Champney, W. D. Bickford; in 1864, William R. Champney, W. D. Bickford, Patrick Colby; 1865, W. D. Bickford, William R. Champney, C. H. B. Breck.

The town-clerk for all these years was W. W. Warren. The town-treasurer from 1836 to 1869, thirty-three years, was Henry H. Leonard.

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