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Incorporated Sept. 2, 1635. Population in 1860, 2,246; in 1865, 2,231. Valuation in 1860, $1,663,507; in 1865, $1,658,881.

The selectmen in 1861 were Ephraim W. Bull, B. N. Hudson, Nathan H. Warren; in 1862 and 1863, Addison G. Fay, Elijah Wood, Nathan B. Stowe; in 1864 and 1865, Nathan B. Stowe, Elijah Wood, Benjamin Tolman.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was George Heywood. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Julius M. Smith; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, George Heywood.

1861. The first war-meeting held in Concord was a popular citizens' meeting held on the 19th of April, the day on which the Concord Company G, Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, left for Washington. At this meeting a fund of five thousand dollars was raised by subscription in aid of the company and their families, which it was voted should be distributed by George M. Brooks, Louis A. Lurette, and George Heywood. The first legal town-meeting was held on the 13th of June, at which one thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers; and a vote was passed to purchase, at the expense of the town, a suitable uniform for a new company which had been raised in the town, whenever it should be ordered into actual service.

1862. A legal town-meeting was held on the 14th of July, at which three thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties to volunteers who should enlist for three years service, to fill the quota of the town under the recent call of the President, and to assess the same ‘upon the inhabitants, and be payable on the first day of August next.’ Another town-meeting was held on the 27th of August, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist in the Concord Company then being recruited for nine months service, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. Two days after, namely, on the 29th of August, a citizens' meeting was held, at which Louis A. Lurette, George M. Brooks, Julius M. Smith, and A. G. Fay were appointed a committee to aid in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota of the town. This committee raised by private

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