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Phinehas G. Prescott, William H. Harlow, Willard Torrey; in 1862 and 1863, Eliel Shumway, William H. Harlow, Willard Torrey; in 1864 and 1865, Eliel Shumway, Willard Torrey, George W. Stuart. The town-clerk during all these years was George D. Brigham. The town-treasurer during the same period was Alden Warren. 1861. A town-meeting was held April 29th, at which a series of patriotic resolutions were read and adopted, and the citizens pledged ‘their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors in defence of the Government and the preservation of the Constitution.’ It was voted to aid the families of the volunteers who were already at the front, and of those who would follow, and a sufficient amount of money was voted for that purpose. A thousand dollars were appropriated to clothe, uniform, and provide for the soldiers in the Groton Company in the Sixth Regiment, already in the service, and such as might afterwards enlist. 1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars each to thirty-two men who shall enlist for three years to the credit of the town. August 25th, Voted, to pay the same amount to men enlisting for nine months. September 6th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the Sixth Regiment for nine months to the credit of the town. September 13th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of sixty-five men, if that number is required to fill the quota of the town. A. S. Lawrence, Colonel Walter Shattuck, George E. Jones, B. L. Howe, and J. Todd were chosen to act with the selectmen as a recruiting committee. October 13th, The selectmen reported that the quotas of the town were one hundred and eighty-seven men, and that the town had then in the military
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