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‘ [412] service.’ November 27th, Voted, to refund to citizens all money paid by them for recruiting purposes.

In 1866 the town paid each volunteer who had received no bounty one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and to those who had received less than that sum sufficient to make it up to that amount. A soldiers' monument was erected by the town, of Concord granite, at a cost of three thousand dollars.

Holliston furnished three hundred and sixty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of thirty-three over and above all demands. Eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was forty thousand six hundred and twenty-two dollars and eight cents ($40,622.08).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,738,84; in 1862, $6,840.71; in 1863, $5,567.62; in 1864, $6,333.54; in 1865, $4,200.00. Total amount, $25,680.71.

The ladies of Holliston were unceasing in their good works for the soldiers during the entire war. The money value of their contributions was more than thirty-five hundred dollars. A balance of forty dollars remained in their hands at the end of the war, which was given to embellish the grounds of the soldiers' monument.


Incorporated Dec. 13, 1715. Population in 1860, 4,340; in 1865, 4,140. Valuation in 1860, $1,368,099; in 1865, $1,595,257.

The selectmen in 1861 were Nathan P. Coburn, Eliakim A. Bates, David Eames, Otis L. Woods; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Nathan P. Coburn, Eliakim A. Bates, Gardner Parker, Charles P. Morse, Thomas Mead; in 1865, Eliakim A. Bates, Erastus Thompson, Thomas Mead, Charles Seaver, Marcus C. Phipps.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Joseph A. Tillinghast; in 1864 and 1865, J. Augustus Woodbury. The town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Jonathan Whittemore.

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