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Stoneham furnished four hundred and four men for the war, which was a surplus of forty-six over and above all demands. Twenty-five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty thousand six hundred and forty-six dollars and seventy-nine cents ($30,646.79).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,956.91; in 1862, $7,314.82; in 1863, $6,800.00; in 1864, $10,800.00; in 1865, $8,600. Total amount, $36,111.73.


Incorporated May 16, 1683. Population in 1860, 1,641; in 1865, 1,537. Valuation in 1860, $713,320; in 1865, $764,274.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were H. W. Nelson, F. W. Warren, A. Rice; in 1863, William H. Brown, Truman Walcott, Jonathan P. Bent; in 1864 and 1865, F. W. Warren, Augustus Rice, Abram Priest.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, 1864, and 1865 was H. W. Nelson; in 1863, William H. Brown. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Thomas H. Bent; in 1862 and 1863, William H. Brown; in 1864, R. W. Derby; in 1865, Peter Fletcher.

1861. A legal town-meeting was held April 27th, at which it was voted to appropriate one thousand dollars to uniform and equip citizens of Stow who volunteer in the military service, and to support their families while absent on duty. Twenty-eight young men immediately volunteered. Cloth was purchased, and the ladies from day to day met at the town hall and made nearly one hundred garments.

1862. July 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the town. At another meeting, held in August, the same amount of bounty was allowed to each volunteer for nine months service.

The town continued to pay bounties and to recruit men for the service until the end of the war.

Stow furnished one hundred and seventy-four men for the

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