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β€œ [458] necessary to be raised for the purpose. The selectmen were requested to call public meetings to encourage recruiting, as they might judge proper.”

1864. May 30th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars during the year to each volunteer for three years service when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. Many public meetings were held in the town during the Rebellion, at which patriotic resolutions were passed and speeches made in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war. The two clergymen, Rev. Richard Tolman, and Rev. Clifton Fletcher, were indefatigable in their efforts in behalf of the good cause.

Tewksbury furnished one hundred and eighty men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirteen thousand three hundred and eighty-seven dollars ($13,387.00).

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, $114.39; in 1862, $1,217.69; in 1863, $1,532.02; in 1864, $1,626.08; in 1865, $900.00. Total amount, $5,490.18.

β€˜The ladies of Tewksbury from the beginning to the end of the struggle were unceasing in their labors in behalf of the soldiers and their families.’


Incorporated June 29, 1732. Population in 1860, 2,005; in 1865, 2,056. Valuation in 1860, $663,222; in 1865, $737,352.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were N. F. Cumings, Alexander Craig, B. F. Lewis; in 1863, N. F. Cumings, Oliver H. Pratt, Charles H. Warren; in 1864, N. F. Cumings, J. N. Tucker, N. C. Boutell; in 1865, Oliver Proctor, Stillman Haynes, Abel G. Stearns.

The town-clerk in 1861 was Ezra Blood; in 1862, Noah Wallace; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Daniel Adams. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was F. C. Burt; in 1863,

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