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[463] town under the calls of the President of Oct. 17, 1863, and Feb. 1, 1864. July 30th, The bounty to three-years volunteers was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war.

Waltham furnished seven hundred men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. Twenty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fifty-two thousand five hundred and seventy-four dollars ($52,574.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $3,638.74; in 1862, $10,973.49; in 1863, $12,206.06; in 1864, $10.500.00; in 1865, $5,000.00. Total amount, $42,318.29.


Incorporated Jan. 4, 1630. Population in 1860, 3,270; in 1865, 3,779. Valuation in 1860, $2,514,020; in 1865, $2,757,957.

The selectmen in 1861 were Joshua Coolidge, Francis Kendall, Jeremiah Russell; in 1862, George W. Horn, Joshua G. Gooch, George H. Sleeper; in 1863, Artemas Locke, George W. Horn, George H. Sleeper; in 1864 and 1865, George B. Wilbur, Joshua G. Gooch, Thomas N. Hooper.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was William H. Ingraham; in 1864 and 1865, George L. Noyes. The town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Samuel Noyes.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 22d of April. Several patriotic speeches were made by the clergymen of the town and others, after which it was voted to appropriate five thousand dollars to aid in forming a new military company in the town, each member of which to be paid thirty dollars if the company was accepted for service within a month, and the families to be properly provided for. June 11th, Fourteen hundred dollars were appropriated for payment of clothing for the company. November 5th, Six hundred and sixty-five dollars and ninetyeight

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