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“ [485] volunteer for three years service before the 1st of March, 1865, and be credited to the town.”

1865. July 1st, The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding ten thousand dollars to reimburse citizens for money contributed by them during the year 1864 for the payment of bounties and in filling the quota of the town. A committee was appointed to take into consideration the erection of a soldiers' monument, and to report at a subsequent meeting.

Braintree furnished about three hundred and ninety-five men for the war, which was a surplus of fourteen over and above all demands. Fourteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-eight thousand four hundred and seventy dollars and seven cents ($28,470.07).

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, $1,790.50; in 1862, $6,397.15; in 1863, $7,780.55; in 1864, $10,000.00; in 1865, $6,200.00. Total amount, $32,168.28.

The ladies of Braintree contributed clothing and other articles of comfort for the general good of the soldiers and about one hundred and fifty dollars in money.


Incorporated Nov. 13, 1705. Population in 1860, 5,164; in 1865, 5,262. Valuation in 1860, $10,598,546; in 1865, $12,107,550.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were James Bartlett, Marshall Stearns, Thomas Parsons, Edward R. Seccomb, N. G. Chapin; in 1863, James Bartlett, Marshall Stearns, Thomas Parsons, N. G. Chapin, W. J. Griggs; in 1864 and 1865, James Bartlett, Marshall Stearns, Thomas Parsons, W. J. Griggs, Edward S. Philbrick.

The town-clerk during all of these years was B. F. Baker. The town-treasurer during the same period was Moses Withington.

1861. A citizens' meeting, to consider matters in relation to the war, was held on the evening of April 20th at the town

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