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1863. No action appears to have been necessary during this year in order to recruit volunteers for the service to fill the quota of the town.

1864. March 7th, One thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid during the year to the families of volunteers. April 13th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow ‘whatever money may be needed under the direction of the selectmen for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and for general recruiting purposes.’ The selectmen and treasurer having been given full authority to raise money and enlist men, no other meetings appear to have been held during the war to act upon matters relating to that subject.

Cohasset furnished one hundred and ninety-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of two over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand four hundred and one dollars and eighty-seven cents ($17,401.87).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and paid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $103.54; in 1862, $2,443.86; in 1863, $4,718.84; in 1864, $5.662.50; in 1865, $3,000.00. Total amount, $15,928.74.


Incorporated Sept. 8, 1636. Population in 1860, 6,330; in 1865, 7,198. Valuation in 1860, $4,379,743; in 1865, $4,858,587.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 were Waldo Colburn, Samuel E. Pond, J. Bradford Baker, A. B. Endicott, John Cox, Jr.; in 1865, A. B. Endicott, Samuel E. Pond, James B. Baker, Ezra W. Taft, John Cox, Jr.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Jonathan H. Cobb. The town-treasurer in 1861 was William Whiting; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Lewis H. Kingsbury.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 6th of May, at which it was voted that the families of citizens who have already enlisted or shall enlist for service under the United States shall not want

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