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[513] Ames, E. W. Underwood, George Cahill, and Eliab Cahill assisted the selectmen all through the war in procuring recruits to fill the quota of the town under the various calls of the President for men.

Quincy furnished six hundred and seventy-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. Forty-nine were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-six thousand two hundred and sixty dollars and forty-eight cents ($36,260.48). In addition to this, $12,651.53 were contributed by private subscriptions for recruiting purposes.

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, $3,063.79; in 1862, $11,415.55; in 1863, $15,715.60; in 1864, $13,000.00; in 1865, $8,200.00. Total amount, $51,694.94.


Incorporated May 9, 1793. Population in 1860, 5,760; in 1865, 5,734. Valuation in 1860, $2,726,059; in 1865, $2,925,254.

The selectmen in 1861 were J. White Belcher, Horatio B. Alden, Lemuel S. Whitcomb; in 1862 and 1863, J. White Belcher, Seth Mann, 2d, Lemuel S. Whitcomb; in 1864 and 1865, J. White Belcher, Seth Mann, 2d, John Adams.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Hiram C. Alden.

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 to pay each person who has enlisted or may enlist in the volunteer militia six dollars a month while in service in addition to their Government pay. The treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars, ‘to be called the military fund,’ and a committee of seven was appointed to have charge of the fund and to disburse the same for the benefit of the soldiers and their families. The selectmen were requested to call out the enrolled militia and citizens of the town, to give a public reception to Company D, of the Fourth Regiment, on its return from

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