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[522] twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town under the pending call of the President. The town voted to deposit with the State Treasurer six hundred dollars to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each recruit the State might furnish for the town; only one man was obtained in this way. July 29th, A committee of five was chosen to solicit subscriptions for a bounty fund, who subsequently reported they raised forty-three hundred dollars.

Sharon furnished one hundred and forty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand two hundred and fifty-two dollars ($17,252.00).

The amount of State aid paid to the soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $492.04; in 1862, $1,669.56; in 1863, $4,006.87; in 1864, $3,446.99; in 1865, $2,487.68. Total amount, $12,103.14.

The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society was very active during the whole of the war, and furnished the soldiers at the front with many articles which are not provided by the Army Regulations.


Incorporated Dec. 22, 1765. Population in 1860,4,830; in 1865, 4,859. Valuation in 1860, $1,758,237; in 1865, $1,742,453.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Jedediah Adams, Samuel Capen, 2d, Clifford Keith; in 1864, Jedediah Adams, Clifford Keith, William H. Tucker; in 1865, Jedediah Adams, Clifford Keith, Samuel Capen, 2d.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Charles Upham. The town-treasurer in the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Jedediah Adams; in 1865, Jesse Holmes.

1861. A meeting was held on the 22d of April, at which it was—

.Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that we pledge ourselves as a town to see that all the families of such persons as shall be accepted as volunteers in the present struggle to execute our National

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