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1863. March 9th, Voted, to pay to each three-years volunteer from the town one hundred and sixty dollars with interest from date of muster in, provided he has received an honorable discharge, and deducting the bounty he may have already received.

1864. Several meetings were held during the year, at which money was appropriated to pay bounties and State aid, and measures taken to procure recruits.

Bridgewater furnished about four hundred and eleven men for the war, which was a surplus of forty over and above all demands. Ten were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-nine thousand and nine hundred dollars ($29,900.00). This does not include the amount raised by private subscription to encourage recruiting, which was quite large.

The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $830.27; in 1862, $3,811.00; in 1863, $4,216.77; in 1864, $3,947.63; in 1865, $2,877.40. Total amount, $15,683.07.


Incorporated June 9, 1790. Population in 1860, 1,186; in 1865, 1,059. Valuation in 1860, $490,290; in 1865, $459,583.

The selectmen in 1861 were Alvin Perkins, Thomas B. Griffith, Horatio A. Lucus; in 1862, Alvin Perkins, Thomas B. Griffith, Thomas Vaughan; in 1863, Alvin Perkins, Thomas Vaughan, Joseph Barrows; in 1864, Alvin Perkins, Thomas Vaughan, Andrew Griffith; in 1865, Thomas Vaughan, Andrew Griffith, Frederick Cobb.

The town-clerk during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Ansel Bartlett Maxim; in 1865, Thomas M. Southworth. The town-treasurer during 1861 was John Bent. During the years 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Thomas Cobb.

1861. The town of Carver had one company in the Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, which left the State

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