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[551] for the same purposes; and the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years to the credit of the town. This bounty was paid until the end of the war.

Hanover furnished about one hundred and eighty men, and had a surplus of twenty-two at the end of the war over and above all demands. Two 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 five hundred and eighty-one dollars ($28,581.00).

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, $719.20; in 1862, $2,093.10; in 1863, $3,282.80; in 1864, $3,824.78; in 1865, $2,714.01. Total amount, $12,633.89.


Incorporated Sept. 2, 1635. Population in 1860, 4,351; in 1865, 4,176. Valuation in 1860, $2,481,366; in 1865, $2,391,437.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Seth Sprague, Edward Cazneau, Demerick Marble; in 1864 and 1865, Seth Sprague, Demerick Marble, George Hersey, Jr.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Charles N. Marsh. The town-treasurer during the same period was William Fearing, Jr.

1861. April 30th, The town appropriated six thousand dollars to furnish supplies for the families of those who have been or who may be called ‘into the service of their country.’ John Todd, David Cain, John Stephenson, Demerick Marble, Joseph Jacobs, and Albert Whiting were chosen a committee to have charge of the expenditure of the money, with instructions ‘that should more troops be called for from this town, to furnish them with clothing and other necessaries.’ November 16th, Captain John Stephenson reported that one thousand tree hundred and thirty-one dollars and twenty-seven cents had been expended in furnishing uniforms and other necessaries to the ‘Lincoln Light Guards,’ while in the three-months service at Fortress Monroe, and one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars to volunteers

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