also directed to call public meetings ‘from time to time to encourage enlistments.’ 1864. April 11th, Voted, to pay six hundred and twenty-five dollars to citizens who had subscribed and paid that amount to encourage recruiting. Several other meetings were held during the year, showing the zeal and determination of the town to fulfil every demand made upon it by the Government for men. Pembroke furnished one hundred and ninety-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-nine over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty thousand three hundred and seventeen dollars ($20,317.00). The amount of money paid for State aid by the town during the war to the families of volunteers, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $368.99; in 1862, $2,499.84; in 1863, $4,617.84; in 1864, $3,676.71; in 1865, $2,746.06. Total amount, $13,639.44.
William T. Davis, E. C. Turner, Lysander Dunham, Thomas B. Sears, Hosea Bartlett. The town-clerk during the same years was Leander Lovell; and the town-treasurer, James Cox. 1861. The first public meeting of citizens to consider matters relating to the war was called by the selectmen, and was held on the afternoon of Saturday the 20th of April in the town hall; William T. Davis was chosen chairman, and Leander Lovell, secretary. The following resolutions were introduced by John J. Russell, Esq., and adopted by the meeting:—
Resolved, That it is our pleasure, as well as our duty, to see to it that our brave volunteers be encouraged by the knowledge that the welfare of those near and dear to them is made the care of their fellow-citizens who remain at home.