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[571] Thirty-eight 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-six thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty-nine cents ($26,727.59). A large amount must have been raised by private subscription, of which we have no account.

The amount paid by the town for State aid to the families of volunteers during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $4,151.77; in 1862, $12,601.95 ; in 1863, $12,047.19; in 1864, $12,436.74; in 1865, $6,600.00. Total amount, $47,837.65.

The ladies of Plymouth contributed liberally of their time and means for the comfort of the soldiers absent in the army. Among other services rendered they made the uniforms worn by one of the Plymouth companies, having met in Leyden Hall each day for more than a week for that purpose.


Incorporated June 4, 1707. Population in 1860, 994; in 1865, 924. Valuation in 1860, $366,835; in 1865, $304,305.

The selectmen in 1861 were Zaccheus Parker, Charles H. Perkins, Ira S. Holmes; in 1862, Isaiah Churchill, Charles H. Perkins, Alexander Harvey; in 1863, Charles H. Perkins, George W. Sherman, S. Briggs; in 1864, Charles H. Perkins, John Sherman, George W. Sherman; in 1865, William Perkins, George W. Holmes, John Sherman.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was William Perkins. The town-treasurer in 1861 was John P. Ellis; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, William Perkins.

1861. A town-meeting was held April 24th, at which it was voted to pledge the credit of the town to those men belonging to Plympton who had left as volunteers in Company H, Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia;1 and also to those who may hereafter either volunteer or be drafted ‘to fight in defence of our Government, in a sum sufficient, taken ’

1 This Company left the State in a transport from Boston with the Third Regiment, April 17th, under Colonel Wardrop, and landed at Fortress Monroe, Va., April 20th. It served three months.

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