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The amount paid for State aid during the war, and which was reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was one million eight thousand and fifty-six dollars and eighty-one cents ($1,008,056.81). To this should be added $165,750.41, raised by voluntary subscription for war purposes. These make an aggregate of $2,496,500.67.

The following is the war record of each city and town in the county:—


Ashburnham

Incorporated Feb. 22, 1765. Population in 1860, 2,108; in 1865, 2,153. Valuation in 1860, $752,839; in 1865, $789,081.

The selectmen in 1861 were Simeon Merritt, Jesse Parker, Isaac D. Ward; in 1862, Jesse Parker, Isaac D. Ward, William P. Ellis; in 1863, Isaac D. Ward, Perley Howe, Elbridge Stimson; in 1864, Ohio Whitney, Jr., Marshall Wetherbee, Nathaniel L. Eaton; in 1865, Charles F. Rockwood, William F. Burrage, John E. Woodward.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Jerome W. Foster. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Europe H. Fairbanks; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Elbridge Stimson.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 25th of May, at which it was voted to furnish proper assistance to the families of soldiers who may enlist in the military company forming in the town when they are called into the service of the United States. July 21st, Two thousand dollars were appropriated for that purpose, and six hundred dollars to pay the debts of the company.

1862. March 3d, Two thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers. July 31st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of twenty-seven men who shall enlist for three years and be mustered into the service of the United States and credited to the quota of the town. On the 28th of August this bounty was increased fifty dollars. September 29th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service.

1863. March 3d, Three thousand dollars were appropriated

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