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Barre furnished three hundred and nineteen men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-four over and above all demands. Eleven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-four thousand three hundred and fifty-six dollars ($24,356.00).

The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $319.49; in 1862, $2,137.05; in 1863, $4,053.90; in 1864, $3,019.60; in 1865, $1,700.00. Total amount, $11,230.04.


Incorporated March 16, 1784. Population in 1860, 1,106; in 1865, 1,062. Valuation in 1860, $396,170; in 1865, $401,831.

The selectmen in 1861 were Henry D. Coburn, Silas Sawyer, George W. Maynard; in 1862, George W. Maynard, Luther Peters, Abel W. Longley; in 1863, Abel W. Longley, Riley Smith, Jonas Sawyer; in 1864 and 1865, William Bassett, Jonas Sawyer, Israel Sawyer.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Josiah E. Sawyer. The treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Christopher S. Hastings; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Elisha M. Whitney.

1861. The first meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 6th of May; William Bartlett, Esq., presented the following resolutions, which were read and adopted:—

Resolved, That the time has come for action, resolute, determined, decisive action; and that Liberty imperilled, the laws defied, the Constitution trampled upon, and the Old Flag trailed in the dust by traitorous hands, call in tones of thunder to every patriot to arm and strike a blow at once for Liberty and Law, for God and Justice.

Resolved, That since governments were instituted among men never was there less justification for rebellion than this which has been brought forth by a conspiracy more wicked than the world has ever seen, and all who shall give it aid and comfort by word or deed will be justly deserving the execration of all good and patriotic citizens.

Resolved, That we cheerfully accept the situation, and will resolutely stand on our country's defence; and in proportion to our means and

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