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The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Washington Tufts; in 1863 and 1864, Charles H. Fales; in 1865, Henry S. Crosby. The town-treasurer during all these years was Alonzo Upham.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters in regard to the war was held on the 30th of April, at which it was voted that each volunteer belonging to the town should receive one dollar a day for every day occupied in drilling, which payment to be made weekly and continue until otherwise ordered by the selectmen; also, that every enlisted man ‘from this town’ when called into actual service shall receive an amount of money sufficient to make his pay fifteen dollars a month, and those who have families or persons dependent upon them for support shall receive in addition thereto eight dollars a month, ‘to be paid as the selectmen shall think best to such family or dependant;’ also, that each Brookfield member of the military company being raised in whole or in part in the town for the Fifteenth Regiment ‘shall be furnished with a plain and substantial uniform, army blankets, and revolver at the expense of the town.’ E. Twitchell, J. S. Montague, and Charles Fales were chosen to carry this vote into effect.1

1862. July 2d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of the twenty-four volunteers for three years service to fill the quota of the town under the pending call of the President for three hundred thousand men, the same to be paid when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. August 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for nine months service.

Other meetings were held during the years of the war to encourage recruiting, ‘at which distinguished speakers from other places were present and addressed the people, and contributions of generous sums were made to volunteers by individuals.’

Brookfield furnished two hundred and forty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-one over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole

1 The committee furnished forty-four uniforms, at a cost of $523.63; thirty-seven Colt's army revolvers at a cost of $536.56, and paid for drilling $289. Total, $1,349.19.

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