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 amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fifteen thousand seven hundred and eight dollars and seventy-two cents ($15,708.72). The amount of money raised and expended for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $642.02; in 1862, $2,470.49; in 1863, $3,279.63; in 1864, $4,957.36; in 1865, $2,816.69. Total amount, $14,166.19.
Rufus B. Dodge, Almon Sampson, Hiram Willis; in 1862, J. H. Hathaway, Erastus Winslow, Alfred E. Fiske: in 1863, J. H. Hathaway, Rufus B. Dodge, Gilbert Rich; in 1864, J. H. Hathaway, A. H. Marble, Andrew March; in 1865, J. H. Hathaway, Alfred E. Fiske, Reuben Rich. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Alfred E. Fiske. The answer to our application for a transcript of the war record of the town, as it appears upon the town-books, we quote as follows: ‘In relation to an abstract of the doings of our town-meetings, I think they were so numerous and the doings so complicated that you would not wish to embody them in your work. I cannot give you the precise number of men furnished or the amount of money paid by the town; but the town was ever ready to respond to any call, and to furnish men to fill any quota assigned to it during the war, and at its close the town was credited with five or six men over and above all calls.’ We regret that we were not furnished with the votes, as we could have made use of them. The other facts we derive from other sources. Charlton furnished two hundred and thirteen men for the war, which was a surplus of eighteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the
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