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[622] who shall enlist and be credited to the town until March, 1865, the number not to exceed the town's quota. The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money to pay the same.

1865. June 26th, Voted, to raise by tax sufficient money to reimburse individuals for money advanced by them to aid in procuring recruits to fill the quota of the town in 1864.

Dana furnished eighty-three men for the war, which was a surplus of ten over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eight thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight dollars and eighteen cents ($8,788.18).

The amount of money expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $155.26; in 1862, $1,306.97; in 1863, $1,540.83; in 1864, $1,323.33; in 1865, $750.00. Total amount, $5,076.39.

‘The ladies of Dana furnished a fair proportion of comfortable articles for the soldiers during the war, which were sent to the Sanitary Commission, and by it distributed to the volunteers.’


Incorporated——, 1746. Population in 1860, 2,442; in 1865, 2,157. Valuation in 1860, $953,409; in 1865, $871,651.

The selectmen in 1861 were Gardner Chase, Brigham Morse, Artemas Knowlton, James H. Dudley, Dexter Whipple; in 1862, Fenner Batcheller, Joseph Hunt, James H. Dudley, Charles Hutchins, Elijah Bigelow; in 1863, Perley Gould, Alvin Hall, Joseph T. Wallis, Reuben Fairfield, William J. Wellman. In 1864, Albert Butler, Adolphus F. Brown, James H. Dudley, Aaron F. Jones, George White. In 1865, Aaron F. Jones, Charles A. Hunt, William A. Dudley, Caleb Hill.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Edwin Moore; in 1864 and 1865, Aaron M. Hill. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Samuel W. Heath; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Ezra Jones.

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