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Hubbardston furnished one hundred and sixty-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of nine over and above all demands. Eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was nine thousand four hundred and nineteen dollars and sixteen cents ($9,419.16). In addition to this amount, forty-five hundred dollars were raised by private subscription.

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, $374.60; in 1862, $1,927.80; in 1863, $2,693.88; in 1864, $2,064.80; in 1865, $1,100. Total amount, $8,161.08.

The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society was active in good works for the soldiers during the whole of the war.


Incorporated May 18, 1653. Population in 1860, 1,932; in 1865, 1,767. Valuation in 1860, $848,100; in 1865, $1,004,802.

The selectmen in 1861 were James Childs, Jeremiah Moore, Warren Davis; in 1862 and 1863, Jeremiah Moore, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick; in 1864, George W. Howe, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick; in 1865, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick, L. L. Farwell.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was I. L. S. Thompson. The town-treasurer in 1861 was John W. Washburn; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, C. A. Pollard; in 1865, Solon Wilder.

1861. A large meeting of citizens was held on the 22d of April to consider matters relating to the war. The attack made upon the Massachusetts Sixth Regiment in Baltimore three days before was frequently referred to by gentlemen who addressed the meeting. It was voted that a legal town-meeting should be called at once, and a committee was appointed to prepare business for the same. Another committee was appointed to raise volunteers. The legal meeting was held April 29th, when it was voted to pay each volunteer one dollar a day for twenty days for drilling, and thirteen dollars a month in addition to his

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