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[646] were killed or died of disease, and fourteen were wounded. The rest were honorably discharged.


Incorporated May 15, 1667. Population in 1860, 1,351; in 1865, 1,207. Valuation in 1860, $722,565; in 1865, $668,709.

The selectmen in 1861 were Alexander H. Allen, Henry A. Aldrich, Austin Wood, John G. Metcalf, Ira W. Cook; in 1862, John G. Metcalf, Austin Wood, Ira W. Cook; in 1863, Alexander II. Allen, Henry O. Steward, John S. Gaskill; in 1864, Alexander H. Allen, John S. Gaskill, Julius A. George, Samuel H. Taft, Albert W. Gaskill; in 1865, James H. Allen, John S. Gaskill, William H. Aldrich.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was David Adams. The town-treasurer for the same period was John G. Metcalf.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 11th of June, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated, to be applied under the direction of the selectmen in aid of the families of volunteers living in the town, as provided by law; ‘and the further sum of one dollar a week to each parent, brother, sister, or child, who at the time of his enlistment was dependent upon him for support.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1862. July 21st, It was—

Resolved, That we the inhabitants of Mendon, in legal town-meeting assembled, do hereby solemnly and unitedly, with all the means which God has placed in our hands, pledge ourselves to sustain the call of the President for more men, and to that end will use our utmost endeavors to furnish the quota of volunteers allotted to us in the shortest possible period of time


Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years on or before ‘the tenth day of August next,’ to be paid when mustered in and credited to the town. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same. The following resolution was passed:—

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