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New Braintree furnished seventy-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of four 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 war, exclusive of State aid, was nine thousand dollars and fifty-five cents ($9,000.55).

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $185.00; in 1862, $632.38; in 1863, $862.80; in 1864, $911.43; in 1865, $300.00. Total amount, $2,891.61.


Incorporated Jan. 24, 1766. Population in 1860, 1,565; in 1865, 1,623. Valuation in 1860, $947,539; in 1865, $1,034,978.

The selectmen in 1861 were Warren S. Bush, George H. Williams, Lewis Fay, John B. Parker, Richard W. Newton; in 1862, Warren S. Bush, George H. Williams, John B. Parker, Richard W. Newton, William A. Bartlett, 2d; in 1863, Warren S. Bush, Richard W. Newton, William A. Bartlett, 2d, George G. Valentine, Warren E. Moore; in 1864 and 1865, Samuel Clark, George G. Valentine, William A. Bartlett, 2d, Warren E. Moore, William Burdett.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Samuel Clark. The town-treasurer during the same period was John B. Crawford.

1861. When the President made his first call for troops, a citizens' meeting was immediately called. It met on the 17th of April, and was large and spirited. Rev. S. S. Ashley, Rev. Joseph Allen, D. D., George C. Davis, Wilder Bush, and Samuel Clarke were appointed to draft resolutions. They reported the following, which were unanimously adopted:—

Resolved, That we, the citizens of Northborough, do hereby pledge to Liberty and our country our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, and will give our united and cordial support to the Government of the United States in the present alarming crisis of our national affairs, and will hold ourselves in readiness to contribute according to our means to the defence of our common country against the dangers which now impend over us.

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