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[665] suitable uniform and a Colt's revolver, and pay each one dollar a day while in active service, and fifty cents for every half-day spent in drilling.

Two thousand dollars were appropriated to carry the resolutions into effect.

1862. July 23d, Voted, to authorize the selectmen to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. A committee of seven was appointed ‘to solicit subscriptions for a guaranty fund to the amount of eight hundred dollars.’ September 10th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to volunteers for nine months service.

1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town in regard to war matters during this year.

1864. July 2d, Voted, To pay each volunteer who enlists for three years and is credited to the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. A sufficient sum was raised by private subscription to make the bounty one hundred and seventy-five dollars. Only one drafted man entered the service from Phillipston.

Phillipston furnished seventy-six men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was five thousand and thirty-one dollars and eighty-one cents ($5,031.81).

The amount of money raised by the town and expended for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $269.73; in 1862, $1,417.73; in 1863, $1,696.16; in 1864, $1,739.12; in 1865, $929.89. Total amount, $6,052.63.


Incorporated April 24, 1771. Population in 1860, 1,201; in 1865, 1,238. Valuation in 1860, $712,603; in 1865, $778,666.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Ezra S. Keyes, Asa H. Goddard, Phineas A. Beaman; in 1863, Asa H. Goddard, Phineas A. Beaman, Isaac F. Thompson; in 1864, Isaac F.

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