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Sutton furnished two hundred and twenty-three men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by Sutton on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-five thousand one hundred and eighty dollars and fourteen cents ($25,180.14).

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and afterwards repaid by the State, was as follows: In 1861, $501.91; in 1862, $2,410.71; in 1863, $3,212.70; in 1864, $1,725.76; in 1865, $1,901.26. Total amount, $9,752.34.

The ladies of Sutton furnished a great many articles for the soldiers during the war to the money value of about one thousand dollars. Among the articles were shirts, drawers, socks, lint, bandages, and other useful stores. They were forwarded to the front generally through the Christian and Sanitary Commissions.


Incorporated March 6, 1762. Population in 1860, 2,816; in 1865, 2,390. Valuation in 1860, $1,089,950; in 1865, $979,116.

The selectmen in 1861 were Leonard Stone, Warren Simonds, Leonard Smith; in 1862, Leonard Stone, Leonard Smith, Amos D. Wiley, (Mr. Stone died June 19th, and John W. Werk was chosen to fill the vacancy); in 1863, Leonard Smith, Amos D. Wiley, John W. Werk; in 1864 and 1865, John W. Werk, Amos D. Wiley, N. K. Lord.

The town-clerk during all these years was Gerard Bushnell. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Erastus O. Eddy; in 1864 and 1865, William Smith.

1861. April 30th, A town-meeting was held at which a series of patriotic resolutions were adopted, one of which was to raise a military company; the town also voted to give each member a uniform, not exceeding in cost twenty-five dollars; each volunteer was to be furnished a revolver at the expense of the town, and to receive an amount of money which added to his Government pay would make one dollar for every day he may be in the service; also, voted to give each man fifty cents for every half day consumed in drilling previous to being mustered into active service, and in case any volunteer should die while

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