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[687] authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years service and is credited to the quota of the town. On the 8th of August it was voted to pay this bounty in gold.

1865. March 6th, Voted, to appropriate thirty-two hundred and fifty dollars to pay bounties to twenty-six volunteers enlisted under the call of the President, December 19th, 1864. Four thousand dollars were also appropriated for aid to soldiers' families. June 10th, Six hundred and twenty-five dollars were appropriated to pay bounties to five volunteers enlisted by the selectmen.

Upton furnished two hundred and nineteen men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-two over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand six hundred and ninety dollars and thirty-four cents ($27,690.34).

The amount paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $699.77; in 1862, $2,844.95; in 1863, $4,249.47; in 1864, $3,612.80; in 1865, $2,300.00. Total amount, $13,706.99.

Tie ladies of Upton were active during the whole of the war in providing for the comfort of our soldiers.


Incorporated June 27, 1727. Population in 1860, 3,133; in 1865, 2,835. Valuation in 1860, $1,618,969; in 1865, $1,624,174.

The selectmen in 1861 were John W. Capron, George W. Taft, Israel Saben, Jr., Daniel S. Holbrook, John S. Taft; in 1862, John W. Capron, George W. Taft, Girdon R. Spaulding, Charles E. Seagrave, Henry C. Nichols; in 1863, John W. Capron, Nahum Morse, Valentine M. Aldrich, George F. Tucker, Barnabas A. Rawson; in 1864, John W. Capron, George F. Tucker, Jonathan Farnum, Willard Ellison, Caleb T. Richardson; in 1865, John W. Capron, Nicholas B. Williams, Crysis P. Scott, James A. Rawson, Asahel F. Aldrich.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Henry Capron.

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