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[35] and also to pay to persons who had furnished substitutes, who were credited to the town, the money they had paid to procure them.

Chatham furnished two hundred and sixty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of thirty-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 eleven dollars and sixty-nine cents ($27,611.69).

The amount raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $809.59; in 1863, $1,706.80; in 1864, $2,535.00; in 1865, $1,436.03. Total amount, $6,487.42.


Incorporated June 19, 1793. Population in 1860, 3,662; in 1865, 3,512. Valuation in 1860, $1,108,054; in 1865, $1,181,399.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, were Joshua C. Howes, Alvan Small, Elijah Baxter.

The town-clerk during the same years was Isaiah Nickerson. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Isaiah Nickerson; in 1865, Jonathan Bangs.

1861. There does not appear to have been any action taken by the town in its corporate capacity in relation to the war during this year, although meetings of citizens were held, and every thing was done which the occasion required. Of these citizens' meetings no record appears to have been preserved, or, if there were, we have failed to obtain a copy of it, which we much regret.

1862. A special town-meeting was held July 26th, to act upon war matters; at which a committee of six gentlemen were appointed to act with the selectmen in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota required of the town, under the call of the President for three hundred thousand men for three years military service. The town authorized them to pay a bounty to each

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