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[40] ‘for such expenses as may be incurred in procuring the town's quota of volunteers;’ and they were instructed ‘to proceed forthwith to procure the men required.’

1864. April—, The selectmen were directed ‘to procure the number of men required, or which may be required, under any order of the President previous to March 1, 1865.’ Under this vote the selectmen acted until the end of the war.

Falmouth, notwithstanding most of her able-bodied young men were at sea, furnished of her own citizens one hundred and thirty-eight men for the army, and twenty for the navy, making one hundred and fifty-eight of her own people. Nearly one hundred must have been obtained from other places. At the end of the war, Falmouth had a surplus of ten men over and above all demands made upon it. 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 twenty thousand one hundred and fifty-four dollars and thirty-five cents ($20,154.35). In addition to this amount, eighteen hundred and fifty-four dollars were raised by private subscription to encourage enlistments, and six hundred and forty-seven dollars for the sick and wounded in hospitals.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war, for aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $21.60; in 1862, $751.50; in 1863, $1,371.46; in 1864, $1,450.00; in 1865, $979.34. Total amount, $4,674.20.

The ladies of Falmouth did their full proportion to assist the soldiers in the field and in the hospital. Taking ‘in the estimate of barrels and boxes forwarded by them, in which were clothes and sanitary stores, it is difficult to come to a definite conclusion; but from all that I can learn from those ladies who had the particular charge of these matters, I think it may be safely set down at twelve hundred dollars.’ Mr. Lewis, to whom we are indebted for much of the information in regard to Falmouth, writes:—

‘Although we have no set speeches to record, there was always manifest at our meetings a determined will to do all in our power to ’

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