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[100] which we believe to be almost, if not exactly, correct; for Sandisfield filled its quota upon every call made by the President for men, and at the end of the war had a surplus of thirteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty thousand one hundred and forty-four dollars ($30,144.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $25.42; in 1862, $515.01; in 1863, $1,636.90; in 1864, $1,532.34; in 1865, $1,450.00. Total in four years, $5,159.67.


Incorporated Feb. 20, 1797. Population in 1860, 904; in 1865, 866. Valuation in 1860, $268,439; in 1865, $273,400.

The selectmen in 1861 were Willis W. Barnett, Emerson L. Mason, Orin Tower; in 1862, Melvin Bowker, Caleb Brown, Edward Mason; in 1863, Melvin Bowker, George Hall, Ambrose B. Perkins; in 1864, Emerson L. Mason, Henry P. Tyler, Willis W. Barnett; in 1865, Harrison Snow, Henry P. Tyler, Ambrose B. Perkins.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Harrison Snow. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was William Sherman; in 1865, Henry F. Bliss.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 21st of September; at which ‘the town, by a yea and nay vote, twenty-three yeas to seven nays,’ voted ‘to hire a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, in anticipation of money that may be reimbursed by the State, to pay aid to the families of soldiers.’

1862. At a town-meeting held on the 23d of July, it was voted to raise, by assessment ‘upon the inhabitants of the town, according to what they are actually worth,’ a sufficient amount of money to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years military service, and be mustered in and credited to the town; also, to exempt

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