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[113] demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fifteen thousand four hundred and fifteen dollars ($15,415.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and afterwards reimbursed to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $451.64; in 1862, $2,045.27; in 1863, $2,734.01; in 1864, $4,300.00; in 1865, $2,400.00. Total amount, $11,930.92.


Incorporated July 2, 1771. Population in 1860, 839; in 1865, 753. Valuation in 1860, $337,275; in 1865, $303,324.

The selectmen in 1861 were James Whitmarsh, Reuben Pierce, H. L. Allen; in 1862, Ellison Axtell, A. L. Clark, A. W. Warren; in 1863 and 1864, C. Baldwin, H. N. Winslow, James Whitmarsh; in 1865, James Whitmarsh, H. N. Winslow, George Hathaway.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Chapin Converse. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1864, and 1865, was Norman Miner; in 1863, Solomon Capen.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 10th of May, at which a committee was appointed to canvass the town for recruits for military service. Another committee was appointed to confer with the authorities of the adjoining towns to agree upon some uniform plan of recruiting. The town voted to pay each volunteer credited to Windsor, while in the service, eight dollars a month, and to furnish him with a uniform and equipments, not to exceed in cost twenty-five dollars; also, to provide for the comfortable support of his family.

The town records do not give farther particulars in regard to the ways and means used by the town to raise money and furnish recruits, as the practice was to leave these matters with a committee, with full powers to act as they thought best for the interest of the service and the best good of the town.

Windsor furnished ninety-eight men for the war, which w s

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