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New Ashford

Incorporated Feb. 26, 1781. Population in 1860, 239; in 1865, 178. Valuation in 1860, $112,993; in 1865, $108,662.

The selectmen in 1861 were Elihu Ingraham, Jr., Alfred Jordon, Jotham Beach; in 1862 and 1863, Elihu Ingraham, Jr., William B. Dewey, Van Ness Mallory; in 1864, Elihu Ingraham, Jr., Van Ness Mallory, Quincy A. Roys; in 1865, Elihu Ingraham, Jr., Hosea Beach, Phinehas Harmon.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Phinehas Harmon; the town-treasurer for the same period, Hosea Beach.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters in relation to the war, was held on the 5th of November; at which it was voted ‘to pay the family of Charles Goodell fifty dollars, he having volunteered in the military service of the United States.’

1862. August 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of seventy-five dollars to each volunteer ‘who has already enlisted’ in the military service, and been credited to the quota of the town.

1863. At a meeting held on the 2d of March it was voted to pay to each volunteer, who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of the town, a bounty of one hundred dollars. On the 6th of August this bounty was increased twenty-five dollars.

1864. February 18th, The bounty to each volunteer who should enlist and be credited to the town was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war. The money to pay which was to be raised by taxation.

New Ashford furnished twenty-three men for the war, which was a surplus of one over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of that paid for State aid to soldiers' families, was one thousand three hundred and eighty-five dollars ($1,385.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for aid to the families of soldiers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $52.00; in 1862, $76.00; in

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