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 about its exact proportion; but which does not include twenty-four men who enlisted in Connecticut regiments, and for which the town received no credit. New Marlborough filled all of its quotas, and at the end of the war had a surplus of twenty-two over and above all demands. Three 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-five thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight dollars and fifty-two cents ($25,778.52). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $61.20; in 1862, $1,050.53; in 1863, $2,527.52; in 1864, $1,757.20; in 1865, $1,500.00. Total in four years, $6,896.45.
Elam P. Norton, Samuel A. Jones, Pardon Perry; in 1862, Samuel A. Jones, Nathaniel J. Kenyon, Pardon Perry; in 1863, Alanson Crittenden, Marcus Phelps, Lorenzo Webb; in 1864, Alanson Crittenden, Isaac J. Norton, Amos D. Cotton; in 1865, Elam P. Norton, Samuel Hamilton, John Hunter. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Joseph L. Waters. 1861. May 11th, The town voted to pay each soldier seven dollars a month while in the service, and State aid to each family; provided ‘the Legislature does not make the pay of the soldiers as good as the foregoing.’ 1862. March 3d, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of volunteers. July 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. August 26th, The selectmen were authorized to pay the same bounty to volunteers for nine months service. 1863. April 6th, Voted, to raise by tax fifteen hundred
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