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[98] bounty was increased to one hundred and fifty dollars, and so remained until the end of the war.

Pittsfield furnished twelve hundred and one men for the war, which was a surplus of eighty-two over and above all demands. Fifty-eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and twenty thousand and ten dollars and seventy-two cents ($120,010.72).

The amount of money raised and expended for State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and afterwards reimbursed to the town by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $976.12; in 1862, $5,161.34; in 1863, $8,162.00; in 1864, $1,200.00; in 1865, $10,781.53. Total amount, $36,980.99.


Incorporated June 21, 1765. Population in 1860, 914; in 1865, 913. Valuation in 1860, $489,346; in 1865, $502,277.

The selectmen in 1861 were Martin Slosson, H. B. Stevens, John Fairfield; in 1862, Martin Slosson, Alanson E. Gaston, John Fairfield; in 1863, Lewis C. Sherrill, Alanson E. Gaston, E. S. Rowley; in 1864 and 1865, E. S. Rowley, John Fairfield, George Cook.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was E. Williams; in 1863 and 1864, John Sherrill, 2d; in 1865, H. B. Stevens. The town-treasurer in 1861 was E. Williams; in 1862, John A. Sharp; in 1863, Rufus L. Hall; in 1864, John Sherrill, 2d; in 1865, H. B. Stevens.

We have been unable to obtain a full and consecutive abstract of the votes passed at the various town-meetings, in relation to the war during the four years of its existence. Several were held each year, at which money was appropriated for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and State aid to their families.

In 1866 the selectmen made a return, in which they stated that the number of men furnished by Richmond for the war was seventy-two, which was probably the number of enlisted men who

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