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[99] were inhabitants of the town, and did not include those who were enlisted in other places, or who paid commutation-money, and were credited to Richmond; for the town must have furnished at least ninety-five men, as it filled its quota upon every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of five over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand six hundred and ninety dollars ($7,690.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $231.15; in 1863, $594.19; in 1864, $624.50; in 1865, $300.00. Total amount in four years, $1,749.84.

‘The ladies of Richmond sent several boxes of clothing, books, dried fruits, sweetmeats, and other necessaries and comforts, to the soldiers in the field and hospitals, at different times during the war.’


Incorporated March 6, 1762. Population in 1860, 1,589; in 1865, 1,411. Valuation in 1860, $544,922; in 1865, $612,943.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Lucian Hotchkiss, Edward C. Wolcott, Milton Abbey; in 1863, Lucian Hotchkiss, Edward Phelps, Joshua M. Sears; in 1864 and 1865, Samuel C. Parsons, Orlow Wolcott, Edward Ingham.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was W. W. Langdon. The town-treasurer during the same period was John O. Barker.

Sandisfield is one of the very few towns in the Commonwealth from which we have failed to obtain a full and consecutive narrative of its proceedings during the war. We know, however, in general terms, that meetings were held during each year, at which money was appropriated for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and State aid to their families.

By the return made by the selectmen in 1866, they claim to have furnished one hundred and sixty-eight men for the war,

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