John Vinson, Joseph T. Pease; in 1865, David Davidson, Samuel Keniston, Jeremiah S. Weeks. The town-clerk during each of the years of the war was Barnard C. Merchant. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Daniel Fisher; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, John A. Baylies; in 1865, Isaiah D. Coffin. We have not been able to obtain as full information from the town records, showing the action of the town during the war, as from the other towns. We know, however, that great activity prevailed during the whole time in raising men and money. In 1863, it having been believed that injustice had been done to the town at the State House in not giving it proper credits for the men which it had enlisted, and to whom bounties had been paid, it was—
Voted, That the selectmen of Edgartown be, and they are hereby authorized and requested, to take all needful measures to ascertain whether the full number of men, enlisted and paid for as the quota of Edgartown, are duly credited to this town, and if not to cause the necessary correction to be made at headquarters.We are not informed what kind of report the selectmen made upon the subject intrusted to them; but we have reason to believe that they were satisfied no fault could properly be attributed to those persons who had charge of the military rolls at the State House. The selectmen reported in 1866 that Edgartown had furnished one hundred and twenty-five men for the war, which was very far short of the number actually furnished and credited. Probably the men who served in the navy and men who were enlisted in other places were not returned, as Edgartown filled its quota upon every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of forty-six over and above all demands. The number, therefore, which it really furnished, could not have been less than two hundred and thirty. 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-three thousand three hundred and twenty-five dollars and thirteen cents ($23,325.13).