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The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of enlisted men, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $390.10; in 1863, $944.06; in 1864, $1,088.82; in 1865, $700.00. Total amount in four years, $3,122.98.


Incorporated March 17, 1864. Population in 1860,—; in 1865, 108. Valuation in 1860,—; in 1865, $112,993.

The selectmen from the date of incorporation until the close of the war were Abraham C. White, John W. Gifford, Benjamin B. Church.

The town-clerk for the same period was Samuel E. Skiff.

During the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and until the 17th of March, 1864, Gosnold was a part of the town of Chilmark; and its war history up to that time forms a part of the history of the town from which it was set off. The only person who had a residence in the part of Chilmark which now forms the town of Gosnold, who was a volunteer in the military service, was Oliver G. Grennell, Jr., and he was credited to the quota of Chilmark; but, after Gosnold was incorporated as a separate and distinct municipality, he was transferred, and credited to the quota of the new town, where he belonged. Grennell, after his original term of service expired, re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, and served until the end of the war. In 1865 Gosnold furnished another volunteer for the military service, to whom a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was paid by the town; and this appears to have been the whole amount which was appropriated and paid by the town for bounties to volunteers.

The whole amount raised and expended by the town for State aid to the families of volunteers during the years of the war, and afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1864, $61.14; in 1865, $94.00. Total amount, $155.14.


Incorporated July 8, 1671. Population in

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