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[187] war, which was a surplus of thirty-six over and above all demands. Forty-four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid to soldiers' families, was thirty-six thousand five hundred and ninety-six dollars ($36,596.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $6,579.37; in 1862, $17,692.14; in 1863, $18,566.90; in 1864, $15,352.70; in 1865, $7,877.00. Total amount, $66,068.11.

The ladies of Danvers were unceasing in their good works for the soldiers all through the war.

A soldiers' monument has been erected in the town at a cost of sixty-three hundred dollars: part of the money was appropriated by the town, and a part was raised by private subscription. Edwin Mudge, Esq., gave his pay for two years as a member of the Legislature to the object. It bears upon it the names of ninety-five Danvers men who died in the service of their country during the war. The town also appropriated fifteen hundred dollars for the purchase and grading a lot in Walnut-Grove Cemetery in Danvers for a burial-place for her deceased soldiers and sailors.


Incorporated Feb. 18, 1819. Population in 1860, 1,701; in 1865, 1,630. Valuation in 1860, $930,368; in 1865, $912,417.

The selectmen in 1861 were Jacob K. Roberts, Addison Cogswell, Warren Eveleth; in 1862, Daniel W. Bartlett, Hervey Burnham, Jacob Burnham; in 1863 and 1864, Daniel W. Bartlett, Abel Story, Jr., Addison Cogswell; in 1865, Daniel W. Bartlett, Nehemiah Burnham, Charles B. Allen.

The town-clerk in 1861 was O. H. P. Sargent; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, John C. Choate. The town-treasurer during all of these years was Grover Dodge.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 17th of June; at which

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