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1864. April 8th, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money sufficient ‘to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service, as will enlist to the credit of the town under the pending call of the President for two hundred thousand men.’ June 25th, The same officers were authorized to borrow money and pay the same bounty for volunteers in anticipation of another call for more men by the President. August 13th, A citizens' meeting was held: a committee was appointed ‘to circulate a subscription paper to raise a fund for the payment of bounties to volunteers, in addition to the one hundred and twenty-five dollars voted by the town.’ An adjourned meeting was held August 15th. The committee reported that thirteen hundred and sixty-four dollars had been collected from one hundred and twenty subscribers. The money and subscription list were given to the selectmen.

1865. February 16th, The selectmen were authorized to enlist men to fill the quota of the town, and to draw upon the treasurer for the necessary funds.

Groveland furnished about one hundred and eighty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and twelve dollars and fifty-seven cents ($27,812.57).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards reimbursed to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $764.08; in 1862, $2,544.56; in 1863, $3,403.96; in 1864, $3,557.33; in 1865, $3,000.00. Total amount, $13,269.93.


Incorporated June 21, 1793. Population in 1860, 789; in 1865, 800. Valuation in 1860, $449,810; in 1865, $481,423.

The selectmen in 1861 were Daniel E. Safford, Samuel Adams, Benjamin W. Patch; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, William A. Brown, John Whipple, 2d, Alvin Smith; in 1865, Nathaniel B. Butler, George B. Dodge, Stephen G. Hiler.

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