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[201] enlisting men in anticipation of any future calls for volunteers.

Haverhill furnished about thirteen hundred men for the war, which was a surplus of eighty-five over and above all demands. Seventy-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 one hundred and eighteen thousand one hundred and thirty-five dollars and forty-nine cents ($118,135.49).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $8,941.20; in 1862, $29,316.82; in 1863, $31,284.22; in 1864, $26,000.00; in 1865, $19,000.00. Total amount, $114,542.24.

The Ladies' Soldiers' Relief Society of Haverhill and Bradford was formed on the 22d of April, 1861, in the chapel of the North Congregational Church, with Mrs. E. P. Hill as president, Mrs. James Noyes vice-presidentFletcher, and Mrs. Edmund C. Fletcher as secretary and treasurer. The lady directors were chosen from each of the religious societies, and the ladies of Bradford were invited to unite with them. Committees were also appointed to solicit subscriptions. Among the first work done by the society was making woollen shirts and fatigue uniforms for the two companies belonging to the town. One of these was Company D, which went out with the Fifth Regiment in the three months service. They also made a handsome gray, full-dress uniform for Captain Day's company, which was attached to the Seventeenth Regiment three-years volunteers, which left the State in August, 1861. But the principal part of the labor was in making articles of comfort, and furnishing supplies for the soldiers not generally furnished by the Government. Of these, during the four years of the war, were the following, which were properly forwarded to the army: 625 sheets, 113 quilts and blankets, 396 pillows, 15 bed-sacks, 1,998 shirts, 527 prs. drawers, 1,456 prs. socks, 112 dressing-gowns, 2,962 towels, 2,081 handkerchiefs, 45 prs. suspenders, 112 coats, 47 prs. pants, 51 vests, 142 prs. mittens, 215 prs. slippers, 815

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