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[222] exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand two hundred and ten dollars ($10,210.00).

The amount of money raised and expended in payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $660.62; in 1862, $2,319.60; in 1863, $2,408.00; in 1864, $2,569.90; in 1865, $1,950.00. Total amount, $9,908.12.

It is estimated that the contributions made by the ladies of Middleton for the soldiers averaged about one hundred dollars a month, from the beginning to the end of the war. They also defrayed the expenses of one of the citizens who served two months as an agent of the Christian Commission.


Incorporated March 29, 1853. Population in 1860, 380; in 1865, 313. Valuation in 1860, $523,866; in 1865, $517,194.

The selectmen in 1861 were Washington H. Johnson, Artemas Murdock, Walter Johnson; in 1862, Washington H. Johnson, Artemas Murdock, Dexter Stetson; in 1863, Washington H. Johnson, Artemas Murdock, Albert Wyer; in 1864 and 1865, Washington H. Johnson, Albert Wyer, Edmund B. Johnson.

The town-clerk in 1861, and all through the war, was Alfred D. Johnson; and the town-treasurer was Welcome W. Johnson.

1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, in regard to matters relating to the war during this year.

1862. March—, Voted, to appropriate three hundred dollars for aid to soldiers' families, and to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. John E. Lodge and Frederick Tudor added to the town bounty of each volunteer the sum of twenty-five dollars; James W. Paige added twenty-five dollars to each of the first four recruits, and Nathaniel Walker twenty-five dollars to each of the other three. Seven was the number required to be raised. The town voted to raise fourteen hundred

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