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[232] volunteer for nine months service, ‘when accepted and sworn in.’

1863. March 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars for aid, during the year, to the families of volunteers. March 7th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated ‘to aid in procuring volunteers.’

1864. June 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the town.

1865. March 6th, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to the families of volunteers, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow that amount.

Rockport furnished three hundred and seventy-one men for the military service, and thirty-nine for the naval service, which was a surplus of sixty-three over and above all demands. Of those in the military service, eleven were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-nine thousand three hundred and twenty-eight dollars and eighty-one cents ($29,328.81).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $904.89; in 1862, $5,542.51; in 1863, $8,422.92; in 1864, $6,620.73; in 1865, $4,200.00. Total amount, $25,691.05.

The ladies of Rockport were active during the whole of the war in their efforts in behalf of the soldiers.


Incorporated Sept. 4, 1639. Population in 1860, 1,278; in 1865, 1,196. Valuation in 1860, $484,701; in 1865, $511,171.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Phinias N. Dodge, Moses P. Payson, Edward H. Potter; in 1863, Edward H. Potter, Joseph Hale, Luther Moody; in 1864 and 1865, Edward H. Potter, William C. Foster, Amos Bishop.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was John S.

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