This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
 service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The selectmen were authorized to pay the same until March, 1865; also, to borrow five hundred dollars, ‘to be used in aiding the families of volunteers.’ Charlemont furnished one hundred and fifteen men for the war, which was a surplus of three over and above all demands. 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 fourteen thousand four hundred and seventy-three dollars ($14,473.00). In addition to this sum, eight hundred dollars were contributed by private citizens to encourage recruiting. The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and which was refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $135.40; in 1862, $855.20; in 1863, $1,407.94; in 1864, $1,300.00; in 1865, $950.00. Total amount, $4,648.54. The ladies raised $979.75, which was expended for the comfort of the soldiers. They also furnished clothing for the freedmen to the value of $98.25.
Samuel D. Cole, Samuel N. Wilson, Ephraim H. Thompson; in 1863, Samuel D. Cole, Hugh Melellen, Dennis Wilson; in 1864, Samuel D. Cole, O. F. Morrison, Hugh Melellen; in 1865, David L. Smith, Samuel D. Handy, Joseph B. Clark. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Jesse Cone. We have failed to obtain from Colerain an abstract of the war record from the town-books. Colerain furnished one hundred and ninety-two men for the war, which was a surplus of fourteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-one thousand and fifty-three dollars ($31,053.00).
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.