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1864. August 18th, The selectmen having reported that fourteen men were required to fill the quota of the town, it was voted to raise seventeen hundred dollars, ‘to pay to or for each volunteer a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.’

1865. January 6th, The same amount of bounty was voted to be paid to volunteers ‘under the present call,’ to be expended under the direction of the selectmen.

Conway furnished one hundred and fifty-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was nine thousand three hundred and fifty dollars ($9,350.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $27.57; in 1862, $1,086.05; in 1863, $2,329.09; in 1864, $1,120.00; in 1865, $666.00. Total amount, $5,228.71.

The ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society was unceasing in its labors for the soldiers all through the war, and sent articles and money to the Sanitary Commission and to the army, to the gross value of four thousand six hundred and thirteen dollars and seventy-two cents.


Incorporated May 24, 1682. Population in 1860, 3,073; in 1865, 3,040. Valuation in 1860, $1,181,066; in 1865, $1,215,423.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Elisha Wells, Allen Mansfield, Philo Temple; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Dexter Childs, Charles Arms, George W. Jones.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Charles Williams. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Asa Stebbins; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Elisha Wells.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held on the 2d of May, at which it was voted to choose a committee to raise volunteers for

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