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‘ [268] late call of the President for more men.’ This bounty was continued to be paid until the end of the war.

Greenfield furnished four hundred and forty-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of thirty-six over and above all demands. Twenty-seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-one thousand six hundred and seventy-nine dollars and forty-two cents ($21,679.42).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $574.94; in 1862, $3,143.43; in 1863, $5,112.83; in 1864, $5,159.33; in 1865, $2,600.00. Total amount, $16,590.53.

The ladies of Greenfield were untiring in their labors in behalf of the soldiers, from the beginning to the end of the war; and sent forward to the front great quantities of undercloth-ing and articles for the hospitals, to the value of several thousand dollars. They held working meetings at least once a week, and much was done also in their families during the interval.


Incorporated Feb. 7, 1792. Population in 1860, 671; in 1865, 687. Valuation in 1860, $225,580; in 1865, $182;638.

The selectmen in 1861 were William O. Bassett, Charles Crittenden, Elijah Field; in 1862, William O. Bassett, A. G. Ayers, F. H. Sears; in 1863, Clark Sears, Edwin Scott, Willis Vincent; in 1864, Edwin Scott, Charles Baker, Elijah Field. In 1865, Charles Baker, W. E. Mansfield, Elijah Field.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was D. M. Baker.

1861. November 5th, Voted, to abate all the town taxes assessed upon volunteers belonging to the town who have entered the military service.

1862. August 29th, Three hundred dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. October 15th, Voted, to

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