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Orange furnished two hundred and nine men for the war, which was a surplus of ten 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 twenty-five thousand one hundred and thirty-five dollars ($25,135.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the years of the war, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $110.62; in 1862, $1,535.66; in 1863, $3,091.58; in 1864, $3,190.90; in 1865, $2,027.17. Total amount, $9,955.93.

The ladies of Orange and North Orange Village were indefatigable in their work for the soldiers, and forwarded to the Sanitary and Christian Commissions articles of comfort and use to the money value of at least two thousand dollars.


Incorporated Feb. 9, 1785. Population in 1860, 619; in 1865, 563. Valuation in 1860, $223,313; in 1865, $180,425.

The selectmen in 1861 were William H. Sanford, Charles Demons, John Ballou; in 1862, William H. Sanford, S. P. Everett, E. H. Stanford; in 1863, Elias Keith, John Ballou, V. M. Porter; in 1864, Elias Keith, Lyman Sears, Lorenzo S. Blakslee; in 1865, Elias Keith, Lorenzo S. Blakslee, Charles Demons.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Humphrey Gould; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, James M. Ford.

1861. No legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, appears to have been held during this year.

1862. April 7th, The town-treasurer was authorized to borrow, not exceeding four hundred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the selectmen for State aid to the families of volunteers living in Rowe, as provided by law. August 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of the volunteers for three years service, belonging to Rowe, who have already enlisted; and the same amount to those who shall hereafter enlist for nine months service, to the number of thirteen,

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