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[316] men in the town between the military ages as they had in the service: more than one-half of the men liable to military duty were at the front.

1864. April 11th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who would enlist to fill the quota of the town. July 29th, Voted, to raise one thousand dollars for recruiting purposes, and to keep the quota of the town full.

1865. Two citizens of the town having put in substitutes at a large expense, the town voted, March 7th, to pay each of them one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

Russell furnished sixty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of five over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The total amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was five thousand and forty dollars and fifty cents ($5,040.50).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $121.79; in 1862, $1,003.60; in 1863, $976.00; in 1864, $1,058.41; in 1865, $750.00. Total amount, $3,909.80.


Incorporated Nov. 17, 1770. Population in 1860, 1,188; in 1865, 1,155. Valuation in 1860, $593,595; in 1865, $604,200.

The selectmen in 1861 were Carmi Shurtleff, Abram Rising, Luther Fowler; in 1862, A. J. Marvin, A. F. Webb, A. P. Easton; in 1863 and 1864, A. P. Easton, A. J. Marvin, A. F. Webb; in 1865, A. P. Easton, N. S. Noble, A. J. Forward.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was C. J. Root. The town-treasurer during the years 1861 and 1862 was Heaton Granger; in 1863, Herman Laflin; in 1864 and 1865, S. L. Granger.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider questions relating to the war, was held November 26th, at which it was

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