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[320] account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was two hundred and eighteen thousand and ninety-nine dollars and fifty-five cents ($218,099.55). In addition to this, eighty-seven thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars were subscribed and paid by individual citizens to encourage recruiting, of which amount thirty-seven thousand three hundred and thirty-two dollars were reimbursed by the city.

The amount of money raised and expended by the city 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, $1,752.89; in 1862, $12,128.23; in 1863, $20,878.10; in 1864, $35,189.02; in 1865, $27,500.00. Total amount, $97,449.24.

The ladies of Springfield were equally liberal and patriotic in their contributions for the soldiers during the whole of the war. A soldiers' fair was held by them in December, 1864, for the benefit of the ‘Soldiers' Rest,’ an institution located at that time near the railroad depot for the care of the sick and wounded, which netted the handsome sum of nineteen hundred and forty-six dollars.


Incorporated June 14, 1810. Population in 1860, 596; in 1865, 511. Valuation in 1860, $280,774; in 1865, $298,588.

The selectmen in 1861 were Philander F. Twining, Daniel Spring, Edward L. Tinker, Jr.; in 1862, Hiram C. Brown, Lyman Twining, George W. Granger; in 1863 and 1864, George W. Granger, Philander F. Twining, Lyman Twining; in 1865, George W. Granger, Philander F. Twining, Nathan E. Slocum.

The town-clerk during the years 1861 and 1862 was Rufus Smith. During 1863, 1864, and 1865, William W. Harrison. The town-treasurer all through the war was Edward L. Tinker.

1861. The first legal town-meeting held in Tolland, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held in June, at which it was voted to raise one hundred and fifty dollars to pay State aid to the families of volunteers living in the town.

1862. January—, One hundred and seventy dollars were

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