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 and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00). The amount of money raised and expended for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $229.69; in 1862, $2,227.12; in 1863, $3,248.99; in 1864, $3,112.71; in 1865, $1,550.00. Total amount, $10,368.51.
John L. Bell, Morgan Pease, Jacob Robbins; in 1863, Matthew Smith, John W. Cross, Samuel Smith, Jr.; in 1864, John L. Bell, Morgan Pease, John W. Cross; in 1865, John L. Bell, Morgan Pease, E. J. Ingham. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Jonathan McElwain. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Oliver Church; in 1863, 1864, and 1665, Solomon F. Root. A number of meetings called ‘war meetings’ were held during the Rebellion, at which money was voted to procure volunteers to fill the several quotas assigned to Middlefield, and to provide for the comfortable support of the soldiers' families. Middlefield furnished eighty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war was fourteen thousand four hundred and ninety dollars ($14,490.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $146.74; in 1862, $536.62; in 1863, $902.80; in 1864, $260.00; in 1865, $111.00. Total amount, $1,957.76. The ladies of Middlefield ‘united in making clothing for the soldiers, and sent at one time a large box filled with various kinds of garments and other articles for their comfort, including domestic cordials.’
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