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Head of Westport (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
volunteers, chiefly through the Sanitary Commission. Westport Incorporated July 2, 1787. Population in 1860, 2,767; iber. 1861. The first legal action taken by the town of Westport was at a meeting held on the 3d of May. In the town warrr of our country's peril. Resolved, That the people of Westport are devoted to the Union, and are loyal to the Governmenthe shall, at the time of his enlistment, be a resident of Westport. Resolved, That the selectmen are hereby authorized anr children will remember the sacrifice. Resolved, That Westport shall have no conscriptions; and therefore a draft upon hublican Standard of Feb. 25, 1864, entitled Recruiting in Westport, and still retain the utmost confidence in them as gentlemen in the State. The selectmen in 1866 reported that Westport had furnished two hundred and forty-five men for the war, which evidently did not include men in the navy. Westport probably furnished about two hundred and ninety men, as it fille
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
,064,221; in 1865, $1,930,900. The selectmen during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, were John Kimball, Horace D. Howard, Joseph Barrows. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the same period was John Kimball. 1861. Under the first call of the President for militia for three months service, April 14, 1861, Company B, of the Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Militia, which belonged to Easton, was ordered to join the Regiment; and with it immediately left the State for Fortress Monroe, at which place it arrived on the morning of the 20th of April, being the first loyal regiment which reached Virginia in the war. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to pay to each inhabitant (except commissioned officers) of Easton, when called into the military service of the country, fifteen dollars as a gift, and fifteen dollars a month for each month he shall remain in said service. A commit
Quiquechan River (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
ided into nineteen municipalities, of which New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton are cities. The entire population of the cll known as being the chief seats of the whale-fishery. Fall River and Taunton are largely engaged in manufactures of varioFairhaven who had died in the service during the war. Fall River Incorporated as a town Feb. 26, 1803; as a city, Apried, that as a mark of respect to the memory of the first Fall-River soldier who has fallen in the present struggle for the md to the death of Lieutenant Jesse D. Bullock, the first Fall-River officer who had fallen in the war. Lieutenant Bullock their conduct; and they now turn it over to the city of Fall River as a trophy from rebeldom. And as the rebel Jackson is e sum of one hundred dollars is hereby appropriated. Fall River furnished eighteen hundred and forty-five men for the waotal amount in four years, $127,510.02. The ladies of Fall River in April, 1861, formed a Soldiers' Aid Society, which he
Bristol County (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
Chapter 4: Bristol County. The county of Bristol is bounded north by Norfolk County, east by Plymouth, south-east by Buzzard's Bay, and west by the counties of Providence, Bristol, and Newport, Rhode Island. It is divided into nineteen municipalities, of which New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton are cities. The entire populate years the attention of its capitalists has been more generally given to manufacturing. The county is also well provided with railroad accommodations. Bristol County furnished full nine thousand men for the army and navy during the four years of the war. Every city and town filled its quota upon every call for men made byell. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which it voted that each soldier of the Bristol County Brigade, who resides in Raynham, be paid the sum of three dollars a week from the time of the medical examination to the time when mustered into the service;
Newport (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
Chapter 4: Bristol County. The county of Bristol is bounded north by Norfolk County, east by Plymouth, south-east by Buzzard's Bay, and west by the counties of Providence, Bristol, and Newport, Rhode Island. It is divided into nineteen municipalities, of which New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton are cities. The entire population of the county in 1860 was 93,794, in 1865 it was 89,339; being a decrease in five years of 4,455. The population in 1870 was 102,886, being an increase in five years of 13,191. The total valuation of the county in 1860 was $66,294,526, in 1865 it was $87,428,503; being an increase in five years of $21,133,983. This county gives rise to several streams, which fall into Massachusetts and Narragansett Bays, the most important of which is Taunton Great River, that in times past was famous for its herring fisheries. New Bedford and Dartmouth are well known as being the chief seats of the whale-fishery. Fall River and Taunton are largely engaged in m
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
1860 was $66,294,526, in 1865 it was $87,428,503; being an increase in five years of $21,133,983. This county gives rise to several streams, which fall into Massachusetts and Narragansett Bays, the most important of which is Taunton Great River, that in times past was famous for its herring fisheries. New Bedford and Dartmouth was directed to make arrangements for enlisting men. Another citizens' meeting was held on the 14th of August, at which it was resolved, that the patriotism of Massachusetts will sustain the Government in putting down this Rebellion at any cost of men and money. It was also voted to raise, by subscription, money sufficient to add now on his way to Bunker Hill, he may possibly come by the Bay-State line. In that event, you will blow him to pieces with it, if he dares to set his foot on Massachusetts soil. Respectfully yours, James Brady, Jr., Lt., Co. G, 26th Reg. 1863. March 2d, The mayor was directed to carry into effect the act of the Legislatur
Raynham (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
he war were at work making garments and other comfortable things for them, which were forwarded at different times. Raynham Incorporated April 2, 1731. Population in 1860, 1,746; in 1865, 1,868. Valuation in 1860, $1,030,743; in 1865, $1,115he war, was held on the 30th of April, at which it voted that each soldier of the Bristol County Brigade, who resides in Raynham, be paid the sum of three dollars a week from the time of the medical examination to the time when mustered into the sern were authorized to pay the same bounty to men who enlist in the navy. This was continued until the end of the war. Raynham, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished two hundred and nine men for the war, which we regard 1; in 1863, $3,944.54; in 1864, $4,712.07; in 1865, $3,139.83. Total amount in four years, $16,243.49. Tile ladies of Raynham sent to the various hospitals, during the war, thirteen boxes of clothing, bedding, lint, dried fruits, and other articl
Dartmouth, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
e have not been able to ascertain: we know, however, that they realized upwards of one hundred dollars at one time, by means of a Soldiers' Fair held by them. Dartmouth Incorporated June 8, 1664. Population in 1860, 3,883; in 1865, 3,434. Valuation in 1860, $2,948,785; in 1865, $2,434,270. The selectmen in 1861 were Jire liberty, therefore— Resolved, That as patriots, and friends of the Constitution and the National Government and our righteous institutions, we, the people of Dartmouth, in town-meeting assembled, do recognize to the full extent the perilous position of our once happy, but now belligerent and distracted country, and also the dut83; in 1865, $1,700.00. Total amount in five years, $9,347.01. We have been unable to get a satisfactory statement, one that would do justice to the ladies of Dartmouth for their good works during the war; but we have a general statement, which is highly honorable to them. Dighton Incorporated May 30, 1712. Population in
Easton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
63, $1,713.00; in 1864, $1,893.12; in 1865, $1,167.24. Total amount in four years, $6,622.62. Easton Incorporated Dec. 21, 1725. Population in 1860, 3,067; in 1865, 3,087. Valuation in 1860, $vice. A committee was appointed with authority to pay aid to the soldiers' families residing in Easton, at their discretion. July 11th, The town voted to raise by taxation three thousand dollars, toongest, as well as the freest, government of the world. Resolved, That we, the inhabitants of Easton, deeply sensible of the importance of a speedy compliance with the President's late call, althouars to each volunteer, to fill the quota of the town, whether he is an inhabitant of the town of Easton or otherwise. 1863. No action appears to have been necessary by the town, in its corporate cain 1864, $4,800.00; in 1865, $2,800.00. Total amount in four years, $20,505.59. The ladies of Easton deserve honorable mention, and great credit, for important and valuable services rendered to the
Providence County (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
t the front, and to the Sanitary Commission. There were two organizations in the town: one was called The Home Circle, and the other The Congregational Church Home Circle. Seekonk Incorporated Feb. 26, 1812. Population in 1860, 2,662; in 1865, 929. It is proper to state that between these dates a large part of Seekonk was set off to the State of Rhode Island, and the fact that Seekonk, Rehoboth, and one or two other towns bordering on the rich and populous city and county of Providence, R. I., rendered the payment by them of very large bounties a necessity which comparatively few of our other towns felt. Valuation in 1860, $1,365,550; in 1865, $498,844. The selectmen in 1861 were Francis Armington, Samuel Chaffee, Allen J. Brown; in 1862, Viall Medbury, Jonathan Chaffee, George H. Carpenter; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Zebinia W. Brown, Samuel Chaffee, Willard C. Ormsbee. The town-clerk in 1861 was Henry H. Ide; in 1862, Jonathan Chaffee; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, W. C. O
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