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Ebenezer Wilcomb, A,

David Morrill, A,

David Murry, A,

John Shirley, A,

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Samuel Lane, Jr., A,
Josiah Turner, B,
Daniel Taylor, B,
Gilman Richardson, B^
Isaiah Lane, B,
John Clark, B,
Willis Patten, B,
Moses Patten, B,
John Colby, B,



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HISTORY OF CHESTER.



John Butler, A,
Benjamin Preston, A,
Daniel Ball, A,
John Dolby, A,
Eobert Wilson, A,
AVilliam Dearborn, A,
Jeremiah Eand, Jr., A,
L. H, Seavy, A,
Jonathan Norton, A,
Theodore Jewett, A,
Eobert Mills, A,
Nathan Webster, A,
John Seavey, A,
John Wilson, A,
Heni-y West, A,
David Leach, A,
James Calfe, A,
Israel Blake, A,
Eeuben DinsmoT'e-, A,
Stephen J. Worthen, Jr., A,
Mead E. Undcrhill, A,
John Chase, A,
Mathew Dickey, A,
Jonathan AYilliams,
Samuel Thompson, A,
John Ilosdcn, A,
Joseph Brown, A,
John A. Otterson, A,
Joshua Mai-tin, Jr., A,



Jeremiah Brown, B,
Parker Hills, B,
Benjamin Eaton, B,
Moses Stephens, B,
Sewall Brown, B,
John Moore, B,
Moses Critchet, B,
Biley Smith, B,
Sargent French, B,
James Wilson, B,
Aaron Eowc, B,
William Eaton, B,
Jonathan Eobey,
Nathan Thorne, B,
Joseph Eand, B,
Samuel Moody, C,
David Clillbrd, C,
David Gill, C,
David Brown, Jr., C,
Supply Morse, C,
^Moses llealey, C,
Daniel Scribner, C,
James Dudley, Jr., C,
Jonathan Holman, C,
Isaiah Cram, C,
Nathaniel Towle, C,
David Eobie, C,
John Smith, C.



A ROLL OF MEN SENT INTO THE ARMY FROM CHESTER DURING

THE REBELLION.

Abbreviations used, — disch. dis., discharged for disability;
re-e., re-enlisted; pro., promoted; Corp., Corporal; Serg., Ser-
geant; k., killed; d., died; w'd, wounded; trans., transferred;
des., deserted; rec, recruit.

Second Regiment, mustered into U. S. Service June 10, 1861.

Three Years.

Co.

C, Andrew Nichols, w. Gettysburg, d. Andersonville , June, 180-4.

C, Charles J. Eand, disch. dis.

E, Arthur T. Leonard, Corp., disch. dis.

E, George S. Brown, j)ro. Corp.

E, Aaron Everet, disch. dis.

E, Joseph Everet, disch. dis.



MILITARY HISTORY. 387

Becruits.

I, "William Broard, trans, to Navy.

I, Frank Douaghue.

K, James Farrel.

I, James McGuire, w'd June 3, 1864.

I, Frank Strickland, deserted.

A, Jokn E. Hartwell, enlisted Sept., 1865, mustered out, Dec, '65.

Third Begiment, — Three Tears.

B, Converse L. "Weymouth, w'd severely, disch. dis. Jan., 1865.
D, John S. Blasdel, re-e. veteran, disch. dis., 1865.

Fourth Begiment, — Three Years.

C, Orrin T. Dodge, re-e. Feb., 1864.

I, Franklin A. Bi-own, Corp., disch. dis. July, 1862.

I, Charles M. Ordway, re-e. Feb., 1864.

K, Stickney S. Gale, Serg., re-e. Feb., 1864.

Fifth Begiment, — Three Years.

K, Joseph Bronilland, rec. Dec, 1863, k. at Petersburg, June, '64.
H, Jacob Pollatscheck, rec. Dec, 1863.
C, James Eogers, rec. Aug., 1863.

C, Joseph Trickey, rec. Dec, '63, w'd June, '64, d. Aug., 1864, at

Alexandria, Va.

Sixth Begiment, — Three Years.

D, James Farrel, rec. Nov., 1863, deserted Camp Nelson, Ky.,

Dec, 1863.
C, Henry Scott, I'ec May, 1864.

E, Thomas J. Wilson, rec. Nov., 1863.

C, "William M. Locke, re-e., Dec, *63, pro. Corp., d. dis. Aug. ,'64.
C, "William Smith, rec. May, 1864, disch. dis., Sept., 1864.

Seventh Begiment, — Three Years.

A, Henry O. Davis, re-e. Feb., 1864, pro. Corp., w'd severely
Oct., 1864, disch. dis., Dec, 1864.

Eighth Begiment, — Three Years.
A, James M. M. Elliott, mus. Nov., 1861, dis. May, 1862.

F, Joseph Everett, Corp., Dec, '61, pro. 1st Serg., k. Pt. Hudson,

May, 1863.
F, Charles H. Kent, mus. Dec, 1861, trans, to "7.R. Corps, May, '64.
F. Samuel C. McDuffee, mus. Dec, 1861, disch. dis., Dec, 1863.
F. John Robinson, " " <' " Feb., 1863.



888 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

Ninth Regiment, — Three Tears.

A, James A. Cole, mus. July 3, 1862.

B, Charles F. Shaw, " " " clisch. dis.. Fredericksburg,

Jan., 1863.

Eleventh Regiment, — Three Years.

I, John Underhill, Serg., Sept., 1862, w'd Dec, '62, dis. March,'63.

I, Daniel S. AYest, Corp., " w'd severely May, 1864:.

I, WilUam E. C. Cooledge, Sept., 1862.

I, James M. M. Elliott, Sept., 1862.

I, "Warren J. Hills, Sept., 1862, missing in action, July, 1864.

I, Dudley J. Marston, Sept., 1862, w'd Dec, 1862.

I, Cyrus E. Roberts, Sept., 1862, trans, to I. C, Sept., 1863.

I, Edmund T. Eoby, Sept., 1862. des., June, 1864.

I, Thomas O. Reynolds, Sept., 1802, w'd Dec, 1862.

I, Sewell W. Tenney, Sept., 1862, w'd Dec, 1862, disch. April,

1863.
I, Nathaniel West, Jr., Sept., 1862.

Fourteenth Regiment, — Three Tears.

Franklin C. Weeks, Asst. Surg., Sept., 1862, dis. dis., Mar., 1864.
F, Charles A. Clark, rec Jan., 1864.

Fifteenth Regiment, — Kine 3fonths — Oct., 1862.

K, Wallace T. Larkin, 2d Lieut., Nov., 1862, disch. to accept pro-
motion, Aug., 1863.
K, Luther C, Stevens, Sergt.
K, AJbert F. B. Edwards, Corp.
K, John A. Hazelton, Corp.
K, Marston L. Brown.
K, Milton S. Brown, disch. dis. July, 1863.
Iv, Hemy N. Brown,
iv, Emerson Childs.
K, David F. Clay.

K, John S. Cuirier, disch. dis., July, 1863.
K, David C. French.
K, Matthew Foi-saith.
K, George M. D. Mead.
K, Samuel V. Osgood.
K, Benj. F. Spofford.
K, John W. West, 2d.

Eighteenth Regimeyit, — Three Tears.

Silas F. Learnard, Maj., July, 1865; not mustered; mustered out
as Captain, July, 1865.



MILITARY HISTORY. ' 389

D, William S. Greenough, Capt., com. Sept., 1864.

D, Jolm Underliill, 2d Lieut., com. Sept., 1864.

D, Albert F. B. Edwards, Corp. Sept., 1864, pro. to Sergt.

D, Perley C. Ingalls, "Wagoner, Sept., 1864.

D, Richard H. Currier.

D, Samuel V. Osgood, pro. Corp.

D, George S. Smith, pro. Corp.

D, Francis Savoie.

D, Aaron D. Sargent, disch. dis.

D, Isaac F. Underliill, pro. Corp.

D, Albert Hason, d., dis. at City Point, Oct., 1864.

H, Silas F. Learnard, Capt., com. Feb., 1865, pro. Major, July,

1865.
H, Cyrus S. Dolloff, Sergt.
H, Augustus P. Greenough, Sergt.
H, John T. Lovitt, Corp.
H, Joseph E. Morse, Musician.
H, Ephraim Nichols, Wagoner.
H, Samuel S. Adams, pro. Corp.
H, Willard E. Colburn.

H, Albert B. Goldsmith, d., dis. at Concord, N. H., Feb., 1865.
H, Henry II. Hook, d., dis. at Concord, N. H., Feb., 1865.
H, Eichard C. Lawrence, pro. Corp.
H, Fred. D. Morse.
H, William B. Eobie.
H, William H. Underbill.

H, Benj. F. Undcrhill.

Heavy Artillery.

James P. Batchelder, mustered Aug., 1863, disch. dis., March,

1864.

C, Joseph W. Chase, mustered Sept., 1864.

K, Charles P. Abbott, appointed Artificer, Sept., 1864.

K, Jacob J. Elliott, Sept., 1864.

K, John ^Y. Hazeltine, Sept., 1864.

K, George H. McDuffee, Sept., 1864.

K, Charles f". True, Sept., 1864.

K, George F. Tebbetts. •

K, Elbridge Wason. '^\

K, Clement A. West.

K, George W. Wilcomb.

K, Charles H. West.

K, John W. West, 2d.

Sharpshooters.

Silas W. Tenney, mustered Nov., 1861.



390 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

The foregoing list is made from the report of the Adju-
tant-General. There has been a list made by Miss Noyes
of Chester, which she calls the " Roll of Honor," which
does not contain the names of a number of foreign
recruits credited to Chester, and contains the following
names not in the foregoing list :

Louis Bell, Daniel Osgood,
John Bell, Samuel S. Parker,
Heury Beals, Curtis B. Robinson,
William Brown, Charles B. Robie,
Mark Carr, Edward I. Robie,
Perley Chase, Joseph S. Rowell,
Joseph Dane, D. Lcroy Sanborn,
Charles A. Deai'born, Page R. Smith,
David J. Dearborn, Alphonso P. R. Smith,
Lloyd G. Gale, John P. Spofford,
James Gcrah, Frederick Spollett,
Nelson Gillingham, Charles L. Seavey,
Jesse Hall, Daniel A. Webster,
Joseph W. Ilazelton, Robert Wason,
Keuniston, Frank C, AYood,



Cyrus F. Marston, Charles C. Willey,

Benj. F. Morse, Charles S. Wells,

Frank Morse, Charles II. Weymouth.



PROCEEDINGS OF THE TOWN OF CHESTER IN REGARD TO

SOLDIERS.

At a meeting held the 16th of May, 1861, the following
preamble and resolution were passed :

" Whereas, there exists open rebellion against the Govern-
ment of this country, threatening the destruction of our
glorious Union, and requiring the prompt action of every
loyal citizen, therefore

" Resolved, that the town of Chester pay each man, citi-
zen of the town^ who may enlist or has enlisted into the
o-overnment, the sura of eleven dollars a month, and three
dollars additional to such of said men as have families,
during such enlistment, and also provide to said men one
rubber and one woolen blanket, fit for military service,
provided they do not receive extra pay from any other state
or town. Said sum of money to be paid on their return



MILITARY HISTORY. 891

from service, or for the support of their families during
their absence, out of any money in. the town treasury not
otherwise appropriated."

At a meeting held January 7th, 1862, it was
" Voted, that the town accept the act of the Legislature
of New Hampshire in regard to furnishing aid to the fami-
lies of volunteers, and approved July 4th, 1861, and that
the selectmen be instructed to carry it out accordingly."

At the annual meeting, March, 1862, it was

" Voted, that the town instruct their selectmen to bor-
row a sufficient sum of money for the support of families
of volunteers in the United States service, agreeably to
the law for that purpose, approved July Ith, 1861."

At a meeting, held August 30th, 1862, the following
votes were passed :

" Voted, to pay to all who enlisted or may enlist under
the call of the President for three hundred thousand volun-
teers, dated July 2, 1862, the sum of one hundred dollars.

" Voted, that we pay volunteers (sufficient to complete
our quota) under the call of the President of the United
States for three hundred thousand militia, dated August
4th, 1862, for nine months, the sum of one hundred and
fifty dollars, and the same aid to their families that the
three years volunteers receive, provided they do not re-
ceive said aid from the state.

" Voted, to instruct the town treasurer to issue proposals
for five thousand dollars, to pay said volunteers on their
being mustered into the United States service, and that
said money be raised by five annual installments to pay
said debt."

At a meeting held August 1, 1863, it was

" Voted, that each drafted man (or substitute) be paid
three hundred dollars, ten days after being mustered into
service, and that the selectmen be authorized to borrow the
sum of forty-five hundred dollars on the credit of the town
for this purpose."

At a meeting held January 4th, 1864, it was

" Voted, to authorize the selectmen to borrow the sum of
seventy-five hundred dollar's on the credit of the town, to
re'imljurse Silas F. Learnard for money he has or may pay
out for volunteers under the last call of the President."

At a meeting held May 4th, 1864, it was

" Voted, to pay to each reenlisted soldier who has reen-



392 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

listed to fill the quota of Chester under previous calls of
the President of the United States, the sum of one hundred
and fifty dollars each, additional, and voted to instruct the
selectmen to borrow the sum of ten hundred and fifty dol-
lars on the credit of the town for that purpose."

At a meeting held June 7, 1864, it was

" Voted, to pay to each person drafted from Chester and
accepted, since May 1st, 1861, or who has furnished a
substitute, the sum of three hundred dollars ; and to each
person who may be drafted and accepted, or furnish a sub-
stitute, to fill the quota of Chester, the same sum of three
hundred dollars, and that the selectmen be instructed to
raise, by taxation or otherwise, the sum of three hundred
dollars for each person, as demanded by this vote.

" Voted, Silas F. Learnard, a war agent, to pay out all
bounties to drafted men who are accepted or who furnish
substitutes, and to control the raising of men to fill the
quotas of Chester, and that he be paid the sum of three
dollars per day, and expenses, for his services."

At a meeting held July 16th, 1864, it was

" Voted, that the war agent for the town be instructed to
procure volunteers sufficient to fill the quota of the town
of Chester under future calls of the President of the
United States for volunteers for the army, by paying a town
bounty not exceeding the amount authorized by the laws
of the State, and the said agent shall have discretionary
power to procure volunteers in anticipation of calls. And
the selectmen are authorized to hire a sum of money not
exceeding six thousand dollars, for said purpose."

At a meeting held September 1st, 1864, it was
" Voted, that the selectmen (or war agent) be author-
ized to pay to each volunteer citizen of the town who shall
volunteer for one year to fill the quota of Chester under
the last call of the President for five hundred thousand
men, the sum of five hundred dollars."

At a meeting held November 8th, 1864, it was

" Voted to raise five thousand dollars in addition to the
amount already raised, to pay the bounty to the soldiers
who have enlisted from Chester, and instruct the selectmen
accordingly."

At a meeting held January 17th, 1865, it was
" Voted, that the town pay the sum of five hundred dol-
lars to each person, citizen of the town, who shall enlist to



MILITARY HISTORY. 393

the number not exceeding sixteen, and that the selectmen
be authorized to hire the sum of eight thousand dollars for
that purpose.

" Voted, that the town pay Silas F. Learnard ten dollars
for each enlisted man to fill the quota of Chester under
said call, instead of three dollars pei;^ay and expenses, as
before voted."

ROLL OF ENLISTED MEN FOR AUBURN.

First EegimSnf, Three Months,— Clustered in May, 1861.

Co.

C, Amos W. Brown.

Second Beg iment, Three Tears, — Mustered, June, 1861.

C, John Chase, pro. Corp., w'd at Gettysburg.
C, John Davis, pro. Corp.
C, Hazen Davis, Jr., w'd slightly, July, 1863.
C, Edwin Plummer, w'd slightly, July, 1863.

C, Alfred J. Sanborn, disch. dis. July, 1861, re-e. Nov., 1864.

D, John D. AVood, rec. Sept. 1861, d. in hospital Nov., 1862.

F, Felix C. Hackney, rec, d. Oct., 1865,

Third Regiment Three Tears, — Mustered, August, 1861.
A, Johu C. Hagan, appointed Wagoner, mustered out Aug., 1864,

since died.
H, Lanson Blake, re-e.
H, Alonzo D. Emery, dis. Dec, 1861.
H, Leroy McDuflfee, pro. Sergt., re-e. Jan., 1864,

Fourth liegiment, Three Tears, — Mustered, September, 1861.
C, Henry C. Griffin, pro, Corp., re-e,, Feb., 1864, w'd, cap. at
Drury's Bluff, d, in Libby prison, Sept, 10, 1864.

E, Ebenezer S. Emery, disch, dis., Oct,, 1862,

E, Carlton C. Eichardson, re-e. Jan., 1864,

G, William Gunston, re-e. Feb., 1864, killed at Drury's Bluff

May 16, 1864.
G, Amos W. Brown, re-e. Feb., 1864.
K, Thomas B. Platts, re-e, Feb., 1864.

Fifth liegiment, Thi^ee Tears, — Mustered October, 1861.

C, Isaac Boxall, rec.

F, John Whitehouse, rec.
F, Thomas Darty, rec.
F, Murtz Sulbvan, rec.

Sixth Regiment, Three Tears, — Mustered, November, 1861.
I, Frederick Schaeffer, rec.



394 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

Seventh Begiment, Three Tears, — October, 1861.
A, Thorntou Hazcn, w'd Ft. Wagner, July, '63, died of wounds

Aug. 29, 1863.
I, Otis F. Butrick, disch. dis. Aug., 1862.
H, Joliu Walton, rec.

Eighth Regiment, Three Years, — Mustered December , 1861.

D, Frank C. Wood, disch. dis. at Camp Parapet, La., July, 1862.

Ninth Regiment, Three Years, — Jlusto'ed J'uli/,1S62.

A, Ebeu Bean, died at Washington Dec, 1862.
A, George W. Goodwin. •

A, Moses Eeed, died at Richmond, Ky., April, 1863.
A, Alonzo D. Emery, trans, to Bat. E, U. S. Art. Sept., 1862.
A, John D. ]S'eller, rec. Dec, 1863, cap., died in Eebel prison
at Salisbury, N. C, Feb., 1865.

A, James R. Preston, trans, to Sixth X. H. Vols. June, 1865.

B, Charles F. Shaw, disch. dis. at Fredericksburg, Va., Jan. 15, '63.
K, Charles Delos, rec. Dec, 1863, deserted Jan., 1864.

Tenth Regiment, Three Years, — Clustered Augnst, 1862.

A, Albert Plumnicr, Hospital Steward, pro. Asst. Surg. Jan., '65.
A, Lucian Holmes, Corp., pro. Sergt., captured at Fair Oaks, Va.,

Oct., 1864, died in Rebel prison at Salisbury, Jan. 4, 1865.
A, John Y. Demeritt, died at Washington, Jan. 5, 1863.
A, Jacob P. Buswell.

A, Charles H. Buswell, trans, to U. S. S. Corps.
A, Joseph L. Davis, died of wounds received June 3, 1864.
A, Charles H. Grant, pro. to Corp., captured at Fair Oaks, Va.

Oct., 1864, died in Rebel prison at Salisbury Feb. 14, '65.
A, Edward M. Melvin, disch. dis. Dec, 1864.
A, Henry C. Moore, w'd June, 1864, died at De Camp Hospital,

N. Y., Sept. 8, 1864.
A, George B. Sanfoi-d.
A, Franklin Shannon, died of wounds June 16, 1864.

A, Charles Pingree, pro. to 2d Lieut, of Co. I, 23d U. S. colored"

volunteers, killed before Petersburg, July 3, 1864.

Eleventh Regiment, Three Years, — Clustered August, 1862.

B, John Cole, rec. Dec, 1863. .
K. William Clark, rec. Dec. 1863.

Twelfth Regiment, Three Years, — Clustered August, 1862.
I, Felix C. Hackney, rec. Dec, 1863.

E, James Krotzer, " " " [1864
H, James Murray, " '' '' killed at Cold Harbor June,
E, William Moll, " " '' deserted Nov., 1864.

H, Oliver Rinker, " '< '* trans, to 2d N. H. Vols.



MILITARY HISTORY. 895

Fourteenth Regiment, Three Tears, — Mastered September, 1862.

D, Stephen C. Coult.

Fifteenth Regiment, INine Months, — Clustered October, 1862.

E, Moses B. Davis.
E, Daniel C. Abbott,*
E, WilUs H. Brown.
E, Jesse Woods, d.

E, Frank C. Woods, disch. dis., d. at Auburn.
E, Jonathan Ballou, mustered out, Aug. 1863.

Eighteenth Regiment, — Mustered September, 1864.

H, Alexander M. Ballon.
H, Jonathan Ballou.
K, Sylvester E, Emery.
K, Carlton Emery.
K, Alfred D. Emery.
K, Alouzo D. Emery.
K, George A. Wood.

First Regiment Cavalry — Mustered Dec, 1861.

Troop.

L, John S. Coffin, re-c. Jan., 1864.

I, Warren J. Davis, capt'd June, 186-4, paroled March, 1865.

K, Chester C. Smith, disch. June, 1862.

First Light Battery, Three Tears, — 3fustered Sept., 1861.

David H. Bean, bugler, re-e. Dec, 1863.

Robinson Brown, bugler.

James M. Bus well.

John H. Goodwin, dropped from rolls, Oct., 1864,

James M. Preston.

William Preston.

Benjamin S. Stewart, rec. Dec, 1863.

Hugh B. Cochran, drafted.

First Regiment Heavy Artillery, — Mastered Sept., 1864.

Co.

C, Edwin Coleman.

C, George Coult.

C, Geoi-ge E. Edmonds.

C, Benjamin Eaton.

C, Jacob Lufkin.

C, Henry M. Preston.

C, Stephen Pingree.

G, Charles H. Lyman, disch. dis., Jan., 1865.

K, Joseph P. Brown. '



896 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

K, William G. Brown.
K, Denuis Donovan.
K, Luther Preston.
K, Harrison Preston.
K, Robert T. Plummer.
K, Simon G. Prescott.
K, Beuj. F. Sherburne.
K, John E. Wliite.
M, George C. Kimball.

Second Beyimeat Sharpshooters — 3fustered November, 1861.

Samuel F. Muny, 1st Lieut., 2d Lieut., pro. to Capt,, Sept.,

18G3.
F, Alfred J. Sanborn, w'd May, 1864, mustered out Nov., 1864.

Those Who Furnished Volunteer Substitutes.

Wells C. Underbill, Harrison Burnham,

Andrew F. Fox, Joseph Underliill.

Daniel Webster,

Drafted 3fen.

Evander G. Preston, Benj. D. Emery,

John N, Claflin, Edward O. Prescott,

George AV. Hall, Charles H. Patten,

Alexander M. Philip, Charles H. Merrill.
W. I. Gilbert,

Substitutes For Drafted Men.

August Shaffer, Isaac Powell,

James McKew, I'atrick O'Niel,

Edward Haley, Charles Bond,

William Warren, Charles A. Varnham.
Henry Cole,

Commutation fee of three hundred dollars paid by Arthur
Dinsmore.

PROCEEDINGS OF AUBURN IN REGARD TO SOLDIERS.

June 1, 1861, there was a town meeting to see if the
town woukl give bounties to such as had enlisted or should
enlist in the support of the Government in the present
emergency. Also to see if the town would provide each of
said men with one rubber and one woolen blanket fit for
military service. The articles were dismissed.

At a meeting, Sept., 26, 1861, it was

"" A'oted, to pay for the support of such of the wives



MILITARY HISTORY. 397

and families of those who have enlisted or may enlist in
the service of the United States, as are entitled to support
by the provision of an act of the Legislature passed last
June session.

" Voted, the selectmen be authorized to hire a sum of
money not exceeding eight hundred dollars, and appropri-
ate the same."

At the annual meeting held March 11, 1862,

" Voted, to raise a sum not exceeding three hundred
dollars to aid the families of volunteers."

August 11, 1862,

" Voted, to raise eight hundred dollars to aid the fam
ilies of volunteers.

" Voted, to pay one hundred dollars to each man
(citizen of our town), who has enlisted or may enlist to fill
our quota of three hundred thousand three-years men.

" Voted, to pay one hundred dollars to each man
(citizen of our town), who may enlist to fill our quota of
the last call for three hundred thousand nine-months men.

" Voted, that the selectmen be authorized to borrow a
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars on the credit of
the town."

Dec. 22, 1862,

" Voted, that the selectmen be authorized to procure
volunteers from this town or any other that may be
credited to us, until our quota is filled, by paying a sum
not exceeding one hundred dollars to each volunteer.

" Voted, that the selectmen be authorized to hire on
the credit of the town, a sum not exceeding six hundred
dollars to carry the foregoing vote into effect, and pay the
expense of recruiting and other incidental expenses."

On motion,

" Voted, to raise one hundred dollars in addition to the
foregoing."

March 10, 1863,

" Voted, to raise a sum not exceeding a thousand dol-
lars to aid the families of volunteers."

Aug. 27, 1863,

" Voted, that the town raise and pay to every drafted
man who shall enter the service or furnish a substitute,
the sum of three hundred dollars at the expiration of ten
days after such drafted man or substitute shall have been
mustered into the service of the United States.



398 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

" Yoted, that the selectmen be authorized to borrow or
hire, on the credit of the town, a sum not exceeding six
thousand dollars to carry out the foregoing vote."

At a meeting held Oct. 3, 1863, the foregoing votes were
rescinded. On motion,

" Resolved, that the town raise and appropriate three
hundred dollars as a bounty to each of the members of the
enrolled militia of the state from the town of Auburn who
may be, or have been, drafted or conscripted under the laws
of the United States to serve in the array of the United
States during the existing rebellion, or to the substitutes of
such conscripts, and that the selectmen be authorized to
pay such bounty to the order of such drafted man, or his
substitute, or his order, after ten days from the time when
such drafted man or his substitute shall have been mus-
tered into the service of the United States.

"And that the selectmen hire on the credit of the town,
the sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars to carry out
the foregoing vote, and that they give the notes of the
town, and therefore cause a copy of all such notes to be
recorded by the town clerk in the records of the town.

" Yoted, that the selectmen borrow or hire on the
credit of the town, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dol-
lars, to carry out the laws of the state rendering aid to
families of volunteers."

Dec. 3, 1863,

" Voted, that the town raise eight thousand dollars to
encourage voluntary enlistment to fill the quota of said
town under the last call of the President of the United
States for three hundred thousand volunteers : that the
town assume and cash the United States and state boun-
ties coming to each volunteer, upon their assigning the
same to the town : that the town pay to each volunteer
belonging to said town, who is entitled to 8402 United
States bounty, upon his assigning all bounties that may be
due him to the town, eight hundred dollars ; to each vol-
unteer belonging to said town who is entitled to 8302
United States bounty, upon his assigning all bounties that
may be due him to the town, seven hundred dollars ; to
each volunteer not resident in town, a sum not exceeding
six hundred and fifty dollars upon a like assignment of his
bounties ; said sums to be paid upon their being accepted
and mustered into the' United States service, and in no



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case shall a bounty be paid to any person enlisting after
the quota is full : that the selectmen are hereby author-
ized to borrow a sum not exceeding said eight thousand
dollars to pay the aforesaid bounties and give the notes of
the town for the same, — and cause a cop^^ of said notes to



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