Administrative History

Chapter 690 of the Laws of 1865 required each town clerk, upon receiving suitable blanks from the chief of the State's Bureau of Military Record, "to make out a full and complete record of the names of all the soldiers and officers who composed his town's quotas of the troops furnished to the United States" during the Civil War. One copy of the record was to be filed with the Bureau of Military Record and another was to "be preserved among the records of the town."