The Civil War was in progress. From thirty to forty of the settlers served in the war. Some did not return. Among them was William Batdorf who died in the south of fever. Many were disabled. At one time only three able-bodied men remained in the community. John McGary served during the Civil War along with S. Churchill, A. K. Richards, George Walsey, Robert Stimpson, James Shaver and others.
When the call was given for volunteers for the Civil War, Jacob Batdorf enlisted with his sons John and William and his son-in-law, William Mills.
In 1865 the following settlers came: Charles Ingerson, Fletcher Ingerson, Ashabel Ingerson, John and Calvin Wasson. R. M. Mills settled on the Moffitt farm. He was the father of Mrs. Mae Berquist, who has lived in Maple Plain most of her life. He was town clerk for 23 years and postmaster for 20 years. William Budd and Henry Clay Budd settled on Section 25. It is recorded that the two Budd brothers laid out the town of Maple Plain after the railroad came through in 1868.