Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
...places of sinking funds, very many of them have already (June, 1871) paid off all the indebtedness which they incurred on account of the war.
We are not aware that the amount paid for bounties in Massachusetts is larger, or even so large, as was paid in the other New-England States, or in the Middle and Western States; but this we know, that, while the volunteer system was the rule of the Government, boun...
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