Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
...rs, and State aid to their families.
Both were just; and they procured the men required, without resorting, except with a very few and unimportant exceptions, to a draft.
Of the 159,165 men which Massachusetts furnished for the war, less than twelve hundred were drafted men.
The duties which the war imposed upon the city and town officers were incessant and arduous.
To them, in a primary degree, belo...
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