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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
aged in recruiting. 1864. April 4th, Voted, to raise three thousand dollars to procure volunteers, and to fix the bounty at one hundred and fifty dollars. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. May 4th, The sum to be borrowed was increased to four thousand dollars. June 18th, The selectmen were authorized to recruit thirty-five men to fill the quota of the town at the cheapest possible rate, and to borrow such sums of money as may be required for that purpose. August 13th, Voted, to recruit five men, and to pay each a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars; voted, that there be deposited with the State Treasurer one hundred and twenty-five dollars each for ten men for recruits. Henry Burtch was chosen to investigate in regard to re-enlistments for this town. December 13th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow four thousand dollars, to pay bounties for thirty-two men to fill the quota of the town. 1865. April 3d, The selectmen were authorize
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
fidence in the Government of the United States, and we are of opinion that it should prosecute the war in the most vigorous manner, by making use of all justifiable means which God has placed in its hands to put down this wicked rebellion. August 13th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to the next five men who shall enlist and be accepted, and a bounty of one hundred dollars to all others who may afterwards enlist to fill the quota of the town. The treasurer was directed to borof the town; and the treasurer was directed to borrow money to pay the same. Another meeting was held on the 9th of August, at which Allen Mason, Seth Brown, Nathan M. Wood, and Parker H. Weaver were appointed a recruiting committee. On the 13th of August this committee reported that the quota of the town had been filled. Another meeting was held on the 16th, at which it was voted to recruit two more men; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for recruiting and boun
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
titude for the heroic bravery and unyielding fortitude with which they met the trials of that terrible carnage; and that we will ever revere the memory of our townsman, Charles Boynton, who died in the thickest of the fight facing the foe. August 13th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars for nine-months volunteers, under the recent call of the President for three hundred thousand militia. The selectmen were instructed to pay fifty dollars in money to each person, providthe town under the pending call of the President for two hundred thousand men. June 25th, The same officers were authorized to borrow money and pay the same bounty for volunteers in anticipation of another call for more men by the President. August 13th, A citizens' meeting was held: a committee was appointed to circulate a subscription paper to raise a fund for the payment of bounties to volunteers, in addition to the one hundred and twenty-five dollars voted by the town. An adjourned meeti
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
d shall, if authorized by the commander-in-chief, be formed into four companies, to constitute a part of one regiment. A joint committee on recruiting was appointed; also, a committee to make arrangement for a public meeting to be held on the 12th, to respond to the call of the Governor for immediate action. July 16th, The bounty to each volunteer was increased to one hundred dollars. July 30th, The appropriation for volunteers and their families was increased fifty thousand dollars. August 13th, The police were ordered to assist the assessors in making an enrollment of citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years. August 20th, A committee to secure the quota of Cambridge, under the second call of the President for nine-months men, were directed to open a rendezvous, and to pay each volunteer a bounty of fifty dollars. Two thousand dollars were put into the hands of the committee to fill up the quota of three-years men, and to encourage the nine-months men. A warra
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
reverence. 1862. July 7th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars for the term of ten days to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-two hundred dollars to pay the same and such additional sums as may be necessary. July 30th, Voted, to pay each volunteer a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow eleven hundred dollars to pay the same. August 13th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to drafted men. Voted, to pay a bounty of fifty dollars to each Sharon volunteer now in the service who has received no bounty. The treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars. August 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting for nine months service. 1863. April 6th, Voted, to remit all poll taxes of volunteers for 1862 and 1863. August 28th, The selectmen were authorized to fur
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
may be necessary to pay the soldiers as provided at the meeting held in May. 1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town, and if there was not a sufficient amount of the surplus revenue available for that purpose the selectmen were authorized to borrow money. A committee of one from each school-district was chosen to procure recruits. The recruits were to volunteer within ten days in order to obtain the bounty. August 13th, The vote limiting the time for men to enlist was reconsidered, and the bounty was increased to two hundred and twenty-five dollars. August 30th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties. Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to nine-months volunteers. December 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow more money, and a committee of six citizens was chosen to encourage enlistments. December 26th, The selectmen were directed to secure recruits for three year
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
. 1862. March 17th, Voted, to appropriate twenty-five hundred dollars to aid the families of volunteers. July 17th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. Voted, that H. Armsby, D. T. March, C. R. Miles, and J. E. Bacon be added to the war committee. August 19th, Voted, unanimously, to pay one hundred dollars bounty, in addition to that already voted, to those men who enlisted between August 13th and the 15th inclusive to fill up the quota of the town on the first call of the President for three hundred thousand men. Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, to be paid when mustered into the service of the United States. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money, and ten more persons were added to the war committee. 1863. March 16th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay aid to the families of voluntee