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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
for nine months service, and a further sum of one hundred dollars when regularly discharged. Six immediately enlisted, each of whom served his full time. October 13th, The selectmen were authorized to enlist men in other places, if a sufficient number could not be obtained in Falmouth; but in no case to pay any higher bounty than that paid to our own citizens. December 15th, The town bounty to each volunteer was fixed at two hundred dollars. 1863. A special meeting was held on the 21st of December, when the selectmen were authorized to draw on the towntreasurer for such expenses as may be incurred in procuring the town's quota of volunteers; and they were instructed to proceed forthwith to procure the men required. 1864. April—, The selectmen were directed to procure the number of men required, or which may be required, under any order of the President previous to March 1, 1865. Under this vote the selectmen acted until the end of the war. Falmouth, notwithstanding most o
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
l blow him to pieces with it, if he dares to set his foot on Massachusetts soil. Respectfully yours, James Brady, Jr., Lt., Co. G, 26th Reg. 1863. March 2d, The mayor was directed to carry into effect the act of the Legislature in relation to the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. November 16th, The free use of the city hall was granted to Mrs. Richard Borden and Mrs. Mary A. Brayton for the purpose of lectures, tableaux, &c., the proceeds to be given to the soldiers. December 21st, A lot in Oak-Grove Cemetery, directly in front of the entrance, was set apart as a soldiers' burial-place. Colonel Richard Borden has erected a splendid marble monument on this lot, with tablets and military emblems. 1864. February 20th. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the reception of Company G, Twenty-sixth Regiment. Two thousand dollars were appropriated to pay expenses attending enlistment services. April 4th, The bounty to volunteers for three years serv
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
uld enlist. At this meeting nearly twenty-four hundred dollars were raised by private subscription, for material and supplies. The ladies formed themselves into one general sewing-circle, and made uniforms for two full military companies. December 21st, Five thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. 1862. March 17th, Fifteen thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid during the year to soldiers' families, and five hundred dollars were added to the War ature approved May 23d, in aid of the families of volunteers. On account of the liberal donation by G. Howland Shaw of Boston, the selectmen had not been obliged to borrow any part of the five thousand dollars voted at the previous meeting. December 21st, The treasurer was authorized to borrow three thousand dollars, in addition to what had already been voted for aid to the families of volunteers. 1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each