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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
87 pairs of drawers, 4,573 woollen socks, 1,790 towels, 94 coats, 76 vests, 120 collars, 1,000 handkerchiefs, 368 cravats, 314 dressinggowns, 1,836 pocket-handkerchiefs, 300 pants, 148 napkins, 678 pairs slippers, 265 woollen mittens, 542 blankets, 515 sheets, 673 pillows, 750 quilts, 988 canes, 1,280 woollen under-shirts, &c. The contributions named above are certainly remarkable, but we have to add that the ladies of New Bedford began early in the war. They held a meeting on the 18th of April, 1861, and organized for the work. Mrs. Joseph C. Delano was chosen president, Mrs. Lawrence Grinnel vice-president, and Mrs. William Eddy secretary and treasurer. In addition to the above contributions, five hundred dollars were given by a lady to pay soldiers' wives for sewing. They also sent contributions to the St. Louis and Baltimore Soldiers' Fairs, and furnished tables at the New York and Boston Fairs. Norton Incorporated June 12, 1777. Population in 1860, 1,848; in 1865, 1,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
and Christian Commissions to the soldiers in camp and in the hospitals. We have not been able to get an exact statement of the value of the articles thus furnished, but good judges estimate that one hundred thousand dollars were raised in Lowell during the four years of the war by voluntary contributions for the Sanitary and Christian Commissions, and for private relief connected with the war. It is claimed that Judge Crosby of Lowell gave the first money ($100) in aid of the soldiers (April 18, 1861) that was given anywhere. His example was followed by other generous citizens, among them General Butler, who gave his check for five hundred dollars. Malden Incorporated May 2, 1649. Population in 1860, 5,865; in 1865, 6,871. Valuation in 1860, $3,366,963; in 1865, $4,040,431. The selectmen in 1861 were John S. Rice, Henry H. Hyde, Paschal P. P. Ware; in 1862, Hubbard Russell, Henry H. Hyde, John S. Nichols; in 1863, Hubbard Russell, John Fenderson, Samuel Shute; in 1864,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
her volunteer or be drafted to fight in defence of our Government, in a sum sufficient, taken in connection with the pay received from the Government, to make the sum total of twenty dollars a month for the time they are actually engaged in such military duty; and in case of their decease, the said extra pay is to be paid to their heirs. Company A, of the Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, belonged to Halifax, and left the State with the regiment for Fortress Monroe, Va., April 18, 1861. The Company was originally formed in 1792, and served in the War of 1812, under the command of Captain Asa Thompson, who died in 1862. A committee of five was appointed to provide proper assistance for the families of the soldiers. 1862. July 30th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town, to be paid when mustered into the United-States service. August 30th, The town ratified the action of the selectmen in paying a b