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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
lars to each volunteer's bounty. A resolution was passed to aid the Rev. Elihu Grant to raise a military company for active service. September 1st, The city government voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when credited to the quota of the city; and forty-five thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same. The following letter, addressed to the mayor, was read, and a vote of thanks to the writer was passed:— New Orleans, La., Sept. 21, 1862. My Dear sir,—I shipped to your address yesterday a small cannon that was captured in this State by a detachment of Company G. Twenty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, from your city, and to whom General Butler gave it as a mark of his appreciation of their conduct; and they now turn it over to the city of Fall River as a trophy from rebeldom. And as the rebel Jackson is now on his way to Bunker Hill, he may possibly come by the Bay-State line. In that event, you will blow hi