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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
the service. 1862. April 7th, The selectmen were directed to continue the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. July 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town; and the selectmen were given full power to act in raising the men. August 23d, The bounty to three-years volunteers was increased fifty dollars, and the bounty to nine-months men was fixed at one hundred dollars. Arthur Cox, William H. Whitfield, George Atwood, Horace Scott, and Isaac Ferry were chosen to aid the selectmen in enlisting men. 1863. April 6th, An appropriation was made for State aid to soldiers' families for the year. 1864. April—, The selectmen were authorized to pay such bounties as they might think proper to volunteers enlisting to fill the quota of the town, provided that not more than one hundred and twenty-five dollars be paid to each person; and to each citizen or resident of the t