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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
nine months service. September 15th, This bounty was directed to be paid to each man, not exceeding fifty-five, who shall enlist in the Reading Company, Company D, Fiftieth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, then in camp at Boxford. 1863. Abiel Holden, Esq., bequeathed five hundred dollars for the erection of a monument to the memory of Reading men who had died or might die in the military or naval service of the country during the war, on condition that the town appropriated the same amount for that purpose. The town on the 6th of March, 1865, appropriated one thousand dollars to be added to the bequest of Mr. Holden. The monument was erected and dedicated with appropriate solemnities, October 5th, of the same year. This is believed to have been the first monument erected in the State in memory of the men who fell in the Rebellion. On it are inscribed the names of forty-six Reading men, who died in the cause of their country. Reading furnished four hundred and eleven men
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
re appropriated, and the matter left with the selectmen to pay as they think best. This has reference to an act extending the payment of State aid to persons not included in previous acts relating to that subject. September 21st, Two hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of drafted men. 1864. July 4th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was limited to one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war. Holden furnished two hundred and four men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. Eleven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand nine hundred and sixty-three dollars and thirty-eight cents ($7,963.38). A large amount was probably contributed by private subscription. The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the
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