the families of volunteers.
November 5th, Voted, to pay State aid to soldiers' families as provided by law.
1862. August 11th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-one hundred dollars, and the selectmen to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years and is credited to the quota of Sturbridge.
August 28th, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to men who enlist for nine months; and Elisha Southwick, John W. Draper, James M. Belknap, Emerson Johnson, and Henry Haynes, Jr,, were appointed to borrow money and to pay the bounties.
1863. January 26th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow three thousand dollars to pay bounties.
1864. May 21st, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and remained unchanged until the end of the war.
Sturbridge must have furnished two hundred and thirty-five men, as it had a surplus of seven over and above all demands at the end of the