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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
d or who shall enlist in the United States service, and also to keep a record of any action the town may take in the suppressing of the present Rebellion. July 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. The selectmen were directed to open a recruiting office in the town. August 18th, Peter O'Callahaghn, George Draper, T. G. Kent, John Reade, and Elbridge Mann, a committee appointed at a previous meeting, made a report in regard to making provision for the support of persons wounded in the military service and the families of persons killed. The recommendations were just and liberal, and the town took favorable action upon the same. A bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was directed to be paid to volunteers for nine months service. November 4th, Fourteen thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. 1