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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
, in the cause of the country. Instances were not unfrequent in which small freeholders parted with their last hoof, and last measure of corn from their granaries, to supply provisions for the troops, and hire service for the ranks. The voice of Otis and of Adams, in Faneuil Hall, found its full and true echo in the little councils of the interior towns: and, if within the Continental Congress patriotism shone more conspicuously, it did not there exist more truly, nor burn more fervently; it sachusetts in forwarding contributions to the New-England Sanitary Commission, or to the institution for soldiers' relief which, during the whole of the war, was watched over and superintended by that distinguished and accomplished lady, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, to whom we have the honor to dedicate this book, as we have spoken of them as they deserve in the first volume of this work. A few facts, however, concerning the Massachusetts Christian Commission would not be out of place, as no espec
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
or nine months service. 1863. April 6th, Voted, to raise by tax fifteen hundred dollars for State aid to soldiers' families. November 3d, The selectmen were instructed to use whatever money may be received from the State, as the proportion of Otis of bounty-money paid to volunteers, to cancel the indebtedness of the town for the same, and for no other purpose. 1864. March 7th, The selectmen were directed to pay the same bounty to colored men enlisting to the credit of the town, as we pay draft raise five hundred dollars. This amount was raised by them, and paid over to the proper authorities. 1865. March 6th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow whatever money was necessary to pay State aid to the soldiers' families. Otis furnished one hundred and thirteen men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of Sta
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
n 1864, $3,381.28; in 1865, $2,000.00. Total amount, $13,322.17. The ladies of Milton were incessant in their good works for the soldiers. They raised and expended more than ten thousand dollars for the brave men sick and wounded in hospitals. Mrs. F. Cunningham and Mrs. F. M. Davis were the managers of the Milton Branch of the Sanitary Commission, through which their contributions were chiefly sent to the front, and through the Soldiers-Aid Depot in Boston, under the charge of Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis. Needham Incorporated Nov. 5, 1711. Population in 1860, 2,658; in 1865, 2,793. Valuation in 1860, $1,604,985; in 1865, $1,798,498. The selectmen during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865 were Galen Orr, Silas G. Williams, Augustus Stevens. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the same years was Solomon Flagg. 1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to pay each citize
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
rence. The suggestions of the mayor were adopted, and thirty thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties, and the city committee was directed to co-operate with Mr. Lawrence in the expenditure of the money and in recruiting the men. December 22d, Alderman Rich made a report in regard to the Evans House, the use of which had been so freely given by Mr. Evans, in the course of which he says, That this institution, under the management of that most excellent and patriotic lady, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, has been of invaluable benefit to the soldiers of our army. By her untiring perseverance and benevolence our volunteers have been supplied not only with substantial, well-made clothing, but with many of those smaller articles calculated to render their camp life more comfortable, and which could only have been provided by womanly kindness and forethought. Several long and able reports were made during the year in relation to recruiting, and to the best means by which the large n
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