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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
ded by inserting $2,000 instead of $1,000. 1862. At a legal meeting held on the 3d of March, five hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers. On the 22d of July the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of eighteen men who would volunteer for three years in the military service to fill the quota of the town, the bounty to be paid when mustered in and credited; and Albert Langdon, James H. Collins, David E. Bangs, and Chauncey Sears were appointed to assist the selectmen in recruiting the volunteers. At a meeting held on the 25th of August, it was voted to pay the same amount of bounty to volunteers enlisting to fill the quota of the town on the call for nine-months men. The selectmen were authorized to borrow, not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, for the payment of bounties and for State aid. 1863. On the first Monday in April the town appropriated fifteen hundred dollars for State aid to soldiers' famili