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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
rs a month while in service; and five dollars additional to his wife, if he has one, and three dollars additional to each child under fifteen years of age. Three thousand dollars was voted to equip each volunteer who should enlist in the military service. It was subsequently ascertained that the town had no authority to raise money for the purposes mentioned, and the selectmen declined to act thereon. 1862. July 3d, Frederick Dunbar, Matthew C. Hallet, N. C. Fowler, E. B. Pemler, Isaiah Sherman, and Theodore Drew were appointed to procure enlistments, and to pay each volunteer for three years service a bounty of one hundred dollars when mustered in, and one hundred dollars when honorably discharged, and a further sum of fifteen dollars upon his enlisting. The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars for the foregoing purposes. Seven persons immediately enlisted. August 14th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to