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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
e Union of the States. No better evidence of the determination of the people of the Commonwealth to support the General Government, in the war, can perhaps be found than the individual contributions given in aid of its prosecution, which, in many of the towns, were astonishingly large. In Bradford, Watertown, Gardner, Mendon, and Templeton, they exceeded five dollars to each inhabitant; in Washington, six; in Somerville, seven; in West Cambridge (Arlington), eight; in Leyden, nine; in Longmeadow, ten; and in Belmont, ten. The attention of the Committee was not drawn to the work done by the women of the State; and therefore the contributions made by them in money, clothing, books, and hospital stores, are not mentioned or even referred to in the Report. The Legislative Report, from which the above extracts are taken, gives the war expenses incurred by the Commonwealth up to January, 1866. Since then they have been increased nearly two millions and a half of dollars, chiefly
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
d to the families of soldiers during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,132.37; in 1862, $5,717.90; in 1863, $9,194.27; in 1864, $7,400.00; in 1865, $3,500.00. Total amount, $26,944.54. Longmeadow Incorporated Oct. 17, 1783. Population in 1860, 1,376; in 1865, 1,480. Valuation in 1860, $917,994; in 1865, $1,016,500. The selectmen in 1861 were Stephen T. Colton, David Lathrop, Abel H. Calkins. These gentlemen were re-elected evertown. June 4th, Voted, to authorize the treasurer to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars up to March 1, 1865, to each recruit who shall be mustered into the service of the United States and credited to the quota of the town. Longmeadow furnished one hundred and thirty-nine men for the war (of whom fourteen were substitutes put in by individual citizens at their own expense), which was a surplus of thirteen over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The am
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