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July, 1863, there were 34,000 men in the service, and when the war ended, 51,500.
In the last months of the war a bounty of $1,010 was sometimes paid for a single seaman.
Soley, p. 10. The official statistics show that of this vast addition to the numbers of the navy Massachusetts contributed a larger share than any State except New York; indeed, nearly 20,000, or nearly one-fifth of the whole number.
Total number of sailors and marines furnished by the States:—
District of Columbia,1,353
Total,101,207 (Official statement from the Adjutant-General's office, July 15, 1885; Heitman's Historical Register of the U. S. Army, p. 890.) Phisterer, an able statistician, claims,