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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
ntil its close in the spring of 1865. The president of the society was Mrs. George Winthrop Coffin; the vice-president, Mrs. Eben E. Farrington; and the secretary, Mrs. Ellen Gorham. They contributed in money eight thousand four hundred and thirty-four dollars. Large donations were also made by the citizens of cotton, linen, flannel, preserves, jellies, and other delicacies for the hospitals. The whole number of articles made and distributed among the hospitals in Missouri, Maryland, Newbern, N. C., Baton Rouge, La., and Fortress Monroe, Va., in the two years ending November, 1863, was four thousand two hundred and eighty-six; in addition to these, one hundred and fifty-three garments were sent to a hospital in York, Pa., four hundred and fifty to the Discharged Soldiers' Home in Boston, and three hundred and nineteen to the Christian Commission; making the whole number of articles furnished five thousand and five. During the last two years of the war their contributions, with a f
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
in the centre of the town, to be given them when the company is ready for service. June 13th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for aid to soldiers' families, and one thousand dollars to fulfil any contract entered into with Captain Blanchard's company at East Abington. 1862. April 28th, Resolutions were presented by Hon. Levi Reed, in regard to the death of Corporal John M. Sewall, Company E, Twenty-third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, who died at Newbern, North Carolina, April 9, 1862. He was the first citizen of Abington who died in the service. The resolutions were unanimously adopted, and were directed to be placed on the town records, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased. July 17th, Voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service when credited to the quota of the town. The treasurer was authorized to borrow twelve thousand dollars to pay the same. Voted, that we endorse the sentiments of Gen
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
debate the resolution was adopted by the council (24 yeas, 4 nays). The treasurer was authorized to borrow fifty thousand dollars to pay said bounties, which, November 20th, was increased to sixty-three thousand dollars. 1863. June 11th, Messrs. Hadaway and Lothrop of the board of aldermen and the president, and Messrs. Haskell, Slocum, and Mason of the common council were appointed to make arrangements for the reception of Company H, Forty-third Regiment, upon their return from Newbern, North Carolina, and Company H, 50th Regiment, upon their return from New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Chelsea members of these and other regiments whose terms of enlistment are about to expire. July 16th, Ordered, to pay State aid to the families of men who may be drafted the same as to the families of volunteers. 1864. May 5th, Ordered, that the joint select committee on military affairs be instructed to make arrangements for a public reception to Company H, First Regiment Massachusetts Volunt
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
town-meeting assembled, that we have heard with pride of the heroic conduct of the officers and soldiers of Company B. Twenty-fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and our other fellow citizens of Milford engaged in the battles of Roanoke and Newbern. Resolved, That our thanks are due to an overruling Providence, and our congratulations to our fellow citizens in the fields aforesaid, that amid perils by sea, in the camp, and in the shock of battle, so few have paid for their patriotism wi of the town of Milford. Resolved, That we tender them our congratulations that, as members of the Twenty-fifth Regiment and bearers of the Flag, they were the first to raise the Flag of our old Commonwealth over the batteries of the enemy at Newbern. Resolved, That we tender to the friends of those who have fallen in the service our heartfelt sympathies, with the assurance that the names of the fallen will ever be held in honored memory. Resolved, That these resolutions be recorded in