e 26th of April, at which it was voted to appropriate fifteen hundred dollars in aid of the families of those who had gone to the war.
Company C, Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, was the Braintree Light-Infantry, Captain C. C. Bampas, which left with the regiment for the seat of war April 17th, and arrived at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, April 20th, 1861.
It was the first loyal regiment that reached Virginia in the war. J. H. D. Blake, Jason G. Howard, Caleb Hollis, and Elisha Thayer were chosen to act with the selectmen in the distribution of the money.
A committee of five was also appointed to collect money to cancel the debt of the Braintree Light-Infantry incurred in the purchase of a new uniform.
Caleb Stetson, Alva Morrison, N. H. Hunt, A. Mason, and Asa French were appointed said committee.
August 19th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow one thousand dollars to be expended for State aid to soldiers' families as provided by law.
1862. July 14th, Vote