e pay received from the Government, to make the sum total of twenty dollars a month for the time they are actually engaged in such military duty; and in case of their decease, the said extra pay is to be paid to their heirs.
Company A, of the Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, belonged to Halifax, and left the State with the regiment for Fortress Monroe, Va., April 18, 1861.
The Company was originally formed in 1792, and served in the War of 1812, under the command of Captain Asa Thompson, who died in 1862. A committee of five was appointed to provide proper assistance for the families of the soldiers.
1862. July 30th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town, to be paid when mustered into the United-States service.
August 30th, The town ratified the action of the selectmen in paying a bounty of two hundred dollars under the vote of July 30th.
On the 6th of September, voted to pay a bounty of one hu