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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
redit of the State, and three hundred dollars for the benefit of Wellfleet soldiers then at the front. 1862. July, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, and aid not to exceed twelve dollars a month to each of their families. August 14th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each of seven men who will enlist for three years to complete the quota of the town. 1863. November 24th, A committee to recruit volunteers to fill the quota of the town under the pending call of the President was elected, and twenty-five hundred dollars were appropriated to pay the expenses. 1864. April 16th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same. Several other meetings were held, at which money was raised for war purposes, and measures adopted to fill the conti
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
oyal and patriotic duty. 1862. At a meeting held on the 26th of July, the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of thirty-six, who shall enlist for three years in the military service, and be credited to the quota of the town. At another meeting held on the 8th of August, it was voted to pay the same bounty to volunteers who shall enlist for nine months service, and be credited to the quota of the town. This bounty on the 24th of November was increased fifty dollars. 1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, during this year, in matters relating to the war, although recruiting went on, and the payment of State aid to the soldiers' families was continued. 1864. On the 18th of April the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer, or drafted man, for three years service, who shall be mustered into the military service and