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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
e receiving-ship at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where upwards of twenty-six thousand enlisted sailors were received during the war, was regularly visited by members of the Association, and articles of comfort and reading matter were distributed. They also held religious meetings every night on board the ship. The camps at Readville and at Gallop's Island were visited for similar purposes. The amount of money received by the Treasurer of the Commission at Boston was $330,197.86; and at Springfield, $33,553.17. In addition to these amounts, more than $15,000 were sent direct from Massachusetts to the office of the Commission at Philadelphia,—thus making the total amount of money contributed by Massachusetts to the Commission, during the war, $378,751.03; besides which, the value of sanitary and other stores contributed by the people of the State to the Commission amounted to $500,240.00,—making a total of eight hundred and seventy-eight thousand nine hundred and ninety-one dollars
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
he anticipated call of the President. Another meeting was held on the 28th of July, when David C. Smith and Wells Laflin were appointed a committee to go to Springfield, and try to get the names from the list. The selectmen in their return in 1866 claim that Dalton furnished eighty-one men for the war; but as the town filledon the 18th of April; at which a committee was appointed to aid the volunteers of the Pittsfield company, which had been ordered to join the Eighth Regiment at Springfield and proceed to Washington for a service of three months; and to make suitable provision for the comfort of their families during their absence. At a legal townmilies of drafted men the same as to the families of volunteers; also, the expense of transportation of the drafted men from Stockbridge to the military camp at Springfield, and to borrow money, if necessary, for that purpose. November 3d, The selectmen were appointed to solicit subscriptions to pay bounties to volunteers who may
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
labor in aid of the soldiers all through the war. Springfield Incorporated as a town May 14, 1636; as a city April 12ive thousand dollars to assist the military companies of Springfield in making necessary preparations for entering upon activof one hundred dollars each to all persons, residents of Springfield, who have been, or may be, within thirty days from this a military camp established a few miles from the city of Springfield. as members of the Union Guards, even though the number thus paid would exceed the quota required of the city of Springfield under the call of the President for three hundred thousa service. Mr. Folsom, the city treasurer and clerk of Springfield, writes:— The sentiments of our citizens have been mam with seven, and Holland and Monson with two each. Springfield furnished twenty-five hundred men for the war, which was, $27,500.00. Total amount, $97,449.24. The ladies of Springfield were equally liberal and patriotic in their contribution
Salem 234 Salisbury 239 Sandisfield 99 Sandwich 49 Saugus 241 Savoy 100 Scituate 574 Seekonk 151 Sharon 520 Sheffield 102 Shelburne 283 Sherborn 444 Shirley 446 Shrewsbury 670 Shutesbury 285 Somerville 447 Somerset 154 Southampton 357 Southbridge 675 Southborough 673 South Scituate 576 South Danvers (Peabody) 243 South Hadley 356 South Reading (Wakefield) 450 Southwick 316 Spencer 678 Springfield 318 Sterling 679 Stockbridge 104 Stoneham 452 Stoughton 522 Stow 454 Sturbridge 681 Sudbury 455 Sunderland 286 Sutton 682 Swampscott 245 Swanzey 156 T. Taunton 158 Templeton 684 Tewksbury 457 Tisbury 168 Tolland 320 Topsfield 246 Townsend 458 Truro 51 Tyngsborough 460 Tyringham 106 U. Upton 686 Uxbridge 687 W. Wakefield 450 Wales 321 Walpole 524 Waltham 461 Ware 359