the military history of the Commonwealth
were as follows:—
An act to authorize towns to raise money as they may deem necessary by taxation, for the purpose of erecting monuments ‘in memory of their soldiers who have died or may die in the service of our country in the present war.’
An act to preserve the right of suffrage to soldiers and sailors, who, by reason of service, have not been assessed for taxes within two years, that they ‘may pay or tender to the treasurer of the town in which they reside the amount of a poll-tax for the current year, and thereupon shall be entitled to the right of suffrage within such town to the same extent as if their taxes had been regularly assessed and paid.’
Soldiers enlisted in the army of the United States, who, while in the Commonwealth
, may be sick with any contagious or infectious disease, and needing hospital treatment may be admitted to Rainsford-Island Hospital upon the certificate of the Governor
All moneys allotted by any soldier of this State shall be distributed by any officer of any city or town to the person entitled to receive such money without any deduction or any charge, commission, or claim for compensation, for any service in the distribution thereof.
There shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth
to the Treasurer
of the Discharged Soldiers
' Home, located on Springfield Street, in the city of Boston
, to be expended by the directors of the institution in temporarily caring for and aiding disabled and destitute soldiers that have been honorably discharged from the service of the United States
, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
An act appropriating four thousand two hundred and five dollars and thirty cents ($4,205.30), the same being the proportion of Massachusetts
of the estimated expenses of removing and re-interring the dead, and finishing the cemetery at Gettysburg
; also to Henry Edwards
, the sum of one hundred and twenty-three dollars and forty-seven cents ($123.47) for expenses paid by him while attending meetings of the Commissioners
of said Soldiers' National Cemetery.