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[666] the year 1863, $260 were added to this fund, the whole of which was contributed by Governor Andrew. In 1864, the amount contributed was $722, half of which was contributed by Governor Andrew. In 1865, the fund received an addition of $11,312.70, of which $200 was contributed by Governor Andrew; $374.50 by Colonel Francis L. Lee, the amount being the remainder of the regimental fund of the Forty-fourth (nine months) Regiment; and $10,465 was contributed by Colonel J. M. Day, Provost-Marshal-General of Massachusetts, from surplus funds deposited in the State treasury by parties to procure representative recruits in the army. The money was donated for this charitable purpose by the persons to whom the money belonged. $1,000 of this fund was forwarded to Colonel Gardiner Tufts, Massachusetts State agent at Washington, and the same amount to Colonel Frank E. Howe, Massachusetts State agent at New York, to be used for the benefit of sick and wounded soldiers at New York and Washington.

These contributions of money were wisely expended by the gentlemen having them in charge. Our official connection with the Surgeon-General of the State made us acquainted, in a degree, with the scrupulous fidelity and generous regard with which that gentleman discharged his duties as disbursing agent of the fund placed at his disposal.

It would be impossible to give in this volume a full and accurate statement of the different benevolent enterprises which were originated, and put in practical operation, during the war, for the assistance of our soldiers and their families. These existed in every city and town throughout the Commonwealth, from the beginning to the close of the Rebellion, and did incalculable good. We doubt whether there is a community, of the same number of inhabitants, on earth, that can parallel the benevolent, humane, and patriotic record of Massachusetts.

The following statement shows the actual number of men furnished by Massachusetts for the service of the United States during the war, of all arms, and including both the army and the navy:—

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