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 subscription twenty-two hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be expended in adding to the bounty legally authorized to be paid by the town. 1863. So far as the transcript of the town records which we have received shows, no action was taken by Concord, in its corporate capacity, during this year in relation to the war, though we believe citizens' meetings were held, and recruiting and the payment of State aid were continued. 1864. A legal town-meeting was held on the 20th of December, when it was voted to assess and raise by tax three thousand dollars for recruiting purposes, which sum was to be collected and paid over to the town-treasurer on or before the 15th of January, 1865; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money sufficient to fill any quota, ‘provided the amount to be raised by taxation should be inadequate.’ Concord furnished two hundred and twenty-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of twelve over and above all demands. Twenty-five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand five hundred dollars. Ten thousand dollars were raised by private subscription, making a total of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars ($17,500.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $504.94; in 1862, $1,968.55; in 1863, $3,668.00; in 1864, $1,770.60; in 1865, $1,146.60. Total amount, $9,058.69. ‘The ladies of Concord did very much through their Soldiers' Aid Society in providing for our companies, and they sent much clothing and hospital stores for general use. I have no doubt two thousand dollars were subscribed for these purposes, and it was expended under their direction.’
George W. Coburn, Josiah
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