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[409] service one hundred and twenty-five three-years volunteers, forty-eight nine-months, and eighteen enlisted but not mustered in.

1863. April 6th, The selectmen were authorized to use such sums as were necessary for aid to the families of volunteers. July 20th, They were directed to pay the same aid to the families of drafted men. November 23d, Charles H. Waters, B. L. Howe, Henry Butterfield, David McCaine, George W. Fiske, and Alonzo Simmons were chosen a committee to act with the selectmen in recruiting men to fill the quota of the town, and seven hundred dollars were appropriated for expenses. December 1st, Voted, that a sum not less than forty-five hundred, and not more than five thousand, dollars be placed at the disposal of the selectmen to obtain thirty-four recruits.

1864. April 4th, Voted, to raise two thousand dollars to refund to citizens the money they had voluntarily advanced for recruiting purposes, and nine hundred dollars to fill up the present demand upon the town for men; also five thousand dollars to pay aid to families of soldiers. May 30th, The selectmen were directed to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer, and the same amount to each drafted man, or to a drafted man who procures a substitute, and is credited to the town. ‘Voted, that the selectmen be instructed to see that the town is not subject to a draft for the one man now due.’

1865. July 3d, Voted, that the town refund to its citizens the money they have voluntarily advanced to aid recruiting, which amounted in gross to upwards of six thousand dollars. J. M. Hollingsworth furnished two, and Eliel Shumway one ‘representative recruit,’ for which they paid a bounty of one hundred dollars to each.

Groton furnished four hundred men for the war, which was a surplus of forty-nine over and above all demands. Twenty-four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and appropriated by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four dollars and forty-seven cents ($31,724.47).

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