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 ‘to uniform and equip the several companies of volunteers, now or hereafter raised in this city.’ May 3d, A special committee was appointed ‘to receive the remains of the two Massachusetts soldiers (Ladd and Whitney) belonging to Lowell, who fell at Baltimore, and to make all necessary arrangements for the final disposition of their bodies, with such funeral obsequies as they may deem proper.’ The funeral of these, ‘the first martyrs’ of the Rebellion, took place on the 6th of May, and was very largely attended. The funeral address was made by Rev. W. R. Clark, and the bodies were buried in the Lowell cemetery.1 May 14th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated to supply the wants of volunteers who were soon to be ordered into active service. June 11th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated ‘for the relief of the Hill Cadets and the Butler Rifles.’ August 2d, The Sixth Regiment arrived home after its service of three months and had a public reception by the citizens. September 5th, Major-General Butler received a public reception on his return home after the capture of Fort Hatteras. September 10th, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families. On the 26th of November five thousand dollars, and on the 24th of December fifteen hundred dollars, were appropriated for the same purpose. 1862. January 3d. More money was appropriated for the families of volunteers. February 17th, One hundred guns were fired in honor of the capture of Fort Donelson. February 25th, A resolution passed allowing aid to be paid to the relatives and families of volunteers who are not included in the State law; also to volunteers ‘who have enlisted and gone from the city.’ March 25th, Twenty-five thousand dollars were appropriated for ‘State aid to soldiers' families.’ July 17th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the city; on the 22d ten dollars additional were added.2 August 18th, Forty thousand dollars were appropriated
2 The quota of three-years men required of Lowell under this call was three hundred and ninety-seven. A public meeting was held July 12, which was addressed by the mayor, the adjutant-general of the State, and many prominent citizens of Lowell. The men were soon obtained. Lowell claims to have been the first city to have furnished its quota.
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