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 for aid to families of soldiers, and a bounty of fifty dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service. 1863. March 17th, Sixty thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families. July 7th, A salute was fired in honor of the national victory at Gettysburg; the next evening the city was illuminated, fire-works discharged, and a congratulatory speech was made by General Butler. July 21st, Two thousand dollars were appropriated “for a monument to Luther Ladd and Addison O. Whitney (who fell in Baltimore, April 19th, 1861), to be erected in some public place in this city, under the direction of the Governor in connection with a joint special committee of the city council.” 1864. On the 1st of February, Lowell had furnished her full complement of men under every call of the President, and had a surplus of thirteen. July 18th, Lowell was required to furnish six hundred and twenty-seven men under a recent call of the President. July 26th, Voted, to pay each volunteer for three years service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the city, a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars in gold, or its equivalent. The Sixth Regiment volunteered its services for one hundred days service, being the fourth time it had been placed in service. 1865. April 5th, A mass meeting was held to rejoice over the fall of Richmond. On the 10th, another meeting was held to rejoice over the surrender of General Lee and his army. On the 15th, information of the assassination of President Lincoln was received, which caused gladness to be turned to sorrow. The flags were placed at half mast, and emblems of mourning were everywhere displayed. The dedication of the monument erected to the memory of Ladd and Whitney was to have taken place on the 19th, the fourth anniversary of their heroic death; but at the request of Governor Andrew, who was to deliver the address, it was postponed on account of the
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