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[449] for nine months service. September 24th, An additional sum of seventy-five dollars was directed to be paid to each member of the Somerville Light Infantry ‘who may enlist in the nine-months service.’ The selectmen were given discretionary power to arrange for the support and comfort of the sick and wounded soldiers belonging to Somerville. December 17th, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated for payment of State aid.

1863. April 27th, An additional ten thousand dollars was appropriated for the same purpose. November 3d, The following resolution was passed:—

Resolved, Unanimously, that the people of this town will sustain the Federal Government in its efforts to break down the present rebellion in the Southern States; that for this purpose they will do their utmost to furnish their full quota of troops without conscription, and that they will, at any legal meeting hereafter assembled, ratify and provide money for any necessary expenditure which the selectmen may incur in furtherance of this object.

1864. March 28th, Twelve thousand five hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of bounties to volunteers. A committee of twenty was appointed to aid the selectmen in the enlistment of volunteers. April 28th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated for the purchase of wood and coal for soldiers' families, and twelve thousand dollars for State aid. Several other meetings were held by the town, at which money was appropriated for recruiting purposes and for State aid to the families of volunteers.

Somerville furnished eleven hundred and thirty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of one hundred and forty-seven over and above all demands. Forty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and thirty-three thousand and thirty-nine dollars and forty-one cents ($133,039.41). In addition to this amount sixty-five thousand eight hundred and twenty-three dollars and thirty-eight cents ($65,823.38) were voluntarily contributed for recruiting purposes by citizens of Somerville.

The amount of money raised and expended during the war

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