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[453] on April 19th, 1861, the streets of Baltimore were baptized with the blood of her sons; and though their lives have been offered up on their country's altar in almost every battle fought for national existence, yet they stand ready for further sacrifice, and willingly leave home and friends to battle for Freedom and Right.

Resolved, That we, the citizens of Stoneham, tender to those who have enrolled their names among the heroic defenders of their country's cause our sincere thanks for their prompt response at this time; and we whom age, infirmity, or other impediments render unable to go, pledge ourselves that nothing shall be wanting on our part to render themselves and families any aid their condition may require.

August 26th, Voted, to pay one hundred dollars bounty to each of the forty men enlisted in the new company for nine months service, to be paid when mustered in; and the selectmen were authorized to borrow the money for that purpose. December 13th, Ira Gerry, Amos Hill, 2d, L. F. Lynde, George Cowdrey, and John Hill, were chosen to enlist volunteers necessary to fill the quota of the town, and to pay such bounties ‘as in their judgment may be for the best interest of the town;’ the town-treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. December 19th, The above committee reported that no further recruiting would be necessary at present, as they had ascertained at headquarters that Stoneham had already furnished sixty-two men more than its proportion.

1863. November 3d, Voted, to petition the Governor to call an extra session of the Legislature; John Hill, John Kingman, Levi S. Rowe, George W. Dike, and L. F. Lynde were appointed “to pursue such a course as they think for the best, to carry the foregoing vote into effect.”

1864. April 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town from the first day of March, 1864, for one year, and to raise three thousand dollars for that purpose. November 8th, Voted, to set apart certain lots in Lindewood Cemetery, in Stoneham, for the burial of soldiers belonging to the town, and Amasa Farrier was appointed chairman of a committee to carry the vote into effect.

1865. March 6th, The selectmen were instructed to continue recruiting agreeable to State laws.

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