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[456] expected that the ‘Wadsworth Rifle Guards,’—the same being Company B, of the Second Battalion Massachusetts Volunteer Militia,—belonging to Sudbury, would be called into active service, it was voted to furnish a new uniform and a revolver to each private and non-commissioned officer, and a sword to each of the commissioned officers; also to pay each member while in active service an amount which, added to Government pay, would make twenty dollars a month; also, ‘that the families of those who may leave shall be furnished with all necessary assistance at the expense of the town, and their business shall be cared for by the town, and not allowed to suffer by their absence.’1

1862. July 28th, Voted, to pay each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town, a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The number required was fourteen, and the selectmen were instructed to enlist the men, and to provide at the expense of the town for any sick or wounded volunteer belonging to Sudbury. August 19th, The bounty to volunteers for nine months service was fixed at one hundred dollars.

1863. December 7th, The selectmen were authorized ‘to use all legal and proper means to fill the town's quota, in compliance with the call of the President, dated Oct. 17, 1863, for three hundred thousand men.’

1864. June 4th, Voted, to raise a sufficient amount of money to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of Sudbury, in anticipation of any subsequent call of the President for more men. This amount of bounty was continued to be paid until the close of the war.

Sudbury furnished one hundred and sixty-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war,

1 This Company on the 29th of June, 1861, was sent to Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, for guard duty; but was afterwards disbanded, and a part of the members enlisted in the Thirteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers for three years service.

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