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[480] hundred and fifty men, as it filled its quota on every call of the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of fifty-six over and above all demands. Nine were commissioned officers; the most distinguished of whom was George N. Macy, who went out in 1861 as captain in the Twentieth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and rose to the rank of brevet major-general of volunteers by brave and meritorious services in the field. General Macy was several times wounded, from one of which the amputation of his left hand was necessary. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eighteen thousand and thirty-eight dollars and thirty-four cents ($18,038.34).

The whole amount of money raised and expended by Nantucket for State aid to soldiers' families during the years of the war, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $591.58; in 1862, $5,338.45; in 1863, $9,362.17; in 1864, $8,700.00; in 1865, $3,500.00. Total amount, $27,492.20.

The ladies of Nantucket began early in the war to furnish money and articles for the soldiers. In 1861 they held a soldiers' fair, from which they realized two thousand and thirty-eight dollars and twelve cents ($2,038.12); of which one thousand was given to the Sanitary Commission, and the balance among the soldiers and their families. The Ladies' Soldiers-Relief Society raised during the war two thousand five hundred and seventy-nine dollars and forty-six cents ($2,579.-46); all of which was for the soldiers and their families.

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