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‘ [496] call for men, the sum not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer enlisted.’

1865. November 7th, The town appropriated a sum not exceeding seven hundred and sixty dollars to pay ‘subscribers to the voluntary war fund collected in accordance with vote of citizens November 21, 1864.’

Dedham furnished six hundred and seventy-two men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-eight over and above all demands. Thirty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seventy-nine thousand forty-one dollars and fifty-eight cents ($79,041.58). During the year 1864 thirty-four enrolled men procured substitutes in the military and naval service at an expense to themselves of not less than twenty thousand dollars.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,875.89; in 1862, $8,710.28; in 1863, $11,740.21; in 1864, $10,000.00; in 1865, $6,800.00. Total amount, $38,326.38. Besides this amount sixteen thousand two hundred dollars of ‘town aid’ was distributed, no part of which was reimbursed by the Commonwealth.

The Dedham Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society was organized Oct. 21, 1861, and held weekly meetings until the end of the war. The money received during these four years amounted to $3,040.96, and the expenditures to $2,921.42. The money was raised by annual assessments of members, by donations from individuals, by sale of articles left from the Dedham table at the Sanitary Fair in Boston, by collections taken in the various religious societies, by concerts, amateur theatricals, tableaux, lectures, &c. Of the materials purchased, the ladies made up a large part themselves, and the rest was made at their individual expense; many contributions of partly worn clothing were received, repaired and forwarded. Besides contributing bandages, the society re-rolled many hundreds of them sent from the Sanitary Commission rooms in Boston. During the first year of the war the supplies were sent in various directions:

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