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 hundred and thirty-six dollars to reimburse the Commonwealth for bounties paid to volunteers. 1864. March 31st, Twenty-three hundred dollars were appropriated to reimburse individuals for money advanced by them to encourage recruiting; also a like sum to aid in recruiting the quota of the town under the pending call of the President. Several meetings were held during this year in regard to recruiting and the payment of bounties and the enlistment of volunteers. The bounties for three-years men were fixed in accordance with the act of the Legislature at one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer. This course was pursued until the end of the war. Milton furnished two hundred and eighty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-five over and above all demands. Twenty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand four hundred and eighty dollars and fifty-five cents ($27,480.55). The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $550.93; in 1862, $3,207.91; in 1863, $4,182.05; in 1864, $3,381.28; in 1865, $2,000.00. Total amount, $13,322.17. The ladies of Milton were incessant in their good works for the soldiers. They raised and expended more than ten thousand dollars for the brave men sick and wounded in hospitals. Mrs. F. Cunningham and Mrs. F. M. Davis were the managers of the Milton Branch of the Sanitary Commission, through which their contributions were chiefly sent to the front, and through the Soldiers-Aid Depot in Boston, under the charge of Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis.
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