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[518] and vicinity. February 9th, A similar vote was passed to George W. Wheelwright, Jr., the assistant of Mr. Wyman. April 27th, Forty-five hundred dollars were appropriated ‘for paying the expenses of the soldiers' burial lot at Forest Hill Cemetery.’ June 22d, The committee on military affairs was directed to make suitable arrangement for the reception of Company D, Forty-Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, from its service of nine months. July 27th, A salute of one hundred guns was ordered ‘to be fired on the fall of Vicksburg.’ October 26th, The mayor having sent a communication to the council that the quota of Roxbury, under the new call of the President for three hundred thousand men, was ‘between three and four hundred,’ the committee to whom it was referred reported that the quota could be filled without resorting to a draft. The military committee were directed to take active measures to enlist the number required, and a loan of $38,441.15 was authorized to meet the expenses.

1864. January 25th, A further sum of fifty thousand dollars was appropriated to pay bounties, the quota of Roxbury being larger than was at first supposed.

Several other votes were passed during the year in relation to raising volunteers, the reception of companies returning from the war, the reception of Colonel Burrill, Forty-Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, from his long imprisonment in Texas, and a vote of thanks to Henry G. Crowell, Esq., for his valuable services in visiting the sick and wounded soldiers of Roxbury in and around Washington.

1865. April 17th, Appropriate action was taken by the city council in regard to the death of President Lincoln, and Rev. Dr. Putnam was appointed to deliver a eulogy upon the life and character of the deceased.

Roxbury furnished three thousand two hundred and seventy-one men for the war, which was a surplus of four hundred and forty-five over and above all demands. One hundred and thirty-six were commissioned officers.1 The whole amount of

1 One was Nelson A. Miles, who went out as first lieutenant in the Twenty-Second Regiment, and by his bravery and capacity rose to the rank of Major-General of volunteers. He is now a colonel in the regular army.

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