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[541] for Fortress Monroe on the 17th of April for three months service, under the first call of the President for troops. At a meeting held on the 11th of May it was voted that the town ‘make up the pay of all soldiers in said company in addition to what they receive from the Government to twenty-six dollars a month.’

1862. July 24th, Voted, to pay each of the fourteen men called for to fill the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred dollars when mustered in for three years service, and to the five men who shall enlist first an additional sum of five dollars. August 25th, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to nine-months volunteers.

1863. December 15th, Voted, to pay to each raw recruit fifteen dollars, and to each veteran recruit twenty-five dollars, who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town ‘in addition to all other bounties.’

1864. April 11th, The bounty to each volunteer for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and that amount was continued to be paid by the town to the end of the war. July 13th, Voted, to pay each man liable to do military duty, who shall put in a substitute for three years service and have him credited to the town, the same bounty as paid by the town to volunteers. Various citizens' meetings were held during the war to aid the town authorities in recruiting men, and more than two thousand dollars were contributed by individual citizens for that purpose.

Carver furnished one hundred and twenty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of six over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand eight hundred and two dollars and six cents ($10,802.06).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $311.43; in 1862, $2,254.13; in 1863, $1,506.08; in 1864, $1,482.65; in 1865, $811.47. Total amount, $6,365.76.

‘The ladies of Carver contributed liberally of their time and ’

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