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[578] 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists in the military service for three years when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. September 2d, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months military service when mustered in and credited to the town, ‘notwithstanding any vote previously passed.’

1863. Recruiting went on during this year, and State aid was continued to soldiers' families, but no especial action was taken by the town in reference thereto.

1864. April 16th, Voted, to raise by taxation one thousand dollars to refund to individuals money contributed by them to aid recruiting during 1863 and 1864; also to raise fifteen hundred dollars to be expended under the direction of the selectmen to procure volunteers for the military service to fill the quota of the town under the recent call of the President for more men. Recruiting was in this manner kept up until the end of the war.

Wareham furnished three hundred and fifty men for the war, which was a surplus of fifteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty thousand two hundred and fifty-three dollars and thirty-five cents ($20,253.35).

The amount paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,658.59; in 1862, $10,974.51; in 1863, $9,080.40; in 1864, $6,400.00; in 1865, $3,300.00. Total amount, $32,413.50.


West Bridgewater

Incorporated Feb. 16, 1822. Population in 1860, 1,846; in 1865, 1,825. Valuation in 1860, $764,408; in 1865, $945,350.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were James Howard, Albert Copeland, George D. Ryder; in 1863, James Howard, Albert Copeland, Francis E. Howard; in 1864 and 1865, James Howard, Francis E. Howard, Caleb Copeland, Jr.

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