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[634] of the town. C. T. Savage, Captain Sawyer, and A. G. Hill were appointed to canvass the town for recruits: ‘if not found in Harvard, to enlist them from any source where they can be found.’ This committee was directed ‘to take legal advice with regard to the duty of the town touching the aid to soldiers' families and bounty to soldiers, and be governed thereby.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow two thousand dollars. Resolutions were passed expressing the fullest confidence in the honesty and ability of Abraham Lincoln, and the determination ‘to stand by him to the end of this infernal war.’ Voted, To pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers. The selectmen were requested ‘to open subscription-lists forthwith.’ August 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each three-years volunteer, and one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months, ‘and to assume the responsibility of the payment of the fifty dollars each subscribed for them.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the bounties. December 27th, The selectmen were directed to draw three hundred dollars from the treasury to meet the wants of the Sanitary Commission.

1863. March 7th, Voted, to appropriate three hundred dollars ‘for the Soldiers-Aid Society for the benefit of the soldiers.’ June 7th, Voted, to pay each man who volunteers to the quota of Harvard one hundred and twenty-five dollars, ‘while the law will allow it.’

1864. June 7th, At an informal meeting it was voted to raise by a separate tax $2,550 to pay a bounty to each of the men drafted to fill the quota of the town; also for bounty to seven volunteers.

Harvard furnished one hundred and twenty-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of twelve over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand and nine dollars and fifteen cents ($17,009.15). In addition to this upwards of eighteen hundred dollars was raised by private subscription.

The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth,

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