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‘ [645] her;’ second, that it is the duty of all good citizens to stand by the Government; third, that it is the duty of the people of Lunenburg to provide well for the volunteers who enlist in the military service and for their families.

1862. July 26th, Voted, to pay to each volunteer who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. August 19th, Voted, to pay the same bounty to men who may be drafted.

1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity in regard to the war during this year, although recruiting went on as usual, and State aid was continued to the families of volunteers.

1864. April 4th, Voted, to raise thirty-six hundred dollars to pay volunteers who have not received any bounty; also, to refund fifteen hundred dollars ‘raised by subscription and paid volunteers.’ June 18th, Voted, ‘to pay each volunteer who enlists to fill the quota of the town in the anticipated call one hundred and twenty-five dollars.’ December 12th, Four thousand dollars were appropriated to procure recruits to fill the quota of the town ‘in the anticipated call;’ also, that the selectmen procure the recruits.

1865. May 27th, ‘Voted, to refund to the several subscribers all money paid by them to procure men to fill the quota of the town during the year 1864.’

Lunenburg furnished one hundred and twenty men for the war, which was a surplus of nine over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirteen thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars and twenty cents ($13,880.20).

The amount paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $181.02; in 1862, $1,393.11; in 1863, $2,150.12; in 1864, $2,351.79; in 1865, $1,550.00. Total amount, $7,626.04

The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society contributed sixteen hundred dollars to the Sanitary and Christian Commissions for the benefit of the soldiers. Of the soldiers, twenty-nine men of Lunenburg

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