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[670] borrow more if it were necessary. November 5th, State aid was authorized to be paid to soldiers' families as provided by law.

1862. July 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years and is credited to the quota of the town, before the 1st of September. H. W. Bigelow offered to give the first volunteer three dollars, to the second two, and to the remaining ten one dollar each. Other citizens offered to make up ten dollars for the first volunteer. The town appropriated eighteen hundred dollars to pay bounties. August 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. On the 25th of August this bounty was raised to one hundred and fifty dollars.

1864. April 30th, The bounty to volunteers enlisting for three years to fill the quota of the town was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war.

Rutland furnished one hundred and eleven men for the war, which was a surplus of ten 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 twelve thousand eight hundred and seventy dollars and ninety cents ($12,870.90).

The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $72.06; in 1862, $804.32; in 1863, $1,305.36; in 1864, $874.21; in 1865, $456.88. Total amount, $3,512.83.

The ladies of Rutland were very active during the whole war in good works for the soldiers, and sent to the regiments and to the Sanitary Commission several boxes and barrels of lint, bandages, and under-clothing for use in the hospitals.


Incorporated Dec. 19, 1727. Population in 1860, 1,558; in 1865, 1,571. Valuation in 1860, $1,109,424; in 1865, $1,026,968.

The selectmen in 1861 were L. J. Hemingway, F. A.

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