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[690] the Government; that the selectmen be authorized to expend the money; that seven dollars a month be paid each volunteer while in active service, and when mustered in he shall receive twenty-one dollars; that each shall be paid fifty cents for every half-day spent in drilling previous to muster-in. The selectmen were directed to render such aid as might be necessary ‘for the comfort of the families and parents of volunteers.’

1862. July 19th, Twenty-five hundred dollars were appropriated to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town to the number of twenty-five. August 25th, The same amount of bounty was directed to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service; thirty-five hundred dollars were appropriated to pay the same. It would appear that, in addition to the hundred dollars voted by the town, a sufficient amount was raised by private subscription to make the bounty one hundred and sixty-five dollars, which money was refunded to the subscribers by a vote passed September 22d.

Other meetings were held during the war to encourage recruiting and provide means for the payment of bounties to volunteers and State aid to their families.

Warren furnished, according to the returns made by the selectmen in 1866, two hundred and three men for the war; but as Warren had a surplus of thirty-one over and above all demands, we think the number actually furnished and credited must have been about two hundred and twenty-eight. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand one hundred and seventy-three dollars and thirty-seven cents ($17,173.37).

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, $411.58; in 1862, $1,844.74; in 1863, $2,999.83; in 1864, $4,674.09; in 1865, $2,200.00. Total amount, $12,130.24.


Incorporated March 6, 1832. Population in 1860, 2,912; in 1865, 3,608. Valuation in 1860, $1,045,039; in 1865, $1,060,039.

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