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[697] One thousand dollars were appropriated to uniform and equip the men, and to furnish each officer with a revolver. November 5th, The selectmen were directed to pay each volunteer belonging to the town, then in active service, as provided by the vote passed in April preceding.

1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years and be credited to the town. The selectmen, treasurer, and clerk were requested to continue recruiting. August 25th, Voted, to pay the same bounty to volunteers for nine months service. Joseph Wager, Augustine Whitney, and Charles A. Forbush were appointed a committee ‘to look after the sick and wounded soldiers belonging to Westminster then in the service, and to bring home the bodies of those who may fall in battle or die of disease.’

1863. Nothing of special interest in regard to the war was done by the town during this year.

1864. April 4th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The town voted to pay the selectmen for recruiting expenses at the rate of fifteen dollars for each raw recruit, and twenty-five dollars for each veteran recruit; also, to pay the town bounty ‘to individuals who put in substitutes to fill the quota of the town.’

Westminster furnished one hundred and sixty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars ($10,694.00).

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, $583.52; in 1862, $1,969.11; in 1863, $2,393.52; in 1864, $2,076.08; in 1865, $753.45. Total amount, $7,775.68.

The ladies were very active in behalf of the soldiers all through the war, and contributed $525.00 in money, and

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