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[703] March 21st, The committee on public buildings was directed to rent certain rooms for a “Soldiers' rest,” to be placed under the charge of “The ladies' soldiers-relief committee.” April 4th, The bounty to be paid to volunteers for three years military service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and was so continued until the end of the war. May 30th, The following resolution was passed:—
Whereas the sad intelligence has been received of the death of Major Dexter S. Parker, and Lieutenant-Colonel William W. Green, Jr.; therefore—

Resolved, That as a small tribute of respect to the memory of these distinguished officers and citizens who have so early and willingly sacrificed their lives in the defence of our country, the military committee, in behalf of the City Government, tender the relatives of the deceased a public funeral of these officers, and that suitable and proper arrangements be made for the solemn occasion.1

June 13th, A resolution similar in language was passed in regard to the death of Henry McConville, Adjutant of the Twenty-fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, who was mortally wounded June 3, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va., and died June 12th, 1864. Several other votes were passed during the remainder of the war in regard to soldiers' bounties, State aid to their families, and concerning setting off a lot in Hope Cemetery as a burial place for the heroic dead of Worcester.

Worcester furnished four thousand two hundred and twentyseven men for the war, which was a surplus of two hundred and fifty-five over and above all demands. Two hundred and thirteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and sixty-nine thousand eight hundred and ninety-two dollars ($169,892.00).

The whole amount of money expended by the city during the

1 Major Parker, Tenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, died in Washington, D. C., June 30, 1864, of wounds received at Spottsylvania Court House, Va., May 12, 1864. Lieut. Col. Green, of the One Hundred and Seventy-third Reginent New York Volunteers, died at New Orleans, La., May 13th, of wounds received at the battle of Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864.

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