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 At a meeting held on the 28th of August, the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and sixty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when mustered in and credited to the town. Nine young men immediately enlisted and filled the quota of the town. December 5th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and eighty dollars to each of seven men enlisted in Boston and credited to Eastham. 1863. A special town-meeting was held on the 2d of December, when it was voted ‘that the selectmen use their best endeavors to fill the quota of ten men for this town as soon as possible, within the town or elsewhere.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the expenses. 1864. May 3d, The selectmen were directed to ‘pay to volunteers under any future call a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.’ This amount was continued to be paid until the end of the war. Eastham furnished seventy-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was three thousand four hundred and seventy-six dollars and fifty-four cents ($3,476.54). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $111.63; in 1863, $223.20; in 1864, $198.40; in 1865, $300.00. Total amount, $833.23.
Thomas Lewis, Jr., Prince G. Moore, Silas J. Eldred; in 1864 and 1865, Thomas Lewis, Jr., Prince G. Moore, Zenas Hamblin. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Thomas Lewis, Jr. 1861. The following extract from a letter which we received in 1867 from Thomas Lewis, Jr., chairman of the selectmen,
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