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 1862. August 28, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who would enlist in the military service, either for three years or for nine months, and be credited to the quota of the town. 1863. No meeting of the town, in its corporate capacity, appears to have been held during this year, at which votes were passed having relation to the war. 1864. April 11th, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who would enlist in the military service of the country for three years, and be credited to the quota of Lanesborough; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever sums of money were necessary to pay the same. This was continued until the end of the war. The selectmen, in 1866, reported that Lanesborough furnished one hundred and thirty men for the war, which was about its proportion, and which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of that raised for State aid, was twelve thousand nine hundred and forty-seven dollars and ninety-one cents ($12,947.91). A considerable amount was also raised by private means, which is not included in the foregoing. The money raised and appropriated by the town for State aid to the families of soldiers during the four years of the war, and afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $50.40; in 1862, $629.08; in 1863, $1,292.00; in 1864, $1,104.00; in 1865, $780.17. Total amount, $3,856.45.
William G. Merrill, Edwin Morgan, Sylvester S. May; in 1863, Sylvester S. May, John Stallman, George R. Sturges; in 1864, Sylvester S. May, William G. Merrill, James Bullard; in 1865, James Bullard, William G. Merrill, Alonzo Bradley.
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