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 consisting of William Endicott, Charles A. Kilham, Joseph E. Ober, Daniel Foster, A. N. Clark, B. T. Mansey, Isaac Studley, Edwin Foster, Joseph Conant, John Knowlton, Josiah A. Haskell, Benjamin E. Cole, John F. Ober, Winthrop T. Porter, and John I. Baker, being one from each school district, and six at large, was appointed ‘to assist the selectmen in the matter of enlistment.’ August 21st, Voted, to pay to each volunteer for nine months service a bounty of one hundred dollars, when mustered in and credited to the town, and ‘the same amount to all Beverly men now in the active service who have not already received a bounty from this town or any other city or town.’ The selectmen having announced that there had been contributed by Hon. Charles G. Loring, and others, one thousand dollars ‘in aid of the families of volunteers for the war, from the town of Beverly,’ a vote was passed thanking the gentlemen for their liberal gift. This gift was increased to seventeen hundred dollars.1 November 5th, The vote of August 21st was so extended as to pay one hundred dollars to all Beverly men who had enlisted ‘since the original three months service of 1861,’ and who had received no bounty, as well to those who had been honorably discharged as to those then in service, and to pay the same to the legal heirs of those who had died. 1864. June 29th, The bounty to three-years volunteers was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war. Beverly furnished seven hundred and thirty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of ninety over and above all demands. Thirty-two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).
1 The money was placed to the ‘Union Fund,’ which had been raised by private subscription, which amounted at this time to thirty-six hundred dollars. The one thousand dollars were contributed by gentlemen of Boston, who have summer residences in Beverly, as follows : Charles G. Loring, $200.00; G. Howland Shaw, $200.00; Martin Brimmer, $200.00; Richard S. Parker, $100.00; Augustus Lowell, $100.00; William D. Pickman, $100.00; George B. Upton, $100.00.
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