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[258] dollars for the sick and wounded soldiers. September 11th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for nine months to the credit of the town, and that the selectmen and treasurer borrow the money necessary to pay it. The selectmen were also directed to petition the Legislature ‘to legalize the vote of the town.’

1863. January 24th, The selectmen were authorized to procure substitutes for citizens who had been drafted, the bounty therefor not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each man. They were further instructed to get them ‘at the least rate possible.’ March 2d, Voted, that the selectmen pay all volunteers' families State aid ‘who, in their opinion, are in want.’ July 22d, A railroad bridge at Greenfield having been burned, a report was circulated that it was set on fire by rebels. The selectmen of Buckland appointed ‘twenty night police’ to protect the bridges and other property in the town. August 4th, Voted, to pay the same aid to the families of drafted men as was paid to the families of volunteers. December 12th, Voted, ‘that the town authorize the selectmen to use all lawful means to procure volunteers, and that the town shall pay their expenses.’

1864. March 7th, Voted, that the account for recruiting ($3,532.55) be allowed and placed on record. March 29th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow twenty-five hundred dollars for military purposes. May 23d, Voted, to raise seventy-six hundred and twenty-five dollars to procure volunteers, and the selectmen ‘were to hire substitutes at the lowest possible expense.’ They were also authorized to borrow money and keep on recruiting until the end of the war. It was also voted unanimously to refund all money advanced by citizens to procure volunteers. Other meetings were held, but nothing of general interest was transacted.

Buckland furnished two hundred and nineteen men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-eight over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars ($31,500.00).

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