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 active military service. Sixteen hundred dollars were appropriated for uniforming and equipping all persons who should enlist from Deerfield; and twelve hundred dollars were voted for the support of their families while they were absent in the war. It was also voted to pay each volunteer belonging to the town ten dollars a month, in addition to his Government pay, while in active service. A committee was appointed to borrow money sufficient for the above purposes. November 5th, The town voted to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by a law of the Commonwealth passed in relation thereto. 1862. July 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of thirty-four, who would enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. September 6th, The same amount of bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service; and the treasurer was empowered to borrow, not exceeding six thousand dollars, to pay the same. 1863. No special action of the town, in its corporate capacity, appears to have been necessary during this year. 1864. April 4th, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer from Deerfield, who would enlist for three years, be mustered in, and credited to the quota of the town, ‘under the call of the President dated March 14, 1864;’ and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same. Deerfield furnished three hundred and twenty men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-three thousand four hundred and eighty-seven dollars and seventy-six cents ($23,487.76). The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to the families of soldiers during the years of the war, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $642.55; in 1862, $3,508.31; in 1863, $5,087.66; in 1864, $5,616.32; in 1865, $3,082.41. Total amount, $17,937.25.
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