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 dollars were voted to pay bounties. June 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who may enlist, in anticipation of any call for men by the President, ‘on condition that individuals will subscribe a sufficient sum to pay the balance.’ August 9th, Voted, to raise two thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars to pay bounties to enlisted men. 1865. January 2d, Voted, to raise six hundred and twenty-five dollars to pay bounties to five enlisted men; also, twenty-five hundred dollars for aid to soldiers' families. June 24th, Voted, to raise four thousand dollars to repay money advanced by sixty-seven citizens for recruiting and bounty purposes, ‘one-half to be assessed the present year, and one-half the next.’ New Salem furnished about one hundred and six men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The total amount of money expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($6,125.00). This does not include $4,650.00 that was raised by private subscription; which, when added, makes the total expenditure, $10,775.00. 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 which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $389.09; in 1862, $2,497.40; in 1863, $2,744.37; in 1864, $2,150.00; in 1865, $1,375.45. Total amount, $9,156.31.
Horace Holton, E. G. Cole; in 1862, Samuel Lane, H. F. Field, W. L. Fay; in 1863, Samuel Lane, L. T. Webster; in 1864, Samuel Lane, L. T. Webster, H. W. Montague, S. W. Dutton;1 in 1865, L. T. Webster, H. W. Montague, Edwin Alexander.
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