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1862. August 15th, Voted, that each person who volunteers to the credit of the town, ‘before Monday next, be paid a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars,’ after that time a bounty of one hundred only. December 1st, The treasurer was authorized to borrow two thousand dollars, and the finance committee were directed to enlist men for nine months service wherever they could get them, to fill the urgent demand made by the Government.

1863. April 6th, The town appropriated four thousand dollars ‘out of which soldiers' families shall be paid for the ensuing year;’ and ‘that the widows of those who have died in the service shall receive the same aid as before;’ ‘that each soldier who enlisted in the Tenth Regiment, for whom a revolver was bought, and who did not receive it, shall receive an equivalent in money; and, if deceased, the amount shall be paid to his heirs;’ and three hundred dollars were appropriated for this purpose.

1864. April 6th, Voted, to reimburse all money paid by individuals for bounty purposes, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to any volunteer or drafted man who shall enter the military service from March 1, 1864, to March 1, 1865. August 2d, The treasurer was directed to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each person who furnished a substitute. C. W. Hoisington, A. D. Bagg, A. L. Hayes, J. L. Worthy, and Ethan Brooks were chosen ‘a committee of ways and means’ to fill the quota of the town.

1865. May 10th, Voted, to refund to drafted men three hundred dollars commutation-money which each had paid; also, to refund to each person the amount he had advanced for recruiting purposes.

West Springfield furnished two hundred and twenty-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-four over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The amount of money raised and expended by the town by reason of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-five thousand four hundred and eighty-six dollars and seventy-six cents ($35,486.76). This was exclusive of other expenditures made

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