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 ‘James Fund’ to pay bounties to volunteers.1 April .6th, The selectmen were directed to borrow three hundred dollars to pay aid to the soldiers' families. 1864. April 4th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow whatever sums of money were necessary to pay State aid to the soldiers' families during the year, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town under the last two calls of the President for men. June 15th, Voted, to raise one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer ‘to fill our quota under all further calls up to March 1, 1865.’ 1865. May 22d, Voted, to assess one-third of the amount of $3,049.75, ‘it being the amount raised for the purpose of reimbursing money borrowed, and to borrow the other two-thirds.’ Goshen furnished forty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of six over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was three thousand three hundred and seventy-four dollars and fifty cents ($3,374.50). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $41.92; in 1862, $573.57; in 1863, $768.60; in 1864, $638.88; in 1865, $155.45. Total amount, $2,178.42.
Andrew White, Park Warner, Phineas D. Barton; in 1862, Andrew White, William W. Ferry, Simeon C. Stebbins; in 1863, Simeon C. Stebbins, Francis E. Taylor, James M. Barton; in 1864, Andrew
1 This was a local fund left with curious requirements to the town by a person by the name of James.
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