Massachusetts Archives


Adjutant General’s Office: List of soldiers receiving municipal bounties

Part of: Massachusetts Adjutant General's Office

List of soldiers receiving municipal bounties, 1862-1865.

2 volumes; Copies: 2 partial microfilm
Call no.: PS1/1086X

Scope and Content: The adjutant general of the Commonwealth, as executive administrator of the state’s Military Establishment, has been responsible for maintaining and reporting data concerning militia strength.  During the Civil War these activities were intensified, particularly as they related to fulfillment of municipal recruitment quotas and determinations of entitlement to state aid and bounties.  This series, probably prepared shortly after the war, consists of a list of soldiers receiving bounties from municipalities for military service.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by surname
Notes: Although the adjutant general had responsibility for militia pay records before, during, and after the Civil War, including this series, from Dec. 1864 (pursuant to General Order 51) such records were in the specific custody of the paymaster general until that office lapsed in 1866.  Collated: 1865? Vol. 1 (Reel GSU 512): A-K.  Vol. 2 (Reel GSU 513): L-Z; summaries of payments
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