Saturday, November 12, 2011

Regimental Pay

Tuesday, November 12, 1861
The regiment received its first pay since leaving Massachusetts on September 4th. The men were paid in gold coin and in full up to November 1 and sent over eight thousand dollars home on order of Joseph Wightman, Mayor of Boston.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 72.

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