Tax Money Raised to Pay for Enlisting — 1864

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“Warwick in History” – During the Civil War on August 8, 1864, a special meeting was held at the house of Thomas S. DeKay. It was resolved that tax money be raised to pay $500 to each and every man who should enlist for the term of three years, and for every person who should furnish substitute for the terms of three years on the draft ordered for September 5. The sum of $450 would be paid for a term of two years, and $400 for a term of one year.

A committee of William H. Houston, Grinnell Burt, and William L. Irwin was appointed to oversee payments. $25 hard money would be paid to any person or volunteer bringing a substitute. The money would be raised by the issue of bonds.