Article - JUNE 25, 1863  

This article is valuable because it confirms that Thomas Jackson was so well informed in part because he was the vice president of the local county commissioners as they considered issues arising out of the war.

Here the commissioners decided to appropriate a sum of $75,000 or as much as necessary to provide $30 bounty for volunteers and "such pay for their families as was given last year under similar circumstances." This meeting is referred to by Thomas Jackson in his letter of August 20 1863 (page 2) in the main section of letters on this site.

However in that letter he declares that the county commissioners refused to do anything until a later time when, at another meeting, they changed their minds and agreed to pay bounties. This apparent discrepancy might be clarified by further research.

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