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Boston (Mass.). Soldiers' Relief Department


Historical note

The Soldiers’ Relief Department was created as a department of the City of Boston by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1897, and was under the charge of a commissioner appointed by the Mayor. The Commissioner had the responsibility of distributing State and City aid to soldiers in the City of Boston, powers which had previously been vested in the Mayor and the Board of Alderman.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Disbursements of State Aid to disabled soldiers and sailors

Identifier: 6410.001
Scope and Contents note

Monthly payments of allowances of State Aid to disabled soldiers and sailors, and to the families of those killed in the Civil War were made by the City Treasurer at the Charity Building to persons designated by the Board of Aldermen. The Soldiers' Relief Department took over this responsibility in 1897. Includes records of disbursements of state aid from 1861-1898.

Dates: 1861-1898

Soldiers' Relief disbursements

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: 6410.002
Dates: circa 1909-1911