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Volume: 92

[29b]. Massachusetts, Joint Standing Committee on Military Claims, Report, no. 389, House Reports ([Boston?]: n.p., [1866?]). (23 p.)

Investigation of several incidents in which recruits for the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry were alleged to have been cheated out of their bounties when the enlisted. The five-page majority report concludes that the allegations were true and is signed by six members of the committee. A ten-page minority report authored by a single member argues that the deduction of money from the men’s bounties to cover the cost of their recruitment was justified. (The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry was a black regiment.)