The Keeper of Knowledge
- Mar 21, 2012
When the 37th Iowa or the "Greybeards " were mustered out on May 24, 1865 they were somewhat disappointed in their final paycheck. The War Department ruled that members were not eligible to receive the remaining $75.00 of the usual $100.00 enlistment bounty. In addition a mistaken advance payment was to be deducted from the final paycheck.Congress eventually voted them the remainder of the enrollment bounty in 1866 after a howl was raised but a certain amount for the "mistaken advance" was still deducted. How much was the amount deducted from the final paycheck?