$11 a month for a privateI wonder what the average monthly salary was?
I knew if there was a muster with a musket loss on it @lelliott19 would find one. The Enfields were the most expensive as they were not only expensive but hard to replace.Heres a couple of stoppages for lost rifles. One for a member of the 18th Georgia Wofford's brigade May 2, 1864 for $20 for a lost rifle
Hello – In doing some genealogical research, I found a military record on Fold3.com that I’m hoping someone here can help me interpret/understand the context. The record is from the company muster roll, and the “Remarks” section of the card reads as follows (as best as I can interpret the...civilwartalk.com
$11 a month for a private
In fairness, Pvt Ware moved the other soldier's US model 1861 and put his (also polished) musket that he called Silver Sue in its place. He says earlier in the diary that his musket originally had a browned barrel and he polished it "bright as a mirror." This was probably a US 1816/22 made in the 1830s and converted to percussion, the so-called National Armory brown. Ware says he hoped to take it home with him when his enlistment ended. Ware named the appropriated US 1861 Orphan because of how he came by it. He also talks about how he had to barter to get 80 rounds of ammunition for his new acquisition. Interesting account.Private Eugene Ware of the 1st Iowa Infantry wrote of an interesting case of lost (or in this case exchanged) muskets. While advancing to attack the Confederate and State Guard forces at Wilson's Creek, the Federals halted near a spring house. Ware broke ranks to get water. Ahead of him a U.S. Regular leaned his rifled musket against the wall near the spring house door and entered to fill his canteen. The 1st Iowa had been issued outdated smoothbores, but Ware had been hoping to "upgrade" his armament. He leaned his smoothbore against the wall between the Regular's rifle and the spring house door. When "fall in!" was sounded, the Regular seized the weapon closest to the door and ran to join his unit. Ware had no choice except to appropriate the abandoned rifle. As he explained to his envious pards, "those ****ed Regulars will steal anything!"