The latter. Maybe the very first of the 75,000 called up in 1861 got paid
on time, but to hear them tell it, nobody else did.
>Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Civil War Cavalry,Horse Ownership
>Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 21:10:48 EDT
>I guess at $21 a month,you probably wondered why you were be paid so
>made out like a bandit.
>But the Natl Archives record I have on My Grt GF stated $12. When he
>out he was owed $100+ , and owed the US Govt $9. Either this was a bonus
>due, or the pay was not paid timely.From what I can ascertain , the troops
>were not timely paid.
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