1861 pay extract
Colonels received forage for 4 horses (war)
Lt Colonels and Majors each received forage
for 3 horses.
Aid-de-camp received Lieutenant's pay plus $24.00
or $20.00 depending on the rank of the general grade
Officer. Aid-de-camps no longer received extra any
rations nor allowance for an extra servant.
Principal Musicians received the same pay
and rations as Sergeant Majors and
Quarter Master Sergeants
Musicians received $12.00 and the same rations as
Officer subsistence was 30 cents per ration
(per day); forage at $8.00 per month, per horse.
Officers were entitled to receive, for each
servant, the pay of 1 private plus a $2.50
clothing allowance plus 1 ration (30 cents per
day) or about $18.50 per month.
A complete 1861 pay table can be viewed at:
In 1861 pay, rations and other compensation for
Infantry officers and enlisted was:
|rank||$ per month||rations||servants|
|Major General||$ 220.00||15||4|
|Brig. General||$ 124.00||12||3|
|Lieut. Colonel||$ 80.00||5||2|
|1st Lieutenant||$ 50.00||4||1|
|2nd Lieutenant||$ 45.00||4||1|
|Sergeant Major||$ 21.00|
|Q. M. Sergeant||$ 21.00||1|
|1st Sergeant||$ 20.00||1|