Table of Pay, Subsistence, Forage, etc., Allowed by Law to Officers of the Army

Rank and Classification of Officers

Pay

Subsistence

Forage

Servants

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Thirty cents for each ration Act Feb. 21, 1857, Section 1.

$8 per month for each horse. Act April 24, 1816, Section 12

Pay, subsistence, and clothing of a private soldier, Act April 24, 1816, section 12.

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General Officers

$

$

$

$

$

Lieutenant-General

Aides-de-camp and Military Secretary to Lieutenant-General each

Major General

Senior Aide-de-camp to General-in-Chief

Aide-de-camp, in addition to pay, etc. of Lt.

Brigadier-General

Aide-de-camp, in addition to pay, etc. of Lt.*

270.00

80.00 220.00
80.00
24.00
124.00
20.00

40

5
15

4
.........
12
3

360.00

45.00
135.00

36.00
.........
108.00
.........

.........

3
3
3
1
3
1

50.00

24.00
24.00
24.00
8.00
24.00
8.00

4

2
4
2
.........
3
.........

98.00

49.00
98.00
49.00
.........
73.50
........

778.00

198.00
477.00
189.00
32.00
329.50
19.00

Adjutant-General's Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Adjutant-General - Colonel
Adjutant-General - Lieutenant-Colonel
Adjutant-General - Major
Adjutant-General - Captain
Judge-Advocate - Major

110.00
95.00
80.00
70.00
80.00

6
5
4
4
4

54.00
45.00
36.00
36.00
36.00

3
3
3
1
3

24.00
24.00
24.00
8.00
24.00

2
2
2
1
2

49.00
49.00
49.00
24.50
49.00

237.00
213.00
189.00
138.50
189.00

Inspector-General's Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Inspector-General - Colonel

110.00

6

54.00

3

24.00

2

49.00

237.00

Signal Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Signal Officer - Major

80.00

4

36.00

3

24.00

2

49.00

189.00

Quartermaster's Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Quartermaster-General - Brigadier-General
Assistant Quartermaster-General - Colonel
Deputy Quartermaster-General - Lt. Colonel
Quartermaster - Major
Assistant Quartermaster - Captain

124.00
110.00
95.00
80.00
70.00

12
6
5
4
4

108.00
54.00
45.00
36.00
36.00

3
3
3
3
1

24.00
24.00
24.00
24.00
8.00

3
2
2
2
1

73.50
49.00
49.00
49.00
24.50

329.00
237.00
213.00
189.00
138.00

Medical Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Surgeon-General, $2,740 per annum

Surgeons of ten years' service

Surgeons of less than ten years' service

Assistant Surgeons of ten years' service

Assistant Surgeons of five years' service

Asst. Surgeons of less than five years' service

.........
80.00
80.00
70.00
70.00
53.33

.........
8
4
8
4
4

.........
72.00
36.00
72.00
36.00
36.00

.........
3
3
1
1
1

.........
24.00
24.00
8.00
8.00
8.00

.........
2
2
1
1
1

........
49.00
49.00
24.50
24.50
24.50

228.33
225.00
189.00
174.50
138.50
121.83

Pay Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Paymaster-General,$2,740 per annum
Deputy Paymaster-General
Paymaster

.........
95.00
80.00

.........
5
4

.........
45.00
36.00

.........
3
3

........
24.00
24.00

........
2
2

........
49.00
49.00

228.83
213.00
189.00

Officers of the Corps of Engineers, Corps of Topographical Engineers, and Ordnance Department.

$

$

$

$

$

Colonel
Lieutenant-Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Brevet Second Lieutenant

110.00
95.00
80.00
70.00
53.33
53.33
53.33

6
5
4
4
4
4
4

54.00
45.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00

3
3
3
1
1
1
1

24.00
24.00
24.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00

2
2
2
1
1
1
1

49.00
49.00
49.00
24.50
24.50
24.50
24.50

237.00
213.00
189.00
138.50
121.83
121.83
121.83

Officers of Mounted Dragoons, Cavalry, Riflemen, and Light Artillery.

$

$

$

$

$

Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Brevet Second Lieutenant

Adjutant, in addition to pay of Lieutenant

Regimental Quartermaster, in addition to pay of Lieutenant

110.00
95.00
80.00
70.00
53.33
53.33
53.33
10.00
10.00

6
5
4
4
4
4
4
.........
.........

54.00
45.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
.........
.........

3
3
3
2
2
2
2
.........
.........

24.00
24.00
24.00
16.00
16.00
16.00
16.00
.........
.........

2
2
2
1
1
1
1
.........
.........

49.00
49.00
49.00
24.50
24.50
24.50
24.50
.........
.........

237.00
213.00
189.00
146.50
129.83
129.83
129.83
10.00
10.00

Officers of the Artillery and Infantry.

$

$

$

$

$

Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

Major

Captain

First Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Brevet Second Lieutenant

Adjutant, in addition to pay of Lieutenant

Regimental Quartermaster, in addition to pay of Lieutenant

95.00
80.00
70.00
60.00
50.00
45.00
45.00
10.00
10.00

6
5
4
4
4
4
4
.........
.........

54.00
45.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
36.00
.........
.........

3
3
3
.........
.........
.........
.........
1
2

24.00
24.00
24.00
.........
.........
.........
.........
8.00
16.00

2
2
2
1
1
1
1
.........
.........

49.00
49.00
49.00
24.50
24.50
24.50
24.50
.........
.........

222.00
198.00
179.00
120.50
110.50
105.50
105.50
18.00
26.00

* Entitled to only three rations per day as Lieutenants.

  1. The officer in command of a company is allowed $10 per month for the responsibility of clothing, arms, and accouterments. - Act March 2, 1827, Section 2.
  1. Every commissioned officer below the rank of Brigadier-General is entitled to one additional ration per day for every five years' service.
  1. Paymaster's clerks, $700 per annum, and 75 per day when actually on duty.
  1. Chaplains in the army, $40 to $60 per month and four rations a day.
  1. Chaplains in volunteers, same as Captain of cavalry.

Monthly Pay of Non-Commissioned Officers, Privates, etc.

Cavalry

Sergeant-Major
Quartermaster-Sergeant
Chief Bugler
First Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Bugler
Farrier and Blacksmith
Private

$21.00
$21.00
$21.00
$20.00
$17.00
$14.00
$13.00
$15.00
$13.00

Ordnance

Master Armorer, Master Carriage-Maker, or Master Blacksmith
Armorer, Carriage-Maker, or Blacksmith
Artificer
Laborer

$34.00
$20.00
$17.00
$13.00

Artillery and Infantry

Sergeant-Major
Quartermaster-Sergeant
First Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Artificer, artillery
Private
Principle Musician
Musician

$21.00
$17.00
$20.00
$17.00
$13.00
$15.00
$13.00
$21.00
$12.00

Sappers, Miners, and Pontoniers

Sergeant
Corporal
Private, first class
Private, second class
Musician

$34.00
$20.00
$17.00
$23.00
$12.00

Medical Department

Medical Cadets
Hospital Steward, first class
Hospital Steward, second class
Matron
Females Nurses, 40 per day and one ration

$30.00
$22.00
$20.00
$6.00

Two dollars per month is to be retained from the pay of each private soldier until the expiration of his term of enlistment, and 12 per month from all enlisted men, for the support of the "Soldier's Home."

All enlisted men are entitled to $2 per month additional pay for re-enlisting, and $1 per month for each subsequent period of five years' service, provided they re-enlist within one month after the expiration of their term.

Volunteers and militia, when called into service of the United States, are entitled to the same pay, allowances, etc., as regulars.


Taken from the 1861 U.S. Army Regulations.