KanColl: The Kansas  Historical Quarterlies

Bypaths of Kansas History

November, 1945(Vol. 13 No. 8), page 538
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.


From The Gazette, St. Joseph, Mo., July 10, 1846.

     VOLUNTEERS IN THE INFANTRY SERVICE. :The colonelof a regiment is entitled to a monthly pay of $75, and is also allowed sixrations per day, forage for four horses, and two servants; Lieut. Col., $60 permonth, five rations, forage for three horses, and two servants; major, $50 permonth, four rations, forage for three horses and four servants; adjutant, inaddition to pay, &c. of lieutenant, $10 and forage for two horses; captain,$40, four rations and one servant; first lieutenant, $30, four rations and oneservant; second lieut., $25, four rations, one servant; sergeant major, $17; qr.master sergeant, $17; first sergeant, $16; sergeant, $13; corporal, $9; musician,$8; private, $7. The commanding officer of a company is entitled to $10 per monthfor responsibility of arms and clothing. Officers subsistance is commuted attwenty cents per ration; forage at $8 per month, for each horse. Officers areentitled to the pay of a private soldier, $2.50 per month for clothing, and oneration per day, for each private servant. Under the law now before congress, aprivate will be allowed $3.50 per month for clothing; it has heretofore been$2.50. Mounted men are allowed forty cents per day for the use of their horses.The 50,000 volunteers, provided for under the law of May 13th, enroll themselvesfor twelve months, or during the war. When mustered into the service of theUnited States, they thereby become soldiers, subject to the rules and articles ofwar, and they should make themselves familiar, at the start with the duties whichthis obligation imposes.

From The Daily Times, Leavenworth, September 14, 1861.


WANTED THREE HUNDRED SOLDIERS for the regular service. Pay $13 permonth, clothing and rations, to serve three years. Apply to commanding officer atFort Leavenworth.


From the White Cloud Kansas Chief, August 20, 1857.

     The beauty of Indian maidens has been celebratedin song and story, and been told by those who professed to have seen; but we have not as yet, got sight of one of them. If any such can be found, we wish some onewould bring her along, just for curiosity. We have seen squaws of all ages andconditions, but the pretty ones must have staid at home. What we have seen, aredirty, slovenly, greasy, slouchy, slumpy things, fit subjects for green-flies,enough to turn the stomach of a white man to look at them, and emitting aneffluvia, to use the highly poetical figure of our friend York, "strong enough toknock a dog out of a tan-yard!" Don't talk about pretty Indian women!


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