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Civil War Corporal's Pay

Updated: Jan 31, 2019


This pay stub I found on Archive.org shows a Corporal's pay was $13 per month. "William H. Yerkes" is listed in the History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Vol. 3, p. 29. The pay stub shows his salary was $13 per month. He was paid for 1 month 18 days, receiving $20.80. (Clicking the image will take you to Archive.org)


According to CPI Inflation Calculator, $20.80 in 1862 had the purchasing power of $517.13 in 2018.

Civil War Pay Stub
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